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Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs March 2nd, 2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 792
Posted By AnneCS
"Rescue" Hoarding vs Reputable Rescue

Sadly, not all rescuers are equal. I'm not new to rescues and think a majority of rescuers are wonderful people with beautiful hearts, but several years ago I had two separate underwhelming...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior February 27th, 2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,102
Posted By AnneCS
I wish I saw this thread again sooner... I think...

I wish I saw this thread again sooner... I think I have another way of looking at the scolding issue that will help you too Emie&Mila. :)

Even saying "no" is a bad idea though. I know it's hard to...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior February 21st, 2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,102
Posted By AnneCS
Have you done any crate training before? If not,...

Have you done any crate training before? If not, it would be best to read up a little on it--even on the internet, so you get the whole picture. His crate is a valuable training tool if you make it a...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs February 19th, 2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 500
Posted By AnneCS
I'm just curious... do any pet insurance plans...

I'm just curious... do any pet insurance plans actually cover everything? I hear over and over again that when the serious things pop up it turns out that the person's insurance doesn't cover it or...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs February 19th, 2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 970
Posted By AnneCS
Good to know! She did reopen according to her...

Good to know! She did reopen according to her website, but is offering different services now (no daycare/boarding). I did receive a response to my email enquiry during her move, but IIRC it seemed...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs February 16th, 2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 970
Posted By AnneCS
http://www.torontosmalldogs.com/ might be a good...

http://www.torontosmalldogs.com/ might be a good option if they're interested in having a trainer come to their home for one-on-one lessons. I've never met her, but her previous small dog...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs February 11th, 2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,076
Posted By AnneCS
I know it was $65 to chip my girl under...

I know it was $65 to chip my girl under anesthesia during surgery for the removal a skin lump a few weeks ago. I would think my vet's prices are generally average-to-high.

The AVMA microchipping...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs February 11th, 2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 924
Posted By AnneCS
There's also this site that people rate vet...

There's also this site that people rate vet clinics on: http://www.vetratingz.com/

I think the ratings have to be taken with a grain of salt since everyone has different expectations (sometimes...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs February 5th, 2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,352
Posted By AnneCS
That's great! Congratulations! I would have loved...

That's great! Congratulations! I would have loved to do something like that with my two, but alas, I think they're too high strung.
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs January 30th, 2011, 10:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,025
Posted By AnneCS
Interesting... I found the list here: ...

Interesting... I found the list here:

http://www.dolforums.com.au/index.php?showtopic=214180&mode=linearplus

I still believe that ~2 years is generally best, even for the little breed I love...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs January 30th, 2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,631
Posted By AnneCS
Yes, in most municipalities in the area I checked...

Yes, in most municipalities in the area I checked (near Toronto, to the north and west generally). It's really quite sad and it seems like nobody is doing anything about it. Here's a brief article...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs January 27th, 2011, 05:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,631
Posted By AnneCS
A little while back, I started looking into the...

A little while back, I started looking into the requirements to keep/breed a toy breed in my home since it just seems unethical to me to be leaving them in a detached kennel when they're companion...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs January 27th, 2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 717
Posted By AnneCS
I'm also curious as to how much exercise she gets...

I'm also curious as to how much exercise she gets and if she still does the in and out and in thing if you go out and interact with her?

I could be way off, but from what you described, I can't...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs January 27th, 2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Posted By AnneCS
The Canadian Kennel Club site also provides some...

The Canadian Kennel Club site also provides some good info (imo) on how to find a reputable breeder of a purebred puppy in Canada here:

http://www.ckc.ca/en/Default.aspx?tabid=113

...and even...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs October 4th, 2010, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 826
Posted By AnneCS
For those that haven't seen his fantastic...

For those that haven't seen his fantastic presentation, here is Bill Bruce of Calgary's Animal Services presenting to County of Santa Barbara:
...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs September 24th, 2010, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,027
Posted By AnneCS
Some signs of tooth decay may be terrible breath,...

Some signs of tooth decay may be terrible breath, pawing at the mouth/face, and a change in eating/chewing habits. If it's causing pain, your dog could become head shy. Or your dog could show no...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs September 24th, 2010, 11:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 48,008
Posted By AnneCS
I would err on the side of caution with...

I would err on the side of caution with this--especially the ingestion of coconut oil... it seems to be another cure-everything fad (huge red flag imo), heavily promoted by the health food industry,...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs September 24th, 2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,537
Posted By AnneCS
Oops, forgot a couple! Mainly bowmakers though. ...

Oops, forgot a couple! Mainly bowmakers though.


For amazing handmade bows as well as some clothes and other items, there's Dogform:
http://www.dogform.com/

She works from BC and her bows are...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs September 24th, 2010, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,537
Posted By AnneCS
I love supporting Canadian (and US) companies...

I love supporting Canadian (and US) companies too! There are some Canadian-based online dog clothing stores, but usually they sell items made in other countries. A few sell items made in Canada, but...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs September 20th, 2010, 03:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,105
Posted By AnneCS
Aslan, the Toy Group is a recognized category of...

Aslan, the Toy Group is a recognized category of dogs in major kennel clubs such as AKC and CKC. I believe you have the terms "toy" and "teacup" confused. The latter is very much frowned upon by...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs September 19th, 2010, 12:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,105
Posted By AnneCS
I have found most shelter/rescue dogs to be the...

I have found most shelter/rescue dogs to be the result of instant gratification purchases of pets. So they may appear to be purebred this or that, but they result from a puppy mill breeding and were...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs September 18th, 2010, 11:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,105
Posted By AnneCS
I guess this is just a misunderstanding. I...

I guess this is just a misunderstanding. I consider there to be either pet quality dogs or show quality dogs. If a dog is only of pet quality (not meeting its breed standard in some way), then it...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs September 18th, 2010, 09:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,105
Posted By AnneCS
I currently only have 2 pet dogs--spayed, as they...

I currently only have 2 pet dogs--spayed, as they are pets. I'm also pro spay/neuter and rescue as well as very against brokers, BYB's and puppy mills. If this site is generally anti-show breeders,...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs September 18th, 2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,105
Posted By AnneCS
Too strict kennel licence requirements around GTA?

I've been waiting to move until after the supposed housing bubble bursts and then I want to purchase a place where one day I can legally breed dogs within my home, without living in the boonies. I...
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