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by Sabrina
Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: You know you are a dog geek when..
Replies: 95
Views: 29203

Re: You know you are a dog geek when..

Ha ha! I totally relate to the vast majority of these posts :P You know those novelty personality quizzes that circulate FaceBook ("What StarTrek Captain are you?" &etc)? I take them first for myself... and then retake the quiz, answering each question according to how I image Charley would answer.....
by Sabrina
Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fish treat smell?
Replies: 11
Views: 3595

Re: Fish treat smell?

The onion is a beast of mystery :lol: Ha! "beast of mystery"! love it! :lol: microwave a halved lemon Good idea! I also save citrus peels (put them in a freezer bag) and simmer them in a small sauce pan on the stove to help with odors - if you don't mind a slight vinegar smell you can simmer them i...
by Sabrina
Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog's own leg tries to steal bone
Replies: 7
Views: 4609

Re: Dog's own leg tries to steal bone

"America's Funniest Home Videos" - yeah, saw a different clip years ago that was clearly dog abuse and I can't think about it to this day without wanting to sob and scream at whoever was filming it and everyone laughing at the torture :( So I didn't watch the clip. But just wanted to say that this f...
by Sabrina
Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Peeing in her sleep
Replies: 24
Views: 9202

Re: Peeing in her sleep

Hi Rachel - I'm so sorry that you and Pepper have to deal with this. I know how frightening it can be when our beloved dogs are facing any health struggle. Hang in there! The shock and panic will eventually subside, and I have no doubt you will be able to make a management plan for your Pepper! I ha...
by Sabrina
Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Puppy sits down
Replies: 8
Views: 3138

Re: Puppy sits down

Hi there! This may be a stage in your pup's development, as the timing sounds like he could be in a "fear impact period" (Puppy development: http://positively.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=1981 ) Could you give us some more detail? -- an overview of a day in the life of your pup? No detail is too s...
by Sabrina
Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:07 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: My dog doesn't like foster dog
Replies: 2
Views: 1712

Re: My dog doesn't like foster dog

Hi there! If you haven't already, separate them - you don't want to end up with injuries or possibly a death. Is Khloe the same dog who didn't like a dog you adopted a year and a half ago? ( http://positively.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=16095&p=116397#p116397 ) If so, what happened in that situati...
by Sabrina
Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:17 pm
Forum: Photos of Your Dogs
Topic: Ted
Replies: 229
Views: 68040

Re: Ted

ClareMarsh wrote:Busy growing her long coated chi fur :D
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! What a cutie!
by Sabrina
Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:09 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Rescue dog terrified of other dogs
Replies: 1
Views: 5848

Re: Rescue dog terrified of other dogs

Hi there! Kudos for recognizing that your girl isn't at the point where she could handle a training class! I've been working with my dog-reactive/fearful dog for a few years now. In the beginning I tried a group class (bad idea, had to drop out), sitting on the outskirts of busy places, etc. None of...
by Sabrina
Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:52 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: separation anxiety in new rescue dog
Replies: 3
Views: 1774

Re: separation anxiety in new rescue dog

Hi there! Welcome to the forum! It's wonderful that you are looking for kind, positive strategies to help Maggie! From what I understand, there is a wide range/spectrum of "separation anxiety" - so could you add some more detail so that folks can get a better idea of Maggie's situation? - What is he...
by Sabrina
Sat Apr 12, 2014 11:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vent!
Replies: 2582
Views: 626784

Re: Vent!

Diane, I think your definition of 'warm weather' and the definition us Brits have is probably miles apart :lol: ! Haha, the ambiguities of the English language! Good point Diane about dogs in your neck of the desert :wink: It's different where I am - everyone has grassy yards. Yep, "warm weather/ f...
by Sabrina
Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Frightful Shiba Inu
Replies: 3
Views: 1856

Re: Frightful Shiba Inu

Hi there! Welcome! So glad you are looking for kind ways to help Kato with his fears! To get a clear picture of his situation, could you answer some more questions? -- How old was Kato when you got him, and how long have you had him? -- Has he had a complete vet check (blood panels, etc) and does he...
by Sabrina
Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vent!
Replies: 2582
Views: 626784

Re: Vent!

Warm weather walkers really annoy me! :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol: I keep trying to work on my attitude and think, "well, it technically is possible that all these folks were walking their dogs all winter at different times of the day so I didn't see them while I was out freezing my face off for my dog...
by Sabrina
Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:00 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: New rescue puppy 10 weeks old aggressive with food
Replies: 8
Views: 2608

Re: New rescue puppy 10 weeks old aggressive with food

Hi there - welcome to the forum! Where are you feeding your new puppy? If you aren't already feeding her by herself in a quiet, safe place away from your other dog, that's the first step. Food is so high in value, so make feeding time totally non-competitive by having her somewhere your other dog/ch...
by Sabrina
Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:07 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Fear Aggression and Reactivity
Replies: 11
Views: 3883

Re: Fear Aggression and Reactivity

Hi there! Welcome! but the amount of people with out of control dogs who think it's okay to let their dog run up to, and jump on us is unreal. This is unfortunately a very wide-spread problem. My own little dog an I have been "charged" too many times (in my neck of the woods, usually from dogs who'v...
by Sabrina
Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Guest Etiquette
Replies: 16
Views: 6706

Re: Guest Etiquette

Hi there! Plus one to what Judy said about explaining the difference between punishing for something "wrong" (human perspective) and teaching "right" behavior! Explain that your training philosophy is to make the "right" thing (eg, what you'd like your dog to do) the most rewarding thing! If you MIL...