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by shelby
Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Won't drink his water?
Replies: 13
Views: 2838

I thought it might be the bowl at first, it was a metal bowl. I wouldn't want to drink out of metal so I switched it out for a glass bowl. No difference so I switched it for a plastic bowl, and then a different plastic bowl. He still doesn't like it. He sure does have a lot of those little idiosyncr...
by shelby
Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:57 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Won't drink his water?
Replies: 13
Views: 2838

I'd thought about one of those doggie water fountains but we just really can't afford it right now. Hopefully he's getting what he needs.
by shelby
Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:25 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Won't drink his water?
Replies: 13
Views: 2838

Won't drink his water?

Gabe has always been a little weird about drinking his water, it seems like he waits until he just can't wait anymore and then drinks the whole bowl. Lately however he won't go near his bowl. He drinks the water out of the bathtub after we shower, or if we spill some putting the ice cube trays away,...
by shelby
Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:15 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Teenager?
Replies: 4
Views: 991

Thanks fundog. I just wish he showed any interest at all in his Kong. I've tried stuffing it with all kinds of stuff. He just cares very little about food. Even his favorite, cheese, doesn't get him interested in the Kong.
by shelby
Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:39 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Teenager?
Replies: 4
Views: 991

I suppose it's possible he's bored. Usually when he's pestering me it's with his favorite toy at my feet. He gets two walks a day, the first one about 30 minutes, the 2nd about an hour. He goes in the backyard but not for long periods if I'm not out there with him. He sleeps a lot but any time he's ...
by shelby
Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:09 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Teenager?
Replies: 4
Views: 991

Teenager?

so I suspect my dog Gabe is entering this teenage phase I've heard so much about. He's approx. 18 mos. Can't be sure because we got him from a shelter. He's started being really vocal when he wants something, making sounds I've never heard come out of a dog, and barking. At us. Not cool. So we're be...
by shelby
Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ear infection
Replies: 9
Views: 1850

He is indeed a floppy ear guy. He eats Taste of the Wild. Is there a way to tell if it's something in that causing the problem? We switched to that after he was having stomach troubles on Nutro, figured it would be good to go grain free. I only do the vinegar solution once a week, I wipe his ears ou...
by shelby
Sun Jul 19, 2009 1:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ear infection
Replies: 9
Views: 1850

Seems to be a mix of black gunk and reddish gunk. Nasty smell too and if you rub his ear it sounds really wet inside.
by shelby
Sun Jul 19, 2009 1:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ear infection
Replies: 9
Views: 1850

Would that work if it's not ear mites causing the problem? I'm not sure what exactly is causing it for him.
by shelby
Sun Jul 19, 2009 11:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ear infection
Replies: 9
Views: 1850

Ear infection

Gabe seems to have another ear infection. Last time we were at the vet she remarked that he had a lot of build up and to just keep using the vinegar/water solution like we had been. We've been doing that and trying to keep his ears as clean as possible but it seems to really be bothering him. Is the...
by shelby
Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:06 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Changes in behavior
Replies: 17
Views: 2816

Yeah I need to be more consistent with warning him that I'm about to get near or touch him. I think that's why he doesn't do the growling with my husband, as my husband tends to talk more loudly than I do and just make more noise in general. I don't think Gabe is ever surprised by him. I just wish t...
by shelby
Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:40 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Changes in behavior
Replies: 17
Views: 2816

Sometimes he is asleep, but I learned very quickly not to bother him then. It's harder to avoid when he's simply tired, or has just woken up, or is thinking about taking a nap. He reacts the same way but looks wide awake.
by shelby
Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:58 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Changes in behavior
Replies: 17
Views: 2816

I'm still a little concerned about this growling thing he's doing. He's done it in the past but it seemed to go away after he'd lived with us for a couple months. It's only if he's laying down but it doesn't matter where he is. Our bed, the couch, the futon, wherever. He also has never done it with ...
by shelby
Sat Jun 27, 2009 1:57 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Changes in behavior
Replies: 17
Views: 2816

That was exactly my concern, that she seemed ready to label him has being "dominant" and "aggressive" when this was only the 2nd time she'd ever met him. I couldn't help but wonder if it had anything to do with the fact that he looks like he might be part pit bull. They have a pretty bad reputation ...
by shelby
Sat Jun 27, 2009 10:19 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Changes in behavior
Replies: 17
Views: 2816

Update

We took Gabe to the vet yesterday. He had hookworms. They treated him and we got 6 months worth of Interceptor. I'm happy to know what is wrong with him but I was very unhappy with the vet visit. When I mentioned the growling to her, as something that was very out of character for him, she said he m...