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by Ari_RR
Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:37 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: All New Diesel Thread - shiny, new and full of positivity!
Replies: 160
Views: 21058

Re: All New Diesel Thread - shiny, new and full of positivity!

Exercise does wonders.. Everything becomes easier when a dog is sufficiently exercised (physically and mentally). At this rate of progress Diesel will be taking care of kids soon, not the other way around :lol: :lol: Good to see positive updates! Same with people though.. If Ben stops going to the g...
by Ari_RR
Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:07 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello There
Replies: 7
Views: 2607

Re: Hello There

bulldozer wrote: They are very stubborn & naughty but i love them to bits.
These could be great names too :lol: :lol:
Post pictures!
by Ari_RR
Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:21 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Honey's story (crazy long post)
Replies: 42
Views: 6016

Re: Honey's story (crazy long post)

ClareMarsh wrote: The last time I weighed Ted he was 5lbs
Oh boy... He is so tiny, how do you keep an eye on such small dogs? :roll: Our Himalayan cat is 8 lbs, and sometimes she hides somewhere and it takes a while to find her, with everyone in emergency search mode....
by Ari_RR
Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:37 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Free running
Replies: 24
Views: 4031

Re: Free running

Hmm... :? perhaps we'll give that park another off-leash try today. It's Monday, kids back to school to study, the majority of "able-body" humans who can make it to the trails should be at work.. Weather is not great, which should keep most of the rest of them and their pooches out. I feel like taki...
by Ari_RR
Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:00 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Dog refusing to walk up certain streets
Replies: 5
Views: 9899

Re: Dog refusing to walk up certain streets

For Ari its quite normal to just stop in the middle of the walk. And then he just stands there, ears pricked and looking intensely somewhere. I wait this out, and give him a few minutes to make his decision - is it safe to keep going or not. Sometimes he decides that its ok to trust me and moves on,...
by Ari_RR
Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:47 am
Forum: Dog Training Articles
Topic: Treat your dog like a dog! Lesson #1
Replies: 5
Views: 3397

Re: Treat your dog like a dog! Lesson #1

Sometimes you can talk your way out of every dog and fear them all. :lol: :lol: :lol: Too big, too small, too fast, not fast enough, too smart or independent thinker, or just doesn't look right... I agree - if you can't do it, don't. But on the other hand - it's worth a stretch, and not everything ...
by Ari_RR
Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:24 am
Forum: Photos of Your Dogs
Topic: On the field of man eating nettles
Replies: 11
Views: 2484

Re: On the field of man eating nettles

Yeah.. If your dog ran into a skunk and got sprayed - wash the dog in tomato juice, give him tomato juice bath...
I hope we'll never have to test this lovely theory, though :lol:
Rupert looks very happy in that field, that's awesome.
by Ari_RR
Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:14 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Leaky anal glands
Replies: 8
Views: 5916

Re: Leaky anal glands

If this was normal, there would have been fewer dog owners in this world, I am sure :lol: No, normal is express after poo. In some cases dog's can't always express at that point. There probably could be various reasons. But it's not just smell. If he can't express, glands fill up and this could be q...
by Ari_RR
Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:20 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Border collie exercise
Replies: 24
Views: 6928

Re: Border collie exercise

I think normal weight for an adult border collie is 35-40 lbs.. 70 lbs for a 10 months old puppy is not just larger then others... It's humongous, twice the normal size.. I would consult a vet before introducing any running at all for him. If he is significantly overweight, running may cause damage ...
by Ari_RR
Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: An update on Neo, Abby, etc.
Replies: 3
Views: 920

Re: An update on Neo, Abby, etc.

Go Riggie!
by Ari_RR
Sun Nov 27, 2011 5:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What a difference a year makes.
Replies: 7
Views: 1601

Re: What a difference a year makes.

Still in the northeast.. No complaints from me on mild temperatures. No complaints from Ari either, for whom light drizzle means immediate cancellation of all outdoor activities.. :lol: Our only hope to drag him out in the real winter and snow is his new coat. He is very fond of the new coat, loves ...
by Ari_RR
Sun Nov 27, 2011 4:54 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Leaky anal glands
Replies: 8
Views: 5916

Re: Leaky anal glands

We had this with the boy.. Was some sort of AG infection, treated and quickly cured with medication injected through anus. Perhaps this a question to consult a vet about. We do give him pumpKin pure every day, maybe that played some role in avoiding a recurrence, but the original treatment was most ...
by Ari_RR
Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:33 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Free running
Replies: 24
Views: 4031

Free running

Inspired (maybe wrong word... fired up) by "Off-lead time for Casey" thread, Ari and I headed to the largest nature park around. Huge park, a lot of trails, you need a map to navigate through all of them. But it's a gorgeous warm sunny Sunday after Thanksgiving before what promisses to be a rainy we...
by Ari_RR
Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Beagles parents? Or any 'experienced' to help a newbie
Replies: 8
Views: 2573

Re: Beagles parents? Or any 'experienced' to help a newbie

Well.. Experts will be here soon to advise, I can only offer my own 2 cents re: bathroom habits. We got Ari when he was about 13 weeks. He is now 14 months, and in this time we've had no more then 5 instances of him going to the bathroom inside, all of them within the first month or two. The key - t...
by Ari_RR
Sat Nov 26, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Off-lead time for Casey
Replies: 8
Views: 2299

Re: Off-lead time for Casey

I am reluctant to let Ari off leash these days, although we did a lot when he was younger. Not because he may take off after an animal. Even if he decides to chase a deer, he will quickly return. Mainly because he may encounter another dog, get into a fight and get hurt, or hurt the other dog, or bo...