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Behavior & Training > What are some of your favorite quirks about your dogs?
Abbie

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Barked: Thu Dec 12, '13 6:46am PST 
These are all so cute!

Another thing Abbie does is when the heater comes on she will crawl under the blanket and lay right next to it. I enjoy putting the blanket over the heater to warm up my feet and as soon as the heater comes on and she sees me reaching for that blanket, she knows. It gets to hot for me towards the end where it feels like it's burning my skin and there's Abbie, balled up enjoying the intense heat. Weird dog.

I found one Brevin. He loves chasing his tail. And when he finally catches it he won't let go and start walking around with his tail in his mouth.
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Behavior & Training > What are some of your favorite quirks about your dogs?
Abbie

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Barked: Thu Dec 12, '13 5:04am PST 
These are all so cute!

Another thing Abbie does is when the heater comes on she will crawl under the blanket and lay right next to it. I enjoy putting the blanket over the heater to warm up my feet and as soon as the heater comes on and she sees me reaching for that blanket, she knows. It gets to hot for me towards the end where it feels like it's burning my skin and there's Abbie, balled up enjoying the intense heat. Weird dog.

I found one Brevin. He loves chasing his tail. And when he finally catches it he won't let go and start walking around with his tail in his mouth.
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Behavior & Training > What are some of your favorite quirks about your dogs?

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Barked: Tue Dec 10, '13 3:30am PST 
Loved coming on here and reading about your dog's quirks! It's so fascinating to read all about the different personalities out there! Keep em comin' ! smile
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Behavior & Training > What are some of your favorite quirks about your dogs?

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Barked: Mon Dec 9, '13 3:59am PST 
Does your dog do anything that makes you say "awe!" Or entertain you? Share! I'd love to hear about the different quirks that some dogs have big grin

For starters Abbie always brings her tennis ball to bed and the first thing she does in the morning is ask to play fetch!

Abbie has a sad face. We say "show us your sad face... And she will be hunched, sitting in a corner and drop her head and look up at us. Instant melt!

Abbie will not eat anything unless someone is home to watch her eat it. Everytime we leave the house we give the dogs something to occupy their time and Abbie will take the bone and lay with it. When we get home she'll greet us and excitedly get her bone to start eating it. She does this even if we give her a raw meaty beef rib.

Also, I have two dogs and when we play fetch they work in a team. I throw the ball and Abbie goes to fetch it, brings it halfway where Brevin will meet her and take the ball from Abbie. And then Brevin brings the ball to me and then I throw again and we continue playing that way. I think it's super cute how we all play together!! It used to be where Abbie would just play fetch but Brevin has caught on that he wouldn't mind playing too!

I haven't had Brevin long enough to know and discover quirks for him. I'm sure over the next few years things will emerge but for now everything he does isn't cute but naughty as he's a puppy :p

Share your dogs quirks! If this needs moving to a different section please feel free. Wasn't quite sure where this belonged but figured it'll be fun to share smile
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Behavior & Training > Absent minded people walking their small dogs

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Barked: Mon Dec 9, '13 3:43am PST 
I too have a small dog and she always goes camping and backpacking with us during the spring/summer. I see some people looking at me funny because I'm bringing such a tiny dog with us and having her climb rocks and mountains but she truly enjoys herself! Since she's so small I do pay attention to my baby and luckily I have no problem carrying her since she's tiny. But that's a rare occasion when she gets tired. But people still seem to think small dogs just don't belong outdoors. But that Yorkie scenario is scary :/ I'd be concerned. And people dragging their dogs? How do you not notice your dog is slowing down?! What on earth is distracting them from the dog?! When I'm walking my dogs, big or small I'm always paying attention to them. That way if one steps on a sticker or decides to eat something funky I can come to the rescue ASAP lol plus the walk is all about them. What if the dog had to poop and you just kept walking, dragging a pooping dog behind you because you aren't paying attention...I find it odd people don't pay attention while walking their dogs
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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
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Barked: Fri Dec 6, '13 12:29am PST 
There are also laws pertaining to leash lengths when walking in public. A nearby park here says no retractable leashes and dogs much be on a 6-8 ft leash at all times. Also since this dog is showing aggressive behaviors you should bring this up in case. She should not be walking an aggressive dog, NO MATTER THE BREED, on a 20 foot leash on PUBLIC property. She is failing to properly contain her dog and you should NEVER feel threatened on your own property because of this dog.

Before making any complaints I would expand her knowledge a little bit. She could just be ignorant and genuinely believes she is doing nothing wrong. Tell her if she can't properly contain her dog on public property and allowing her dog access to your property, knowing you have dogs he would kill you will have to report her. This woman knows her dog is a danger to other dogs, she admitted this. But she may not be aware of rules and regulations to keep other ssafe.
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Raw Food Diet > Obsessed with poop eating!! And other questions regarding raw

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Barked: Thu Dec 5, '13 11:32pm PST 
I think on the days she gets a bony meal I will give her organs when she gets up to that point. I like to give her bones 3X a week. Is this an okay plan? Organs 3 times a week with her bone meal? Can you offer a good boney meal for a dog Abbie's size? I saw ox tails at the butcher and keep hearing about them on here. I want to avoid chocking hazard things for now until I'm comfy but Abbie seems so smart when eating her meals. She doesn't rush or anything and doesn't mind me hovering. She's the kind of dog that when we gave her a pig ear before we would leave the house she would wait until we got home to start eating it. We always joked that she waited to start eating it because she likes all eyes on her and she wants us to see the enjoyment she gets from eating her pig ear lol. Seriously, as soon as we get home she would greet us and then excitedly go get her pig ear and munch away. Did the same thing when we offered her a raw beef rib. Didn't eat it until we got home. Was surprised she held off even with raw meat in front of her!

She had a blast eating the pork neck. Was completely surprised she was able to eat the whole darn thing. She did leave a small pea sized hard bone behind. I was watching her eat it and when she got to that part she couldn't chew it small enough to her liking to swallow so left it behind. I love how smart she is when it comes to eating, she doesn't push herself. Even though the piece she left was tiny she still didn't want to swallow it.


Thanks again for your help!
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Raw Food Diet > Obsessed with poop eating!! And other questions regarding raw

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Barked: Thu Dec 5, '13 11:11pm PST 
Ok so liver is the most vital organ to give and then rotate another organ in for the other half of organs to feed.

11 grams eh? I think I fed her about 7 grams the other day for her first bite! Yikes! So much for a slow easy transition to liver! Her poops looked completely normal the next day though but I'll definitely cut back and work up a little more slowly. This dog has never had diarrhea in her 4 years of life. . Even as a puppy when we just jumped in and fed her different foods her poop remained consistent and firm She has always had a tummy of steel so it's not surprising she handled it well. But I don't want to upset it. Just looks like hardly anything when I offered it to her. I'll have to measure my dog to see how tall she is. I wanna say she's 12-13 inches and the last time I weighed her she was a little over 14 pounds. She doesn't appear to be 14 pounds but those scales don't lie!
I want to thank you for simplifying this for me. I feel much better about this and a little less intimidated. If I have any other questions, which I'm sure I will, ill be sure to ask! Some things are just hard to find on the internet. I've dine my research, I promise. Just want to make extra sure I'm doing things correctly lol
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Raw Food Diet > Obsessed with poop eating!! And other questions regarding raw

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Barked: Thu Dec 5, '13 4:06am PST 
About how many grams of organ should Abbie be getting a day so we can work our way up to it. She gets 4oz of meat a day. I'm taking your advice and using the freezing bits and pieces. I love that idea because I was stuck on how to preserve the livers for longer duration.

Also how do you manage whinny dogs? After Abbie eats her whimsy 2oz if meat she ends up crying for more and acts hungry the rest of the day. I've also tried feeding her once a day but towards the end she would still be begging, litterely!, for some food. This dogs life is wrapped around food she loves food. Which is why she is so fat. Can't even feel her ribs. Although she is looking better.
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Raw Food Diet > Obsessed with poop eating!! And other questions regarding raw
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Barked: Thu Dec 5, '13 3:33am PST 
How can you tell an ideal weight of dog by height? Vets always comment that Abbie is RIGHT on that line of it causing issues and to get her weight down. But they NEVER tell me her ideal weight for her height and breed so I just started measuring her food to lose half a pound. And continue feeling for the ribs. When she reaches her weight goal and I still can't feel ribs then I was going to cut it to maybe .25 pounds below and so forth. My biggest concern is me over feeding raw as it seems so easy to do with such a tiny dog.

Also, when you feed your dogs the extras like yogurt and such do you still give them their daily amount of meat or do you cut back slightly on the meat? Like with the egg. When I scramble an egg how do I take that into consideration when making her raw meal?

We have one dog on raw and the other is not because he is just a puppy and I'm so new at this I'd never know how much to feed him. His breed is unknown an his adult weight is a mystery. I've heard everywhere from 22-55 pounds from the different vet techs that have seen him. Also we really do not have the freezer space to feed two dogs raw. We mainly put Abbie on this diet because she was losing all her fur and her teeth were looking just bad. We give the puppy a frozen raw beef bone occasionally but he is definitely not on raw and we don't know when/if he will ever be in raw. We just don't trust him to eat the small bones because he really is a tard. Even chewing on the big beef ribs makes me nervous because he looks like he is trying to swallow it and I end up taking it away eventually. He just gets way too excited about it whereas Abbie is very delicate with her food. It's almost like she is savoring it but at the same time she doesn't want the food to touch her dainty littl paws and get dirty (that could possibly be why she is licking herself?)

I stopped the chicken tonight and offered Abbie a pork neck. The bones didn't look edible but she managed to eat the whole darn thing! I didn't give her a massive piece has it was mainly straight up bone so does that mean since the bulk of her meal was bone that tomorrow she should just have strictly meat? Like beef chunks or ground beef? The chicken wings we got for her were from an Amish family so I'm not too sure about ingredients as it's just in a clear bag... I'll have to ask them.

I think if it's acceptable I'll just offer fish oil with her meals until I feel more comfortable with giving fish. And you said two organs, does she need two organs per meal? I was thinking at every other day offer a organ. I just feel she's so tiny I'd hate to buy like a pound of livers, pound of kidney and so forth because it would seem to take a long time to consume for her. Is it okay if when she finishes the chicken livers we have then go to a different organ. Basically interchanging organs every few weeks. Or does she need two types of organs close together. If that's what's needed, I'll do it. (I'll be feeding more variety, just working our way up to it slowly)

Am I thinking about it too much? Lol just wanna make sure my baby gets the best possible food and nutrients. I'd hate to ruin her or something :/
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