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by zeus'fostermom
Sat Aug 01, 2009 4:56 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Help my dog isn't eating his food
Replies: 11
Views: 3298

Pyrs and food

hi Mary .. I'm responding to this post awefully late so not sure if you'll still see it or not. I got my first Great Pyrenees a year ago. I'm lucky to belong to a Pyr club and be around people who know that breed well. It's a great ride owning a Pyr! Re food - Pyrs have a low matabolism (sp?) and ea...
by zeus'fostermom
Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: what breed does my dog resemble?
Replies: 15
Views: 4261

Have you considered DNA testing? I keep running into people who've done this and really enjoyed getting the results. I heard it was about $100 (usd). If you can afford it, it could be fun to find out.
by zeus'fostermom
Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:52 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: inside barking at noises, people walking by, trucks, etc
Replies: 6
Views: 2056

Good job. Smart move on the chicken!

Sounds kinda silly to "name" things. I'm not completely sure this is the answer. And you're right, if only your dog hears it it's a little hard to call it something. I think more than anything it's my tone of voice that calms him.
by zeus'fostermom
Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:14 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: HELP! - Dog Stealing Items Off Counter
Replies: 16
Views: 4308

[quote="Shannon"] These forums have so much great potential for dog owners to help each other. It seems that, from going through other threads, that either no advice is given, or unhelpful advice or stories are given. It's a shame, but I will probably not use this site for advice in the future and c...
by zeus'fostermom
Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:29 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: inside barking at noises, people walking by, trucks, etc
Replies: 6
Views: 2056

My Pyrenees does the same thing. Birds, dogs, loud cars etc. I've been trying to introduce these things to him by naming them then treating him when he's quiet. I try to pick a time during the day when I know there will be a lot of noises or people/animals near the house. So, for example, during rus...
by zeus'fostermom
Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:06 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Newbie needing advice please for a stressed little dog
Replies: 6
Views: 1482

You say she is interested in the treats but only as long as it takes for her to eat them. What about using something like a Kong stuffed with peanut butter and frozen or one of those puzzle cubes stuffed with treats. Both would keep her interested and challenged for a longer period of time. Baby ste...
by zeus'fostermom
Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:52 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: peanut butter treats
Replies: 3
Views: 1367

lol .... yeah, I ate dog food as a kid as well. We need to be careful what we give our four legged friends. Seems like there are recalls everywhere ... both human and dog. Sheesh!

Hope you enjoy the STAM treats if you aren't able to find the others!

cheers
by zeus'fostermom
Sun Jan 18, 2009 4:47 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: peanut butter treats
Replies: 3
Views: 1367

After I saw your post I had to consider trying the peanut butter treats I give my dog. And ... suprise ... they are quite good. lol .. never thought I'd have done that. Anyway, they are STAM peanut butter and blueberry and if you can't find them at your local pet supply store you can find them onlin...
by zeus'fostermom
Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:32 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Beefing UP!
Replies: 5
Views: 1980

I was just talking to a friend about this ... his dog had major surgery in her mouth due to cancer and therefore lost a lot of weight. His holistic vet recommended adding squash and/or pumpkin to her regular diet. I'd never heard about this but it seems to have worked.
by zeus'fostermom
Tue Dec 30, 2008 1:32 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Chasing cars while in one
Replies: 5
Views: 1511

If your dog is treat motivated try this. While you're in the car and you see another car coming calmly toss a treat to him. It works best if you toss it near him so he has to look down for it as the car passes. You may want to start this on a street that isn't so busy. Keep it up and eventually your...
by zeus'fostermom
Tue Dec 30, 2008 1:15 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Predation issues and questions
Replies: 21
Views: 5616

I'm curious how you know if a behaviour is guarding vs predation vs the joy of chasing? I have recently adopted a Great Pyrenees, known for their guarding instincts. He has been quite reactive to other animals (squirrels, birds, cats) while in our yard so it made perfect sense that he was just guard...
by zeus'fostermom
Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:49 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Getting a lab to jump into a truck
Replies: 5
Views: 1709

I have a large Pyrenees that does the same thing. I don't yet know if he has a physical problem or is just stubborn. I've taught him to use a ramp which works really well however it's heavy and awkward and has been hard on my back. Have you ever heard of the Otto Step? It's a plastic platform that i...
by zeus'fostermom
Wed Nov 19, 2008 3:47 pm
Forum: Victoria's Episode Chats
Topic: US Episode 101 - Cooper
Replies: 28
Views: 23735

How do you all deal with walking a dog you are trying to work with on dog agression issues when there are loose dog running around? Unfortunately in my neighborhood too many people let their dogs loose even though it is against the law. It's hard to work on training in this situation to Herdingdogs...
by zeus'fostermom
Wed Nov 19, 2008 3:13 pm
Forum: The TV Show
Topic: Dog Attacks
Replies: 7
Views: 3701

Irresponsible owners walking offleash

DITTO! I too would like to see Victoria address this issue. I have been so frustrated walking my dog in my neighborhood and at the park. I deliberately do not walk in the park off-leash area and yet people let their dogs approach. Sometimes the owners aren't even in the near vicinity. It's suprising...
by zeus'fostermom
Wed Nov 19, 2008 2:41 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Victoria on Raw Diets?
Replies: 22
Views: 6946

I supplement with raw foods

I recently adopted a 100lb Great Pyrenees who has some sort of allergy. In trying to determine the allergy type I elimated all grains, meat and poultry. While I'm still not sure if his allergies are food related I've been doing a lot of research and find that a raw food diet, irrespective of the pro...