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by Alifaire
Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:22 am
Forum: Agility
Topic: The Teeter
Replies: 3
Views: 5278

The Teeter

For those who run agility, how does your dog run the teeter: Right to the end and stop or stops just past mid-point and then goes to the end? We trained on the teeter earlier with year without much movement in the board and he was fine running to the end of the board. We've just begun learning this ...
by Alifaire
Fri Jun 01, 2007 1:00 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Mr. Finger's Tips on Anal Expression
Replies: 14
Views: 5390

Our vet thought Victor needed expressed when he was going through the allergy issue. He hates it and comes back with a look on his face like "I've been violated!" :shock: And then tries to sit.

I haven't seen any indication that he needed it done, so it must be taking care of itself - hopefully.
by Alifaire
Fri Jun 01, 2007 12:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ear Grooming Technique - Update with PICS
Replies: 16
Views: 6979

Looks really good to me. I took Victor to a groomer and his ears looked chopped for 3 weeks!
by Alifaire
Fri Jun 01, 2007 12:51 pm
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Sudden Onset of a fear of the car
Replies: 14
Views: 7105

Let's see - if I trade places with DH that means I have to let Victor gnaw on my arm, jump up on me, run between my legs from behind, and get my arm yanked out when he's on the leash. :roll: Last night DH put Victor in my SUV - no issues; walked him through the mulch that had been in my SUV - no iss...
by Alifaire
Thu May 31, 2007 2:00 pm
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Sudden Onset of a fear of the car
Replies: 14
Views: 7105

I'll try the 'mulch approach'. I'm also going to try having my husband put Victor in my car to see if he reacts the same way. Maybe it's me - because I'm the one who trains him (Victor not DH :wink: ), takes him to the vet, puts him in his crate, and lets him know NILIF. DH lets him out of the crate...
by Alifaire
Thu May 31, 2007 10:29 am
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Sudden Onset of a fear of the car
Replies: 14
Views: 7105

Victor was a rescue. We got him in March of 2006 - he had been in the shelter for 2 weeks and a stray before that. I think Victor likes agility. We practice at home and he likes it. He doesn't show any signs of stress at the agility center. The change in behavior happened after we didn't have our ag...
by Alifaire
Thu May 31, 2007 7:05 am
Forum: Behavior
Topic: CRAZY about flies
Replies: 6
Views: 3829

Victor is 2 years old and if he hears a buzz - he's looking for it. He will still respond (momentarily) to my commands so he's not completely focused on the 'bug'.

Mostly we are entertained by his bug chasing. My husband is grossed out when Victor eats them, however.
by Alifaire
Thu May 31, 2007 7:01 am
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Sudden Onset of a fear of the car
Replies: 14
Views: 7105

Black snake in the mulch? Now I don't want to get in the SUV! The mulch was bagged, so I'm hoping I don't find a snake when I open the bags. Last night I put our lab in our other SUV and Victor jumped right in and was fine. I gave them treats and repeated the process without incident. I then took bo...
by Alifaire
Wed May 30, 2007 1:31 pm
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Sudden Onset of a fear of the car
Replies: 14
Views: 7105

I did remove the plastic that was under the mulch and sprayed the whole car with Febreze a day before putting Victor in the SUV. I'll try the Nature's Miracle and treats. I'm also going to try him in my husband's SUV and see if he reacts the same way.

Thanks so much!
by Alifaire
Wed May 30, 2007 12:40 pm
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Sudden Onset of a fear of the car
Replies: 14
Views: 7105

Sudden Onset of a fear of the car

Any ideas on this one? Victor has always (for the last year) loved getting into and riding in the SUV. Over the weekend he and our lab rode in the SUV as usual. Last night, he jumped in the back on command and then jumped right back out. I had to make him get in; had to hold him in and then shut the...
by Alifaire
Wed May 30, 2007 12:35 pm
Forum: Behavior
Topic: storms
Replies: 12
Views: 7003

Getting Victor was the remedy for our lab that was terrified of thunder. Since Victor came to live with us, the lab sleeps through every storm. Victor is not afraid of thunder - but fireworks are a different story. I'm not looking forward to the 4th of July. Due to allergies, Victor cannot eat the c...
by Alifaire
Mon May 21, 2007 6:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Vacation with Rosie and Cooper
Replies: 15
Views: 5106

Great photography! Thanks for sharing. That looks like my kind of vacation!
by Alifaire
Mon May 14, 2007 10:20 am
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Gasping for air while walking
Replies: 7
Views: 2911

I've had the most success with the Gentle Walker harness. You can get it at PetGuys.com for $15 plus s/h. I found a new one on ebay for $10, no s/h or tax. The 'with me' command works in conjunction with the harness to allow Victor to walk in front/sniff/explore with a sometimes loose leash and litt...
by Alifaire
Mon May 14, 2007 9:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: shock and sadness at the sudden death of our Britt
Replies: 25
Views: 9258

My condolences on the loss of Danny Boy. If you are up to it, I'd love to hear about some of the things that made Danny Boy so special.
by Alifaire
Mon May 14, 2007 9:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Body Harness VS Gentle Leader Premier Harness
Replies: 11
Views: 5557

On Victor I've used the regular harness, the sporn harness, another no-pull harness, the halti, and currently the Easy Walker harness. Easy Walker has worked the best - although he still pulls. However, because this harness is attached to the leash at the front, I can pull back and change his direct...