Until next time, Good day, and good dog!
This post was really helpful, thank you. I recently mentioned on a blog that I used a prong collar on my dog, and it created a firestorm. I have an 80-pound German shepherd, a stray I took in when he was young. My family has had dogs my entire life, all adopted or rescued from different situations, but we've never had one that was leash reactive. I tried almost everything else, but it was still nearly impossible to walk him in our neighborhood. Every time he sees another dog, he goes berserk, completely ignoring commands or treats. And the thing is, he is beautifully behaved any other time. I firmly believe that it's in how training aids are used that makes them humane or not, with a few exceptions )I don't like choke or shock collars). You should NEVER jerk on the leash when your dog is wearing a prong collar. That makes them cruel, and it is inhumane. The most my dog ever feels is a pinch to the neck when he moves too far from my side, and that seems far less painful and damaging than a choke or shock collar, which I think should be banned. My dog has never exhibited any signs of discomfort while wearing the collar, but then again, I handle his leash gently. He is praised for wearing it, and associates it with going for a walk, so he gets very excited when I pick it up. It's all in making the experience positive. Not everyone who uses these collars is lazy or cruel. Many of us have tried other methods to no avail. Not all dogs are the same, just as all people are not the same, and what works for one will not always work for another. I do not want to take the chance of him pulling himself and me out into traffic, and feel the prong collar is the safest alternative.
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We are home and all is well. These last few days were very trying on all of us but I don’t want to think about them at the moment. I will be writing the clinic in a few weeks once I’m totally calmed down about their utter lack of communication from the price, to the operation performed, to just general updates throughout the day, but frankly I don’t want to think about that at the moment. I’d rather think about the fun we had on the weekend instead.
After a quick nap after our morning walk with Jetta, Cricket and Deirdre we headed out to a farm that Amanda is checking in on every few days for a few months. It isn’t just any farm, it’s a sheep farm! Lacey got to have some fun in the round pen with a couple of the woolie ones.
Amanda took the pictures – thanks Amanda! I also have video but I haven’t downloaded it yet so that will have to wait until later.
Every good working dog worth their salt, warms up by stretching and making sure they are one with the sheep poop.
Brit was sorting the sheep so we could get some good ones. These lucky ones got to go back to the field.
The experts Brit and Leo.
Here we go.
Sassy from the start.
Hey Amanda! Are you getting this? Look at them running over there. :)
When they weren’t moving there was a lot of this…
Which became this if they refused to move. :)
Going in for a nibble. :)
Her nemesis. You can see him staring at her in most of the photos. He wasn’t impressed with the little pipsqueak.
The “Wheeeeee” moments.
The final stand off.
She had lots of fun and had much more confidence than I thought she would. Thanks again Amanda for letting us come out and pretend to herd and for taking all the great photos. :)
After herding, we went to the beach! Ummm…. Lacey was exhausted and kind of overwhelmed with the craziness so she just stood around after cooling off in the water, so there won’t be many photos of her, but there will be lots of her friends. Stay tuned. :)
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Question by Bobby B: What makes dogs itch and scratch constantly other than fleas?
Two male pomeranians, not related, ages six and seven years lost hand fulls of hair over several months and scratch and chew and rub their faces on pillows and rugs not to mention dragging their buts across the floor. Both receive Advantix regularly. One dogs hair is now only an inch long and the other has large patches that are bald.
Answer by yukidomari
Food allergies is one, and those symptoms you’ve listed are pretty standard for food allergies.
Another is mites and skin worms..
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This is the adorable Ylan with Bouchette, the Bassett Hound and Galinette, the Shih-tzu – the dogs of the Restaurant Beausejour in Gorbio. The dogs’ names appear in the wonderful Marcel Pagnol books.
They may have been abandoned, but four little kittens quickly found a mother to call their own… JoJo the Dachshund.
In a story originally shared by Fox 59 in Indianapolis, four kittens were born on the front porch of a local couple, right before an early spring blizzard brought more than nine inches of snow to the area.
The couple found the kittens on their porch, alone, and brought them inside to care for them. Little did they know it would be their Dachshund, JoJo, who would do much of the caretaking!
Question by The X Files Manson Silent Hill: Why do the german roaches have a bubble on there mouth after they eat roach killer gel?
The roach ate some fipronil from the gel and it’s on its back wiggling its antennas and legs with a small liquid bubble on it’s mouth
Answer by no
I have never witnessed a “bubble” (I am NOT saying that YOU didn’t though), but most roach poisons destroys the ability for the nerves to successfully send their signals to the appropriate body parts. That is why is just “wiggles”. Its kind of like having a disease that interferes with the nervous system because the pesticide is a nerotoxin.
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