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Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs June 29th, 2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By R. Bear
Thanks for the advice. I am tying him to a tree...

Thanks for the advice. I am tying him to a tree while we brush the furry dogs. He doesn't like it, but it's for his own good!!
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs June 22nd, 2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By R. Bear
Dog grabs and eats dog fur

My friend has a German Shepherd and I help brush all the shedding undercoat at this time of year. Problem is my 9 year old Min Pin will grab the clumps of hair that come off the comb and eat...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior April 17th, 2010, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,475
Posted By R. Bear
Finding what will distract the dog and snap it...

Finding what will distract the dog and snap it out of the barking fit is very effective, also ongoing socialization will help. I found the Gentle Leader or Halti (nose harness) very effective in...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior February 7th, 2010, 07:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,486
Posted By R. Bear
Obedience classes are a great idea, and you...

Obedience classes are a great idea, and you should also have a strict exercise regimin for this very active breed. And as everyone else has recommended, no furniture for her! Everything this dog...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior January 9th, 2010, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By R. Bear
Dogs that are tied up also tend to develop...

Dogs that are tied up also tend to develop aggression issues. Boundary training is great but a dog is a dog and all it takes is a squirrel to go running by and the dog is off! Go out with your dog...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior May 5th, 2009, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 751
Posted By R. Bear
Exercise, Exercise and more exercise! Along with...

Exercise, Exercise and more exercise! Along with training and all the other things you are doing to help quell the anxiety, exercise is a crucial part of it all. From my experience I can say a...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior April 22nd, 2009, 11:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,753
Posted By R. Bear
I live in an apartment building too so I know...

I live in an apartment building too so I know what you are going through. As far a the phone ringing goes, I found the best way to keep the dog calm is to remain very matter-of-fact when it rings. ...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! March 7th, 2009, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,941
Posted By R. Bear
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! March 7th, 2009, 07:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,941
Posted By R. Bear
Bioclav Prescription

Tyson recently punctured his paw while out on one of our adventures. The vet prescribed Bioclav (antibiotic) to help clear it up. My question is - it this medication best taken with or without...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior March 4th, 2009, 11:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 947
Posted By R. Bear
Congrats on being so dedicated to helping this...

Congrats on being so dedicated to helping this little dude. I hope he has a real happy life!!
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! February 28th, 2009, 10:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,605
Posted By R. Bear
As someone who has recently endured the loss of...

As someone who has recently endured the loss of my dog, I feel your pain. I am sorry for you and I hope you can get through this ok. I chose to cremate Guinness after I had to put her down last...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior February 28th, 2009, 10:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 752
Posted By R. Bear
On a rainy day we like to play hide-and-seek. ...

On a rainy day we like to play hide-and-seek. Put him in a down-stay while you hide somewhere in the house with his favourite toy (it helps if you have an assistant to help him hold his down-stay if...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior February 28th, 2009, 10:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 947
Posted By R. Bear
How is the little guy doing? Any improvements or...

How is the little guy doing? Any improvements or changes at all?
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior February 21st, 2009, 09:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 947
Posted By R. Bear
The good news for this pup is that you seem 100%...

The good news for this pup is that you seem 100% committed to help him. He is a lucky dog. With all you are doing for him - the medical care, training, patience, and love - he will eventually...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior February 21st, 2009, 05:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 947
Posted By R. Bear
I'm not an expert, but experience has taught me...

I'm not an expert, but experience has taught me that nothing gives a dog more confidence than a solid routine, firm boundaries, rules and regulations. You have to set a tight routine where he is...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior February 19th, 2009, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,109
Posted By R. Bear
Give it at least 8 - 12 weeks. Even with a young...

Give it at least 8 - 12 weeks. Even with a young puppy it's hard for him to adjust. Don't give up.
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior January 21st, 2009, 06:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 686
Posted By R. Bear
Dominance

I can't remember where I saw it in this forum and I've searched to no avail, but there was a post or two about a dog putting it's paw on it's owner. Some people think this is a show of love or...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! January 17th, 2009, 10:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 728
Posted By R. Bear
Thanks so much! I'm just learning about boy dogs...

Thanks so much! I'm just learning about boy dogs I guess. Tyson is just fine and my heart rate has returned to normal!:D
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! January 17th, 2009, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 728
Posted By R. Bear
Swelling in Male

Tyson is a 9 yr old Min Pin. He was just neutered 2 months ago prior to us adopting him. I noticed a swelling today on either side of his penis - I thought maybe he had a full bladder, or an...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior January 13th, 2009, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 810
Posted By R. Bear
Yes - pushy. Good way to describe him. And you...

Yes - pushy. Good way to describe him. And you are absolutely right about the college level behaviour. I have established rules, limitations etc in the house with enormous success. In the house...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior January 13th, 2009, 11:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 810
Posted By R. Bear
While we are on the topic of...

While we are on the topic of dominance/aggression, please someone give me their opinion on the following behaviour: As I said previously, my Min Pin mix is dominant, but overall gets along with most...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior January 13th, 2009, 11:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 810
Posted By R. Bear
That is very good advice - nip the problem in the...

That is very good advice - nip the problem in the bud while he's still young. Unfortunately for me, I adopted a 9 yr old and it is very difficult to change old habits in a dog who was not properly...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior January 13th, 2009, 06:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 810
Posted By R. Bear
I have the same issue with my 9 year old Min Pin...

I have the same issue with my 9 year old Min Pin mix. He is very dominant, but not aggressive - there is a fine line between the two and you have to be very experienced to know the difference. Most...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior January 4th, 2009, 09:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,248
Posted By R. Bear
Personally, I've had a lot of success with the...

Personally, I've had a lot of success with the Gentle Leader head harness. I have never used the Illusion collar, and I'm not really sure what it is, but I'm guessing it sits right behind the dogs...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior December 29th, 2008, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 979
Posted By R. Bear
Nope; never found out what caused the upset. But...

Nope; never found out what caused the upset. But he hasn't had any problems since. I'm keeping a close eye on him when we're out on our walks. In the house he doesn't touch anything - I guess at 9...
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