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by MPbandmom
Sat Jul 31, 2010 1:19 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: "They Sure Are Well-Mannered!"
Replies: 10
Views: 3205

Re: "They Sure Are Well-Mannered!"

Yippee! Way to go! I love it when people get the message to not bother a dog. I'm planning on taking Sirius to the ice cream shop tonight. She will be wearing her no hands tank top. They have pup cups at our ice cream shop. It is outdoors and tends to form long lines with lots of people and multiple...
by MPbandmom
Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: dragonflies :]
Replies: 24
Views: 3724

Re: dragonflies :]

Dragonflies are cool.
by MPbandmom
Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2012
Replies: 39
Views: 7011

Re: 2012

Being a chld of the 70's and living not terribly far outside of DC, we used to look at the diagrams they had for what happens at various distances from the bomb impact (nuclear). Something like total destruction within 50 miles of impact. We were well aware that if a bomb did fall, with DC being lik...
by MPbandmom
Wed Jul 28, 2010 8:36 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Jack's first tast of freedom
Replies: 16
Views: 4617

Re: Jack's first tast of freedom

Congratulations! It's so nice when one can relax and go with the flow and it all works out well.
by MPbandmom
Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:42 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: off lead and heeling around other dogs!
Replies: 3
Views: 1758

off lead and heeling around other dogs!

Sky had her jumping focus class tonight. Because I have been trying to get her to drain herself before class rather than be so preoccupied with marking everywhere during class and we arrived a little earlier than anticipated; I took her for about 5 laps around outside of the agility field before cla...
by MPbandmom
Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Personal Trainer on Four Legs
Replies: 71
Views: 11965

Re: Personal Trainer on Four Legs

Taking Sky to agility has been giving me a work out. I really should try to take up jogging for her sake, I was just never a distance runner. I did track in hs one season (sprinter) and it took me all season to be able to jog a mile. :oops: I keep hearing about those shoes. I really think I need to ...
by MPbandmom
Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:51 pm
Forum: Photos of Your Dogs
Topic: Sky and Sirius
Replies: 5
Views: 2079

Re: Sky and Sirius

Thank you all! Sky does have amazing eyes. I call the color cloud blue. Other members of the family insist that they are white. :? It kind of depends on the lighting, but there is usually some faint hint of the blue even if it isn't a dazzeling blue. Sirius is just an absolute cutie. From the first ...
by MPbandmom
Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: Training Tools
Topic: thundershirt
Replies: 12
Views: 9705

Re: thundershirt

Well here is version #2. I think we have success! :D I haven't added the signage yet. I basically took a seam somewhat straight :oops: down from the shoulder strap at it's narrowest point in the front from the neck to the hem. I then cut that portion of fabric out leaving about 5/8" seam allowance. ...
by MPbandmom
Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:31 pm
Forum: Training Tools
Topic: thundershirt
Replies: 12
Views: 9705

Re: thundershirt

I'm going to try test garment #2 hopefully tonight. After speaking with a coworker who suggested taking one of the other shirts in the 4 shirt pack to add the extra needed fabric to the back of the shirt, I realized, that what I take out of the front of the shirt could be added to the back of the sh...
by MPbandmom
Sun Jul 25, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: Photos of Your Dogs
Topic: Sky and Sirius
Replies: 5
Views: 2079

Sky and Sirius

From the beach and last winter. http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac47/MPbandmom/123.jpg Lazy dogs at the beach http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac47/MPbandmom/136.jpg Sirius on the beach. http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac47/MPbandmom/127.jpg Sky on the beach. http://i884.photobucket.com/albu...
by MPbandmom
Sun Jul 25, 2010 2:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Terrifying ordeal:( Updated, she is home:))))))
Replies: 73
Views: 12093

Re: Terrifying ordeal:( Updated, she is home:))))))

Wow, this is the first time I have ventured into the general chat section. Glad to hear things are working out well, and that there are caring vets out there. Kudos to you for being able to think of using a cell phone charger in a new and unique way. :D
Best wishes for continued rapid healing.
by MPbandmom
Sun Jul 25, 2010 12:22 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Pet store trainings...?
Replies: 20
Views: 3771

Re: Pet store trainings...?

It may well depend on the trainer at the particular store, but they don't necessairly have to have a big background in pet training. I believe they watch a video. The trainer I had seemed very knowledgable, and was an experienced pet owner. However, as I have learned more myself, her methods weren't...
by MPbandmom
Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:52 am
Forum: Training Tools
Topic: thundershirt
Replies: 12
Views: 9705

Re: thundershirt

The thundershirt does seem to help some and Sirius doesn't seem to mind wearing it at all once I get it on her, but I think the velcro closures are a little disturbing for both dogs. I also haven't put it on her for going outside to see if it will help on walks and other outdoors activities, because...
by MPbandmom
Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:04 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Fear Aggression
Replies: 9
Views: 2011

Re: Fear Aggression

I hope the incident doesn't affect him too much either.
by MPbandmom
Fri Jul 23, 2010 5:41 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: making progress
Replies: 7
Views: 2396

Re: making progress

The real rally instructor was at class this week. Sirius had a great time. She was much more relaxed? I question relaxed, because she was more puppy giddy than relaxed. She did all of the stations well except one. There was a stop and sit. The stop and sit she did great, but then when we went to con...