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Dogs and a Clean Home > Are these vacuum cleaners a good purchase?(Irobot,Neato,AmTidy)
Maggie,- Tika, &- Porter

Aussie-tastic- Trio
 
 
Barked: Fri Mar 21, '14 9:36am PST 
I am house sitting for someone with an iRobot Pet Series and it drives me insane! I would much rather just vacuum myself as it is quicker and less noisy in the long run. I will say it does a good job...it just takes forever to do the living area so I have been setting it to go at night vs bugging my when I am home with it.
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Sports & Agility > Jawz Frisbee
Maggie,- Tika, &- Porter

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Barked: Mon Feb 17, '14 12:53pm PST 
I would say it depends on the dog and how hard they are with their bite when tugging. The Soflite ones do not stand up well to my older girl Maggie (32 pounds), she puts holes in them immediately (either tugging or catching), but Tika (43 pounds) my younger girl has a much softer mouth and has yet to hurt the soflite too badly with either tugging or catching.

I tug like crazy with Maggie with the hyperflex and no real damage, they are very durable for how soft they are. I am not sure how many years I will get out of it as they are still fairly new, but I do know that my regular Jawz discs are about 7 years old lol!
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Sports & Agility > Jawz Frisbee

Maggie,- Tika, &- Porter

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Barked: Sat Feb 15, '14 11:56am PST 
I have actually had the pleasure to play with the whole variety of discs from Hyperflite and I am absolutely sold on Jawz Hyperflex. If I had a hard mouth catcher for my main dog I would only have these as they are awfully durable, but still fly very nice. The SofLifte discs are great as well, but if your dog is a real tugger or a serious grabber than they may not last as long.

I actually use the regular Jawz Pups with my 30 pound Aussie (who is semi retired anymore), so I would think the Jawz Hyperflex Pups would be very suitable for you guys.
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Behavior & Training > Is there another dog forum we can ALL move to?

Maggie,- Tika, &- Porter

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Barked: Thu Jan 16, '14 11:56pm PST 
I know a lot has changed here at Dogster over the years, but I always felt that the forums and community was why Dogster was actually useful! Real, like-minded people...heck if it wasn't for Dogster I am sure that I would not be where I am now with my dogs and canine knowledge. I realized I have been on and off this site for almost 7 years!

I would love to be involved in any forum that comes about due to this. I am not a very active person on forums right now, but love being able to go in and lurk.
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Australian Shepherd > Australian Sheperd : Adult food for puppy

Maggie,- Tika, &- Porter

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Barked: Wed Dec 11, '13 11:17pm PST 
I would stop the puppy food as well, when I got my youngest at 4 months she went straight to raw with a breakfast of All Life Sage (ALS) kibble. Most of my friends who are breeders typically only use the puppy foods for the pregnant and nursing bitch and might use puppy food for weaning the puppies...most of the puppies go to their new homes eating ALS foods or adult foods.
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Sports & Agility > Barn Hunt Senior Level Qs and High in Trial Senior
Maggie,- Tika, &- Porter

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Barked: Wed Dec 11, '13 1:48pm PST 
Congrats!
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Behavior & Training > Fenzi Academy

Maggie,- Tika, &- Porter

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Barked: Fri Dec 6, '13 9:14pm PST 
Love it, I opt for Bronze as taping and a time schedule are not my strong suits lol! I am currently not taking any classes as I am a bit busy, but am definitely planning on Precision Heeling next round.

Online is definitely not for everyone and neither is observing an online class, but it works for some. I still prefer "real" classes as I somehow can make my works and actions explain what I want better (I am not good with typing what I really mean). But I find that I still managed to get a lot out of it and even video'd my sessions to keep me on task.
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Sports & Agility > Scent articles!

Maggie,- Tika, &- Porter

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Barked: Fri Nov 1, '13 8:09pm PST 
Scent articles are super fun, congrats smile

I have had more fun training the scent activities than I have had any other "obedience" related activities.
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Dog Health > Australian Sheperd Allergic and Losing Hair

Maggie,- Tika, &- Porter

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Barked: Sat Aug 31, '13 3:52pm PST 
We had a cat that the vet kept insisting that there was a flea allergy and probably a serious food issue...after dumping several hundred into skin tests and meds, I decided to stop with fabric softener in the laundry and get rid of all other chemical things that are added to things that the cat might lay on/come in contact with - it has been 4 months and the kitty has grown a very lush coat and no longer scratches and itches all the time (plus we save on money not buying fabric softener). Consider getting rid of simple man-made environmental things in the house.
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Behavior & Training > Aussie aggression
Maggie,- Tika, &- Porter

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Barked: Sat Aug 10, '13 10:48pm PST 
Sounds like an Aussie puppy that lived with minimal rules at a breeders to me, they can be serious sharks and these puppies don't know how to properly handle their frustration/excitement. But the good thing is that you are not alone...what you are experiencing, so have many others and they have made it through with all their limbs intact.

I would highly suggest checking out The Aussie Board as this is something that is regularly asked about...the link is to a semi-recent thread, but there are many more if you sift through the posts.

If all else fails then contact a different behaviorist. Or even contact rescue in your area - rescue people may have better lines on who to contact and people willing to work with you...seriously, rescue should always be about better helping someone keep their dog vs place it.
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