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  1. How To Stop This Behavior, Help Please!

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    First of all, I wouldn't put in a doggy door either. I know someone who woke one night to her own dog raising a fuss and found a skunk in her kitchen. It came in through the doggy door. (She's a pretty calm person, just closed the door to the kitchen and went back to bed. In the morning, skunk...
  2. Raw feeding problems

    Dog Health Questions
    Yes, on nutritionist, but that's another cost. I noticed Monica Segal now has some balanced diets for raw and cooked available - $30 each, which means I'll never see one. I have one dog wholly on raw and two on kibble and raw - because of cost. I feel guilty about it, but the one who gets all...
  3. Raw feeding problems

    Dog Health Questions
    Maybe you mistook that 40 kg for pounds? Having recently had to do these calculations myself - the recommended percent is 2-3% of body weight, and maybe even more for an 11-month old. Anyway, 3% x 40kg = 1.2 kg, which would be 1200 grams a day. Or you can make it easy on yourself and use an...
  4. Raw feeding problems

    Dog Health Questions
    There are a lot of advocates of cooked diets for dogs. I cooked for my last Rottweiler for years - cooked the meat and she got things like rice and sweet potatoes. Even with raw diet a lot of us add cooked veggies, eggs, other good thing than just meat. So long as you make sure the diet is...
  5. Monthly Activities

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    Wouldn't regular fecal tests be an alternative?
  6. What are your thoughts on shock collar training?

    Dog Training Forum
    Well, I am currently doing AKC Rally and Obedience with my two Rottie girls, and I do see some dogs (and people) in the rings looking like they're taking a math test they didn't study for. There's no use pretending that all breeds are equally suited for this kind of human-canine cooperation or...
  7. Help .....

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    Why ask for advice if you won't listen to any of it? Separate them before you have a disaster.
  8. Please Help!

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    Assuming you need a right-now solution while working on training, and also only if you can leave a collar on the dog without safety concerns - I'd leave the collar on and I'd put what a lot of trainers call a "tab" on it. That's a bit of leash (depends on dog's size) that hangs down only a short...
  9. Cane Corso Allergies

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    I wish I could help but don't have the kind of expertise you need. You might consider contacting a dog nutritionist such as Monica Segal. I know she works with people who have dogs with specific problems such as yours.
  10. Dog Comdones

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    Yes, one hot spot a year isn't a big deal except for when it first pops up. I never thought of the toothpaste comparison. What came out of the cyst on my horse seemed to me like creamed cottage cheese. Yucky no matter how you describe it. I've heard of Poodles having sebaceous adenitis and that...
  11. Dog Comdones

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    I didn't know what a comedone was and had to look it up. Have never heard of such a thing on a dog but have had them myself, although so small nothing like them would be noticed amid a dog's fur, and I had to do something to get rid of each one. None ever ruptured. One of my horses had a...
  12. I have a wierdo dog......

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    I don't think those behaviors are weird but smart. I have one Rottie girl now who also IMO is like that. The latest she's doing is if she's outside and wants in, but I've changed my clothes and dressed to go out while she was in the yard, I open the door, she takes one look, reverses course, and...
  13. Liver cancer symptoms

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    I'm so sorry. Yes, I've had one go from fine to needing me to make that terrible decision very quickly - hemangiosarcoma.
  14. What are your thoughts on shock collar training?

    Dog Training Forum
    Put the collar on yourself, give yourself a shock, and see if you still think it can be used in a "non-hurtful" way. (Yes, I did it and know the answer.) My own opinion is that they may occasionally be necessary for an older, hard-headed dog from a tough breed, but none of my dogs from tough...
  15. cat poop problems

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    I don't think eating cat poop has anything to do with what you're feeding your cat. Some dogs just are poop eaters, and the only way to stop it is to make it inaccessible. That means putting the cat box somewhere the cat can get to it and the dog can't - covered cat box (if the cat will use it)...
  16. How can I protect garden spotlights

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    My first choice would be to give up the lights. If they won't do that - Fence I the lights with something a little stiffer/stronger than chicken wire? In this area that's what people use to protect trees and shrubs from deer. Depending on the locations, an electric wire of the sort used for...
  17. Fleas Revolution

    Dog Health Questions
    If the Revolution didn't work, why continue with it? Do some searching around the net. There are a lot of more benign ways to control fleas and there are other products like Revolution that use other chemicals and may work better, but you wouldn't want to be dosing him with any of those until...
  18. Muzzle's ok? Or last resort? Destructive dog

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    No, you're not the worst owner ever. You're struggling to control a destructive dog. Been there, done that. However, I don't think leaving a dog in a muzzle is a good solution. Like Parus and LeoRose, crating crossed my mind, but IMO you're talking about too many hours per day for that - all the...
  19. Sheltie Puppy with Neurological Condition

    Dog Health Questions
    When they talk about this $5,000 of tests, can they tell you what you will learn and what it will mean? For instance, some years ago I had a dog that came in from outside in terrible pain with no control of her back end. I took her to an orthopedic surgeon I'd dealt with before who told me it...
  20. Dog Food

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    I know there are Costcos in Canada. If there is one near you, you could check into their Nature's Domain kibble. I've fed it and know others who have and their dogs have done well on it, as have mine. Decent ingredients and supposedly pretty equivalent to Taste of the Wild. Of course it's not a...
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