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by Dogwoodblossom
Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Moving: Help this not be an anxiety trainwreck
Replies: 4
Views: 1333

Re: Moving: Help this not be an anxiety trainwreck

Just thought I'd post an update. We've been together in the new house for a week and it's going very smoothly which I mostly attribute to the hormone diffuser. Stress levels are much lower than I was expecting. The poodles have been getting loaded puzzle toys before I go to work and I think Amelie p...
by Dogwoodblossom
Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Moving: Help this not be an anxiety trainwreck
Replies: 4
Views: 1333

Re: Moving: Help this not be an anxiety trainwreck

Thank you so much! Fortunately I've moved to one of the dog friendliest cities on the planet so kennels are everywhere and I think I've found one close enough to walk to. I'll stop by after work today and find out what their facilities are like. They're a daycare place and I do not want either of th...
by Dogwoodblossom
Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:09 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Moving: Help this not be an anxiety trainwreck
Replies: 4
Views: 1333

Moving: Help this not be an anxiety trainwreck

It may actually be too late for this to not be an anxiety trainwreck, but hopefully someone will have suggestions or tips to mitigate it. I have 2 toy poodles; a 12 year old named Amelie, and a 3 year old called Bertie. Amelie is spayed, old and lazy and pretty mellow but she has had some massive is...
by Dogwoodblossom
Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Longterm health risks to overweight dogs?
Replies: 1
Views: 762

Longterm health risks to overweight dogs?

I work at a kennel and we sometimes foster rescues. Right now we have some min pins who came in grossly obese. They couldn't run or jump, they could barely walk. These are dogs who's ideal weight is somewhere around maybe 12 lbs and the biggest one weighed probably 30lbs. Since they've been here the...
by Dogwoodblossom
Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Raw Food Diet
Replies: 569
Views: 167742

Re: Raw Food Diet

Kim, I have tiny dogs on raw too, a 10 lb mini poodle and a new poodle puppy who's still under 5 lbs. I haven't found a knuckle bone small enough for them yet, but the butcher is happy to a rack of beef or pork ribs in half for me with his giant meat saw. I've also gotten pig...necks (I think, can't...
by Dogwoodblossom
Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:44 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Pitbull attacked pitbull! Keep, rehome, euthanize?
Replies: 12
Views: 3602

Re: Pitbull attacked pitbull! Keep, rehome, euthanize?

I work at a kennel and we have to break up fights occasionally. Obviously it's better to stop them before they start, but it does happen. We recently had two bull mastiffs get into it. Usually if shouting doesn't work we go for the water bowls or pitchers we have in the daycare areas and hope the sh...
by Dogwoodblossom
Sun Sep 04, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: New Puppy & Older Dog Help
Replies: 5
Views: 1220

Re: New Puppy & Older Dog Help

I just did this! My puppy is now 4 months old. He came home at 7 weeks and my older dog (9) was not happy about it. She absolutely loves puppies we meet out on walks, and she's lived with other dogs happily for her entire life (till recently), but this new one in the house was absolutely not gonna f...
by Dogwoodblossom
Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:40 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Raw Food Diet
Replies: 569
Views: 167742

Re: Raw Food Diet

So a week into this thing and I have some more questions. Chicken gizzards: offal or meat? Same question for beef tripe. Sidebar: I love the downtown grocery store. The two stores I usually shop at were pretty disappointing but this one has a lovely selection of the cast off parts of various animals...
by Dogwoodblossom
Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:54 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Raw Food Diet
Replies: 569
Views: 167742

Re: Raw Food Diet

Thanks for answering my questions Nettle. I was kind of guessing that dog food couldn't have existed for more than 100ish years. The notion of buying "special" food for you dog would have been ridiculous. And of course that same knee jerk reaction is what makes feeding raw seem bizarre today. Now yo...
by Dogwoodblossom
Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Raw Food Diet
Replies: 569
Views: 167742

Re: Raw Food Diet

Hi, so I just read through all 14 pages of this thread and I am inspired. I've actually had my dog/s on a raw diet for a couple of months, but it's one of those preprepared ones. You can get it preportioned but I've been buying it in brick form (so excited that we finally have a high quality pet foo...
by Dogwoodblossom
Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: My friend's service dog lunges and barks
Replies: 5
Views: 1325

Re: My friend's service dog lunges and barks

Also, something to keep in mind, while I'm sure the dog is perfectly sweet, he has a really stressful job. And sometimes it's too stressful. Not every dog is cut out to be a service dog. As much as your friend likes him, it might be best for him if he were placed in a home where all he had to do was...
by Dogwoodblossom
Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Good Pet Pig Resources?
Replies: 10
Views: 1999

Re: Good Pet Pig Resources?

Thanks Nettie, I'll keep that in mind, since pig or no pig I've been on the waiting list for a miniature poodle puppy for over a year now. And thanks PennyWhistle. I have a lot of clutter and while the dog doesn't eat any of it I do wonder if a pig might. But having talked to my mother a little more...
by Dogwoodblossom
Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Good Pet Pig Resources?
Replies: 10
Views: 1999

Good Pet Pig Resources?

I know this isn't dog related, but I figured it would be OK in general, somebody let me know if it's not. My parents called me last night because they were thinking of getting me a "Christmas present" but wanted to check with me first. Which is a good thing. Some friends of theirs apparently have a ...
by Dogwoodblossom
Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:03 pm
Forum: Training Tools
Topic: Where to get a good fitting harness?
Replies: 2
Views: 1711

Where to get a good fitting harness?

The harness I have for my poodle is too big. It's just a standard H harness I bought at Petco when I used to work there. The thing is the poodle is on the small end of small but she doesn't tip over into teacup. So adjusted to the smallest fit, this harness is still slightly too big. It slides aroun...
by Dogwoodblossom
Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:41 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Puzzle Toy Question
Replies: 3
Views: 890

Re: Puzzle Toy Question

It's got a slit with monster teeth in it. If you put in little tiny treats that could fit between the teeth they can knock them out. Otherwise some work is involved. It's set up a little like a coin purse so if you pinch the sides the mouth opens wider and if you press on top it closes. I stuck a gr...