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by Erica
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Change of behaviour
Replies: 27
Views: 4132

Re: Change of behaviour

If my dog were acting oddly suddenly, I would be visiting the vets to see what they think. Sometimes, an observant owner bringing in a dog who just seems a little off can catch a serious health problem before it becomes extremely expensive or painful. Here are a few examples a vet talked about, conc...
by Erica
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Breed suggestions?
Replies: 11
Views: 2409

Re: Breed suggestions?

Now I'm imagining the confusion when I tell people my poodle and my Irish water spaniel are two different breeds...lol! I'll look into the spaniels, though most have leg feathering. I imagine working lines wouldn't have as much as show lines, so maybe they're an option! I don't really care for beagl...
by Erica
Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Breed suggestions?
Replies: 11
Views: 2409

Breed suggestions?

Hey y'all! I’m daydreaming about puppies so I’m starting to research for next dog, even though it's probably a year or so until I should get them. I want to do SAR or human remains detection so that changes the picture from previously when I wanted a chill smaller dog. Requirements: -high endurance,...
by Erica
Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: intact male anatomy
Replies: 1
Views: 720

Re: intact male anatomy

Not really. It may make an appearance when the dog is excited, though, and for a young lab that might be "whenever we do anything or see anyone or go anywhere." ;)
by Erica
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3330
Views: 484618

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

The Facebook group "Canine Enrichment" is my new favorite. A lot of ideas that can be done without equipment or with things you may have already, or can get without breaking the bank. :)
by Erica
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Early planning of possible second dog
Replies: 11
Views: 1984

Re: Early planning of possible second dog

It does sound like you have practice working with the kind of behavior shelties sometimes have! :lol: I would probably avoid herding line shelties (if people still breed them for herding specifically), but otherwise if you don't mind repeating the training, it will at least be a familiar path. :)
by Erica
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Early planning of possible second dog
Replies: 11
Views: 1984

Re: Early planning of possible second dog

We've had two very different shelties in our classes recently. One is a firecracker, smart as a whip and confident. The other is soft and sweet, still very smart but not as confident. I believe she was a recent rescue and she grew more sure of herself through the class. They can be barky, so if that...
by Erica
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Alfie update
Replies: 1
Views: 735

Re: Alfie update

How wonderful to hear! Great work :D Sounds like you are both learning about each other and living well.
by Erica
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: teeth
Replies: 2
Views: 887

Re: teeth

Did the vet examine for fractures? A cracked tooth could cause trouble and are sometimes difficult to see. I'd also check the inside of his mouth (or ask the vet to check) for any swelling or soreness. I hope he's just feeling more nutritionally fulfilled with his food and is getting more picky! But...
by Erica
Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Early planning of possible second dog
Replies: 11
Views: 1984

Re: Early planning of possible second dog

I'm following the growth of a few silkens that my friends own. They seem like lovely stable dogs, but they were from fantastic breeders so that definitely has something to do with it. Multiple are service dog prospects and are showing promise in that field. If you're interested in the structure of s...
by Erica
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3330
Views: 484618

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

It looks like y'all had a great time with Ari! Though he looks like he'd rather keep walking than take pictures, haha. :) I've done two nosework sessions with Delta, working not with the stinky bones but with ground cloves sewn into a little fabric pocket and stuffed inside a tug toy. We'll work wit...
by Erica
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3330
Views: 484618

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

I've started to be fascinated by cadaver detection dogs, to the point of acquiring the Cadaver Dog Handbook to read about the training and so on. I was wary, because they work closely with the police, and between that and it being based on decades-old tracking (with possibly decades-old training ide...
by Erica
Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I passed!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1399

Re: I passed!!!!!!!!!!!!

Might be better to ask on a car forum. We're about dogs here and I don't think there are any car dealers on here often. ;)
by Erica
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Won't eat
Replies: 10
Views: 2527

Re: Won't eat

That could definitely be part of the problem. I'd stick with very soft food, like pate canned food even mixed with some water so it's even more liquidy, so she doesn't have to chew at all, and get her teeth taken care of ASAP.
by Erica
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Won't eat
Replies: 10
Views: 2527

Re: Won't eat

Has she been to the vet since the deworming? I would be looking at a medical cause if she's underweight and not eating. Are her teeth good?