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by ***Melissa***
Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:24 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Dog peeing in Dog Run
Replies: 4
Views: 1494

Re: Dog peeing in Dog Run

Shock collars (and choke chains and whatnot) are harsh tools to use on dogs. It does more damage than good. It may "stop" the problem, but it does not address the problem. Please don't use it (or allow anybody else to use it) on your dogs? Rough housing is not the *best* way to play with dogs, sorry...
by ***Melissa***
Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:01 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Dog neurotic about peeing outside
Replies: 24
Views: 4574

Re: Dog neurotic about peeing outside

Not sure if this will help, but maybe she's not 100% potty trained yet. Try the advice in this link, and see if it helps? http://positively.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=6125 Is she nervous or insecure? Sometimes dogs scent mark to make them feel more secure. It could be that the carpet smell of we...
by ***Melissa***
Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:55 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: SEPARATION ANXIETY UPDATE!!
Replies: 12
Views: 2757

Re: SEPARATION ANXIETY UPDATE!!

I have never had to deal with something like this, so I don't really have advice.

But, please do a search on the forum on seperation anxiety - there's a lot of info on it. Read especially Emmabeth's posts :wink:
by ***Melissa***
Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:36 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Raw Food Diet
Replies: 569
Views: 190603

Re: Raw Food Diet

2) No, you don't. Maybe with sick or old dogs (but then you will supplement a sick or old dog's diet no matter what diet he's on) :wink:

3) No. Freeze meat for a month before feeding.
by ***Melissa***
Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:31 am
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Dachshunds
Replies: 21
Views: 7914

Re: Dachshunds

They are adorable little dogs - I have a dachshund too :D
Both my dogs sleep with us in bed - nothing wrong with spoiling a dog, as long as it's not something that's bad for the dog, like unhealthy things to eat, etc :wink:
She sounds as if she has a wonderful life with you :D
by ***Melissa***
Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:03 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Afraid of Dad
Replies: 4
Views: 1483

Re: Afraid of Dad

Re jumping - ignore her when she jumps. No eye contact, don't even say "no". Or leave the room immediatly for 10 seconds (it works the same as a time out, but it's easier to remove yourself from the room). She will try harder & harder (expect more jumping) and then she will see jumping = leaving her...
by ***Melissa***
Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:48 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Ideas please - vomiting
Replies: 15
Views: 6188

Re: Ideas please - vomiting

In South Africa we can buy charcoal tablets from pharmacies.

Could the tablets work better than the powder?
by ***Melissa***
Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Goodbye my Rosie
Replies: 9
Views: 2024

Re: Goodbye my Rosie

I'm so sorry to hear about Rosie
(((hugs)))
by ***Melissa***
Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:32 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: two female dogs
Replies: 4
Views: 1191

Re: two female dogs

Dogs who were abused usually takes a while to adjust. She is insecure, and her confidence will go up as time goes on. Give her her own bed totally seperate from the other dogs - preferably even in her "own" room - where you can close the door, so she feels like that is her safe place, and no one (hu...
by ***Melissa***
Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:27 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello
Replies: 3
Views: 1092

Re: Hello

Hi, and welcome to the forum :D When you have any specific questions - please post them in the training section of the forum, where you will receive the best advice :wink: I'm not sure about his breed, but he is a beautiful pup :D and with the right training he will turn into a wonderful, confident ...
by ***Melissa***
Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:22 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: excessive licking
Replies: 3
Views: 1213

Re: excessive licking

Others will come up and offer more advice :D Re the licking: When dogs lick they release endorphines (I hope this is the right word, but it's feel-good-hormones). So especially stressed dogs will lick the bed, couch, anything - in order to make them feel better. She's a rescue, so she has probably b...
by ***Melissa***
Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:37 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Murphy making a friend? (Body language)
Replies: 3
Views: 1077

Re: Murphy making a friend? (Body language)

Not that I have dealt with these things personally, but I think Fundog and Jacksdad are right.

Your post made me think again about how far you have come with Murphy :D
by ***Melissa***
Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:49 am
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Loose dog charges Jack.....and he didn't flp out.
Replies: 12
Views: 4192

Re: Loose dog charges Jack.....and he didn't flp out.

Well done Jack and Jack's Dad :D
by ***Melissa***
Wed Nov 17, 2010 5:24 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Bark bark whine
Replies: 14
Views: 3553

Re: Bark bark whine

When you search for seperation anxiety, read Emmabeth's posts - they have great info.

And make sure your dog is tired (mentally & physical) - that WILL help.