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by LizBot
Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Suddenly pooping indoors
Replies: 4
Views: 6507

Re: Suddenly pooping indoors

Diana, I don't think anyone can fault you for not remembering some lavender spray when your entire area was literally up-heaved. I hope it helps Doc, if you've been trying it. :( I have no idea how to fix behavioral issues that have no real cause. Maybe the dog is actually constipated and not voidin...
by LizBot
Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New pictures of Jazz :)
Replies: 14
Views: 11663

Re: New pictures of Jazz :)

Thank you all. :) I actually would love to adopt an older dog for Jazz to play with (and teach him to behave, hopefully) but my husband isn't going for that either. As much as I love puppies, I don't enjoy cleaning my carpets 4-6 times a day during housetraining or hearing my beloved bellow in fury ...
by LizBot
Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:07 pm
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Suddenly pooping indoors
Replies: 4
Views: 6507

Re: Suddenly pooping indoors

I'm not an expert but I did just do a bunch of crash reading for suggestions. What I found was the main causes are usually medical, diet, or environment/schedule changes. Since medical was ruled out for now, that would leave the other two. If they changed food or the amount or time food is given, th...
by LizBot
Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New pictures of Jazz :)
Replies: 14
Views: 11663

Re: New pictures of Jazz :)

I've been trying to add another one too... but my husband just glowers at me with that "Are you kidding?" look and I figure I should wait 2 or 3 months... or years. ;)
by LizBot
Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: New pictures of Jazz :)
Replies: 14
Views: 11663

New pictures of Jazz :)

It's been a while since I posted puppy pictures. Of course, he doesn't hold still for long usually -- so we had Dad trick him into posing a couple times, and got lucky a couple more. :) He'll be 4-months-old soon and is constantly chewing, trying to get those four front teeth to pop out. http://i.im...
by LizBot
Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:36 am
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Raw Diet Adventure Update
Replies: 2
Views: 3948

Raw Diet Adventure Update

Well, we've been doing the raw diet with Jazz for almost 2 months now. As promised by the reading I did before we switched, Jazz's coat is shiny and soft, his teeth are pearly white, and his stools are mostly odorless. Time will tell if his urine won't burn the grass (once the grass is no longer dor...
by LizBot
Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tube Socks for Dogs
Replies: 9
Views: 7286

Re: Tube Socks for Dogs

If you're handy with a sewing machine, you could probably get some inexpensive fabric to make quick socks for your dogs. It might even be better since they don't need the heel part. A quick straight line up two sides and the bottom would take a few minutes per sock if you hem the top as well. You co...
by LizBot
Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:05 am
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Dog Park Play
Replies: 2
Views: 4856

Re: Dog Park Play

When I was in my teens, I had a Cocker Spaniel named Mackenzie, whom I adored endlessly. Through a series of terrible people's terrible choices and possible serendipity, we ended up with a 3-day-old Chesapeake Bay Retriever mix who had been dropped off with her litter at a vet to be euthanized by so...
by LizBot
Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wanted to share!
Replies: 9
Views: 7359

Re: Wanted to share!

That's pretty amazing. :D I wish Jazz liked water; he's only 14-weeks-old and I just had to keep him in a football hold this evening to give him a much-needed bath. He moans, whines, bellows, makes all manner of other weird noises, and looks forlorn the entire time. I have to get in the tub with him...
by LizBot
Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:16 am
Forum: Agility
Topic: Questions about agility
Replies: 2
Views: 12688

Re: Questions about agility

Fantastic, thank you. :) We're building a fence in the near future (or when the ground thaws, anyway!) so I thought I might add on some extra boards and have my husband cut and sand them to use for practice. My kids also have a tunnel that might be perfect for home practice until we get through our ...
by LizBot
Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:12 am
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Raw diet hiccup #1
Replies: 5
Views: 5502

Re: Raw diet hiccup #1

Thanks for the ideas. :) I tried filling my little guy's Kong with peanut butter the other night as suggested, but no luck there. We also use empty, dry water bottles as a cheaper "treat ball", and I filled it with Cheerios. He just doesn't seem to care about anything else once I start cooking, but ...
by LizBot
Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:33 am
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Raw diet hiccup #1
Replies: 5
Views: 5502

Raw diet hiccup #1

Sooo.... When Jazz was eating the yucky old Science Diet Puppy kibble, we never had an issue with his general behavior in the kitchen. Now that he's eating real food, I've noticed he's spending an awful lot of time stalking me around the kitchen during Family Food Prep time. After he gets kicked out...
by LizBot
Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:58 am
Forum: Agility
Topic: Questions about agility
Replies: 2
Views: 12688

Questions about agility

I've decided to invade this forum section as well, hooray. :) I've never trained a dog for agility before (my Cocker Spaniel was too lazy and my Lab mix was too hyper), but our puppy is almost 3-months-old and seems to be quite athletic. I took him for a walk at the lake up the road the other day to...
by LizBot
Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:50 am
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Challenges at 8 months
Replies: 27
Views: 25621

Re: Challenges at 8 months

... I would be surprised about the seat belt, but I've already seen Jazz do some interesting things, so... Sigh. I guess I shouldn't bother buying those seat belt protectors for my toddlers if a dog can get around it, hm? :P On the bright side, at least Gus will go on rides with you. I have to drag ...
by LizBot
Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magnolia Britt, Pippa, being a real dog
Replies: 18
Views: 14829

Re: Magnolia Britt, Pippa, being a real dog

That's wonderful. :) I love the little orange guy (I think) looking right at the camera in the sixth picture, too. I think my favorite part about Brittanys is how expressive their faces are, and how interested they are in everything going on around them. It's almost like owning a cat-dog. ;)