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by Fundog
Wed Dec 17, 2008 2:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Illness Question
Replies: 2
Views: 1052

Actually, there is a term for what you are thinking of: Zoonosis, or the spread of infectious disease between species, primarily between animals and humans. The most common form of zoonosis is food poisoning from eating undercooked meat, or the meat of a sick animal. However, there are also several ...
by Fundog
Wed Dec 17, 2008 2:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: HI
Replies: 6
Views: 1516

Hi Summer, I have an idea for you, but first a question: Does your pitlab like to go for walks and other adventures? When my dog was a puppy she was at first afraid to ride in the car, until she learned that going for rides usually leads to an adventure of some sort. Now she loves to go for rides! S...
by Fundog
Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is Everyone's Opinions
Replies: 11
Views: 2827

Preferring Excellent Tasting Animals. That's my opinion. PETA can take that and chew on it.
by Fundog
Sat Dec 06, 2008 11:46 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Fetch training- bringing the ball back
Replies: 8
Views: 3201

Thank you, Nettle. I will try what you've suggested, and experiment on one of my next nights off, when I have plenty of time to practice. I'll let you know later on how it works!
by Fundog
Fri Dec 05, 2008 9:54 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Fetch training- bringing the ball back
Replies: 8
Views: 3201

My Springer Spaniel mix will fetch, and even bring it back-- but she won't drop it. Instead, she keeps it just out of reach, wanting me to chase her for it, or tug. She loves to play (I don't like to chase, or tug). I've tried using treats to "trade" her for the toy, but intstead, as soon as she see...
by Fundog
Thu Dec 04, 2008 6:42 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Bridge Fear / traffic shy / bolting dog
Replies: 5
Views: 1521

Ocelot, I actually have personal experience of what your Ellie is going through. My Annie has had a fear of bridges and piers, busy crosswalks, etc. And although she has improved immensely through great patience, she still has a big problem with metal sidewalk covers and storm drains, meter covers, ...
by Fundog
Thu Dec 04, 2008 3:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: MAN aggresive plus seperation anxiety!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1102

My dog can also be "strange man aggressive." But I have actually perpetuated her natural inclination for this, simply because being a night shift worker, I always walk her at night, in the dark. I am very cautious about strange men lurking around in the dark, approaching me uninvited. My dog takes h...
by Fundog
Thu Dec 04, 2008 2:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Any exerience with Kennel Cough
Replies: 8
Views: 2067

When we adopted our dog she had kennel cough, contracted while in the shelter. Indeed, it is just like a common cold in humans, as there is nothing to make it go away, except time (about a month). It is also highly contagious, but there is a vaccine (Bordetella). Most kennels and groomers require do...
by Fundog
Thu Dec 04, 2008 2:38 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: So....Who's Who? - Introduce Yourself Here
Replies: 172
Views: 92180

Hi! I'm new here, just signed up yesterday. I saw this thread seems to be like the "Front Door" and decided to be polite and introduce myself. I have a five year old Springer Spaniel mix (the vet thinks the mix part may be lab) named Annie. She is a Fun Dog-- hence my username, lol. I rescued her fr...
by Fundog
Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:57 am
Forum: Episode Discussions
Topic: Weimerheimer episode
Replies: 1
Views: 2260

While watching this particular episode, and another one, "Harley the Not So Great Dane," I learned a new trick to apply to my own dog, only in a slightly different way: My dog, a Springer Spaniel mix, gets so excited at walk time, that she literally "springs" up and down uncontrollably. I had been c...