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by Lis & Addy
Sun Aug 30, 2009 5:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: reputations
Replies: 12
Views: 3628

Within living memory, pit bulls were the popular family pet dog, for people who wanted an active dog who could keep up with the kids, and who didn't need a hunter or a herder. As bizarre and irresponsible as it will seem to the current generation of parents (and even their parents!), at that time ki...
by Lis & Addy
Sat Aug 29, 2009 7:23 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Let me sleep
Replies: 3
Views: 1554

Is she able to go through the night without pottying? That will make a big difference.

Lis
by Lis & Addy
Fri Aug 28, 2009 12:36 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: HELP 8 month old Terrier Mix
Replies: 10
Views: 2130

She would benefit a lot from your husband giving her a half hour of playtime before he goes to bed. However, an 8-month-old puppy who isn't potty trained yet, is not going to easily "get it" if she's alone all day, and then alone all night. Can someone come home during the day at lunch time, or can ...
by Lis & Addy
Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:08 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Dog drags bottom across the floor
Replies: 10
Views: 2712

If his poops have firmed and he's stopped dragging his butt on the floor. then most likely it was his anal glands and they are now expressing themselves normally on their own. If his poops get soft again, you can try pumpkin or applesauce. You can buy canned pumpkin, but it might not be as common an...
by Lis & Addy
Tue Aug 25, 2009 3:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Website
Replies: 5
Views: 1687

Your ISP (internet service provider, how you get to the internet) may provide free space for your own website. Or Geocities or other places do too, but you do wind up with ads on your website that aren't subject to your control. As long as your website is hosted elsewhere, you shouldn't be making yo...
by Lis & Addy
Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: "In The Dog House"?
Replies: 21
Views: 7567

Brad Pattison is an abusive, power-tripping jerk. He doesn't just set people up to fail; he sets them up to potentially get seriously hurt. An example: In one case, to show a couple how unmanageable their dogs were on-leash, he had the woman take the two dogs, go out the front door into their steepl...
by Lis & Addy
Mon Aug 24, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Angry Dog on Inside Edition - disarming by filing teeth?
Replies: 6
Views: 2448

This is Cotton, an American Eskimo. Cesar Millan did respond, and did temporarily achieve a significant change in the behavior of the dog (the episode was called "Raw Cotton"). As did, apparently, the positive reinforcement trainer, and a number of other trainers and techniques this family tried. Th...
by Lis & Addy
Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:28 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: spoiling
Replies: 18
Views: 4804

All the others seem to have been covered, so broccoli and nightshades: Broccoli contains isothiocyanate, which is a pretty powerful gastrointestinal irritant. Dogs don't digest broccoli as fully as cows do, and you'd not normally be feed a a dog broccoli as more than 10% of its diet, and there are a...
by Lis & Addy
Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:30 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: spoiling
Replies: 18
Views: 4804

No onion, chocolate, grapes, or raisins. Cruciates (broccoli and its close relatives) and nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes) should be used in moderation. Avoid excessive amounts of fat and sugar, for the same reasons you would with humans. Other than that, if it's good for humans, it's okay for dogs,...
by Lis & Addy
Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:23 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Dog drags bottom across the floor
Replies: 10
Views: 2712

More like a teaspoon of pumpkin, for a Yorkie. Or all-natural, no sugar added applesauce is good, too. Ladyg, could you be more specific about what you're feeding your dog? What's the brand name--Eukanuba, Purina...? And what are the ingredients? Some dogs have a bit of trouble with their anal gland...
by Lis & Addy
Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:47 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Dog drags bottom across the floor
Replies: 10
Views: 2712

Dragging his butt on the floor could just be that he's itchy, or it could mean that he has worms, but my bet would be that he needs his anal glands expressed. If it is his anal glands, the vet can do that for you. Some dogs need it done regularly, some occasionally. Often a change of diet can reliev...
by Lis & Addy
Sun Aug 16, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: New sleeping situation
Replies: 2
Views: 847

If you want her to continue to sleep in your son's room with the door closed when he's gone, you're going to have to sacrifice a few nights' sleep to get her used to it. Is there a reason she has to stay in your son's room alone? What does she do when you do let her out? Does it cause any problems? ...
by Lis & Addy
Sun Aug 16, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: dog refuses to wear head collar.....
Replies: 36
Views: 17223

Mattie, you linked to the doganswers.com site. Did you read it? Did you notice that its "case" against the GL and Halti has the same lack of information that I had already commented on? Did you notice that he recommends prong collars and shock collars? Did you notice that he's a trainer who is tryin...
by Lis & Addy
Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bathing
Replies: 28
Views: 6146

Different dogs have different bathing needs. Most people, though, seem to believe that what works best for their dog is the One True Way and everyone who does something different is hurting their dog. Different breeds have different coat types and different skin types, and different individual dogs ...
by Lis & Addy
Sun Aug 16, 2009 10:25 am
Forum: The TV Show
Topic: Victoria - CHANGE YOUR CLOTHES ON THE US SHOWS!!
Replies: 30
Views: 24189

As someone else said, even a change of clothes can be upsetting to a stressed-out dog. If it's two weeks between visits to a particular household (and they frequently state a time frame explicitly), VS may have done laundry twice in the interim. There's no reason why the same outfit wouldn't be clea...