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by jakesmom
Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: Training Tools
Topic: Various control equipment
Replies: 13
Views: 6042

Re: Various control equipment

Hi Ladybug

I'm just checking if you've noticed the post under 'Dog Training Articles' about all collars, including chokers, prongs and shocks.

It may be useful to you.
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Sue
by jakesmom
Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:25 am
Forum: Dog Training Articles
Topic: Choke, prong and shocks can cause diseases
Replies: 4
Views: 4057

Re: Choke, prong and shocks can cause diseases

Hi Erica I'm sorry to hear about your dogs. The invisible fence may not have been responsible - who can say. But you can't help but wander and worry - I feel so guilty about so many things I did wrong with my dogs - or the lack of exercise they had etc.......... I hope they've forgiven me for being ...
by jakesmom
Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: Dog Training Articles
Topic: Choke, prong and shocks can cause diseases
Replies: 4
Views: 4057

Choke, prong and shocks can cause diseases

Hi Everyone

Just wondering if you've seen this article. It's very interesting.

http://www.peterdobias.com/community/20 ... to-cancer/
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Sue
by jakesmom
Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Squeezy water filled ball
Replies: 2
Views: 1419

Re: Squeezy water filled ball

Hi orion

Don't know anything about the ball, but Jake loves a balloon filled with water, if that's any use to you..
by jakesmom
Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Could do with some honest opinions
Replies: 28
Views: 6757

Re: Could do with some honest opinions

I would speak to your veterinarian or a behaviorist to see what they say about this possibility with Jake's OCD with lights, reflections, and shadows, and see if this is a possible cause or what else they think may be the cause of his epileptic seizures. If you will, please could you let us know? T...
by jakesmom
Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Could do with some honest opinions
Replies: 28
Views: 6757

Re: Could do with some honest opinions

Also, someone in this other forum mentioned the possibility of a light (reflecting light from an object in which the light source is either the sun, flashlight or torch, etc.) that dogs with OCD chase could be the "trigger" of these seizures. The thing is, no one knows exactly what triggers an epil...
by jakesmom
Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Could do with some honest opinions
Replies: 28
Views: 6757

Re: Could do with some honest opinions

The only way you can almost guarantee that everyone else is safe is for him never to leave your house - you cannot control other people and if you take him for walks then you will meet other people at some point. I know only too well how many idiots will still walk up to a muzzled dog and touch it ...
by jakesmom
Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Could do with some honest opinions
Replies: 28
Views: 6757

Re: Could do with some honest opinions

Yes "fun stuff" Jacksdad :( but you have to admit it widens our education.

Great that things are settling a little, and good luck with the new meds.

Sue
by jakesmom
Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Could do with some honest opinions
Replies: 28
Views: 6757

Re: Could do with some honest opinions

last year I reached a point I actually started wondering IF I needed to think about putting Jack to sleep due to his seizures and the affects of the medication. The vets we were working with were basically refusing to consider that he was suffering the side affects of the medication because his blo...
by jakesmom
Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Could do with some honest opinions
Replies: 28
Views: 6757

Re: Could do with some honest opinions

Just a different slant, I have known several people with seizure disorders, and some of them are severe to the point of those people struggling to remember other people, how to read, how to speak properly, how to carry out day to day tasks. I know how terrifying these people find life at times, eve...
by jakesmom
Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I Need Your Help...
Replies: 61
Views: 14960

Re: I Need Your Help...

I just thought I'd give you some good news. I've joined another forum, and I'm saddened to realise how many owners use prong collars and e-collars. Well, a member has posted that she has joined a new training club, that only uses positive reinforcement, and she is unsure about the club, because they...
by jakesmom
Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Pushing the envelope.. ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1111

Re: Pushing the envelope.. ?

We avoid walking Jake after dark if we can. We think he's got to realise that there are more likely to be cats around at night, and he is on constant alert, walking very deliberately and ready to pounce in an instant, and as his eyesight is far superior to ours after dark, he can catch us unaware. H...
by jakesmom
Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I Need Your Help...
Replies: 61
Views: 14960

Re: I Need Your Help...

We stopped taking him out for weeks on end, we just couldn't cope with him, and were worried he would actually strangle himself, his choker pulled so tight (Not that it appeared to bothered him, I doubt he even noticed it, he was in such a frenzy) I hated it - there had to be a better way - for bot...
by jakesmom
Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Could do with some honest opinions
Replies: 28
Views: 6757

Re: Could do with some honest opinions

You've given me some good suggestions there Flyby - thank you. We are definately going with the blood tests first, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed we can find a solution to Jake's problems. He is such a lovely dog 99% of the time. At least I know he's no danger to anyone else, only me and John. E...
by jakesmom
Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Could do with some honest opinions
Replies: 28
Views: 6757

Re: Could do with some honest opinions

Thank you for your good wishes Judy.

And a very special thank you to Nettle and Emmabeth,

You have both been really helpful and supportive from the start, as was Mattie - even though you probably don't even remember - you help so many people everyday.

Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx