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by ***Melissa***
Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:33 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Which raw bones for teeth cleaning?
Replies: 19
Views: 6172

Re: Which raw bones for teeth cleaning?

Basically you can feed any bones that are not weight bearing.
Chicken wings are nice to feed, and so are rib bones. Remember that it's important that the bone be covered with meat (about the same meat/bone ratio than that of a chicken wing) :wink:
by ***Melissa***
Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:27 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: I forget my manners at playtime!
Replies: 5
Views: 1575

Re: I forget my manners at playtime!

He is a 6 months old - and becoming a teenage whooligan - very normal :wink: But, it is critical that he learns what is appropriate play, and what not, and that is all up to you to teach him that. The general stuff to do is - - long walks & mental exercise (clicker training, feeding out of kongs, et...
by ***Melissa***
Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:16 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Please help, Agression/ Anxiety issues?!
Replies: 8
Views: 1996

Re: Please help, Agression/ Anxiety issues?!

I think your post was missed, so I'm bumping this for you - hopefully someone will answer soon :D
by ***Melissa***
Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:12 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Intermittent unwanted barking at sounds on the street
Replies: 3
Views: 1366

Re: Intermittent unwanted barking at sounds on the street

In addition to tinytwo's advice - He sounds as if he is a little reactive, which means he may be a little fearful. Jacksdad has a reactive dog, and he has come a long way with Jack - please do a search on the forum and read Jacksdad's post - they have very good info. :D He won't listen to "no", bc h...
by ***Melissa***
Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:43 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: How to tell when a dog is in shock?
Replies: 2
Views: 1149

Re: How to tell when a dog is in shock?

I'm only reading your post now, and frankly, I have no idea what their gums look like when in shock :?

But, how is he doing?
by ***Melissa***
Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:39 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Ok for dog to sleep with us?
Replies: 34
Views: 6203

Re: Ok for dog to sleep with us?

Our two dogs sleep with us in bed as well. :D They have a bed in our room on the floor too, and sometimes they will get off and sleep there - this is usually when it gets too hot (we stay in South Africa, so have VERY hot summers). One is a Jack Russel cross, the other a Dachshund, so I have a plast...
by ***Melissa***
Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Where is Mattie??
Replies: 8
Views: 2178

Re: Where is Mattie??

Wonderful!!! :D
by ***Melissa***
Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:16 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Fasting
Replies: 4
Views: 1433

Re: Fasting

I don't skip meals either. If one of them decides not to eat their meal, then they don't get something else to eat untill the next meal (Bibi sometimes skip meals). When Striker needs to loose weight (he tend to gain weight SUPER fast), I just make his meals smaller and provide raw veggies to chew o...
by ***Melissa***
Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:09 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Tag Teaming Boxers
Replies: 4
Views: 1269

Re: Tag Teaming Boxers

Good luck :D
Please keep us updated on how they are doing
by ***Melissa***
Wed Dec 01, 2010 3:04 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Going to the back seat
Replies: 3
Views: 1206

Re: Going to the back seat

If you want to use the crate for Betsy - use the safety belt to keep it from moving around.
Wouldn't it be easier to crate train Maggie & use the crate in the car for her?
by ***Melissa***
Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:30 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Just like cats and dogs...
Replies: 11
Views: 3709

Re: Just like cats and dogs...

For the crate (and a little mental stimulation) - Leave him with a kong toy in his crate. You may have to make it really easy at first and use super yummy stuff, until he gets what he's suppose to do, then make it more difficult for him to get the food out, even up to the point where you freeze his ...
by ***Melissa***
Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:27 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Just like cats and dogs...
Replies: 11
Views: 3709

Re: Just like cats and dogs...

I think it's easier to leave the lead on him, bc it's then easier to get hold of him & do his time out (you want to do his time out as soon as he reacts). When he has learned what you wanted him to learn, it won't be necessary for the harness & lead anymore :D Crate training - i think leave his crat...
by ***Melissa***
Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:13 am
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: English Bull Terriers
Replies: 1
Views: 1761

Re: English Bull Terriers

I don't know much about the breed, sorry. You can do a google search on the breed. Just ignore any stuff about "dominance" - that's outdated. :wink: Look at things like - what were they bred to do originally how much exercise do they require daily (mental & physical) diseases that they get easily (s...
by ***Melissa***
Tue Nov 30, 2010 2:49 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Tennessee Rabies Medical Exemption?
Replies: 5
Views: 1750

Re: Tennessee Rabies Medical Exemption?

:lol:
I didn't mean it like that :P