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by Erica
Wed May 09, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Help with potty training!
Replies: 3
Views: 913

Re: Help with potty training!

Possibly anxiety if the vet doesn't think it's medical -- still, peeing in her crate is a concern. I might get a second opinion from a vet and if cleared medically again, look to build confidence and possibly see if an anti-anxiety med helps.
by Erica
Wed May 09, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3305
Views: 442006

Re: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2

Judy, have you seen this video? It was going around my FB feed recently but I am friends with some of the people who made it ;) YouTube link
by Erica
Wed May 09, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: So you think you want a Giant schnauzer?
Replies: 7
Views: 1858

Re: So you think you want a Giant schnauzer?

Do you have experience with true working line GSDs? Having met a handful at the working dog conference, that kind of intensity doesn't just happen if you aren't breeding for it, and I haven't heard schnauzer owners saying their dogs are anything like a working line dog.
by Erica
Mon May 07, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3305
Views: 442006

Re: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2

I don't think I've posted about it here, but recently our company joined an alliance of force-free trainers in our state! We hope to spread the good word and help support each other with clients we don't have the skillset for or who are out of our area of service. It's shaping up to be very interest...
by Erica
Mon May 07, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: So you think you want a Giant schnauzer?
Replies: 7
Views: 1858

Re: So you think you want a Giant schnauzer?

Hi Zara,

Could you properly source this article? We don't need MLA format, but at least a link is nice if you are reposting someone else's work. :)
by Erica
Thu May 03, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3305
Views: 442006

Re: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2

Oh I don't know Nettle, Delta gets those buggers all the time :lol: Which is one of the reasons he's shaved short in the spring. Thorns crumble during the winter, but they draw blood in the spring. x.x
by Erica
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3305
Views: 442006

Re: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2

Thinking healing thoughts at Sky and Merlin! Went to the Penn Vet working dog conference last week. It was a marathon of information, but ooohhhh so fun! It really got me excited for possible future SAR/HRD training. Dogs are incredible. I'll probably post my abbreviated notes (to send to my coworke...
by Erica
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3305
Views: 442006

Re: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2

Hey GWD! Good to hear from you :) Judy -- Maybe he just doesn't have wild adolescent energy anymore? Kids who play with other kids are often running as fast as they can for the thrill of it, and that can carry into teen years. However, unless they're training track and field or doing other specific ...
by Erica
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: How do you save a breed?
Replies: 9
Views: 1352

Re: How do you save a breed?

Since the corkscrew tail also messes with vertebra, it's a good thing that is easily lost!

Check out the retro mop website -- not an homage to 80's janitors, but a modern breeding project outcrossing pugs to get a healthier dog.
by Erica
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3305
Views: 442006

Re: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2

And of course an 11-week-old pup isn't a threat to Bax, whereas he has to convince the husky that though he looks small, he's really like the Tardis, bigger on the inside. calling Bax a tardis basically describes everything about him. including the random insanity and perpetual puppyhood-look. I ne...
by Erica
Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vent!
Replies: 2582
Views: 476365

Re: Vent!

Is there some kind of safety and health board you could anonymously report your concerns to? That is not a great situation to be in, on any side of the equation!
by Erica
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Bleeding ears when stressed
Replies: 12
Views: 2314

Re: Bleeding ears when stressed

If the head shaking causes the bleeding from the force of the ears being whipped around, a snug snood may help. It will keep the ear tips from having so much force put on them. It may not be forever; giving the ears a chance to heal and scar up could help them be more resilient in the future. But th...
by Erica
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3305
Views: 442006

Re: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2

Merlin, who has never been hit or shouted at or anything of the like, and has been heavily conditioned to having his head touched for vet checkups, still HATES his head being touched and dodges everyone but me who tries :P. Its perfectly normal. Congratulations on the double auntie! I am currently ...
by Erica
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Bleeding ears when stressed
Replies: 12
Views: 2314

Re: Bleeding ears when stressed

Is he shaking his head when this happens or does it happen spontaneously?
by Erica
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3305
Views: 442006

Re: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2

I don't know how his timing is because he isn't using the clicker as a marker or anything :lol: Did not a single person on the set have a marker trained dog?