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by Lisa
Mon Oct 19, 2015 10:50 am
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Hole Digging
Replies: 7
Views: 10615

Re: Hole Digging

Britty was a hole digger, and I had success with giving her a designated spot to dig in. She got encouraged whenever she dug in "her spot" and got in big trouble when she dug elsewhere. She figured it out pretty quick. I just sectioned off a corner on the side of my house with some landscape timbers...
by Lisa
Tue Oct 06, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Goodbye sweet Kayla
Replies: 11
Views: 8418

Re: Goodbye sweet Kayla

So very sorry to hear of your loss.
by Lisa
Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Torn paws, won't walk
Replies: 5
Views: 5217

Re: Torn paws, won't walk

If such a thing should happen again - EMT Gel and wrap the feet in vet wrap. The pads are usually good to walk on in just 2 days.
by Lisa
Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: Obedience
Topic: You can't do that it the ring?
Replies: 1
Views: 10537

Re: You can't do that it the ring?

Annnnd - a month later you get a reply. I'm so sorry!!! I really think it's a combination of things - mostly that A) you're new to this whole trial thing and were super stressed and B) he's a young Brittany A) Being new to trailing just means that you need to work on your own mental management. I'm ...
by Lisa
Tue Mar 31, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Scary steroid side effect, heartworm treatment progressing O
Replies: 2
Views: 3793

Re: Scary steroid side effect, heartworm treatment progressi

I'm glad Cody is doing better, and good for you for catching it so quickly. I've never actually had a dog have stomach issues with the last series of HW shots and Pred, and I've taken probably 15 dogs through HW treatment...just goes to show that weird things can happen! The last two shots for HW tr...
by Lisa
Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Grooming Curly/Puffy Brittany
Replies: 2
Views: 4159

Re: Grooming Curly/Puffy Brittany

If you're not showing her in conformation, get a Mars Coat King 20 blade and strip the coat with it. Basically, you just comb through the coat with it, and the blades will strip out much of the coat.
by Lisa
Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: Obedience
Topic: What to expect for first Rally trial
Replies: 1
Views: 10609

Re: What to expect for first Rally trial

Pretty much, your first trial of any kind, you can expect the dog to be distracted...and you'll be distracted and nervous and they'll pick up on that too. If there are any show-n-go's offered in your area, go to them so you can practice in a more trial like environment. Heck, in class, do one run th...
by Lisa
Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Introductions, and requesting opinions...
Replies: 12
Views: 11432

Re: Introductions, and requesting opinions...

Hi and welcome!! My best guess would be either a Frenchie or a Britt/Border Collie or Britt/Aussie mix. It's a tough call sometimes. As far as crate training, my favorite method is to feed dinner in the crate. I start with just putting the food bowl right inside the door, and let the dog stand outsi...
by Lisa
Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday Lisa!
Replies: 3
Views: 14864

Re: Happy Birthday Lisa!

Cindy notices and then I don't see the post for two days! :D

Thanks guys. I did have a good birthday.
by Lisa
Mon Oct 13, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Dental Chews
Replies: 10
Views: 9752

Re: Dental Chews

Yup! Poop eaters tend to have worse teeth than non-poop eaters.

Forgive the graphic-ness here...poop is usually kinda gooey and full of bacteria. So, it sticks to the teeth and that bacteria causes staining and plaque build-up, which turns in to tartar.
by Lisa
Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Dental Chews
Replies: 10
Views: 9752

Re: Dental Chews

I've never used dental chews for dental care. My dogs love Greenies and so they get those as special treats on occasion, but not as a means of dental care. I buy a size smaller than recommended for their weight, mainly because the things are very high in calories. For dental care, I use raw beef rib...
by Lisa
Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:15 am
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Help with fearful brittany puppy - 7.5 months old
Replies: 10
Views: 12516

Re: Help with fearful brittany puppy - 7.5 months old

Along with the other advice offered, I try to make new things lots of fun for my dogs. If it's something I can pick up and play with, we do. If it's something stationary, like a statue or fire hydrant, I make a game out of checking the thing out. Yes, I probably look like a goofball, but it sets my ...
by Lisa
Thu Oct 02, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Insane for bugs = training difficulties
Replies: 1
Views: 5413

Re: Insane for bugs = training difficulties

First, you need to figure out what is more rewarding than hunting bugs. Will he work for a favorite toy? A dummy soaked in bird scent? A bird wing? Some super yummy treats? Even just a chance to chase bugs for a bit? Until you can figure out what is most rewarding outside, you're not going to get mu...
by Lisa
Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Dog won't go in yard!
Replies: 1
Views: 5468

Re: Dog won't go in yard!

Been a bit absent from the boards lately...sorry!! Anyway, it sounds like the dog is either stressed or overstimulated. The not taking treats is a huge indicator. Could they lay off the invisible fence training for a few days, and just make being in the yard very low key but rewarding? Maybe take he...
by Lisa
Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Hair Loss
Replies: 3
Views: 4673

Re: Hair Loss

As long as the fur isn't coming out in large chunks, and the skin does not appear scaly or red or have sores, then it could just be normal shedding.

I've found that the best supplement for promoting fur growth is Biotin. I use 5000 mcg capsules once a day.