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by Wilkie
Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do you do with your dogs poo?
Replies: 32
Views: 11036

Re: What do you do with your dogs poo?

I attended a city council meeting and a county parks commission meeting where there was some items on the agenda regarding dogs. OMG! the absolutely silly stuff anti dog people come up with. for the parks commission meeting the question of making one of the beaches officially off leash came up. The...
by Wilkie
Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do you do with your dogs poo?
Replies: 32
Views: 11036

Re: What do you do with your dogs poo?

What are the best dog foods if raw diets aren't possible?
by Wilkie
Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Problems unraveling
Replies: 102
Views: 33583

Re: Problems unraveling

Hi! Sorry if this is repeating what others have said but just reading through your post I had a couple of experiences to share that might help make you feel better. No need to apologize! Repeats aren’t always bad, especially if I might miss something. Anything positive, including experiences and fu...
by Wilkie
Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Update from Kili!
Replies: 34
Views: 8675

Re: Update from Kili!

Congratulations! Wow, the scenery looks beautiful. I can only imagine how amazing it must feel to make such a huge accomplishment. Well done!
by Wilkie
Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Problems unraveling
Replies: 102
Views: 33583

Re: Problems unraveling

Himalayan dog chews (basically really hard cheese, if you're wondering what they are :P), bully sticks, antlers, and raw meaty bones are all good chews. Bully sticks disappear quickly if you've got a strong chewer. The Himalayan chews last a bit longer, but our GSD can get through the large ones in...
by Wilkie
Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Problems unraveling
Replies: 102
Views: 33583

Re: Problems unraveling

I took her on a walk like I was recommended and it didn't go so well. It was every dog parent's worst nightmare. Because it was Sophie's first walk around here, she was sniffing and pulling me all over the place. That was to be expected, but what I didn't expect was a big dog running loose in our di...
by Wilkie
Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Problems unraveling
Replies: 102
Views: 33583

Re: Problems unraveling

It's highly unlikely - dogs have a short, fast digestive system designed to quickly process potentially horrible stuff. We on the other hand have a much longer slower system so we are far more likely to get sick, and of course true herbivores process things for even longer and when they eat somethi...
by Wilkie
Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Problems unraveling
Replies: 102
Views: 33583

Re: Problems unraveling

Someone please reassure me that my psychotic dog won't get sick. I didn't get to see what she was just eating because she ran away as soon as I went to stop her, but the "local wildlife" leaves presents and there was rabbit poop right where Sophie was eating :shock: . I know dogs like to eat other a...
by Wilkie
Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do you do with your dogs poo?
Replies: 32
Views: 11036

Re: What do you do with your dogs poo?

I'm glad that those little poop bags with the holders were made because so many people get sick of irresponsible people not picking up after their dogs. They'll leave it on sidewalks or on other people's lawns. It makes it so much easier to pick up after my dog if I don't have the scooper on hand.
by Wilkie
Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Problems unraveling
Replies: 102
Views: 33583

Re: Problems unraveling

I think I would be taking her out for leash walks and keeping a close eye on her to see when SHE has had enough. Vets give the best advice for 'standard' cases, but if shes leaping around, humping, nipping etc, shes probably going to be putting herself at MORE risk than if you just talk her out on ...
by Wilkie
Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Problems unraveling
Replies: 102
Views: 33583

Re: Problems unraveling

Sophie constantly makes herself vomits. I can't even count how many times she has vomited. She keeps eating grass, flowers and other plants. A bit ago she dug up dirt and ate a good amount of it before I could stop her. She just vomited twice :| Maybe I need to be on 'It's Me or the Dog' because Vic...
by Wilkie
Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Problems unraveling
Replies: 102
Views: 33583

Re: Problems unraveling

Yes sorry, I was thinking you have had her a while. Putting things in baskets is probably WAY too advanced whilst she's so new to you. Work on positive interactions with you/objects, getting used to clicker training etc. touch is nice and easy to teach to start with. Any training etc will wear her ...
by Wilkie
Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Problems unraveling
Replies: 102
Views: 33583

Re: Problems unraveling

I have never had a dog spayed or nuetered before so this is very unfamiliar territory for me. The best part of the day is when she finally falls asleep.
by Wilkie
Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do you do with your dogs poo?
Replies: 32
Views: 11036

Re: What do you do with your dogs poo?

I always carry degradable poo bags with me (they break down within a year in a landfill) Are you sure about that? My understanding was that in a typical landfill once they are buried they can last for decades :( it's not the fault of the bags: in one study, findings included 40-year-old newspapers ...
by Wilkie
Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Problems unraveling
Replies: 102
Views: 33583

Re: Problems unraveling

She keeps nipping and biting me. She doesn't break the skin or cause bleeding, but her teeth are sharp and her bites hurt.