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Discussions & Information on Grooming / Re: Bad Hair Days
« on: November 05, 2008, 01:12:31 pm »
I have tons of brushes and I cant brush through my new pups hair with any of them. It is like he is a velcro puppy and everything sticks to his nappy hair is what I would call it. Yet he is shedding everwhere. Its to hard to try to get any brush through it. Its like a sheep almost. I have never had this problem with any of my other saints, but I use a slicker brush, a wire brush, undercoat rake, and I have the shed ender which is a nice tool but takes lots of time to comb through there hair, but really cuts down on the shedding every week.

Behavior, Housebreaking, Obedience / Re: Why would you eat your bed?
« on: November 05, 2008, 01:07:51 pm »
You know the other day my puppy has been so good about not destroying anything, but my shoelaces. However he was playing and I thought he was playing with his stuffed bunny and chewing on it and then I find a battery and then the back of the remote and then the remote and the other battery was on the table. This remote belongs to our cable company and it has puppy teeth marks all over it now! I was so mad at him because the whole time he was doing it he had the bunny on top of the remote so I could not see that he was destroying it.

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Re: instincts?
« on: November 03, 2008, 11:37:53 pm »
Suprisingly Cujo hates other dogs,but loves puppies he has no problem with them being in the house or around him. Macey is overly tolerant allowing the pup to play tug of war with her lips and this goes on every night. Angel the Jack Russell my moms dog is mean you go near her and she attacks without warning, but thats with all of my dogs age doesnt matter when she is sleeping she is pure evil when woken up.

Behavior, Housebreaking, Obedience / Re: Why would you eat your bed?
« on: November 03, 2008, 11:27:10 pm »
My dogs have ate my bed. They started at a string and put a huge whole in the side of my mattress and this has happened twice now once with a single mattress and with my new double mattress. I think they have fun shredding things sometimes maybe bored or trying to get comfortable.

Newfoundland Discussions / Re: Anyone else's Newf this small
« on: November 02, 2008, 10:08:44 am »
I dont have a newf but my saint bernard is on the smaller side hes about 145 at 2 years old, but he is extremely tall. Weight doesnt always fill out the first year it usually takes up to 2 years.I think most X-large breeds are similar in that. My vet said Cujo will probably live longer due to the fact he is not over weight and is more lean. I know how it feels to think your dog is always underweight and doesnt look the same as everyone elses, but you gotta love em anyway:)

Saint Bernard Pictures / Re: play time pics
« on: October 19, 2008, 03:03:32 pm »
megan is 7 years old. I took some pics to compare how big he got which doesnt seem like to much not like my other saints but he is growing.

Saint Bernard Pictures / Re: play time pics
« on: October 18, 2008, 09:32:30 am »
by the way Macey is doing better with people and Kodiak turned 12 weeks old on Wednesday he just doesnt look like he is growing..

Saint Bernard Pictures / play time pics
« on: October 18, 2008, 09:29:46 am »
macey and kodiak and my cousin Megan

Cujo turned 2 in July. He was raised with Angel who is the Jack Russell she is 3. He always looked at her like his mommy. When I moved Angel and Cujo were away from each other for 8 months and now they have been living in the same house again for 4 months. This is the first fight besides squabbles they have had. He usually will stick her in his mouth and growl which he was doing yesterday, but Im not sure if he bit her ear or stepped on her ear I was half way in the house and I think the reason he kept going after her was his reaction to her screaming yelping. It seemed like he did it out of fear and not knowing what to do.
   With having him bite anyone its not a possibility because I do have it under control to where he is not near anyone but me and my mom we are the only ones who can go around him. When he is outside I watch him I stay outside with him so no one can go near him. He reacts badly to the rest of my family and my friends. So we have signs posted all around the house to warn people to knock hard so he can be put away. I do take him for walks with his halti on, but I still fear he will slip it off and bite. He does not intentionally go after people only when they try to pet him. He will snip. He will ignore people on walks unless they would try to pet him. If my friends or family try to let him sniff there hand through the door he will jump up on the screen door and bark near there face. Our door is very sturdy so he cant bite through the screen or get through it at all.
        I feel alot of it has to do with me to because I know he can smell my fear because Im scared he will bite he had biten my boyfriends brother after he was told not to pet the dog. After that I wont take any chances to let people who knew him his whole life like my best friend around him. I know he is a liability and can be dangerous. I wont take any chances till something can be done. I can try him on a leash in the house and see how he reacts with people here. The muzzle option was just to be able to let people pet him and show him people are not bad. I dont understand where he got this idea. I know its probably been just as hard on him losing my boyfriend and River. I will try to call around and find a private trainer.   

Today Cujo and my other dogs were going about their routine and then Cujo attacked our little Jack Russell Terrier and she was just standing at the door. I got him off her and then he turned around and went after her 2 more times before I had to spank him and scream at him to stop. He ripped her ear in half!!1 I dont understand why he is being this way. Ever since my boyfriend moved back to Pittsburgh and River died, Cujo  has been aggressive towards people and other dogs, but never our dogs. I feel horrible because when people come over I have to hide Cujo in another room for fear he may bite. He also tries to intimidate people by jumping in there face and barking aggressively. I dont really know what to do anymore with him. I was thinking muzzle and progressive training, but will a muzzle really work for this kind of behavior? I have had him since he was a pup he was highly socialized, loved everyone and was a joy to own. Now he is the worst dog ever and Im just at wits end on what to do? I will not get rid of him and I will not ever think of getting him put down these are not options as he is a family member its just I want him to be my Cujo Baby again.. Any help???

Remembering those no longer with us. / Re: 2008 BPO Memorial Video
« on: October 17, 2008, 02:38:11 pm »
My screen name on here apparently got hacked so I had to make a new name, but thank you so much for putting River in your video it made me cry more so then I have the whole time he has been gone, but Im glad someone could put it in words, pictures and music so beautifully as you did. Im so sorry for everyones loss this year. I can never thank you enough for this memorial its helping me deal better with the loss of such an important part of my life.

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