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by Alifaire
Tue May 08, 2007 8:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hello from Australia!
Replies: 37
Views: 8934

Victor and I add our welcome to this group. Your pups are beautiful. We, too, found Victor in our local shelter.

Victor is now a therapy dog and we started agility training several months ago.

What do you do for fun with your Britts?
by Alifaire
Mon May 07, 2007 7:48 am
Forum: Agility
Topic: Talk about humbling!
Replies: 4
Views: 5531

Been there - done that - still doing it every now and then. Victor only got the idea to pay attention after several weeks of getting nothing to eat on agility day until class. There are still times (after 3 months of training), if another dog seems more interesting - he's gone. Usually toward the en...
by Alifaire
Mon Apr 30, 2007 7:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Rump Scratch or Ear Rub?
Replies: 20
Views: 6430

Victor only likes the massage on the neck and shoulders. He, too, will almost instantly fall asleep with a massage. When he gets too wound up and starts jumping and nipping-just massage his neck and shoulders and he's calm in an instant.

Our lab loves the back scratching - no ear rubs or massages.
by Alifaire
Mon Apr 30, 2007 7:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ever let the grooming go so long...
Replies: 18
Views: 5424

It must be the time for grooming! Victor had his first grooming session on Saturday. I took a copy of the brittanygrooming.com pages to the groomer just in case she didn't know how to groom a brittany. She was glad to read it since all of brittanys she grooms just get clipped all the way down. I had...
by Alifaire
Thu Apr 26, 2007 1:50 pm
Forum: Agility
Topic: Weave~
Replies: 21
Views: 19023

Very different learning style from ours. We are inside and started with 6 poles that were offset from the center line and don't move when the dog goes through. We are now on the 6 poles in-line. There are agility trials that do not include weaves or the teeter. If you're interested, check it out on ...
by Alifaire
Thu Apr 26, 2007 12:25 pm
Forum: Agility
Topic: Weave~
Replies: 21
Views: 19023

Congratulations on the 12 weave poles! How long have you been training your girl? Any suggestions on what worked well? Victor and I have been in class for about 3 months and we're still running weave poles with the cages. He doesn't like the cages and I can see him tense up as he runs through. He do...
by Alifaire
Fri Mar 30, 2007 7:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: tags? need to try something new
Replies: 17
Views: 5866

Here's another link to the place where I've purchased tags:
www.ezusigns.com

You can get the engraving on both sides of the tag. I purchased the very small round brass tag. I like the looks of it and the price was pretty good too.
by Alifaire
Fri Mar 30, 2007 7:12 am
Forum: Agility
Topic: Agility clinic on Saturday
Replies: 3
Views: 5137

I attended two seminars with Donna Rohaus this week. One as an audit (no dog); the other with my dog. Donna is well regarded in this area (Pennsylvania), has competed internationally, and is a great instructor. She is very down-to-earth, easy to talk with, and uses humor throughout her presentation....
by Alifaire
Sat Mar 24, 2007 10:58 am
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Sleeping through the night - NOT!
Replies: 17
Views: 10807

After posting my question about getting Victor to sleep through the night, we had one more night of multiple 'Gotta Go Out!'. After the 5th time, Victor spent the rest of the night (all of 2 hours) in his crate outside our room. That day I ordered a smaller crate that would fit in our room and be us...
by Alifaire
Fri Mar 16, 2007 9:36 am
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Sleeping through the night - NOT!
Replies: 17
Views: 10807

Unless Victor is fed & watered after 8PM, as when we come home from agility training or therapy visits, he just wants to go check out what's going on outside. He'll just stand outside and look and look and look and sniff and sniff and sniff. Unless the local owl is in the trees hooting - then he run...
by Alifaire
Fri Mar 16, 2007 8:09 am
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Sleeping through the night - NOT!
Replies: 17
Views: 10807

Yup - he's 'Daddy's Little Man'. When I wait Victor out and let him fuss and whine and bump the door to go out - guess who gets up and takes Victor outside - 'Daddy'. The calming pill is a good idea for ME! I'm passing along any recommendations received to my husband so that he hears from other Brit...
by Alifaire
Fri Mar 16, 2007 7:12 am
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Sleeping through the night - NOT!
Replies: 17
Views: 10807

Sleeping through the night - NOT!

Ok - for the nearly 350th night in the last year, Victor has had multiple trips outside during the night. Some nights it is every two hours. About once a week, he'll sleep through the night. This dog is now 2 years old. He began sleeping in the bed about 2 weeks after we got him and he slept through...
by Alifaire
Fri Mar 09, 2007 10:54 am
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Fast eating
Replies: 8
Views: 4808

We had similar issues with Victor when we first adopted him. He would eat quickly and then vomit. We found that by putting his kibble in one of those toys they at push around with their nose and it dispenses a few pieces at at time not only did the vomiting stop but he liked the play time. We had a ...
by Alifaire
Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Max gets a haircut(pics)
Replies: 8
Views: 3098

You've got a handsome boy there!

It's only 12 degrees above zero here . So no haircut for Victor until Spring arrives - hopefully before June!
by Alifaire
Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Brits from the shelter
Replies: 18
Views: 6232

Congratulations and thank you for giving the girls a wonderful home. I'm sure they are already a permanent part of your family. Our Victor had been a stray and spent two weeks in the shelter. Although he was wonderfully calm in the shelter he was absolutely wild when we got him home. He just needed ...