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by Herman
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Adopted an Overweight Dog
Replies: 6
Views: 933

Re: Adopted an Overweight Dog

Thanks. We got his bloodwork results this morning and it’s normal. Our Enzo is a healthy boy. :D
by Herman
Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Adopted an Overweight Dog
Replies: 6
Views: 933

Re: Adopted an Overweight Dog

Our vet said Enzo’s body condition is 6 of 9 and estimates he’s about 2 pounds overweight. Pending bloodwork results (expected tomorrow) Enzo is otherwise healthy. :D
by Herman
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Dog Training Articles
Topic: Doesn’t Play With Toys
Replies: 7
Views: 967

Re: Doesn’t Play With Toys

Thanks, Ari_RR. I think you’re right about letting him settle in. :D
by Herman
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Dog Training Articles
Topic: Doesn’t Play With Toys
Replies: 7
Views: 967

Re: Doesn’t Play With Toys

Thank you, Nettle. You’re right about doing nothing being hard, I hadn’t thought about it that way. I want to help him but maybe I should just let him settle in. He’s so sedentary, possibly due to his being very overweight, that I wanted to get him active. I should probably let him get more comforta...
by Herman
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Dog Training Articles
Topic: Doesn’t Play With Toys
Replies: 7
Views: 967

Re: Doesn’t Play With Toys

Thanks. :D
by Herman
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Dog Training Articles
Topic: Doesn’t Play With Toys
Replies: 7
Views: 967

Doesn’t Play With Toys

I recently adopted an adult min pin/chi mix who is used to playing with other dogs and their toys in his foster home. He’s the only dog in my home and is uninterested in toys now. We’ve tried using a little peanut butter and some treats in a puzzle toy but he’s obese and needs to lose the extra weig...
by Herman
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Adopted an Overweight Dog
Replies: 6
Views: 933

Re: Adopted an Overweight Dog

Thanks for the info! :D Outdoor walks aren’t a good option right now due to weather and some questions about his lower back for which we have a vet appointment set up. I appreciate the feeding tips. :)
by Herman
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Adopted an Overweight Dog
Replies: 6
Views: 933

Adopted an Overweight Dog

I just adopted a chi/min pin mix who is 3, maybe 4 pounds overweight. Any thoughts on in home exercises I can have him do? Also, how do I determine how much to feed him? Thanks
by Herman
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I’m back re: ESAs
Replies: 5
Views: 1850

Re: I’m back re: ESAs

I struggle with bipolar disorder also and I know first hand the amazing, unconditional love a dog can share with humans. That said, I agree with Nettle. My heart dog, Herman, who’s since passed away, offered support but it was always on his terms. I never pushed him past his comfort zone. As much as...
by Herman
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Reintroduction
Replies: 4
Views: 1564

Re: Reintroduction

Enough of them have to get me back into life and rescue! 8)
by Herman
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Reintroduction
Replies: 4
Views: 1564

Re: Reintroduction

Thanks. :D
by Herman
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Reintroduction
Replies: 4
Views: 1564

Reintroduction

Hi, ya’ll, I’m returning after several years and I’m glad to be a part of this community again. I had been in dog rescue since I was a kid but my direct involvement was interrupted by health issues. I plan to return to rescue soon. Anyhoo, hello again! :D
by Herman
Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:36 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Dog Injured In Household Fight
Replies: 0
Views: 13618

Dog Injured In Household Fight

A friend has three miniature poodles. Two are older, neutered males from the same litter she raised from puppies. The third is an adult, spayed female who was adopted about a year ago. One of the males, increasingly aggressive toward his sibling for a couple years, was recently injured by the female...
by Herman
Thu Jun 11, 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Talking With Misinformed People
Replies: 5
Views: 1876

Re: Talking With Misinformed People

I'm a convert from dominance based training and I wish I knew then what I know now. I've learned that sharing what I know now gets better results than confrontation. Most people I encounter who do things with a dominance approach don't mean to be cruel. I sure didn't. That said, I take a deep breath...
by Herman
Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: In-Home use of a Gentle Leader head collar w/o leash
Replies: 13
Views: 4189

Re: In-Home use of a Gentle Leader head collar w/o leash

Thank you all. I still cry. I was ready to do anything in my power to help her. I finally accepted the reality of her condition after hearing from both her regular vet and a second opinion from another vet who had seen her also. I loved her with all my heart. We had several years together that I'll ...