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  1. Let's Create Our Own Training Guide?

    Dog Training Forum
    Title: I would not worry about a title right now. You may find that a title will jump out at you as you are writing the material. Content: Before you consider content, you must first decide who your target audience will be. Are you writing a book for someone who has never owned a dog before...
  2. Is Tug Bad for Aggressive Dogs?

    Dog Training Forum
    My pup is not aggressive, but she sometimes bites when attempting to initiate play. It hurts. I'm working to stop the bad habit but I can tell it's going to take some extra effort of my part. I also play tug with her. She loves it! Personally, I do NOT believe the tug and the nipping are at all...
  3. Heating/Cooling Options for Dog in Insulated Garage

    General Dog Forum
    Also in SoCal -- the Inland Empire. We've been pretty lucky weather-wise this month. Today, though, felt HOT -- and we've not yet reached the 90-105 temps that we tend to get hit with during our long summers. That cooling pad sounds interesting. I could use one on my bed at night! If I can get...
  4. Can dogs help in healing depression and anxiety?

    General Dog Forum
    I am certainly no expert, but I strongly feel the need to pop in with an answer to your question. That answer is "It Depends!" It depends on you. And it depends on your dog. laurelsmom already explained the difference between a service dog, which can go (almost) anywhere their human goes, and...
  5. Breeders are hypocrites

    General Dog Forum
    Oh, believe me. You are preaching to the choir on this one. It is why I ended up purchasing my pup from a backyard breeder -- and feeling guilty for doing so because so many Internet experts insist that good breeding through a reputable breeder is the only way to go. There is nothing any one...
  6. Heating/Cooling Options for Dog in Insulated Garage

    General Dog Forum
    I think a portable a/c unit would work but I would look to see if there is one that can you can operate remotely, through Alexa or similar wi-fi control. They are costly, but if you can afford it, I think a unit like this would provide ease of use and peace of mind--and maybe even save a little...
  7. Breeders are hypocrites

    General Dog Forum
    Breeders are Humans While I earlier agreed that I did not have good experiences in my search for a breeder, I should clarify that I didn't have a bad experience. Breeders did not want to sell to me because I did not meet their criteria as a performance owner. If they have so many prospective...
  8. Long leash / check cord / tie out recommendation for leashed park play

    General Dog Forum
    I play "Frisbee" with my pup using a Kong flying disc in the backyard. Without straining myself, I'm able to toss it about 30 feet (to the fence). I was hoping to get more running distance and saw some leashes as long as 50 feet. Unfortunately, we'll only be at 40 with the two items I just...
  9. Long leash / check cord / tie out recommendation for leashed park play

    General Dog Forum
    Well, my pup was chewing on a Benebone while I was busy on the computer. I took a break from what I was doing and noticed that she'd switched from the Benebone to her nice 15-foot leash. She chewed clear through it, not to be untethered, but just because she could. Argh! So, tonight I ordered a...
  10. Long leash / check cord / tie out recommendation for leashed park play

    General Dog Forum
    I have never heard of Biothane until your post. I found a bright orange biothane line on Amazon with excellent reviews. From the picture, I can see why it won't tangle. The longest I found was only 33 feet but I think it might suit our needs. BTW, we would absolutely use it with a body harness...
  11. Long leash / check cord / tie out recommendation for leashed park play

    General Dog Forum
    I have a really nice 15' leash that is great for attaching to a park picnic table. It keeps my girl secure and nearby while I enjoy a outdoor meal. But it is much too short for a rousing game of Frisbee fetch. Not having experience with dogs on a long lead, I'm a little unsure of which direction...
  12. Breeders are hypocrites

    General Dog Forum
    In my search for a pup (border collie, German shepherd, Corgi) I found there were four types of breeders: 1) The "reputable" breeder who does all the parent testing, charges really BIG bucks, sells only to people who will and/or have experience with showing and/or sporting competitions. In the...
  13. Young dog with weekly seizures

    Dog Health Questions
    Once you get her dosage stabilized, your vet will likely give you a 3-month prescription. Still costly, I know. My last dog was epileptic. The meds he took were phenobarbitol, a controlled substance. He needed it twice a day. I think the main reason for the blood work is to monitor the dog's...
  14. Disc Dog thread

    Dog Sports/Show Forum
    The Kong disc is super soft and flexible. It bends and folds in half, making it easier to pick up off hard surfaces. I paid $11 (Petsmart's online price; the store's shelf price is $17). Bodie loves playing with it and has absolutely no problem picking it up -- even when it's landed right side...
  15. Is it just impossible to get a Bernedoodle right now?

    General Dog Forum
    Back in the day, mixed breed pups were put into a box and taken to the nearest grocery store where mama dog's owner (or their child) begged customers to take a pup home with them. Sometimes, a free starter bag of puppy food was offered as an incentive. But today, mixed breed pups are sold as...
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