Dogs of TMB

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Jalen Rose, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. Toast

    Toast Capo di tutti i capi
    Donor
    Chicago White SoxChicago BearsChicago BlackhawksKansas State WildcatsMontreal Impact

    How old is he?
     
    OldazzNinjaman likes this.
  2. OldazzNinjaman

    OldazzNinjaman Joemoma
    Michigan Wolverines

    They told us three. Poor fucker never had a chance. People who had him let his eyes rot. upload_2021-8-28_20-9-14.jpeg
     
  3. Emma

    Emma Wisconsin
    Donor
    Wisconsin BadgersMilwaukee Brewers altMilwaukee BucksGreen Bay Packers



    Waiting for the world's largest and most powerful operating steam locomotive to roll by
     
    Sub-Zero, wes tegg, AIP and 8 others like this.
  4. IHHH

    IHHH Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Notre Dame Fighting IrishCleveland BrownsMontreal Canadiens

    that is such a great pic, you should keep that one
     
    wes tegg likes this.
  5. Leeroy Jenkins!

    Leeroy Jenkins! Big Ivermectin Energy
    Donor

    Boo MFer!, El_Pato, Emma and 8 others like this.
  6. ButchCassidy

    ButchCassidy Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Ohio State BuckeyesColumbus CrewUnited States Men's National Soccer TeamSneakers

    Congrats! I’d probably hold off on that until they’re crate trained.
     
    wes tegg and Leeroy Jenkins! like this.
  7. Truman

    Truman Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Missouri TigersSt. Louis CardinalsChicago BullsSt. Louis BluesEverton

    He’s not allowed on that couch…

    B4FEACDA-7C7D-4C12-99EB-25B1DA2C4012.jpeg
     
  8. IHHH

    IHHH Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Notre Dame Fighting IrishCleveland BrownsMontreal Canadiens

  9. Emma

    Emma Wisconsin
    Donor
    Wisconsin BadgersMilwaukee Brewers altMilwaukee BucksGreen Bay Packers

    Crate train properly, don't get a crate or kennel that's overly large, get a long training lead, read about puppy blues, don't skimp on quality food and training, be prepared for the pup to do stupid things, puppy proof your dwelling, get a couple of good toys but nothing hard (squeakies, ropes etc), chewables like hormone free pigs ears, Zak George videos on YT, socialize with humans, dogs and other objects, use treats for training, start small and work up, use Ouch training, baby gates, the dog will poop inside so read how to potty train, check out the subreddit puppy101, microchip, bad habits are hard to break (table scraps etc), be patient, build up how long they can be alone, they will bark in the kennel so try to tire out beforehand/put a fan on/cover the kennel, try your best not to give into barking in kennel if you know it's not potty related, praise praise praise, crate train during the day by breaking up play sessions into naps
     
    #17509 Emma, Sep 6, 2021
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2021
  10. ButchCassidy

    ButchCassidy Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Ohio State BuckeyesColumbus CrewUnited States Men's National Soccer TeamSneakers

    We used bells for when it was potty time. Positive reinforcement works better than negative, IMO. Try not to use the word NO, only in extreme circumstances. Use uh oh, or something else when you’re trying to reinforce something bad/negative.

    We did puppy classes at petsmart. I don’t know how good they really are, but they seemed to help and taught us a lot.
     
  11. Toast

    Toast Capo di tutti i capi
    Donor
    Chicago White SoxChicago BearsChicago BlackhawksKansas State WildcatsMontreal Impact

    Anyone have any tips on deaf dog training?
     
  12. Emma

    Emma Wisconsin
    Donor
    Wisconsin BadgersMilwaukee Brewers altMilwaukee BucksGreen Bay Packers

    Signing commands. Ex recommended it, helps in situations with loud noises, over stimulation, or if Dierks ever loses his hearing. Vibration collars, keep a deaf dog leashed unless enclosed, lots of other sense training like smell, use luring and capture techniques to teach skills, have a gesture that is used to know when they're to be rewarded with treats, flashlight to substitute for clicker training, lots of eye contact, see if they can hear a dog whistle

    https://deafdogsrock.com/

    Great resource. Honestly, raising a deaf dog sounds like a tall, but fun/rewarding task.
     
    #17512 Emma, Sep 6, 2021
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2021
    wes tegg, Dump and Leeroy Jenkins! like this.
  13. spagett

    spagett Got ya, spooked ya
    Donor

    My dog recently lost confidence in standing up and sitting down

    I have to kind of force him to lay down now

    He's capable of walking and seems spry when he is outside. Just hurts to watch him fall off so quickly.

    I doubt I have much longer with him. Gonna be extremely emotional when the time comes, but I've been incredibly lucky to spend 14+ years with him.
     
    IHHH, Owsley, DayDomination and 6 others like this.
  14. cutig

    cutig My name is Rod, and I like to party
    Donor
    Clemson TigersNebraska CornhuskersCarolina Panthers

    My oldest is turning 10 in Feb. I cannot believe he's been with me since 2013. I got him in grad school and having a puppy around did wonders for my mental health during those years. He goes nearly everywhere with me, has moved to countless jobs in 5 states with me. He's in good shape health wise but I know our time left is running out and it kills me to think about.
     
    IHHH, DayDomination and Dump like this.
  15. spagett

    spagett Got ya, spooked ya
    Donor

    Many of my friends and relatives have had to say abrupt goodbyes to their dogs over the last year, so its been a constant reminder that things can change in a hurry

    Haven't taken anything for granted. Spoil him and take him for 4 or 5 walks a day. Pandemic has been great for me to spend much more time with him working from home.
     
  16. Boo MFer!

    Boo MFer! Better than Burrow last year good.
    Donor
    Florida GatorsTampa Bay RaysJacksonville JaguarsTampa Bay Buccaneers

    God, I love that face so much.

    14D0F86F-E738-4EE6-84F7-396503CCD258.jpeg
     
  17. Emma

    Emma Wisconsin
    Donor
    Wisconsin BadgersMilwaukee Brewers altMilwaukee BucksGreen Bay Packers

    looking good for 8 years old

    Snapchat-594336415.jpg
     
  18. ButchCassidy

    ButchCassidy Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Ohio State BuckeyesColumbus CrewUnited States Men's National Soccer TeamSneakers

    Did she make her way home?
     
  19. Imurhuckleberry

    Imurhuckleberry Avid spectator of windmill warriors
    Donor
    Florida GatorsSan Francisco GiantsGolden State WarriorsSan Francisco 49'ers

    No. She has either gone call of the wild or something worse. Looked for weeks, signs, Facebook, and the army base. Set game trail cams up but no sign. :(
     
    #17519 Imurhuckleberry, Sep 8, 2021
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2021
    ButchCassidy and Dump like this.
  20. ButchCassidy

    ButchCassidy Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Ohio State BuckeyesColumbus CrewUnited States Men's National Soccer TeamSneakers

    So sorry, brother.
     
  21. El_Pato

    El_Pato Nunca Caminaras Solo
    Donor
    Texas RangersDallas CowboysUTEP MinersLiverpoolEl Paso LocomotiveJuarez

    Any tips on giving a small dog pills? Taking care of my mom's dog over the weekend and it's a bitch to get her to swallow her kidney pills. I've given pills to my roommates great danes and my golden retriever, and it was easy as hell. But this small dog is giving me way too much shit
     
  22. Fran Tarkenton

    Fran Tarkenton Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Wake Forest Demon Deacons

    Youve probably already tried this but wrap it in cheese?
     
    El_Pato likes this.
  23. Fafa fofo

    Fafa fofo Tell me 1 thing, 1 thing BACON can't improve...
    Donor
    Florida GatorsAvengers

    My moms little is like that. Peanut butter. Stick it in a spoonful and stick the spoonful to the roof of the mouth and pull the spoon out. It will go down.
     
    El_Pato likes this.
  24. Imurhuckleberry

    Imurhuckleberry Avid spectator of windmill warriors
    Donor
    Florida GatorsSan Francisco GiantsGolden State WarriorsSan Francisco 49'ers

    I go with the old put in the the back of their mouth and then rub their throat until they swallow trick. Oh wait, we were talking about dogs and pills?
     
    Boo MFer!, Dump and El_Pato like this.
  25. El_Pato

    El_Pato Nunca Caminaras Solo
    Donor
    Texas RangersDallas CowboysUTEP MinersLiverpoolEl Paso LocomotiveJuarez

    I did peanut butter but it kept sticking to my fingers last night, this morning I got a better scheme seems like. Took half the time
     
    wes tegg and Dump like this.
  26. wes tegg

    wes tegg I'm a Guy's guy, guys.
    Staff Donor
    Atlanta BravesDenver BroncosChicago BlackhawksMississippi Rebels

    [​IMG]

    Layla (top) at daycare, hanging with her GSD buds.
     
    a.tramp, THEBLUERAIDER, AIP and 5 others like this.
  27. BamaNug

    BamaNug Half is a lie, but the good part's true
    Donor
    Alabama Crimson TideSeattle MarinersAtlanta BravesNew Orleans Saints

    Nugget is approaching 12 and has really slowed down the past few years, hasn't been able to run for 3-4 years. He developed a seizure disorder last year and he's too old to go under anesthesia, so it's been somewhat controlled with an anti-convulsant every 8 hours. Combined with his allergy medicine and heart medication, he's up to 7 pills/day.

    Past few weeks his seizures have increased, he had 4 episodes over the weekend. 2 more this week -- very thankful I'm able to work from home. Whenever he has one he's knocked out for 12-24 hours and just sleeps. Now he's having trouble walking and rarely wants to leave his bed.

    I've always been told they will let you know when it's time. Had to make an appointment for Monday morning for him to pass over peacefully, I don't want his quality of life to deteriorate anymore.

    Trying to give him the best long weekend of his life. Went swimming with him last night in freezing ass water, just took a 2-hour lunch with him at the park. Curating a menu of hamburgers and steak every night this week. Going to a dog bar with lots of friends on Saturday -- he's never really cared about other dogs, but absolutely loves breweries and bars and everyone coming up and giving him attention. ]

    He has literally been by my side for 12 years. From college, to law school, back to Alabama, and all the way out to Seattle. He's the fucking embodiment of man's best friend. I'm already a mess
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  28. a.tramp

    a.tramp Insubordinate and churlish
    Donor
    Kansas State WildcatsTexas Rangers

    So sorry BamaNug , looks and sound like one of the good ones. Enjoy your weekend.
     
  29. Toast

    Toast Capo di tutti i capi
    Donor
    Chicago White SoxChicago BearsChicago BlackhawksKansas State WildcatsMontreal Impact

    BamaNug likes this.
  30. THEBLUERAIDER

    THEBLUERAIDER Well-Known Member
    Donor
    St. Louis CardinalsTennessee TitansNashville PredatorsMiddle Tennessee State Blue Raiders

    So sorry, man. Shit sucks.
     
    BamaNug likes this.
  31. ButchCassidy

    ButchCassidy Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Ohio State BuckeyesColumbus CrewUnited States Men's National Soccer TeamSneakers

    :(
     
    LeVar Burton and BamaNug like this.
  32. Emma

    Emma Wisconsin
    Donor
    Wisconsin BadgersMilwaukee Brewers altMilwaukee BucksGreen Bay Packers

    So sorry
     
    BamaNug likes this.
  33. IHHH

    IHHH Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Notre Dame Fighting IrishCleveland BrownsMontreal Canadiens

    BamaNug likes this.
  34. Boo MFer!

    Boo MFer! Better than Burrow last year good.
    Donor
    Florida GatorsTampa Bay RaysJacksonville JaguarsTampa Bay Buccaneers

    Fuck. I’m so sorry. Grew up with boxers, and I know how loving and devoted they are.
     
    BamaNug likes this.
  35. Lucky24Seven

    Lucky24Seven Ain't nothing slick to a can of oil
    Donor
    Indiana HoosiersNotre Dame Fighting IrishChicago CubsChicago BullsChicago BearsChicago Blackhawks

    Heading down to Bloomington this weekend to watch IU get smoked by Cincy. So, I gotta drop Teddy off at 6:50 tonight for boarding. Picking him up Sunday at 4:00. The longest I’ve ever been away from him is like 9 hours. Gonna feel really weird the next two days.
     
    IHHH, Dr. Mantis Toboggan and Dump like this.
  36. Joe Withabee

    Joe Withabee PS I have sifulus
    Donor
    Texas RangersDallas MavericksDallas CowboysChelseaTiger WoodsBarAndGrill

    3DC35730-CE4B-4340-A6EC-087D8B3B6319.jpeg

    Tell Cersei it was me
     
    El_Pato, DayDomination, IHHH and 10 others like this.
  37. One Knight

    One Knight https://www.twitch.tv/thatrescueguy
    Donor
    UCF KnightsTampa Bay Lightning

    Dog thread fam, I started streaming on Twitch a few weeks ago.
    I've been doing games so far but tomorrow I'm doing my first stream about rescue stuff.
    I'll be showing a bunch of before/after pics, telling some of my favorite rescue stories, etc.

    If you are on Twitch please stop in and say hi! And if you can follow me, that would be huge, once I get to 50 followers, I can start taking subscriptions and I'll be donating a portion of anything I make to rescue stuff here in town.
    Thanks all!

     
  38. wes tegg

    wes tegg I'm a Guy's guy, guys.
    Staff Donor
    Atlanta BravesDenver BroncosChicago BlackhawksMississippi Rebels

    I’m so sorry.
     
  39. BamaNug

    BamaNug Half is a lie, but the good part's true
    Donor
    Alabama Crimson TideSeattle MarinersAtlanta BravesNew Orleans Saints

    Nugget passed over peacefully this morning at 8:30. I was scratching his ears until his last breath.

    I've never cried more than this weekend, I don't think there's anything left. Fuck, I don't think I've cried at all in maybe 10 years. I have never felt this sort of emotion before. But having a social circle and friends for support has been otherworldly. That was the hardest thing I've ever done, but I think as time goes on I'll be so happy with how I did this.

    He was always SUPER food motivated, so that was the weekend theme. Friday night, we had sous vide salmon and sweet potato. Dog gelato for breakfast every morning. He had a full bison burger for dinner Saturday night. I bought him a 1 lb organic, grass-fed ribeye last night with a baked potato.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    We went swimming every day, spent the whole weekend at his favorite bar and breweries. Yesterday was an incredible celebration of life with all of his friends, way too many treats, and all the attention.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    Love your dogs, friends. They are only around for a small percentage of our lives, but we are 100% of their lives.
     
  40. Dr. Mantis Toboggan

    Dr. Mantis Toboggan Well-Known Member
    Florida State SeminolesBoston Red SoxOrlando MagicNew England PatriotsBoston Bruins

    My dog had to be put down out of nowhere just over a year ago and I’m still not over it. I saw a picture of her the other day and started crying. I’m glad you got that time to spoil Nugget before he had to go.
     
  41. a.tramp

    a.tramp Insubordinate and churlish
    Donor
    Kansas State WildcatsTexas Rangers

    I am glad I am not the only one that had to put down a dog that visually still looked in pretty good shape. It is hard when people say “he looks great.” Nah, he doesn’t. Only the owner who is around the dog all day truly knows if the dog has a bad quality of life.
     
  42. wes tegg

    wes tegg I'm a Guy's guy, guys.
    Staff Donor
    Atlanta BravesDenver BroncosChicago BlackhawksMississippi Rebels

    I'm so sorry for your loss. Nugget was a TMB OG.
     
  43. Dr. Mantis Toboggan

    Dr. Mantis Toboggan Well-Known Member
    Florida State SeminolesBoston Red SoxOrlando MagicNew England PatriotsBoston Bruins

    I did get a puppy just under a year ago after my dogs died (the other one went three weeks later) and he rules.
     
    Dump and a.tramp like this.
  44. BamaNug

    BamaNug Half is a lie, but the good part's true
    Donor
    Alabama Crimson TideSeattle MarinersAtlanta BravesNew Orleans Saints

    He was so tired, man. Had a lot of trouble walking more than a block. In that last picture where he's sitting on me, it's the only way he could sit because his hips were so arthritic.

    I did some morbid research this weekend, almost trying to talk myself out of it -- but it actually confirmed my decision. He was tripping and stumbling a LOT, whenever we were able to walk a bit. Everything I read said grand mal seizures can leave them paralyzed or with permanent brain damage, and if they have more than 1 per month it's not good. He had more than 10 in the past month.

    I wanted it to be on my terms, on our terms. The vet was amazing this morning -- "your final and best gift is a peaceful passing."
     
    El_Pato, DayDomination, IHHH and 11 others like this.
  45. Oranjello

    Oranjello Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Green Bay PackersGrateful DeadMississippi Rebels

    Sorry, man
     
    Dr. Mantis Toboggan, Dump and BamaNug like this.
  46. Nandor the Relentless

    Donor
    Kentucky WildcatsBoston CelticsNew England PatriotsUniversity of LynchburgSeattle Kraken

    RIP Nugget
     
    Dump, BamaNug and Dr. Mantis Toboggan like this.
  47. ned's head

    ned's head Well-Known Member
    Donor

    Sorry for your loss BamaNug. I also went through that emotional rollercoaster when I put mine down, but it brightens my day whenever I get an amazon anniversary pic. Those tears will turn to smiles soon enough <3

    Got a good one of gus slinging his stuff yesterday

    [​IMG]
     
  48. Toast

    Toast Capo di tutti i capi
    Donor
    Chicago White SoxChicago BearsChicago BlackhawksKansas State WildcatsMontreal Impact

    Sorry dude.
     
    BamaNug likes this.
  49. LeVar Burton

    LeVar Burton Knee deep in a dynasty, ROLL TIDE!
    Kansas JayhawksAlabama Crimson Tide

    :tebow: Sorry man
     
    BamaNug likes this.
  50. One Knight

    One Knight https://www.twitch.tv/thatrescueguy
    Donor
    UCF KnightsTampa Bay Lightning

    When I did my stream this morning, I went through and talked about a ton of our fosters over the years.
    Several times I got choked up and had to stop talking and compose myself, not great streaming but better than openly crying live on Twitch I suppose.
    So sorry for your loss BamaNug , you gave him a wonderful life and an amazing last weekend.