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by gagesbarb
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Dog Food question
Replies: 13
Views: 14733

Re: Dog Food question

Good observation...Thanks for chiming in :D
by gagesbarb
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: dogs and stress
Replies: 4
Views: 3662

Re: dogs and stress

There is no one approach, but in general, what I think is that you want to change the dog's feeling about the scarey thing. Use a classical conditioning approach in which you pair the scarey thing with a positive, i.e. often a high value treat. You have to start far enough away from the trigger/scar...
by gagesbarb
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Just wanted to say Hello!
Replies: 1
Views: 7487

Re: Just wanted to say Hello!

Welcome! There are a lot of great posts here...note also the "search" function...you can quickly check what has been posted about any particular topic you are interested in...I say "quick," but often when I use it, I get "lost" reading through all the information and opinions...
by gagesbarb
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: New pup diarrhea
Replies: 2
Views: 1769

Re: New pup diarrhea

Just saw this...as usual, Barb has great suggestions, I think...maybe also a probiotic, although I think Barb's suggestion of not changing too much at once is excellent...when we adopted JJ, it took several months for his system to settle down...we tried different things, but in retrospect, I think ...
by gagesbarb
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Senior dog throwing up meals & falling
Replies: 7
Views: 3398

Re: Senior dog throwing up meals & falling

Heart-warming tribute...so sorry for your loss...as Barb said, you gave Jasper a wonderful life...and I know he gave you so much joy and love! sending hugs...
by gagesbarb
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Other Breeds
Topic: PJ
Replies: 3
Views: 3815

Re: PJ

I just saw this and am so sorry...I remember great stories about PJ and his adventures...it is always so hard to lose them :cry: Unfortunately, I know what you mean about second guessing yourself, but something my vet said once has stayed with me--no matter how hard it is to let them go, we have to ...
by gagesbarb
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Our litter is 4 weeks old!!!
Replies: 31
Views: 10110

Re: Our litter is 4 weeks old!!!

Our classes are also an hour...we have one for people only where we go over the principles of training we believe (we use a marker/clicker and rely positive reinforcement) and then 5 sessions with the puppies...we divide our classes into puppy kindergarten (8-16 weeks) and puppy elementary (16 weeks...
by gagesbarb
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Our litter is 4 weeks old!!!
Replies: 31
Views: 10110

Re: Our litter is 4 weeks old!!!

Sounds perfect!! We also do the Star Puppy program and it is so much fun...As instructors, we love "pass the puppy" where we get our puppy cuddle fix and then, like grandparents, get to give the baby back...and there is nothing better than a group of puppies playing...have fun!!
by gagesbarb
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Our litter is 4 weeks old!!!
Replies: 31
Views: 10110

Re: Our litter is 4 weeks old!!!

Agree with Barb...I help in a puppy kindergarten class and would encourage you to join one asap if you can...absolutely there are some things puppies need to learn from other dogs-- bite inhibition, how to invite play with another dog, how to tell another dog "no." If you can't find a puppy class (u...
by gagesbarb
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Our litter is 4 weeks old!!!
Replies: 31
Views: 10110

Re: Our litter is 4 weeks old!!!

Such a cutie!! We will all wait for her to start digging...I'm sure she'll be proud to carry on Bernie's traditions! :D :D :D
by gagesbarb
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Senior dog throwing up meals & falling
Replies: 7
Views: 3398

Re: Senior dog throwing up meals & falling

My heart breaks for you...it never ceases to amaze me how intuitive these dogs are...they just "know" what we need and are there for us... :( :( :(
by gagesbarb
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: dogs and stress
Replies: 4
Views: 3662

dogs and stress

heard a reference to this article this morning on the radio...not a surprise: "new Israeli study authored by Dr. Michel Balaish, Director of the Veterinary Institute at the Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development, has discovered that the blood pressure of children who were raised with a dog in t...
by gagesbarb
Thu May 30, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Our litter is 4 weeks old!!!
Replies: 31
Views: 10110

Re: Our litter is 4 weeks old!!!

the picture where she is giving you a kiss clearly shows that she is the one :D :D :D And her name???
by gagesbarb
Tue May 28, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: storms
Replies: 3
Views: 3303

storms

The storms and the destruction from them does not seem to be stopping this year :shock: :( :( :( I hope everyone in our ABR family is safe!!!
by gagesbarb
Sun May 26, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Senior dog throwing up meals & falling
Replies: 7
Views: 3398

Re: Senior dog throwing up meals & falling

so hard when they get older :( There are so many things that could be happening...I think I would call your vet and take Rocky in for a check up...meanwhile, maybe multiple small meals of cooked chicken and white rice throughout the day would be easier to keep down...But, for sure, I'd call the vet ...