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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Jalen Rose, Jan 26, 2010.
I like martingale collars
Assuming you mean chokes, I'm only against the ones that tighten really badly, and the ones that are pointed at the tips.
The rounded point pinch collar ones, like the Herm Sprenger style, are amazing and highly recommended by most trainers, including the one Pixel uses.
yeah, my little one that I use a retractable for is a scaredy-cat anyway and I have dropped it several times, he takes off and won't stop because he thinks something is chasing him.
Both of my pups walk in martingales.
I don’t think there’s anything wrong with pinch/choke collars as long as people use them correctly. The problem is that most people put them on too low, too loose, and let the dog pull against it instead of keeping a loose leash and using the collar for a quick tug correction.
yes those are great too, we use those an all the dogs we send up to Maine, we have had several dogs that got out, slipped their collars and ran when they were being taken off the transport truck, once we switched to the Martingales it never happens.
Anybody got any recommendations on treats to help clean teeth? Do my best to brush his teeth but it’s been tough to be consistent and he’s not been into toys that are good for his mouth.
Lol English is a 2nd language for me also the 1st
I just have the simple chain ones and on my 7th dog in my life time we always used them
both mine now never pull and walk right by our sides
more than anything, it's about the person using it, just like dog breeds, good tech can be used badly, so good on you for making them work.
What size of dog? Bully sticks, thicker quality ones, work well. Cheap ones don't work though so don't be getting all thrifty in your search.
I like VeggieDents
my dog is also allergic to almost all proteins so it helps me out
Deer antlers work well to clean teeth too.
25 lbs, mostly concerned with digestive/intestinal side effects.
Got him one a while back, just never took to it
Did you try boiling it in chicken broth?
And the digestion issues you mentioned are why bully sticks are a good bet. Way better for them in case they eat them than raw hides are. Raw hides are dangerous.
Amen to this, bully sticks are great, they don't last all that long depending on the dog but they are good for digestion.
Never ever do rawhides, they get all soggy and pliable and when the dogs swallow them they can cause blockages or get wrapped around their intestines. I know multiple dogs that have died this way, it's awful.
my boy used to go get his leash whenever He thought it was time for us to get outside...god I miss him
he was reasonable but needed at least an hour of good exercise.
We've been trying Watson without the vest and on a stronger lead the last few days and three behavior has improved a bit. Still pulling but less since he's basically choking himself on the collar when he does now and not nearly as aggressive towards other dogs, although still very aware of them. The rescue talked to some previous fosters back in Texas who all said he's very good with other dogs, but that because it's so hot in Texas he might not have been walked on a lead very much by his previous owners so there's probably just a learning curve there.
Bring treats with you and reward him for paying attention to you.
Lenin what's your experience with simprica trio? We've been doing simpirica for flee/tick and a separate heartguard, but my vet just sent an email about trio covering all 3.
Sheriff Max wants the snacks
It literally just came out so idk
but it seems safe and if it saves you money or effort then it might be worth it.
I do like simparica/bravecto for flea meds tho
Ticks are insane right now. Have found 3 on Tosu and just found one on our curtains last night. Going to have to check his records and see if we can get something from the vet.
We have a field next to us and woods out back and heavy deer in our area. Last year we started having our lawn treated to help out, but we have to check the dog everytime he comes back in. Thankfully he's got a light coat so they stick out pretty well.
We had our first adoption applicant visit today for Watson. They took him for a walk around the little park near us but the first few minutes was Watson crying and trying to pull back to me.
Yeah I don't think I could foster, unless the dog was an asshole. Would definitely get attached and want to keep them all.
So good for you. Need more people like you.
Finally taught my collie how to catch a frisbee which is odd since she can’t catch a piece of meat and just lets it hit her in the face.
If our situation was a bit different this def would have been a foster failure, but with me on shift work for apparently the rest of my life and my wife having to go back to the UK for a few months a year, any permanent dog we got would be alone for 13-ish hours on my work days (and doggie daycare isnt really an option when I'm on nights) so until I get a job that doesn't fist my sleep schedule, we figured fostering is the best option.
2 years old today
Maybe already addressed but used incorrectly they can do damage to the dog.
Ranger has joined the family
I'm not sure what I've done in life to get completely fucked over, but here we are.
Last August I put down my just shy of 10 years old American Bulldog due to an aggressive cancer
April I put down my small dog (12) from a long neurological battle that we could never figure out and eventually caused extreme pneumonia that he couldn't recover from
Today, my took my female American Bulldog, not yet 10, to the vet for a limp and she has some aggressive fucking bone cancer that needs immediate leg amputation and it'll probably spread to her lungs and will need chemo...and who the fuck knows.
In a fucking year I'm going to lose all 3 of my dogs. This fucking sucks. Two of them didn't even make it until 10.
but on the other hand congrats on joining the elite race of tripods
Just awful. Condolences.
Not gonna lie, immediately though of you. Why did your pup need amputation?
broken femur at 4 months old
and then she had a FHO procedure a couple months later because her other hip was out of socket
Sorry dude, that fucking sucks
These decisions fucking suck.
So my option is to spend 5-7,000 and have a 50/50 chance she makes it a year. 25% chance she makes it two.
I've spent 5 on a knee surgery knowing I'd get 8 more years. 2,000 on some foot cancer that we got lasered off.
So now I'm looking at a leg amputation, which isnt thst bad but her remaining life in chemotherapy drugs.
Gie is thst a good quality of life. Fuck me
One Knight, did WeRateDogs just tweet about your guy?
I came to post that Bonnie my black lab ~8 normally gives me a hug on command. Today she didn’t. I could tell she wanted to but looked at me as if to say, I’m in too much pain. She’s had TPLO 2 years ago. So I called the vet that did her surgery and he’s going to see her Monday.
I decided to go to her main vet and they did X-rays that show hips look good but a lot of bone spurs in the repaired knee. When you test the knee there’s a lot of popping. The vet was encouraging a scope but I’m going to the other vet on Monday to get his opinion. Hoping he says give that girl daily cosequin and rhymidil when she’s showing severe pain.
Anyone else felt with bone spurs and arthritis in your dog’s knees? What did you do?
That would have been cool but no, that's not ours, she was adopted long ago.
Horrible to think that there's dogs all the time being used for target practice. Fucking animals (the people obv, not the dogs)
This is Gus.
Great looking pup, congrats dude
2nd visit for Watson went really well and the adoption is moving ahead. Nice outdoorsy couple in their 20s with lots of dog experience.
Called and emailed about this ball of fuzz. Hope I get a call back.
Edit: Noah was spoken for, but going to meet his bro tomorrow.
German / Australian Shepherd Mix
I had a golden retriever that would do that every single time
Man, I forgot how awful crate training is. Caved in last night and let the pup sleep in bed with me. Not a peep from him after that and went potty outside first thing this AM.
My old lab and current lab would/will do this every time
I have to make sure the sprinklers are done running before I let her out each morning or I end up with muddy spots of no grass in front of which ever sprinkler heads she decides are hers that morning