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by MikeInTacoma
Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:57 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Pit Bull Training DVDs???
Replies: 29
Views: 1888

Thanks for the explanation, Red. For what it's worth, I said "bribery" mostly as a joke and because LCD had said it; but I'm glad it provoked your response, because I wasn't aware of the "I don't see a treat, so you must not have given me a cue" possible problem. I guess it's jus...
by MikeInTacoma
Sun Mar 16, 2008 1:53 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Pit Bull Training DVDs???
Replies: 29
Views: 1888

"Bribery" works, quickly and efficiently. Even without clickers (which don't work for Rocco, who's deaf -- still looking for the right kind of pocket flashlight to use as a "clicker" for him), using treats and a vocal "marker" helped us with basic obedience. I'm still g...
by MikeInTacoma
Fri Mar 14, 2008 2:52 am
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Larry needs help ASAP!!
Replies: 17
Views: 2601

I'm really glad it's working out. :)
by MikeInTacoma
Sun Mar 02, 2008 4:02 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Yet another forum noobie
Replies: 13
Views: 1124

Beautiful dog! I'm glad he found you, and glad you found the forum. Welcome.
by MikeInTacoma
Sun Mar 02, 2008 3:42 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: G'day From Australia
Replies: 16
Views: 1521

Cute dogs! Cute kids, too. Welcome to the forum.
by MikeInTacoma
Sun Mar 02, 2008 3:37 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 20
Views: 1485

Re: Hello!

ashleyq1 wrote:I figured, "what better a place than a forum full of pitbull owners?!" :)
You came to the right place -- as a first time PBT owner, it has be tremendously helpful to me. Welcome! :thumbsup:
by MikeInTacoma
Sat Mar 01, 2008 2:49 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: extremely... looose.. stools..
Replies: 11
Views: 1305

So, you think Wheelz loose stools were caused by him outgrowing his need for food that's 42% protein? So now his kidneys are having trouble with the excess protein? But, kidneys control urine and intestines produce poop, right? So what would be the connection between kidneys and loose stools? (Heck ...
by MikeInTacoma
Fri Feb 29, 2008 11:35 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Larry needs help ASAP!!
Replies: 17
Views: 2601

You're welcome; wish I could do more.
by MikeInTacoma
Fri Feb 29, 2008 5:08 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: new puppy love
Replies: 14
Views: 1326

Lovely pictures... Welcome to the forum -- I'm sure you'll love it here as much as the rest of us! :)
by MikeInTacoma
Thu Feb 28, 2008 8:15 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from WISCONSIN!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 2050

Sorry about King -- that's quite harsh. Welcome to the forum -- I've found it quite useful, though increasingly time-consuming. I'm sure you'll enjoy it here.
by MikeInTacoma
Thu Feb 28, 2008 7:58 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: The best dog food money can buy
Replies: 47
Views: 5895

"Raw" as in "not cooked." What dogs used to eat, before people started feeding them canned food and kibbles... http://www.pitbullforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=18048&start=0 Some folks seem to think that raw food diets for dogs are bad, because of parasites / germs. So, many peopl...
by MikeInTacoma
Thu Feb 28, 2008 7:44 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Fruits and Veggies?
Replies: 14
Views: 868

Thanks, KeelazMom... Of course, this adds to my confusion -- I've seen plenty of cats eating grass, too (and catnip of course)...
by MikeInTacoma
Thu Feb 28, 2008 7:23 am
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Larry needs help ASAP!!
Replies: 17
Views: 2601

I've got a drop-pin wire kennel I'm not using. If you want it, PM me, and I'll box it up and FedEx it to you.
by MikeInTacoma
Thu Feb 28, 2008 7:17 am
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Transport Needed Tacoma to BC
Replies: 26
Views: 3550

I emailed my friend, I think she'll be up for it... should know in a few hours. She may even be willing to take the pup over the border...
by MikeInTacoma
Wed Feb 27, 2008 3:28 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Transport Needed Tacoma to BC
Replies: 26
Views: 3550

My Suburban coughed up a furball, and isn't running right now. I'll see if my trainer / dogwalker friend is up for a weekend trip.

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