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Dog Laws & Legislation > If you know your Pit Bull is DA with some dogs why walk past houses where these types live? RANT
Zeus

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Barked: Thu Jan 23, '14 6:33am PST 
Was the dog on your property? If not, mind your own business. If you can't have a fenced yard, you should keep your dogs tethered or on a leash. You are bashing her for her bad owner behavior when yours is just as bad.
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Dog Laws & Legislation > POTP needed for Amanda Bines' pomeranian, disgusting...
Pandora

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Barked: Thu Jan 23, '14 6:31am PST 
Were you there? Did you see it? No. Then mind your own beeswax. Don't believe everything you read, especially in magazines that are notorious for making up lies to sell copies.
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Dog Laws & Legislation > My dog is in Italy and Bit someone

Zeus

Zeus - King of the Dogs
 
 
Barked: Thu Jan 23, '14 6:29am PST 
Did that person ask for it? ie. teasing the dog? Or did he just go wild? If the person asked for it, walk away. If not, you will need to pay for their medical expenses and file an animal control report.
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Food & Nutrition > Feeding wet dog food with dry dog food, anyone?

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Barked: Wed Sep 4, '13 2:40pm PST 
My GSD is very picky and will lose a lot of weight very fast by starving herself so I do this too. I have to mix about a half a can - one cup dry. Sometimes it's the only way she will eat.
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Dog Health > Anyone else not have a/c??

Zeus

Zeus - King of the Dogs
 
 
Barked: Wed Sep 4, '13 2:36pm PST 
We don't have AC and we have a Saint Bernard and a German Shepherd. They both get very hot. We keep the place cool with open windows and fans. (The fan show blow the air out of the house, not in, a lot of people make this mistake). I keep the blinds closed on the side of the house that the sun is shining on. I also make sure they have water with ice all the time.

On days over 80, we go to a lake nearby, or the river, or we just find a slew for them to swim in.
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Dog Health > so confused
Zeus

Zeus - King of the Dogs
 
 
Barked: Wed Sep 4, '13 2:33pm PST 
Sounds weird. Will the vet not do a free follow up? You paid so much and they didn't solve your problem. Maybe he needs the nail removed? Maybe the infection is deep and the meds wont help. Maybe he needs IV or removal of nail.
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Dog Health > Saint Bernard Ear Problem

Zeus

Zeus - King of the Dogs
 
 
Barked: Wed Sep 4, '13 1:22pm PST 
I have a 1.5 year old SB who has, in the last two days, starting shaking his head very roughly in relation to what I assume is an itch in his left ear. He will also scratch it with his back paw which has rough nails and can leave it bleeding. frown

I feel so bad for him and if it doesn't clear up by Friday, I'll take him to the vet, but I am wondering if I can avoid the high fees somehow.

I thought it could be water as he plays in the river and lake almost every day. I thought it might be mites but the vet said that is highly unlikely. The ear looks very clean to my eyes.

What do you think it could be? If it us just water, can I just let him drain it on his own? Is there a product at Petsmart that I could buy to soothe him?
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Sports & Agility > Advice for rollerblading with my hyperactive GSD

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Barked: Thu Apr 25, '13 1:33pm PST 
I have a hyperactive 2 year old GSD. We walk 2 hours a day every day, started going 3 hours this week. She spends 6 hours at the park on Sat and Sun catching ball and Frisbee. Nothing wears her out.

(Once, last summer, it was very hot out and we spent the day at the lake. we counted throwing the ball into the lake over 600 times. She never stopped, never laid down)

Anywho, I would love to run with her but my weight prohibits it. I am working on that.

I had a trainer try to teach her how to run with me on the bike but she nearly killed us all a few times.

I thought maybe we could rollerblade. I know how to rollerblade and I have decent balance on them.

I would like to know if any of you rollerblade with your dogs and if you have any advice for me?
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Behavior & Training > How to begin with Nosework?

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Barked: Wed Jan 30, '13 10:56am PST 
I would like to start my GSD on some nosework. She is very very very very hyper, can't focus on anything for any amount of time.

I have called every trainer in my city. There are four. The first two wont work with her because she is too hyper and they cannot calm her or control her. The third stood me up on two separate appointments, not going for a third. The fourth got so frustrated that she yelled at the dog and spanked her. So they're all out.

I have to do this on my own.

I tried putting three boxes in the yard, one with a treat in it. I led her on leash around to the boxes until she found the treat. after showing her what to do, i let her try by herself off leash. she just ran around aimlessly, not caring. I took it inside, same thing.

I tried using three small scent pods. She just knocked them all over. I taped them to the floor, she didn't care about them, barely noticed them.

I am using liver and it reeks and she loves it so i know she wants it but she refuses to work for it.
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Behavior & Training > Hyperactive GSD
Pandora

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Barked: Fri Jan 4, '13 12:54pm PST 
Thanks for the advice everyone - Most of it constructive.

Zephyr - If you read back some, I said very early on that I wasn't going to go back to the trainer. And if that was your advice, you should have just said so. Delibrately insulting people and calling them out as bad owners only instigates their anger. Obviously.

Tiller - that is some great advice. A few of those things I cannot do, like be gone when my husband returns home as dinner is waiting on the stove and I can't leave the house with the stove on, but all in all, very good advice.

Pandora is super patient when treats are involved , unless other people are around. We do the patience training each day.

We do NILF, didn't know there was a name for it. I never let her do something she decideds to do because I havent given her permission first.

To be clear, I havent used the shock collar since our second trainer because it was obvious she would rather get shocked than behave.

I cannot use the bike because she nearly killed me last time we tried going on the bike. And she nearly killed herself too.

She does run on the treadmill each day, but not much, an hour at most. She doesn't like it much and I have to constantly praise her to do it.

I am going to look into this nosework stuff.

As for the drugs, thanks but no thanks. I joke about giving her doggy ritalin but it's just a joke.

Also, she has had all kinds of bones. She couldn't care less for them. Even fresh ones from the butcher shop. She doesn't want them or care for them. I don't know what her problem is there.


As for her schedule running my life, that is how I want it. I want to spend 95% of my day with my dogs. I love them. Even if she were a calm, well trained dog, i would not want to spend any less time on her.
But thanks everyone!
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