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  1. Dogs
    I have been very intrested in training dogs for a career. I have no clue how to go about this. I do have some experience in dog training. If anyone has any tips on how to get started I'd love to hear them! Thanks in advance
  2. Dogs
    It's really my fault for not demanding to meet the parents. As some of you know a few months ago we bought a lovely white mini schnauzer pup. His name's Albus. He's horrible and obnoxious and evil because he's 4 months old, but for 4 months old he's actually less obnoxious and evil than most...
  3. Vents and Rants
    Gah! im so upset with allie and even more at david! i dont even remember how everything happened all i know is Allie bit me. she was protecting a bone and she bit me.. no she didnt actually touch my skin.. she bit my pant leg, then grabbed my shoelace.. and im sorry. in my mind that still...
  4. Dogs
    Anyone who has been around a sheltie knows that they bark loud and A LOT. My puppy is only 6 months old, and he barks constatly and our neighbors golden retreiver, and at my little twin brother and sister. We are afriad that our neighbors will get fed up with him and call the spca or something...
  5. Dogs
    Tanner always seems so bored and restless.. he has a Kong, the XXL one but he doesn't like it as much as the smaller one that he was more able to destroy he'll play with it when it has treats in it.. but usually gets bored after a few minutes without treats..especially if no one else is...
  6. Dogs
    I am currently on wits end trying to come up with ways to teach my 14 week old German Shepard "Ceszar" to stop biting and barking. I've tried loud noise when he barks and get no response. As far as the biting I've raised my voice and said "ouch" and "no" and substituted Toys when he does this...
  7. Dogs
    Allie snapped at me again this morning, its my fault. i gave her a milkbone.. which was really stupid on my part. we gave her one last night, in her kennel with the door locked, and she was growling at tanner, but thats tanner, she pottied in her kennel this morning and i felt kind bad for her...
  8. Dogs
    Anyone have any experience? Creole is just completely confusing me and his food aggression is getting worse, not better. We've been handfeeding him for weeks. Prior to that, he (just like Gumbo) had to be in a down and wait before eating, to keep control over the food in my court. While...
  9. General Animal Discussion
    Well I'm not home much so like I said I was wondering if I should get my dog a dog. She seems happy but I know she get lonley when I'm not around. Plus a couple months ago she lost her companion dog. I was considering getting her a lively puppy. But eeing as how she is in a kennel I was afraid...
  10. Dogs
    I recently adopted a dog from the shelter, she's 5 years old, and needs some obedience training. She's a good dog, but she doesn't know the basics, like sit. I'm working on sit and stay with her for now, I'm hoping to have her very well trained, so that if we were to go out off-leash, she would...
  11. Dogs
    Hello! My friend had a brown-nose pit bull named Rupert, he was rescued from the animal shelter the day he was due to be euthanized, and she just got another brown-nose pit bull puppy today! He's 12 weeks old and she got him for around $460 from a breeder. The breeder and parents: She met the...
  12. Dogs
    I was talking to a family friend in St.John's about buying an house& such& he said I should look into getting a guard dog or two. & Immediately I thought of dogs being kept outside 24/7...& didn't like that& told him& he said no it's not like that at all& he said that the dogs he kept in his...
  13. Dogs
    Okay, I'm hoping to show my next dane, but as I've never done this before, I was wondering if anyone here shows? I've read as much as I can about the breed in general, but I really don't know much about showing. I've been trying to get to some shows in real life to watch, but life has...
  14. General Animal Discussion
    We have had a discussion on what is a pet and what is not. Now I would like to know what makes a good pet. Rather or not something is a good pet depends upon your living situation, and what you find appealing in a pet. But in general what makes a certain animal a good pet to you? To me a good...
  15. Dogs
    How well does doggy obedience school work for adult dogs versus puppies? We adopted a lab mix (we think lab/pitbull) a few months ago, and he acts like he's about as smart as a brick. I love him dearly, but the only thing he has learned is his name. Every once in awhile, he will sit, but it's...
  16. Dogs
    ok so for those of you who are new or just didn't know i recently adopted a border collie/lab mix. we have had him for about 3mo now and there have been times when i have been so frustrated i thought maybe i had picked the wrong dog and considered giving him back. (my vets office also runs a...
  17. Dogs
    I have three dogs: 2 males (boxers neutered) and one female (german shepherd). These dogs have always gotten along and especially the 2 boxers loved eachother. Well recently our one boxer has been starting fights with our other boxer and the one who starts it ALWAYS ends up getting the worst...
  18. Dogs
    This is a long story and I don't want to bore you. I'll just state the facts. We got Cookie when she was three years old. Her background was that she was the daughters dog that never got trained. Always slept between them and they would honk the horn when they got home. "bark" They told us she...
  19. Dogs
    We bought a mastiff puppy about two-three months ago. She is housetrained and pretty good with going out and such things. The only problem is she constantly bites. The vet said spray her with a water bottle but she just tries to catch it in her mouth. Nothing seems to be working. She also...
  20. The Water Cooler
    I just read a story in the local paper and I officaly feel dumber after reading it. Its cutesy but what on earth was it doing in the paper? Here I attached so you can feel my pain As appears in the joplin globe www.joplinglobe.com (see I am NOT making this up) Not so much as a thank you...
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