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by Slave to the Dogs
Thu May 14, 2009 9:00 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Something wrong with Bowsers nipple?
Replies: 6
Views: 748

How bizarre...we have a dog in our program currently with a very similar situation...I had never heard/seen of it before. His nipples are basically inverted...the vet said we just need to "pop them out" on a regular basis and clean them...it when they get dirty they get irritated... I don'...
by Slave to the Dogs
Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:10 pm
Forum: Laws
Topic: Current Utah BSL??
Replies: 0
Views: 257

Current Utah BSL??

Hi all...hoping you can help me out. I've got a foster who is traveling to Utah and I want to make sure they steer clear of any BSL. Understand-a-bull, who usually has the most comprehensive list, shows the following BSL hot-spots: North Salt Lake City Smithfield South Jordan I did a search and saw ...
by Slave to the Dogs
Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:27 am
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Dremel vs. Nail Clipper
Replies: 47
Views: 3866

We've recently switched to Dremeling as well...with the Rottie's black nails I've always been paranoid when I clip. One thing we've found that is REALLY helpful, is this extention tool: http://i.walmartimages.com/i/p/00/08/05/96/00/0008059600225_500X500.jpg It allows us to put the base of the Dremel...
by Slave to the Dogs
Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:22 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: swallows food whole.
Replies: 22
Views: 2330

Ronin does the "eat too fast then puke" thing too... We overcame it by feeding him out of a angel food cake pan similar to this (his has a bigger center piece): http://www.canadaint.com/images/restaurant/wilt_angel.jpg It looks a little goofy, but it totally forces him to slow down...his b...
by Slave to the Dogs
Tue Dec 02, 2008 1:11 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Splayed feet in dog i am adopting
Replies: 6
Views: 1049

I tell ya, being in rescue, we see this ALL the time...I swear it gets worse every year...

Ms. Daphne here had some of the worst I've ever seen...and most of her pups inherited them too...like monkey feet... :))

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by Slave to the Dogs
Fri Sep 26, 2008 1:59 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Therapy dogs
Replies: 13
Views: 599

1. Human training While the TD cert for dogs is easy, I feel it is very important to get educated as to YOUR responsibilities as a handler. There is a lot to learn and depending upon the groups you are planning to work with (children, Juvies, physically or mentally challenged, seniors, etc.) and ea...
by Slave to the Dogs
Fri Sep 26, 2008 1:06 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Therapy dogs
Replies: 13
Views: 599

Jana has her TDI certification, and I agree, I think it was too easy...we hadn't planned to take it, but it was offered the same time we took our CGC and I figured what the hell...frankly, I wasn't expecting her to even pass the CGC that day, we were there more for a baseline...amazing how good our ...
by Slave to the Dogs
Tue Sep 23, 2008 11:42 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Kill cats by accident??
Replies: 7
Views: 545

Thanks guys...

I definately need more info, but wanted an initial gut check...

And yeah, I can't believe that after the first cat they weren't separated completely...geesh, you can never underestimate people's complete lack of common sense...
by Slave to the Dogs
Tue Sep 23, 2008 10:06 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Kill cats by accident??
Replies: 7
Views: 545

Kill cats by accident??

Hoping you all can impart some experience and wisdom my way... I had someone email the rescue today. Seems the guys grown daughter has moved home and brought her pit bull Sonja Mae with her. He says she's a great dog, good with kids and other dogs and overall sweet and gentle. The problem is the dog...
by Slave to the Dogs
Thu Aug 07, 2008 5:46 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Demodectic Mange Questions....
Replies: 28
Views: 3333

We've had quite a few mange cases come through and we've always treated with Ivermectin and it's worked fine.

I've never had a dog that's gotten the dips...our vet doesn't care for them...I'm curious though, why are they so stressful for the dogs? What's involved in it?
by Slave to the Dogs
Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:52 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Warning 2 dog owners - xylitol
Replies: 5
Views: 1132

Wow...I had never heard this...great to know

(I'm a gum junkie)
by Slave to the Dogs
Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:45 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: we beat the heartworms
Replies: 6
Views: 1132

We faced this decision when 5 of the 11 Katrina dogs we took in were HW+... :po: Learned a lot about it, and went the HeartGuard treatment on one of the dogs, aggressive treatment for the other 4. All the dogs recovered and are happy and healthy... There's a lot of factors to think about when decidi...
by Slave to the Dogs
Mon Jul 28, 2008 6:11 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Body language - the butt bump?
Replies: 5
Views: 479

Thanks guys...that's kind of what I figured. 2 of the other 3 dogs don't seem to mind, but he does it most often with my boy Jake, and Ronin and Jake have always had a bit of an antagonistic relationship. Ronin doesn't really "play" with other dogs...and he's a bit of a bully as well so I'...
by Slave to the Dogs
Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:04 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Body language - the butt bump?
Replies: 5
Views: 479

Body language - the butt bump?

I'm no expert at canine body language, but I've gotten pretty good at reading the precursors to trouble since Ronin and Jake have been together. But recently Ronin has been doing a new move that I haven't really noticed before... The dogs will be in the normal "head to butt" sniff scenario...
by Slave to the Dogs
Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Obedience training... Which method?
Replies: 10
Views: 752

I'm going to leave the suggestions to smarter folks than I, but the question did remind me of one of my favorite jokes/sayings...

Q: What's the only thing two dog trainers can agree on?

A: What a third one is doing wrong.

:))

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