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by kaytenmags
Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: ? bad knee
Replies: 22
Views: 2456

Re: ? bad knee

he was so excited he kept trying to lick her and wouldn't stop wiggling so she couldn't feel his leg properly, it really didn't help that as soon as he got into the vets his leg was suddenly fine (huh need head banging smilie) started limping when he got home though didn't he :et: if it wasn't for ...
by kaytenmags
Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Cone of shame-home alone
Replies: 9
Views: 1929

Re: Cone of shame-home alone

Kaytenmags gave me an excellent description (with pictures!) of her setup when I was going through the same thing. It is under my post "Alternatives to the e-collar". If you do a search of my posts you should find it. I havent been a member very long so I dont have very many posts. I have...
by kaytenmags
Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:17 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Cone of shame-home alone
Replies: 9
Views: 1929

Re: Cone of shame-home alone

i couldn't leave my dog at home alone in a plastic cone. she'd run into walls, knock things over, and generally stress out/panics. i got an inflatible one, it works waaaay better. i had to tie the top of it to her harness so that she couldn't spin it around and undo the velcro, but it seems to be fa...
by kaytenmags
Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:24 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Lower Protein Food ??
Replies: 36
Views: 5625

Re: Lower Protein Food ??

WackyJacki wrote:After much research and consideration, I actually decided on the opposite route and went to a high protein, low carb diet. A raw one.

generally speaking, raw diets aren't high protein.
ie: a whole raw broiler chicken is only 14% protein. (from the USDA website)
by kaytenmags
Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:03 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: March Trick of the Month: Army crawl
Replies: 131
Views: 2260

Re: March Trick of the Month: Army crawl

okay, so now that we've worked on 'crawl' a few times, maggie has apparently decided that she's going to crawl randomly all over the place lol i got home today, and was greeted by a wiggly dog (as usual) but then she decided to drop and crawl all over the floor. she did it again when i got her dinne...
by kaytenmags
Wed Mar 23, 2011 3:18 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: March Trick of the Month: Army crawl
Replies: 131
Views: 2260

Re: March Trick of the Month: Army crawl

Maggie is looking great! The roll is pretty darn cute :) thanks :) she's fun to work with. uber confident and willing to try anything. if she can't figure out what i'm asking, she just starts throwing random behaviors at me in hopes of being marked for something. the '101 things to do with a box' g...
by kaytenmags
Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:57 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: How to introduce two dogs
Replies: 32
Views: 655

Re: How to introduce two dogs

here's a great thread on dog body language: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=79428

and here's some advice for introducung dogs: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=10229
by kaytenmags
Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: How to introduce two dogs
Replies: 32
Views: 655

Re: How to introduce two dogs

Carter met my parents dogs by me going to their house, opening the front door and letting him loose. He met my friends shih tzu the first time by having her placed next to him in the back seat of my car. Probably not the best method for everyone and im sure someone here will give me crap for it but...
by kaytenmags
Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: How to introduce two dogs
Replies: 32
Views: 655

Re: How to introduce two dogs

SnowKoi2010 wrote:But they say that Pits can turn and attack with out body language warning. Is this true?

who is 'they' and why are you listening to them? lol ;)
there is ALWAYS body language, no matter how subtle. no dog "just snaps" out of nowhere.
by kaytenmags
Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: How to introduce two dogs
Replies: 32
Views: 655

Re: How to introduce two dogs

i wouldn't introduce them in the house, or the yard. i'd leash them both up and parallel walk them (you with your dog, and your dad with his). take things super slow and see how they go. gradually let them get closer while walking if all's going well, allow quick butt-sniffs etc. and only if they're...
by kaytenmags
Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: March Trick of the Month: Army crawl
Replies: 131
Views: 2260

Re: March Trick of the Month: Army crawl

okay, we had a go at it too. videotaped our first session, and i think it went pretty well! maggie loves learning new things, and she does get confused at one point and offers a roll, but otherwise i think it'll be pretty easy to teach this to and attach a word to it :) (any pointers of course are v...
by kaytenmags
Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:38 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Torn ACL...
Replies: 12
Views: 2207

Re: Torn ACL...

it's been a long few years from her first knee until now, so we're kinda used to it. we're past the whole disappointment and dispair phase, and we're into the "play the hand you're dealt" kind of mindset now. my bank account is like a bucket with a hole in it. no matter how hard i try to f...
by kaytenmags
Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:51 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Torn ACL...
Replies: 12
Views: 2207

Re: Torn ACL...

I have been meaning to ask you...was there a difference in each knee surgery with your dog? Bella's first surgery (on her right knee) went really well. By the time we brought her home, she was walking on it like nothing ever happened. You would have never known she had knee surgery. This second sur...
by kaytenmags
Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:44 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Knee injury!?!
Replies: 9
Views: 1483

Re: Knee injury!?!

sounds like my dog's first knee that blew. i'd talk to your vet, maybe get some anti-inflamitories, and try some serious crate rest for a little bit. see if things improve. maybe (fingers crossed) he just tweaked something or pulled a muscle. but there's no way it'll have a chance to heal unless you...
by kaytenmags
Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:36 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Torn ACL...
Replies: 12
Views: 2207

Re: Torn ACL...

my dog has blown both knees.
there's lots of good info here: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=98706

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