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by itsbeth
Sun May 09, 2010 3:32 pm
Forum: Grooming
Topic: Nail Grinding Devices?
Replies: 11
Views: 3798

Re: Nail Grinding Devices?

I was going to add, we do have pavement, but it's already reaching 90 degrees F here, so walking on it for any length of time would be painful for my pooch.
by itsbeth
Sun May 09, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: Grooming
Topic: Nail Grinding Devices?
Replies: 11
Views: 3798

Re: Nail Grinding Devices?

Ah. We don't have rocky terrain here in Florida, we have swamp. I'm not outdoorsy anyway so that's not going to happen, but thanks for the thought. :)
by itsbeth
Sun May 09, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: Grooming
Topic: Nail Grinding Devices?
Replies: 11
Views: 3798

Nail Grinding Devices?

Do any of you use a nail grinder instead of clippers on your pups? I'm interested in getting one but want to make sure I get one that's well-made and effective. I'd love recommendations! I know a lot of people like the Dremel brand because you can also use them for crafts and other sanding projects,...
by itsbeth
Sun May 09, 2010 3:04 pm
Forum: Grooming
Topic: bad breath on my chi
Replies: 2
Views: 1649

Re: bad breath on my chi

I second the dental exam advice. Following that, try to brush her teeth regularly (if she'll let you) with a dog toothpaste containing chlorophyll, it helps with bad breath. Try to start brushing gradually with lots of praise. You can also add a breath-freshening liquid to her water every day.
by itsbeth
Sun May 09, 2010 2:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Meet
Replies: 30
Views: 6242

Re: Meet

She's so beautiful! Good on you for rescuing her! :D
by itsbeth
Sun Apr 25, 2010 1:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GRRRRR rant- stupid people
Replies: 28
Views: 7655

Re: GRRRRR rant- stupid people

I actually like the idea of the paintball gun. It doesn't seem inhumane at all compared to shooting a dog or having an owned dog put to sleep (honestly, enough dogs are put to sleep in shelters through no fault of their own, I still think that should be an absolute last resort and not something done...
by itsbeth
Sun Apr 25, 2010 1:14 am
Forum: Victoria's Episode Chats
Topic: Episode 213 - Lazy Dog Days - April 17
Replies: 43
Views: 29989

Re: Episode 213 - Lazy Dog Days - April 17

Ah, I missed the chat, but I wanted to give a little tip to anyone considering the Pledge Pet Fabric Sweeper - Pledge markets it as a disposable product, but you can actually get many, many uses out of it if you have a vacuum cleaner with a thin crevice tool. Just stick that in between the rollers a...
by itsbeth
Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:08 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Going after small critters.
Replies: 3
Views: 1225

Re: Going after small critters.

Thanks for the advice, guys! She doesn't know 'leave it' yet because she's naturally pretty good about leaving things alone if I give her an 'ah ah' when she goes for something she can't have in the house. There wasn't a problem over the winter because even here in FL it's cool enough to keep the co...
by itsbeth
Sun Apr 18, 2010 2:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GRRRRR rant- stupid people
Replies: 28
Views: 7655

Re: GRRRRR rant- stupid people

Ah, I see. Perhaps playing was the wrong word, but would dogs with herding instincts necessarily be aiming to prey upon the livestock? Not that that's what was happening here, but the whole 'snapping at the heels' bit made me think of herding dogs.
by itsbeth
Sun Apr 18, 2010 2:14 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Going after small critters.
Replies: 3
Views: 1225

Going after small critters.

My apartment complex is overrun with lizards, frogs, and small turtles. Naturally, my dog Shortcake (6 year old golden mix) finds them fascinating. She usually just stands and stares at them, but she will occasionally go after one and sort of pounce on it. She hasn't hurt one yet, but I would really...
by itsbeth
Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:42 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Greetings from Sunny Florida :)
Replies: 3
Views: 1225

Re: Greetings from Sunny Florida :)

Hi, thanks for the welcome! It's not too sunny out today, but it is warm. It's getting to about that time of the year where Ms. Shortcake needs a haircut because that fur coat just will not do when it's ninety degrees.
by itsbeth
Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GRRRRR rant- stupid people
Replies: 28
Views: 7655

Re: GRRRRR rant- stupid people

That is true, I guess I was thinking more about dogs "worrying" livestock (which sounds like play, though of course the other animals don't see it that way) than actually attacking them. A dog that's hurting other animals would have to be dealt with. I was also a bit shocked at coming on Victoria's ...
by itsbeth
Sun Apr 18, 2010 2:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GRRRRR rant- stupid people
Replies: 28
Views: 7655

Re: GRRRRR rant- stupid people

I know you have to protect what's yours, but I can't stand the thought of dogs being shot for just being dogs. :( It's the owner's fault for not keeping their dogs under control. I would exhaust all possible humane options before resorting to anything that could harm a dog (and I know the OP isn't c...
by itsbeth
Sun Apr 18, 2010 2:02 am
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Collies, rough and smooth!
Replies: 7
Views: 4562

Re: Collies, rough and smooth!

Sorry, thought I clicked edit, but there is no edit! :oops:
by itsbeth
Sun Apr 18, 2010 2:01 am
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Collies, rough and smooth!
Replies: 7
Views: 4562

Re: Collies, rough and smooth!

My childhood dog was a collie and was a wonderfully sweet, beautiful dog. I guess they're something of a tradition in my family, as both my parents had collies growing up too. They'll always have a special place in my heart, and if I have the chance to share my life with another some day, it will b...