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by Suzette
Sat May 19, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 2957
Views: 286733

Re: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2

When my dog gets a hot spot (she's a pembroke corgi), I use the blow up donut collar to keep her from being able to lick it. I personally cannot stand the cones and won't use them on my dog (personal preference, not a judgement on those who do choose to use them). The donut collar works great and do...
by Suzette
Sun May 06, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Vomiting bile followed by pain
Replies: 8
Views: 95

Re: Vomiting bile followed by pain

JudyN wrote:
Sun May 06, 2018 12:04 pm
Do you know how toasting changes the composition of the bread to prevent bloating, given that it's already been baked?
I wondered the same thing. Hope we can get someone to enlighten us...
by Suzette
Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello Again!
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Re: Hello Again!

So sorry for your loss. Nelly is lovely! Wishing you all the best with her.
by Suzette
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: I think iv found the one!!
Replies: 15
Views: 538

Re: I think iv found the one!!

I think beagles are great dogs, but they do have a natural hound scent that you will never wash away, even if you try. For some, this is a deal breaker. The one's I have known are fairly vocal with more of a bay than a bark. Again, not a big deal if you are okay with that. Walking them can be a test...
by Suzette
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: New rescue dog bit husband's face
Replies: 10
Views: 616

Re: New rescue dog bit husband's face

Just for reference, we had a rescue sheltie that was one of the sweetest dogs ever. But... he never, in all the years we had him, liked being hugged around the neck or have his face encroached upon. He would snuggle up to us, we could pet him all over, he was a loving, happy-go-lucky dog in every ot...
by Suzette
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Introducing... Charley-Weasels!
Replies: 13
Views: 695

Re: Introducing... Charley-Weasels!

What a beauty!!
by Suzette
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Golden Retriever and cancer
Replies: 4
Views: 297

Re: Golden Retriever and cancer

Honestly, every single breed has its pros and cons (health-wise and other wise). If a golden is what you want, just go for it and enjoy every minute you have with him/her whether that is five years or fifteen years. :) Let go of what could happen or go wrong, you have no control over that anyway, no...
by Suzette
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: I'm done
Replies: 14
Views: 1128

Re: I'm done

I can hear and feel your frustration Shalista! I really sympathize with you. You have tried so hard with your little guy. My daughter has a slightly similar situation to yours with her rescue dog. After working with him lovingly and patiently for over three years (and not getting very far) she final...
by Suzette
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Advice needed one last time?
Replies: 5
Views: 403

Re: Advice needed one last time?

There are no absolutes, even with purebred dogs. But in general, goldens are still a good choice for your family situation. I have had a golden and my daughter has one right now. As puppies, they are as energetic and bouncy as any puppy. But as adults, if you get one from a great breeder, they tend ...
by Suzette
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Breed suggestions?
Replies: 11
Views: 774

Re: Breed suggestions?

My first two thoughts were belgian Malinois and springer spaniel. Border collies have a great 'work ethic' and could probably get the job done pretty well too.
by Suzette
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Where has everyone gone?
Replies: 20
Views: 1452

Re: Where has everyone gone?

It's good to hear from you Emmabeth! I know how life gets in the way and about taking on more than we should sometimes! lol I was just a bit concerned, but glad to see you here again. :)
by Suzette
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Where has everyone gone?
Replies: 20
Views: 1452

Re: Where has everyone gone?

Well, you give awesome advice Judy and you have been so helpful to so many here. It's good to see you still here sharing and helping. :D You too Ari__RR! Plus I know a few other regulars pop in from time to time and it's always good to hear what they have to say and share. And Shalista, you also hav...
by Suzette
Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Where has everyone gone?
Replies: 20
Views: 1452

Where has everyone gone?

Where have all the regulars gone? For instance, I haven't seen a post from Nettle and/or Emmabeth in ages. Judy, it looks like you are pretty much holding down the fort single handedly these days. I hope everyone is okay.
by Suzette
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Almost 7 month old Pup
Replies: 166
Views: 11493

Re: Almost 7 month old Pup

I am far and away not the expert here, but I think you might have a middle ground option with your dog. Instead of all or nothing when it comes to on leash greetings, take a middle ground stance. When you come upon a dog that would be appropriate for him to meet and greet, no matter how well it is g...
by Suzette
Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Blind dog now also deaf...please help
Replies: 5
Views: 679

Re: Blind dog now also deaf...please help

My heart goes out to you and your sweet pup! Quality of life can be difficult to gauge in another being. First, let me say this, if you Google Halo for Dogs you will find a product that helps blind dogs navigate safely and securely. This might be of great help to her. But to address quality of life....