Go Back   Pet forum for dogs cats and humans - Pets.ca > Discussion Groups - mainly cats and dogs > Dog training - dog behavior

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old May 26th, 2004, 03:21 PM
heidiho's Avatar
heidiho heidiho is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Maui,Hawaii
Posts: 4,348
g s

heidi_spup.JPG (0.41 MB), heidi_spup2.JPG (0.37 MB), heidi_spup3.JPG (0.36 MB), image001.jpg (< 0.01 MB), image002.gif (0.02 MB)

DONT THINK THIS IS GONNA WORK///
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old May 26th, 2004, 03:51 PM
mona_b's Avatar
mona_b mona_b is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Hamilton Ont
Posts: 4,620
Hope this works.
Attached Images
   
__________________
"A dog can express more with his tail in minutes than his owner can express with his tongue in hours."
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old May 26th, 2004, 03:52 PM
mona_b's Avatar
mona_b mona_b is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Hamilton Ont
Posts: 4,620
Sorry,second on is wayyyyyy tiny..........LOL
__________________
"A dog can express more with his tail in minutes than his owner can express with his tongue in hours."
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old May 26th, 2004, 03:53 PM
heidiho's Avatar
heidiho heidiho is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Maui,Hawaii
Posts: 4,348
g s

Thanks,the one when he was 7 weeks came out small...He is the cutest thing.Thnaks again
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old May 26th, 2004, 03:57 PM
mona_b's Avatar
mona_b mona_b is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Hamilton Ont
Posts: 4,620
Your welcome.

He is very handsome.......

You need to take recent ones..

Well I better get my butt off here............LOL
__________________
"A dog can express more with his tail in minutes than his owner can express with his tongue in hours."
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old May 26th, 2004, 04:01 PM
heidiho's Avatar
heidiho heidiho is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Maui,Hawaii
Posts: 4,348
g s

I got the camera gonna take some tonight...
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old May 26th, 2004, 04:01 PM
Princesss04's Avatar
Princesss04 Princesss04 is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Veedersburg, IN
Posts: 3,140
He is so CUTE! If I lived near you I would take him he is adorable! I want one I love his ears!
__________________
Check out my new photo gallery
[url]http://www.pets.ca/forum/gallery/index.php?[/url]

Proud mommy to...
Meat Loaf (Brittany Spaniel) 13 months
CryBaby (5 years old)living with grandpa now
Chino (Doberman mix) 7 months old
2 new kittens (8 weeks old) Felix and Gizmo
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old May 26th, 2004, 04:01 PM
Luba's Avatar
Luba Luba is offline
Sadie's Chefomatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 7,303
He's very sweet

If you lived closer I'd take him in a second and foster him, for my friend who runs a GSD rescue here! He'd get a lovely home!
__________________
Cats only have nine lives because they stole them from dogs!Teehee
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old May 26th, 2004, 04:03 PM
Princesss04's Avatar
Princesss04 Princesss04 is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Veedersburg, IN
Posts: 3,140
Look Luba we posted at the same time and pretty much said the same thing! LOL
__________________
Check out my new photo gallery
[url]http://www.pets.ca/forum/gallery/index.php?[/url]

Proud mommy to...
Meat Loaf (Brittany Spaniel) 13 months
CryBaby (5 years old)living with grandpa now
Chino (Doberman mix) 7 months old
2 new kittens (8 weeks old) Felix and Gizmo
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old May 26th, 2004, 04:07 PM
heidiho's Avatar
heidiho heidiho is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Maui,Hawaii
Posts: 4,348
g s

Thank you,tahnk you..the one was the first day i got him home,7 weeks.The one on the bed was about 3 months.He is sooooooooo cute.Got a digital camera gonna take recent pics of him,will have on here in the morning,didnt think his ears would ever stand..
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old May 26th, 2004, 04:12 PM
Princesss04's Avatar
Princesss04 Princesss04 is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Veedersburg, IN
Posts: 3,140
Hey, how did he do last night with the food thing and trying the new way?
__________________
Check out my new photo gallery
[url]http://www.pets.ca/forum/gallery/index.php?[/url]

Proud mommy to...
Meat Loaf (Brittany Spaniel) 13 months
CryBaby (5 years old)living with grandpa now
Chino (Doberman mix) 7 months old
2 new kittens (8 weeks old) Felix and Gizmo
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old May 26th, 2004, 04:15 PM
Luba's Avatar
Luba Luba is offline
Sadie's Chefomatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 7,303
Funny stuff princess
__________________
Cats only have nine lives because they stole them from dogs!Teehee
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old May 26th, 2004, 04:44 PM
heidiho's Avatar
heidiho heidiho is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Maui,Hawaii
Posts: 4,348
g s

He still growled and would walk away i had to keep calling him over to eat..but he did eat out of my hand...
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old May 26th, 2004, 04:49 PM
heidiho's Avatar
heidiho heidiho is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Maui,Hawaii
Posts: 4,348
g s

He is the cutest thing,the one pic of when i first brought him home is small and it is the cutest one, i think mona is gonna try and fix it for me..I guess is worst comes worst i will just never mess with him when he eats...
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old May 26th, 2004, 05:46 PM
mona_b's Avatar
mona_b mona_b is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Hamilton Ont
Posts: 4,620
Lets try this...
Attached Images
 
__________________
"A dog can express more with his tail in minutes than his owner can express with his tongue in hours."
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old May 26th, 2004, 06:11 PM
heidiho's Avatar
heidiho heidiho is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Maui,Hawaii
Posts: 4,348
g s

Aaawwwwwwwww!!thank You,stuff Like That Does Give Me More Hope,and You Know Worst Comes To Worst I Just Will Never Bother Him While He Eats,i Dont Think I Could Live With Myself Knowing He Is Out There Somewhere And I Dont Really Know How He Is Being Treated..recentpicswill Be Up Friday,cant Get Camera Til Thursday..thanks Again,he Is My Boy//
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old May 26th, 2004, 06:51 PM
heidiho's Avatar
heidiho heidiho is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Maui,Hawaii
Posts: 4,348
g s

On the feeding thing he did growl and try to nip at my arm,like i said before the more i think about life without him the more i know i cant live without him,he is my best bud,and i cant live without him,so even if it never gets netter i will just let him eat in peace and not try to take his food,if he has a bone i will trade it out with a treat,i cant let him go live somewhere else,i would always wonder if they blowdry him and brush his teeth like he likes,he is mine and always will be,one concern i have though if something bad happend to him i really am not financially that great,are there places out there that help animals like people???/
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old May 26th, 2004, 07:34 PM
cutelittlemako's Avatar
cutelittlemako cutelittlemako is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 226
That's a great question, I think it's sad that some people that don't have alot of money canot get pets. I know that we are warned that we should have the financial means to keep our pets, but that's not really fair when you think about it!
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old May 27th, 2004, 09:21 AM
heidiho's Avatar
heidiho heidiho is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Maui,Hawaii
Posts: 4,348
g s

It is sad,but i do worry what if he gets sick or something happens i make enough money to eat,have roof over my head,and feed him and get toys,i really dont have emergency money for either one of us..So is that fair to him?? no...
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old May 27th, 2004, 09:48 AM
Luba's Avatar
Luba Luba is offline
Sadie's Chefomatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 7,303
So you said in your other post you emailed the rescues. Now what are you going to do, debate it until the dog is 5 years old or make a decision while he can still be trained and rehomed while young?

If you are as intelligent as you want us to believe then why don't you do the intelligent thing?
__________________
Cats only have nine lives because they stole them from dogs!Teehee
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old May 27th, 2004, 10:17 AM
heidiho's Avatar
heidiho heidiho is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Maui,Hawaii
Posts: 4,348
g s

My heart says i cant let him go,the realistic side of me says it isnt fair for him to be in an apt.I dont need anyones negative remarks i am just being honest of what is going through my head.In all reality if he was to get sick or something i dont have the means to get him treated[of course i would get it handled] but i know having a pet is not cheap[like i said i got him when i was engaged] but know i am on my own and it is hard,i want to do the right thing,but i love him so much,i try to picture what it would be like without him laying by my feet when i get ready,blowdrying him like he likes,all the cute things he does and it just maked me extremely upset,so i honestly am torn between my heart and what will be best for him...
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old May 27th, 2004, 10:22 AM
Princesss04's Avatar
Princesss04 Princesss04 is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Veedersburg, IN
Posts: 3,140
What did they Rescue place say when they E-mailed you back? See at least he ate out of your hands for a little while that is a change for the better just hang in there and do not keep taking his food from him and I would feed him three times a day for a little while until he realizes that he is going to get enough food and will not have to be so worried about what will I do if she takes my food from me Just hang in there it will get better if you keep working with him and loving him.
__________________
Check out my new photo gallery
[url]http://www.pets.ca/forum/gallery/index.php?[/url]

Proud mommy to...
Meat Loaf (Brittany Spaniel) 13 months
CryBaby (5 years old)living with grandpa now
Chino (Doberman mix) 7 months old
2 new kittens (8 weeks old) Felix and Gizmo
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old May 27th, 2004, 10:28 AM
kasher+tazz's Avatar
kasher+tazz kasher+tazz is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Leeds, UK
Posts: 88
could you not get pet insurance - mine is only £10 a month for tazz and they pay out up to £5000 for each ilness and any on going treatment like if he got diabetes they would pay it for the rest of his life. Kash has hip dysplasia ( forgot to tell you all that after the x-rays) and she may need an operation pretty soon and they will pay for that too. I couldnt not have insurance - its really worth it. if youre dog goes missing they advertise and search for you and they have a £million for public liability etc. just an idea
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old May 27th, 2004, 10:29 AM
Luba's Avatar
Luba Luba is offline
Sadie's Chefomatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 7,303
In all honesty heidiho you're debating this issue back and forth.

I think you know what you should do, he needs to be rehomed.
For his sake and for yours.

If you made a mistake in getting him at the time, don't let the situation go any further.

What did the rescues say?

We barter back and forth and haven't seen eye to eye on things, in particular with your methods of training and / not listening to sound advise.

PUTTING that aside, from a logical perspective, stop thinking about how 'cute' he is and start thinking how 'big' and 'expensive' he is. How unfair it is for him to be stuck in the apt all day alone while you are at work.
Yes, what if something happened and you lost your job or he got sick? What would you do?

There are other issues involved here other then the training aspect of Damien.

Now, the rescues??? You can keep your dog and they may offer to post him for adoption on their site.
__________________
Cats only have nine lives because they stole them from dogs!Teehee
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old May 27th, 2004, 10:29 AM
heidiho's Avatar
heidiho heidiho is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Maui,Hawaii
Posts: 4,348
g s

Funny that you say that,i e-mailed one of those rescue places Luba gave me and told het the situation,she nailed it perfectly.She said this is not common int he gs breed,she said it sounded like someone has been teasing him with his food,well that person is me,here i was not feeding him enough then giving it to him then picking it up,i just cant believe i f up that bad,i will keep working on it,thanks...
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old May 27th, 2004, 10:44 AM
sammiec sammiec is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 2,315
Hey Heidi,
Sounds as though you tried the right thing, in your case it just didn't work out. Don't get down on yourself for that. Many reputable books, vets and trainers suggest that the dog learns when is dinner time. I was told to leave the food down for 20 minutes and if they don't eat, then remove it. Sounds as though Damien didn't like that idea. Keep working on the hand feeding, but be careful, this could create a very picky dog, and he might not eat unless you're there feeding him... once and a while leave him alone with his food, or try feeding him out of your hand, then giving him the bowl of food right after.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old May 27th, 2004, 10:44 AM
heidiho's Avatar
heidiho heidiho is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Maui,Hawaii
Posts: 4,348
g s

Luba,i getting him was NOT a mistake at the time i was in a good place in life and always wanted a dog,had them while i was growing up,parents instilled the love of animals i have today.So i have to disagree with you there,i had the means to take care of him a good home with backyard and i didnt work so we were together 24/7...I do agree with everything else you said though,it just isnt that easy,i have never had to give up a pet in my life before,hardest thing i have ever had to do is this,and everytime i think ok he needs a home with lots of room to run,i think how different it will be without him,so i am sorry if you are sick of hearing this but it is NOT an easy decsion...
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old May 27th, 2004, 10:46 AM
Princesss04's Avatar
Princesss04 Princesss04 is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Veedersburg, IN
Posts: 3,140
How often are you feeding him?
__________________
Check out my new photo gallery
[url]http://www.pets.ca/forum/gallery/index.php?[/url]

Proud mommy to...
Meat Loaf (Brittany Spaniel) 13 months
CryBaby (5 years old)living with grandpa now
Chino (Doberman mix) 7 months old
2 new kittens (8 weeks old) Felix and Gizmo
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old May 27th, 2004, 11:02 AM
heidiho's Avatar
heidiho heidiho is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Maui,Hawaii
Posts: 4,348
g s

2 X A Day..
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old May 27th, 2004, 11:10 AM
Princesss04's Avatar
Princesss04 Princesss04 is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Veedersburg, IN
Posts: 3,140
I would try feeding him three times a day. I know my husband's dad feeds their GS two times a day and he is full grown. A puppy needs to eat more often than a big dog, not more but more often. They are still growing I would try to feed him three times a day instead of two for a little while and see if this helps after a few days or a week.
__________________
Check out my new photo gallery
[url]http://www.pets.ca/forum/gallery/index.php?[/url]

Proud mommy to...
Meat Loaf (Brittany Spaniel) 13 months
CryBaby (5 years old)living with grandpa now
Chino (Doberman mix) 7 months old
2 new kittens (8 weeks old) Felix and Gizmo
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Terms of Use

  • All Bulletin Board Posts are for personal/non-commercial use only.
  • Self-promotion and/or promotion in general is prohibited.
  • Debate is healthy but profane and deliberately rude posts will be deleted.
  • Posters not following the rules will be banned at the Admins' discretion.
  • Read the Full Forum Rules

Forum Details

  • Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
    vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise (Reduced on this page: MySQL 0%).
  • All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:44 AM.