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by enginerd
Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: National ABR Get Together - May 5th
Replies: 15
Views: 8832

Re: National ABR Get Together - May 5th

Gah! It's only 45 minutes away from us, but us will be in Chicago instead!! :oops:
by enginerd
Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Investing in a fence for our Brittany - what height?
Replies: 13
Views: 9615

Re: Investing in a fence for our Brittany - what height?

We've seen Ripley go over a 36" exercise pen when she was 6 months. After a decent snow fall and a quick realization that our 42" fence would often be shorter than that during parts of the winter, we went with a 5' picket style fence (doesn't cut off neighbors as much as the full privacy fence and I...
by enginerd
Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Self Defense Against Aggressive Dogs
Replies: 15
Views: 10733

Re: Self Defense Against Aggressive Dogs

So sorry to read about your battles with the neighbor's dog, but glad to hear that Jill is doing ok. After having been on the receiving end of of an attack by 2 loose pitts when Ripley was a pup, I asked our trainer for a safe thing to use for aggressive loose dogs that wouldn't hurt ours in the pro...
by enginerd
Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Meet the Cousin!
Replies: 5
Views: 3443

Re: Meet the Cousin!

and the thought of any dog having more energy than a brittany is down right scary!!! One of the two best playmates we've found for the pups is a boxer (the other is a dobie). I swear she had springs in her legs but is one of the sweetest dogs I've met. She could sprint with the Britts but eventuall...
by enginerd
Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: heart murmur?
Replies: 8
Views: 8277

Re: heart murmur?

I can't speak to canine aspects, but I can speak from personal experience... I exhibit the same kind of behavior you described for Sammie when I have a really strong heart palpitation. It has the same effect as knocking the wind out of me (no gasping though) and I generally just stop, take a few dee...
by enginerd
Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: 38 Degrees
Replies: 8
Views: 4997

Re: 38 Degrees

I LOVE the pig piles!!! Looks like Kayla has that, "Can't I just sleep in peace?" look that will cross Chuck's face on occasion (usually when Ripley walks over and starts chewing on his head though, no pig piles in our house).
by enginerd
Tue Sep 06, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New Camera
Replies: 10
Views: 6216

Re: New Camera

You'll never hear any complaints from me about someone posting pictures!
by enginerd
Tue Sep 06, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Jill had a seizure - ANOTHER ONE! And another one!!
Replies: 47
Views: 27922

Re: Jill had a seizure - ANOTHER ONE! And another one!!

I'm so sorry to hear that Jill's seizures are back with a vengeance. Hopefully the meds will help get them under control. Have things been good since Saturday? Keeping my fingers (and the pups have their paws crossed) for you and Jill.
by enginerd
Tue Sep 06, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Another pup-date (new pics added)
Replies: 35
Views: 14236

Re: Another pup-date

Our solution to the bell delimma (we had similar enthusiasm problems with Ripley) was to use two different doors. The door with the bell was the potty door and she only went out that door on a leash for a quick potty only trip, no play. The back door opens directly into the fenced part of the yard. ...
by enginerd
Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New addition
Replies: 40
Views: 20269

Re: New addition

I'll start teaching her tricks and stuff when she's about 6 months old...unless she picks up everything else really fast and I get bored. No need to wait that long for tricks. Ripley learned most of her stuff in the first 6 months. We had to do something to keep her teeth off the furniture and teac...
by enginerd
Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Jill had a seizure - ANOTHER ONE! And another one!!
Replies: 47
Views: 27922

Re: Jill had a seizure

Sorry to hear Jill had another seizure, but glad to hear she's back to normal. Here's to hoping it will be her last.
by enginerd
Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: July 4
Replies: 14
Views: 7685

Re: July 4

We use the ultra calm and thundershirt for Chuck with decent results (ok for quick, mild storms). For the heavy thunderstorms though, the one thing that seems to help him from hitting that peak panic mode is a nice kong filled to the brim with peanutbutter (frozen or refrigerated helps pace it a bit...
by enginerd
Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Quirks
Replies: 25
Views: 11342

Re: Quirks

Jack can also open the slider and let himself out, a skill that I don't really appreciate much as he doesn't know how to close the door behind him, lol. If it's just the screen slider (and if it isn't... WOW... that's just scary) then an solution is to install a retractable closeline on the screen ...
by enginerd
Wed Jun 22, 2011 2:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Day In The Life of Dog Rescue
Replies: 8
Views: 4431

Re: A Day In The Life of Dog Rescue

That is a great story. I'm sure lots of folks around here feel the same way :D
by enginerd
Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Dental work
Replies: 29
Views: 18836

Re: Dental work

He reopened the wound last night during a wrestling session with Ripley (it isn't for draining purposes, it was the site of the skin graffed to close the hole so it is too shallow and broad to stitch it just has to heal). So I'm guessing we lost about a week-and-a-half of healing. We hadn't had more...