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by dmedric
Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Males better at being a watch dog?
Replies: 8
Views: 6829

Re: Males better at being a watch dog?

My Cooper barks when the foxes "bark" at night. Other than that, he really doesn't bark much. On the other hand, my female Beagle/Brit mix is quite a barker and will join Cooper if he barks even if she doesn't know what she is barking at :roll:
by dmedric
Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: We've Done It Again!
Replies: 15
Views: 7224

Re: We've Done It Again!

She's beautiful! I'm sure you will have her trained in no time.
by dmedric
Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Changes
Replies: 27
Views: 16479

Re: Changes

My sincere condolences. I too will miss the Cassie stories. She had a good life.
by dmedric
Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pippa and her pile of toys
Replies: 7
Views: 3543

Re: Pippa and her pile of toys

Love the freckles on Pippa's face (miss that -- my first Brit, Max, had lots of freckles). My Cooper does the same thing with his favorite stuffed toys -- but I think he is just making sure that Belle doesn't get them :)
by dmedric
Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Brittany shedding...honestly--how much?
Replies: 7
Views: 10782

Re: Brittany shedding...honestly--how much?

Interesting question. I think my Beagle/Brit mix sheds more than my Brittany, but her fur is coarser and maybe it just sticks to my clothes more easily. I wouldn't say either of the two Brits that I have owned shed excessively, but we definitely wear fur to work at times (nothing a good lint roller ...
by dmedric
Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hey all, just introducing myself and my dog!
Replies: 9
Views: 5592

Re: Hey all, just introducing myself and my dog!

Love the pictures of Paint and his buddy. Paint is a beautiful Brit. Welcome.
by dmedric
Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Male or female?
Replies: 10
Views: 8887

Re: Male or female?

I have only had male Brits, both rescues. I just ended up with males, not because of any preference, but because something about those dogs drew me to them. They have both been sweet, wonderful family pets. Keep your options open.
by dmedric
Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: Behavior
Topic: I'll try again...can Brittanys be trusted w/pet birds?
Replies: 7
Views: 5343

Re: I'll try again...can Brittanys be trusted w/pet birds?

I don't own birds, but my sister does. She has a Golden Retriever and a Plott Hound mix (big dogs). She lets her birds out to fly around the family room, but has to watch her dogs (and she has worked with them). The Plott Hound mix got one of the birds once when it landed on the floor, but fortunate...
by dmedric
Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sammy is in rare form today
Replies: 8
Views: 4684

Re: Sammy is in rare form today

Had to laugh when I read this thread. My Beagle/Brittany mix ate my salad today (just a plain old green salad with a small bit of cheese mixed in). It was my fault -- I set it down on the end table and walked out of the room. I just never thought a salad would draw her attention (she was sleeping on...
by dmedric
Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: hello
Replies: 15
Views: 9325

Re: hello

So cute! Congrats on your new puppy.
by dmedric
Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Constant scratching and chewing
Replies: 5
Views: 5236

Re: Constant scratching and chewing

You might also try switching away from chicken/poultry. Maybe try something with duck.
by dmedric
Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: Agility
Topic: Agility Adventures with Charm
Replies: 3
Views: 14642

Re: Agility Adventures with Charm

I love the visual on synchronized agility :D
by dmedric
Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: Behavior
Topic: What's this about?
Replies: 6
Views: 5532

Re: What's this about?

I agree with Barb and Adele -- that was the first thing that I thought of also. I am still amazed that after just 2.5 months Pippa can be off leash and that she comes when called. Can I give you Cooper for a while?
by dmedric
Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How do you exercise your brittany in the cold?
Replies: 6
Views: 3976

Re: How do you exercise your brittany in the cold?

Training is mental exercise and that helps tire them out too. Another game we play is to hide small treats (smelly ones like Tricky Trainer Salmon or Duck bits) and then have the dogs find them. Of course, you have to put the dog in another room when you are hiding the treats, but mine love the game...
by dmedric
Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: RIP My Almost Perfect Dog
Replies: 21
Views: 8781

Re: RIP My Almost Perfect Dog

My condolences. It is never easy to lose a beloved family member. RIP Jill.