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by Dakine'smama
Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:02 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Ideas for activity toys--owner with arthritis
Replies: 2
Views: 1164

Ideas for activity toys--owner with arthritis

My boyfriend's parents have a (rather overweight) 2 year old lab named Cambria who does not get much exercise. IMO they should have opted for a different breed since they are not very active and actually have mobility issues due to rheumatoid arthritis. But they picked a lab and they love her so I'm...
by Dakine'smama
Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:11 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Rehabilitating a Puppy Mill Momma
Replies: 47
Views: 8603

Re: Rehabilitating a Puppy Mill Momma

That is so exciting! How wonderful to give a puppy mill dog a good home even if just until it finds a forever home. My neighbor has a former puppy mill mom and she has a wonderful spirit--you can tell she is happy and grateful to be in a good home and not used as an incubator! I'm rather new to the ...
by Dakine'smama
Sun Oct 03, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Stop him nipping me!
Replies: 4
Views: 1674

Re: Stop him nipping me!

Have you tried making a little "erp!" noise when he nips you so that he understands it's hurting you? That's what litter mates do so if your little one was around brothers and sisters long enough, he would understand not to do that (unfortunately my puppy had ONE sibling so the same does not work fo...
by Dakine'smama
Sun Oct 03, 2010 6:41 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Invisible Fence was a bad idea.
Replies: 2
Views: 921

Re: Invisible Fence was a bad idea.

My dog has similar fears of baths and cars. Now he's totally fine with baths as we've taught him that he gets a treat when he's calm in the bath and now he associates bath time with good things happening (ie treats). We're working on cars now by trying to distract him from what he's afraid of by squ...
by Dakine'smama
Sat Oct 02, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: Photos of Your Dogs
Topic: How to make me happy .....
Replies: 7
Views: 2268

Re: How to make me happy .....

Great photo! It's positively desktop-worthy!
by Dakine'smama
Sat Oct 02, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pack leaders???
Replies: 22
Views: 6945

Re: Pack leaders???

Nettle wrote:That depends on the puppy's temperament and what exactly is being done. How about starting your own thread with this :) telling us what is going on, and then see what responses you get.
Thanks I will!
by Dakine'smama
Sat Oct 02, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: 2 gates wide open and no dog escapees!
Replies: 3
Views: 1964

Re: 2 gates wide open and no dog escapees!

That is really something to be proud and happy about! Our family's second dog (Bob II) was a total homebody and never wandered when we were outside washing cars or doing yardwork but every other dog was a runner--exhausting!
by Dakine'smama
Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pack leaders???
Replies: 22
Views: 6945

Re: Pack leaders???

Not trying to hijack but I do have a related question. My boyfriend trains our puppy 60% dominance/pack leader training (but not cruel Cesar Millan type) and 40% positive reinforcement but I'm focusing on positive training. It's going really well except I worry that our puppy (GSD) will have issues ...
by Dakine'smama
Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:55 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Opinions on dog crates/cages?
Replies: 12
Views: 2384

Re: Opinions on dog crates/cages?

My dog loves his crate and goes in there very willingly when we leave the house. I think he's mostly happy in there because we lined the bottom of it with a sheet my boyfriend used to use and a towel I used to use. That makes him feel extra safe because he associates our smell with protection and co...
by Dakine'smama
Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: New Pup!
Replies: 2
Views: 866

Re: New Pup!

Pictures!!! I LOVE beagle puppies but sadly they're not best for apartments with neighbors!
by Dakine'smama
Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Family Dog Shot and Killed
Replies: 2
Views: 936

Re: Family Dog Shot and Killed

That is tragic. My boyfriend's dog was poisoned--presumably so the person could come back and rob the house sans doggie interference. Terrible people are out there...
by Dakine'smama
Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Terrified Walker
Replies: 10
Views: 2369

Re: Terrified Walker

Is your dog maybe afraid of cars? This is actually what I'm struggling with when I take my puppy out for walks. He's fine with our apartment walkway and the sidewalk up to the main road but then we get to the main road and he freaks out. He won't even eat treats because he's so scared!
by Dakine'smama
Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:42 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: training the other half!
Replies: 8
Views: 1913

Re: training the other half!

Eeeeek this is exactly what I'm going through. My bf had a lab that he trained with dominance training and he was "the perfect dog." I'm trying to train our new puppy (a GSD) with positive reinforcement but he's essentially getting that positive things come from me and punishment comes from him. Jus...
by Dakine'smama
Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:16 pm
Forum: Photos of Your Dogs
Topic: My GSD Dakine
Replies: 4
Views: 2252

Re: My GSD Dakine

Thank you!
by Dakine'smama
Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:15 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Changing Foods
Replies: 6
Views: 1884

Re: Changing Foods

Yes...I was just using my case as an example of how it might not cause negative effects to supplement with protein. Obviously the apolosdad should check with a vet who knows his dog's history not just a friend who is a vet. I was not recommending anyone randomly supplement a dog's diet.