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by Erica
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 2836
Views: 279348

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

Hey GWD! Good to hear from you :) Judy -- Maybe he just doesn't have wild adolescent energy anymore? Kids who play with other kids are often running as fast as they can for the thrill of it, and that can carry into teen years. However, unless they're training track and field or doing other specific ...
by Erica
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: How do you save a breed?
Replies: 9
Views: 282

Re: How do you save a breed?

Since the corkscrew tail also messes with vertebra, it's a good thing that is easily lost!

Check out the retro mop website -- not an homage to 80's janitors, but a modern breeding project outcrossing pugs to get a healthier dog.
by Erica
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 2836
Views: 279348

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

And of course an 11-week-old pup isn't a threat to Bax, whereas he has to convince the husky that though he looks small, he's really like the Tardis, bigger on the inside. calling Bax a tardis basically describes everything about him. including the random insanity and perpetual puppyhood-look. I ne...
by Erica
Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vent!
Replies: 2568
Views: 392434

Re: Vent!

Is there some kind of safety and health board you could anonymously report your concerns to? That is not a great situation to be in, on any side of the equation!
by Erica
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Bleeding ears when stressed
Replies: 12
Views: 336

Re: Bleeding ears when stressed

If the head shaking causes the bleeding from the force of the ears being whipped around, a snug snood may help. It will keep the ear tips from having so much force put on them. It may not be forever; giving the ears a chance to heal and scar up could help them be more resilient in the future. But th...
by Erica
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 2836
Views: 279348

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

Merlin, who has never been hit or shouted at or anything of the like, and has been heavily conditioned to having his head touched for vet checkups, still HATES his head being touched and dodges everyone but me who tries :P. Its perfectly normal. Congratulations on the double auntie! I am currently ...
by Erica
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Bleeding ears when stressed
Replies: 12
Views: 336

Re: Bleeding ears when stressed

Is he shaking his head when this happens or does it happen spontaneously?
by Erica
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 2836
Views: 279348

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

I don't know how his timing is because he isn't using the clicker as a marker or anything :lol: Did not a single person on the set have a marker trained dog?
by Erica
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Introducing... Charley-Weasels!
Replies: 13
Views: 621

Re: Introducing... Charley-Weasels!

Weasels King Henry is a good goof! I miss those magnificent men in their (barely) flying machine. Didn't know that's where the Weasels of Charley-Weasels came from but it's even better now that I do. I love all the pictures of this little Weasel and am excited to see her growing up!
by Erica
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Seeking Advice - 15 week standard poodle puppy toilet training
Replies: 10
Views: 550

Re: Seeking Advice - 15 week standard poodle puppy toilet training

He is still little! Sometimes he may just not realize he needs to pee until it's really urgent, especially in the more exciting outside-the-pen area. It's great news that he's doing well in the pen! I would avoid having him wander outside the pen unless he is empty. If you can increase the area grad...
by Erica
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Puppy pads
Replies: 12
Views: 596

Re: Puppy pads

I think keeping the pads in the same places and encouraging him to use those spots is good, though I would probably try to limit it from the beginning as much as possible. So if you think he's setting up to pee, try to positively catch his attention and direct him to his potty spot. The word for mal...
by Erica
Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Seeking Advice - 15 week standard poodle puppy toilet training
Replies: 10
Views: 550

Re: Seeking Advice - 15 week standard poodle puppy toilet training

By taking him out to toilet as often as possible, and preventing chances to go inside, he will develop a habit and preference for going outside. :) It is all that a vast majority of dogs need in terms of guidance for house training. The dogs that need more help are usually dogs that have had a past ...
by Erica
Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Seeking Advice - 15 week standard poodle puppy toilet training
Replies: 10
Views: 550

Re: Seeking Advice - 15 week standard poodle puppy toilet training

Hi there! Congrats on your new puppy. :) With potty training, it helps to set up a schedule. Depending on the dog, they may need to be taken out every 15 minutes or 30 minutes or every hour. See if you can figure out how long he goes between pottying and then take him out a bit sooner than that (eg,...
by Erica
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Walks before rabies vaccine
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: Walks before rabies vaccine

Personally, socialization and experiences are very important to me. Rabies is known in my area, but generally, I stick to areas with good visibility. It's easier to see a drooling, staggering fox on a wide country road with empty, tilled fields to either side than it is in a crowded subdivision with...
by Erica
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 2836
Views: 279348

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

:D :D :D Great job Shalista! You've stuck with Bax and figured out what works for him in his situation, and it's helping him (and you!). That's awesome!