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by Lisa
Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:05 pm
Forum: Agility
Topic: Questions about agility
Replies: 2
Views: 12947

Re: Questions about agility

Sorry I missed your post earlier - I've been at an agility trial!!! So my questions are : how old should he be before he starts practicing agility and what's the best way to go about to avoid injuries? I've read that some dogs get hurt from doing agility too early or trying certain obstacles too soo...
by Lisa
Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magnolia Britt, Pippa, being a real dog
Replies: 18
Views: 15637

Re: Magnolia Britt, Pippa, being a real dog

Thanks Barb! I know a lot of people would have given up on Pippa before now, or tried to push her and made things worse. I knew she'd make it, I just had to give her the time to feel safe. Don't get me wrong, she still has issues...when I took her to the vet yesterday for her heartworm shot, the ter...
by Lisa
Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magnolia Britt, Pippa, being a real dog
Replies: 18
Views: 15637

Re: Magnolia Britt, Pippa, being a real dog

Cindy wrote:Charm has the blue collar? I don't know ... the O&W dogs all look alike sometimes!!
:lol: :lol: :lol: Charm has NO collar. Cobalt has the blue collar.
by Lisa
Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magnolia Britt, Pippa, being a real dog
Replies: 18
Views: 15637

Re: Magnolia Britt, Pippa, being a real dog

Cobalt is the one either sitting or walking away. Charm is the one either playing with Pippa or having a toy in her mouth.
by Lisa
Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magnolia Britt, Pippa, being a real dog
Replies: 18
Views: 15637

Re: Magnolia Britt, Pippa, being a real dog

Thanks for all the kind words for Pippa! She looks to have slimmed down in addition to not being a tense ball of fur hiding in the corner Yup - I've taken quite a bit of weight off of her I love the little orange guy (I think) looking right at the camera in the sixth picture, too. I think my favorit...
by Lisa
Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magnolia Britt, Pippa, being a real dog
Replies: 18
Views: 15637

Magnolia Britt, Pippa, being a real dog

Just thought y'all might like to see these photos I snapped of Pippa being a real dog. Pippa is the little liver/white dog with the pink collar. Her first attempt at being a real dog - hanging out in the office http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-q6ldNdWqhQQ/Uw5cn4kDRKI/AAAAAAAAAmU/poUOf5GeBxY/s1600/20140219_...
by Lisa
Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Challenges at 8 months
Replies: 27
Views: 26940

Re: Challenges at 8 months

Heel is actually a very specific position where the dog's shoulders are even with your leg. Pretty much anything else would be considered a loose leash walk. For the sake of teaching, I'd work on having the dog somewhere near the heel position, but unless you're going to do competition obedience, it...
by Lisa
Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Challenges at 8 months
Replies: 27
Views: 26940

Re: Challenges at 8 months

Quick question that came up from my puppy class-- The optional part of our final exam was heeling around cones. Toby didn't pass (like not even close!) but most other dogs did. Not at all surprising considering the breeds represented (Aust cattle dog, aussie, GSD, corgi, and two belgian sheepdogs)....
by Lisa
Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Challenges at 8 months
Replies: 27
Views: 26940

Re: Challenges at 8 months

Our class is doing clicker training but we've had some problems. My husband has a hand tremor so the clicker was actually slowing things down as he tried to use that quickly and then also quickly produce the treat. So, we've switched to an immediate, happy, verbal, sing songy "YES!!!" to substitute...
by Lisa
Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Challenges at 8 months
Replies: 27
Views: 26940

Re: Challenges at 8 months

Puppies, Puppies!!!! I will admit that I don't recall having some of these challenges with Charm...but, she's a girl, time may have dulled my memories, I have multiple dogs, and I'm so used to fostering that lots of things that drive most people nuts are just every day things for me to deal with :D ...
by Lisa
Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:34 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Grain-free kibble or BARF diet?
Replies: 14
Views: 14846

Re: Grain-free kibble or BARF diet?

I may end up partially supplementing with the grain-free kibble for ease of transport during travel as well, but I'd like to make the effort to see if he even likes raw food. If you do switch to raw, you can buy freeze dried raw or frozen raw patties for travel as well. I use Stella & Chewy's freez...
by Lisa
Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Blue Buffalo?
Replies: 4
Views: 5135

Re: Blue Buffalo?

I haven't fed it, because all the recipes have poultry in them, and Buster can't have poultry. But, I do remember looking at the food and liking everything else about it.
by Lisa
Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hello. :)
Replies: 12
Views: 10996

Re: Hello. :)

Hi and welcome to the board!

Brittanys can make great agility dogs, as long as you remember that they are pointers, not a herding breed. If you want to pursue agility, consider involving your oldest daughter - the AKC Junior Handler program is pretty good!
by Lisa
Sat Feb 01, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Dog Tricks
Replies: 3
Views: 4579

Re: Dog Tricks

On long backed dogs like Corgi's and Dachshunds, it shouldn't be encouraged, as it could lead to damage. On a square breed like a Brittany, it's not really an issue, as long as the dog has a strong core and can support themself in that position.
by Lisa
Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Should I buy a crate?
Replies: 4
Views: 4247

Re: Should I buy a crate?

thanks guys. I was just wanting to make sure of the right thing to do. I went and bought a crate... 69.99 wasn't that bad... and actually Hopps is laying down in it. Im only gonna keep him in there for 2 hours today to start with. There's no reason not to crate a dog, as long as it's not used for s...