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by ***Melissa***
Tue Nov 30, 2010 2:48 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Just like cats and dogs...
Replies: 11
Views: 3709

Re: Just like cats and dogs...

Body blocking - get him a harness (not a collar), leave the harness & lead on him in the house. When you need to body block - get between dog & cat, grab the lead (so yoy have more control over him), but continue to block with legs. It's a bit like doing a really funny dance :lol: I have a doxie too...
by ***Melissa***
Tue Nov 30, 2010 2:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Karma Spots A Fox
Replies: 13
Views: 2904

Re: Karma Spots A Fox

Oh my goodness...
by ***Melissa***
Tue Nov 30, 2010 2:35 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Teeth Cleaning
Replies: 17
Views: 4581

Re: Teeth Cleaning

Did you give her raw bones or cooked bones? We only feed raw bones, as they don't splinter. Was it only the bones or was there meat on them too? The amount of meat on the bone should be be AT LEAST the same ration as a chicken wing. If she swallows things whole - beat the chicken wing (or other raw ...
by ***Melissa***
Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:44 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: 4 yr old boston occassionally goes pee and poop in the house
Replies: 3
Views: 1216

Re: 4 yr old boston occassionally goes pee and poop in the house

Dogs scent mark when they are insecure (caused by fear, stress, changes, etc etc). It's his way to let the house smell more of him, his way of saying "hey, I live here too". But unfortunatelly it's a vicious circle, bc everytime he scent marks the room/place smell of wee and dogs like to wee where i...
by ***Melissa***
Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:27 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: very excited jack russel puppie
Replies: 2
Views: 963

Re: very excited jack russel puppie

It's best not to use a trainer if you are not sure of their methods - it can do more harm than good when the wrong methods are used :wink: Can you give a run down of Benji's day - what en when does he eat, sleep, exercise (mental & physical), how long is he left for, where is he left, anything you c...
by ***Melissa***
Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:11 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Tag Teaming Boxers
Replies: 4
Views: 1269

Re: Tag Teaming Boxers

Try to walk them daily - it will make a huge difference. :wink: Emmy is now fearful of other dogs. Taking her to a dog park / doggy day care (or any other place with many dogs) won't help. You need to work on her by finding her threshold, and rewarding when she is not reacting (even if it means only...
by ***Melissa***
Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:48 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Tennessee Rabies Medical Exemption?
Replies: 5
Views: 1750

Re: Tennessee Rabies Medical Exemption?

Call your vet and ask them - they will know :wink:
by ***Melissa***
Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:46 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: mouthing german shepherd
Replies: 2
Views: 1225

Re: mouthing german shepherd

Provide things to chew on during the day, like raw carrots, brocolli, apple, cardboard boxes (no staples), empty toilet rolls, etc. When he mouth or nips - stop doing what you were doing (probably playing with him or touching him?), get up, don't say a word, nothing, and leave them room for 10 secon...
by ***Melissa***
Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:39 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Going to the back seat
Replies: 3
Views: 1206

Re: Going to the back seat

Are they crate trained? And if they are, will their crates fit into your car? Then you can have them crated on the backseat, and even put a blanket over the crates if you think they will cope better like that?
by ***Melissa***
Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:34 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: My Boston puppy is a terror! Help!
Replies: 3
Views: 1535

Re: My Boston puppy is a terror! Help!

For the chewing stage - provide appropriate things to chew on: raw carrots, brocolli, apples, cardbord boxes (no staples), empty toiletrolls, etc.
by ***Melissa***
Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dogs and a new baby?
Replies: 7
Views: 1774

Re: Dogs and a new baby?

Hey, congrats :D I'm 35 weeks pregnant, and has done a lot of work with my dogs since I found out I was pregnant. The most important thing I think I did was to socialise them with babies and toddlers (not that easy to find if you don't really know that much people with small children :lol: ). But ye...
by ***Melissa***
Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Karma Spots A Fox
Replies: 13
Views: 2904

Re: Karma Spots A Fox

:shock:

Hopefully the fox will soon decide to move some place else :?
by ***Melissa***
Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:34 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Teeth Cleaning
Replies: 17
Views: 4581

Re: Teeth Cleaning

Also agree with Nettle :wink:
by ***Melissa***
Fri Nov 26, 2010 6:18 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: SEPARATION ANXIETY UPDATE!!
Replies: 12
Views: 2757

Re: SEPARATION ANXIETY UPDATE!!

That's a great idea Ladybug :D It made me think of something else too - Everytime you put your coat on and take your keys - give him a really super yummy treat, then leave. Maybe he will later asoociate getting ready to leave = yummy treat. My dogs don't have sep anx, but they do associate me gettin...
by ***Melissa***
Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:51 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: SEPARATION ANXIETY UPDATE!!
Replies: 12
Views: 2757

Re: SEPARATION ANXIETY UPDATE!!

I'm sorry, I don't know what else. :(
I hope someone else replies to your post with some advice