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by anashenwrath
Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Substitute for peanut butter? (allergy)
Replies: 10
Views: 4480

Re: Substitute for peanut butter? (allergy)

Yogurt!!! that's a great idea!!!! and pureed veggies too!

i actually do the frozen broth thing (thought that was my genius idea!) but you have to plan ahead with that.

Thank you so much Allison!
by anashenwrath
Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Substitute for peanut butter? (allergy)
Replies: 10
Views: 4480

Substitute for peanut butter? (allergy)

Now ten-years young, we decided to take Scylla in for a full senior screening. The works. One of the things they offered was an allergy screening. Scylla eats anything with gusto, and has never had a reaction, BUT we have noticed she licks herself a lot and she gets itchy spots easily. Maybe it was ...
by anashenwrath
Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:58 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: my poor girl!
Replies: 5
Views: 1553

Re: my poor girl!

she just wants to come right in from a walk. i think it's a combination of being woozy and uncomfortable is just making her hate everything. we're letting her in the bedroom and that seems to be making her happiest. i swear she's milking it. these noises are just too pathetic :crybaby: Thanks for al...
by anashenwrath
Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:43 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: my poor girl!
Replies: 5
Views: 1553

Re: my poor girl!

she's on tramadol right now. the vet actually said that she might be whining bcs the painkillers are making her feel woozy and disoriented, not bcs of the pain. So hopefully when the painkillers are done (by tomorrow), she'll start acting more like her normal self. i just hate seeing her so depresse...
by anashenwrath
Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:48 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: my poor girl!
Replies: 5
Views: 1553

my poor girl!

Scylla had to have two teeth pulled yesterday! (upper premolars, lord knows how she broke them). The vet said she was fine, but she is acting so sad right now, it's killing me! she got a painkiller this morning, but she keeps sighing and whimpering. i'm thinking of making her broth or something. is ...
by anashenwrath
Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:07 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: strongest harnesses?
Replies: 27
Views: 1457

Re: strongest harnesses?

look at ellas lead. They have a leash with a traffic attachment you can hook to a collar or something else as a back up or the oscars attachment. It's always a good idea to have a back up and obviously you have already had a leash fail. Thank you for responding to the issue I had originally posted ...
by anashenwrath
Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: strongest harnesses?
Replies: 27
Views: 1457

Re: strongest harnesses?

Ok, debates about training aside..... We don't plan on doing a prong or choke collar, even if it's worked for some people. Her harness is just a regular Halti. It loops around around her snout, clicks behind her head, and then there's a safety line that attaches to her collar. We sewed cloth into it...
by anashenwrath
Sat Jul 16, 2011 4:59 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: strongest harnesses?
Replies: 27
Views: 1457

strongest harnesses?

Scylla's halti is getting a little worn, so we're thinking about buying another. Since she always rubs her nose like crazy afterwards, I was considering going for just a harness instead. I'm terrified though, of anything not being strong enough. She's broken leads before, and bcs she's dog-reactive,...
by anashenwrath
Sun May 29, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Urban Dawgs/Pit bull Guru
Replies: 7
Views: 354

Re: Urban Dawgs/Pit bull Guru

thanks everyone! to answer the questions, scylla is a bit dog reactive and we just really want her to be calmer. but she's older, so i would rather work with someone with extensive knowledge and positive reinforcement training rather than someone who is going to try to uproot our relationship with h...
by anashenwrath
Tue May 17, 2011 8:41 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: What kind of collar do you use for a dog that pulls?
Replies: 16
Views: 570

Re: What kind of collar do you use for a dog that pulls?

When we tried a prong/choke collar, Scylla just hurt herself pulling. Neither of us were comfortable with them to start, and when we saw that she was willing to hurt herself just to pull, we stopped immediately. I recommend a halti or gentle leader. A loop (we pad it with extra cloth to minimize rub...
by anashenwrath
Tue May 17, 2011 8:10 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Urban Dawgs/Pit bull Guru
Replies: 7
Views: 354

Urban Dawgs/Pit bull Guru

Hi all, Urban Dawgs/the Pit Bull Guru (Drayton Michaels) was recommended to us and we just got the consultation info after sending Scylla's "application." It sounds like a lot of good stuff: positive reinforcement, counter conditioning, etc. Obviously, the website is full of positive revie...
by anashenwrath
Wed May 11, 2011 8:26 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Group walks
Replies: 12
Views: 546

Re: Group walks

@Jazzy: that's exactly what I'm hoping for. i mean, the ultimate would be if she didn't go nuts at strange dogs, but maybe this socialization will help with that. like, if she had a couple friends like Jazzy does (always on leash), maybe it would help her get over her initial anxiety when she sees n...
by anashenwrath
Tue May 10, 2011 9:24 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Group walks
Replies: 12
Views: 546

Re: Group walks

OMG WE DID IT! on Sunday, we met with a group in NJ and had a wonderful long walk! By the end of it, Scylla was lying in the grass next to another female pit bull and rolling around on her back!!! I am SO proud right now! I'm beginning to wonder if maybe maybe maybe maybe maybe we should have let Sc...
by anashenwrath
Wed May 04, 2011 8:05 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Hard to Control Walking
Replies: 12
Views: 350

Re: Hard to Control Walking

It does sound like he may be getting a little dog reactive. Some pups just do that, despite our best efforts. I hope you two will be able to work through it, but it goes without saying that you'll have to exercise extra caution in situations with other dogs. That's most important, IMO. I'm really so...
by anashenwrath
Wed May 04, 2011 7:47 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Group walks
Replies: 12
Views: 546

Re: Group walks

Thanks everyone for the advice and encouragement! I think we're going to give it a try!

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