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by Itsapitty
Thu Oct 25, 2007 4:02 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Maximus is fit for championships
Replies: 41
Views: 4382

I actually thought he looked a little better in his "chubby days" pictures. To me, it looks like he had more muscle tone than, and I think you see just a little too much rib in that first picture. Either way though its a beautiful dog, no doubt. roflmao This post was right after two about...
by Itsapitty
Wed Oct 24, 2007 4:00 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Maximus is fit for championships
Replies: 41
Views: 4382

I never get tired of seeing pics of Maximus in action!
by Itsapitty
Fri Sep 21, 2007 3:17 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Wallace Collector Disc
Replies: 9
Views: 1204

:crybaby: Thanks for torturing us. So when's the next edition going to be so the rest of us can get one?
by Itsapitty
Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:59 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: heres a nifty unofficial poll...untrained
Replies: 28
Views: 1989

lol True confessions of pit bull owners. Love it. Olive. 2 1/2 year old Am Staff: Given any opportunity will eat cat poop, horse poop, and will roll in *anything* stinky. -Chases the cat. -Chases birds. -Other dogs? Forget it. -If I let her, would knock down small children and lick & sniff them ...
by Itsapitty
Wed Aug 29, 2007 12:05 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: This cat is going to hell!
Replies: 42
Views: 2790

You need to give people a warning with posts like that. Completely unsuitable for work. I'm sitting here at my desk crying I laughed so hard. I love Captain Tardo.

Also loved MaGeeDog's story of the guard cat. I've known cats like that.
by Itsapitty
Tue Aug 21, 2007 2:01 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: My review of my first two Ella's Leads
Replies: 13
Views: 1171

Nice review! I have also switched to a 5' ella lead for our road walks. Previously I had 4' and 6' leads and it was like a goldilocks story.... 4' was too short, 6' was too long - but the 5' ella lead is just right! Instead of fastening it to my wrist I have a belt/carabiner thing that I use. It is ...
by Itsapitty
Mon Aug 20, 2007 4:15 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Are Chinese dog toys & dishes poisoning our pets???
Replies: 19
Views: 2159

It's scary because even the stuff "made in the USA", I mean, come on, look at Natural Balance... Yup. And then there's the other stuff that says things like "Designed in the USA, built in China" (like iPods) or "Assembled in the USA" (from parts from who knows where) a...
by Itsapitty
Mon Aug 20, 2007 3:20 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Are Chinese dog toys & dishes poisoning our pets???
Replies: 19
Views: 2159

If you are concerned about possible lead contamination in painted toys or ceramic bowls, you could by a lead detector kit. They're pretty cheap.

http://www.leadinspector.com/
by Itsapitty
Fri Aug 03, 2007 12:00 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: This Doesnt Exist?!
Replies: 21
Views: 3196

These are about as tough as you're going to find with a squeaker:

http://www.edogtoy.com/retail/files/index.php?cPath=27_106

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by Itsapitty
Wed Aug 01, 2007 6:35 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: 101 things [i]not[/i] to do with a box
Replies: 17
Views: 1384

Itsapitty Thanks for the youtube link. That does make it clearer. I believe I have discovered the problem. The woman in the video has a way more interesting box than I do :tongue: ! Yes an interesting box helps. I've also done it with a step stool, hula hoop, and pot holder. Anything that they're c...
by Itsapitty
Tue Jul 31, 2007 8:55 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: 101 things [i]not[/i] to do with a box
Replies: 17
Views: 1384

It takes some time to get a dog to offer behaviors and sometimes they stop trying due to frustration because they can't figure out what you want them to do. Here's a video of someone trying to get their dog to stand in the box. You can get some good tips from it - -When the dog interacts with the bo...
by Itsapitty
Mon Jul 30, 2007 11:11 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: oh, the SQUIRRELS!
Replies: 5
Views: 655

so...how would this work? i stick a beef treat in my pocket, we go running. she sees a squirrel, goes for it, i stop her, have her sit, look at me, and she gets a treat? Ideally you need to see the squirrel before the dog does. Have her sit and give her a really great treat for being a good girl. T...
by Itsapitty
Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:20 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: 101 things [i]not[/i] to do with a box
Replies: 17
Views: 1384

A really important thing with clicker training is keeping a high rate of reinforcement. With the box play you should be clicking and treating every second or two. You need to click and treat for absolutely every move in the right direction. Dog looks at the box - c/t; dog takes a step towards the bo...
by Itsapitty
Tue Jul 24, 2007 8:14 am
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: -Spiked collars?-
Replies: 17
Views: 2337

They don't have spikes but they do have lots of realllly cool leather studded collars:
http://www.pacocollars.com/

Olive loves hers:

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by Itsapitty
Tue Jul 24, 2007 8:09 am
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: I'd like to get one of these
Replies: 8
Views: 740

This one says it'll take dogs up to 50 pounds. http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Product/Prod_Display.cfm?pcatid=9955&N=2001+114000 http://a1272.g.akamai.net/7/1272/1121/20070129145522/www.drsfostersmith.com/images/Categoryimages/normal/p-15707-27051-dog.jpg They've also got a few other variations: ...

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