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  1. Dog Health Questions
    Hello: Any help or guidance would be really appreciated! I have seen a number of vets (GP, ER#1, ER#2) and specialists (Cardiologist) and trying to determine what is causing Coopie's Exercise Intolerance. Prior to about a month ago, he could run miles, walk more miles, play at the dog park for...
  2. First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Naima's mostly Pit-breeds (mostly AmStaff), with a little boxer and maybe a touch of something else. She just turned a year old. I expected her to have boundless energy, and to require several long walks plus play per day. What I'm finding, instead, is that she wears out pretty quickly...
  3. General Dog Forum
    So recently my family and I have been searching for family dogs and we decided we wanted two puppies. I've owned a GSD mix and a Lab as a child but it has been so long I'm afraid my judgement for suitable breeds may be rusty. We looked at a litter of Belgian Malinois puppies today and we were...
  4. Dog Training Forum
    First of all,hello everyone and thanks in andvance for your opinion/help. I got a 12 week amstaff. He s been with me for about 3 weeks.. Well,i feed him 3 times a day,we do obidience training 2 times a day,between the first and second meal,and in the afternoon. In the first session i m teaching...
  5. Dog Training Forum
    Naima is now approaching 8 months old. She's now fairly good at heel/loose-leash walking (although I did have to buy a chain leash because she's developed a teen-tendency to flip out for a short time at some point during a walk, jumping, biting the leash, and "biting" at me--although her bite...
  6. Dog Training Forum
    My new 4-month-old puppy isn't exactly a go-getter (which is actually great for me, as I'm relatively low-energy and our temperaments seem to match nicely!). Part of it, no doubt, is because she's still recovering from abandonment, malnutrition, worms, etc., but I think it's also just how she...
  7. General Dog Forum
    Hey all I'm back with another inquiry regarding my two 4-legged bundles of energy! How do you guys exercise WITH your dogs? There are so many ways to exercise your dog, but does anyone have any creative systems or programs for getting exercise along with your dog?? I really like variety, and my...
  8. General Dog Forum
    I've been trying to teach my young Aussie frisbee and I've been happy with the results. He can catch it straight ahead with no problem, and is starting to catch it thrown at a slight angle away from him, but he doesn't get chasing it down and catching it at a distance yet. While I'd appreciate...
  9. First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    My question is if puppy's exercise needs typically increase when they hit adolescence? Is puppy exercise a positive feedback loop (i.e. the more the puppy gets, the more it needs)? I know it takes more exercise to tire me out when I'm working out regularly than when I'm more sedentary. When do...
  10. First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    We have an almost 4 month old Lab-Cocker Spaniel mix, shes around 21lbs and all black. I have been taking her on mini-hikes around an hour or more each time. I live in California so its been pretty hot but i always carry a couple bottles of water and her pop-up bowl for water breaks but it...
  11. Dog Training Forum
    Hi my puppy is now 10 weeks on Monday she's still brilliant and healthy gets her last jag tomorrow so in a week she can get out. But I want to exercise my puppy's brain with doing nosework read that it's a good mental exercise for the dog and highly rewarding because there is a treat involved...
  12. Dog Health Questions
    I have a Manchester Terrier/ Chihuahua mix. She is a little over 3 years old. Still really young... But she loves her food a lot and has gotten so lazy! It's not a matter of health issues, she's just following after me! We have both gained a lot of weight! She is 22.8 pounds! Ok well for one...
  13. First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Recently I've heard of the idea to exercise Finn using a Flirt pole, and I was keen on the idea so I made my own using a the handle part of my broken broom, a shoelace, and a pair of ratty socks. However, I hesitated on using it because I wanted to do further research. My system for him, even...
  14. Dog Training Forum
    Our Catalan Sheepdog, Fizz, is very calm and sweet natured, but because she hasn't had her 2nd/3rd vacs, she is going mad for want of exercise! She will chase balls, but bring them back to a few feet away, sometimes dropping them for you. Her lead training is also going out of the window outside...
  15. General Dog Forum
    I read all this stuff from googling and puppy books that up until 6 months a 30 minute walk should be so physically exhausting your puppy may give up by the end of the walk. This idea makes me laugh because at 4 months old, my puppy and I go for a 20 minute walk in the morning, 20 at lunch, and...
  16. First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    It absolutely baffles my mind that this is an issue given my entire childhood we were breeders of Miniature Schnauzers who always loved to play and then my first dog I raised on the farm dog was a Chocolate lab who has no concept of STOP playing. It's kind of a foreign concept to me, a dog not...
  17. First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hi! I have a basic question that I can't find the answer to. I have a 13 week old cocker spaniel puppy and we have been going on several short walks a day, usually around the time she needs her potty breaks. (I live in an apartment building in the city.) Today, because the weather was finally...
  18. First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hi everyone, I am new here and I recently adopted a puppy. I have owned dogs before but I have never been in this situation before. I understand that threads like this one have been made before, but I would love to hear some more ideas and anecdotes. My puppy, Tofu, was adopted at about 9weeks...
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