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by youjach
Mon Feb 21, 2005 5:55 pm
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Training Ideas
Replies: 8
Views: 6724

Radar I totally know what you are saying. Our Britt is now 11 going on 12 and those first 3 years man the destruction- the hyperactiveness was off the wall... We have a young Britt now and about 2 yrs old and he is active and needs to be played with. Our kids run around the house w/ him chase balls-...
by youjach
Mon Feb 21, 2005 11:01 am
Forum: Behavior
Topic: socialization skills- I need advice
Replies: 9
Views: 6220

Thanks for all that advice- unfortunately the people I have run into w/ dogs don't want to have any part of Shafer now. Know matter what I say. but I will continue taking him on the trails - and to pet stores hopefully running into other dogs. Lisa you hit it on the botton when you said it could be ...
by youjach
Mon Feb 21, 2005 8:17 am
Forum: Behavior
Topic: socialization skills- I need advice
Replies: 9
Views: 6220

I have been using a Martingale collar- it use to be a GL but he is walking so nice I swtiched to the Martingale. I have used the word LOOK which he responds to in other ways and now I have been using Knock it off but he is so focused on that dog. I have been doing the tug and release but that doesn'...
by youjach
Mon Feb 21, 2005 7:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Reeling from dog adoption that fell through ...
Replies: 9
Views: 4096

I am Shafers mom and I will tell you no one can take him away from us- and let me tell you this he is a goof ball- sometimes a very smelly one in fact but a goof ball. But I will be honest. We had Chipper a great Britt we adopted from ABR- to this day we have his picture on the wall. He was a gentle...
by youjach
Mon Feb 21, 2005 7:08 am
Forum: Behavior
Topic: socialization skills- I need advice
Replies: 9
Views: 6220

socialization skills- I need advice

I am Shafer's mom. We have had him since July- His personality well let's just say he is a BIG GOOF ball.. Just when you think you have seen it all from your dog they surprise you once more. I have taken him to obiedence classes since we have him just the basics and it is all positive training and h...
by youjach
Tue Feb 01, 2005 6:13 am
Forum: Behavior
Topic: My Out of Control Brittany
Replies: 42
Views: 33012

I am no experite as the others are here but I can tell you a shock collar and a Brittany aren't going to work. I have been reading books and doing research on training and have found out that Brittanys do not respond well to yelling , screaming and hard training. They respond better to calm, firm bu...
by youjach
Mon Jan 24, 2005 11:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: vote for Coda!
Replies: 29
Views: 13380

Hey Jen Shafer voted!!
by youjach
Mon Jan 24, 2005 6:15 am
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: carrots?
Replies: 12
Views: 8840

We have given Maggie and Shaf carrots before- Maggie since Ihave had her since a pup has had many different things some given some stolen items. She loves scallions- lettuce- carrots she has stolen Chili from the stove and ate a whole chicken roaster while I was napping 10 years ago- and I mean she ...
by youjach
Fri Jan 14, 2005 6:13 am
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Attention x 2
Replies: 13
Views: 11436

We are still trying to figure out who is the dominate one in our house since July. Shafer will push Maggie out of the way to get outside first- upstairs you name it. If I am petting Maggie Shaf will come by me and sit and whine and whine but he won't push. On the other hand Maggie will beat him up i...
by youjach
Fri Jan 14, 2005 6:07 am
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: dogs and arthritis
Replies: 18
Views: 26173

no rawhides in our house- they seem to cause total panic and some aggreession with both of them. If you walk by either one of them they will growl and show teeth so they are banned LOL-- they really only chew on those big smoked bones and snacks. I will try pumpkin- but real one around my area now a...
by youjach
Wed Jan 12, 2005 2:11 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: dogs and arthritis
Replies: 18
Views: 26173

and adding digestive enzymes and a probiotic :wink: :wink: we've done that already- as suggested here when I posted about him eating his own feces-- didn't work- the funny part is that Maggie who never did this before has started - I guess she saw him and thought hey that must taste good- lol we st...
by youjach
Wed Jan 12, 2005 11:21 am
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: dogs and arthritis
Replies: 18
Views: 26173

wow I am really overwhelmed with all the info you all have provide and Barb has sent me so many links. I will start w/ the aspirin and speaking of Aspirin Myra mentioned this-- make sure you use buffered aspirin (Bufferin, Ascriptin, etc.), not enteric-coated aspirin I bought regular aspirin from Wa...
by youjach
Tue Jan 11, 2005 6:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Just got my christmas present to myself (monty pictures)
Replies: 6
Views: 3773

Aw!! how cute-- looks like our Shafer!!!
by youjach
Tue Jan 11, 2005 6:55 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: dogs and arthritis
Replies: 18
Views: 26173

dogs and arthritis

Our female Britt Maggie has arthritis- she will be 13 this year. She has been having trouble getting up when she is laying awhile and she is stiff. We were told about Rimadyl[ sp?] Will this help her , we have been giving her glocusamine also mixed in her food for the past 6 months but I do not see ...
by youjach
Thu Dec 02, 2004 4:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hello to all
Replies: 7
Views: 4190

Hi Lisa- my name is Anita- we are adopters..

I am interested in talking w/ you on Therapy training-- we are in the process-- I would love to hear your pointers and how you get things accomplished..