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by mselisabs
Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Dogs in the bedroom/on the bed
Replies: 8
Views: 2146

Totally a personal choice. We decided to not let our Brit on our bed, but we let her on the guest bed (we don't have a lot of guests living near family, and in an apartment to boot... will most likely change that when we buy our house... but that's another story.) She is allowed on the couch, howeve...
by mselisabs
Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:42 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Rescue dog fears, growls at, barks at husband.
Replies: 7
Views: 58569

Just watched a rerun of IMOTD - I believe the episode was called Girls vs Boys ~ as you can imagine it was a Mini who would bark/growl/run from the boys of the house and it was dividing the family. Please try and watch it! It's both of your exact situations!! In our family we overcame this problem b...
by mselisabs
Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Has anyone successfully controlled an allergy to dog fur?
Replies: 7
Views: 3828

They can be controlled depending on *how* allergic. We have a cat and a dog and I am slightly allergic to both :) Zyrtec (OTC allergy med) is fine for me but there is also prescription meds and allergy shots - although it can take up to a year for the shots to start working. :| Correct me if I'm wro...
by mselisabs
Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Get out your box of tissues!
Replies: 4
Views: 1960

Yes, that's what I like the most! My husband and I always wonder about dog memory since we have a rescue who is also a very vocal dreamer :) This for sure shows that they have great memory!!
by mselisabs
Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Get out your box of tissues!
Replies: 4
Views: 1960

Get out your box of tissues!

Soldiers coming home to their dogs :)

http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/40324
by mselisabs
Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:08 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: A bundle of questions.
Replies: 9
Views: 2032

A new puppy is so exciting - we want to see pictures! :) As far as reprimanding, "Leave it!" is a GREAT thing to teach a puppy or any dog! It was one of the first things I taught our adult rescue because a sharp "No!" Would send her running back into her crate with tail tucked down. Not quite the ca...
by mselisabs
Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:12 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Share the Wonder: doggy's first raw chicken leg
Replies: 35
Views: 7087

Noobs,

I don't know really anything about feeding raw but it sounds like they are only concerned with the weight-bearing bone. Maybe you can cut the meat off the bone and feed that raw, or cook it and mix it in with dinnertime!
Or send it over this way, we like dark meat :)
by mselisabs
Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:48 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Desprately Scared Puppy that Screams Bloody Murder.....
Replies: 5
Views: 7997

There was a lot to read there, sorry if I missed this... Does she ever scream when you touch her/pick her up? I know she had that weird bathroom episode, but is mostly your husband? We rescued a timid Brittany that warmed up to me quick enough, but my husband could barely touch her, let alone put on...
by mselisabs
Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:34 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: New Tricks
Replies: 14
Views: 2816

"Touch" should be your next trick! More often known as 'targeting' this simple trick actually is a gateway to a LOT of advanced obedience - like freestyle dance, agility, etc. This is great too because it involves a few steps. First she has to touch your hand, then put a toy in your hand and have he...
by mselisabs
Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:24 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: New Pup Jumping the Gate
Replies: 6
Views: 2682

Maybe you can put something flat on the top (like a 'T') so she cannot climb up and over. Or jump up and over. Might want to keep a close eye on her after you first set it up though, so just doesn't try to jump and just hit her head....
by mselisabs
Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: asthma, hiccups or my paranoia?
Replies: 8
Views: 2125

I first saw my girl reverse sneeze after coming home from a weekend at camp. She has mild outdoor allergies and so was probably just irritated from extra dust/pollen/whatever. It happened twice and hasn't again - she basically "froze" and looked like she was having trouble breathing! But after a min...
by mselisabs
Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Goodbye
Replies: 17
Views: 5321

Really? One person is going to make you leave a forum you obviously enjoy?
C'mon now!
by mselisabs
Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:13 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Taste of the Wild vs. Blue Buffalo
Replies: 27
Views: 9851

Fundog - perhaps a compromise? Half and Half :) And make it in really large batches so he doesn't think you're constantly cooking for the dog and not him! Hah!
by mselisabs
Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: adopting German Shepherd siblings, just asking for trouble?
Replies: 49
Views: 12909

Woah, is there legit truth to this? That it's a no-no to adopt siblings? I've seen plenty of siblings get along well perfectly well. Yes, they will skirmish like any human/animal siblings, but no threat more then a non-related. Not to say you should leave dogs together unattended, but this is the fi...
by mselisabs
Tue Oct 27, 2009 8:47 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Best ways to give a dog a pill
Replies: 12
Views: 2999

My Brit loves catching her kibble so I'll throw the pill to her randomly, usually flanked by pieces of kibble before and after. Hardly even notices... although with her fish oil she'll catch it, spit it out, then eat it off the floor. Maybe it just wasn't what she expected at first, hah. If for some...