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A Dog’s Favorite Place: The Park (Part 2)

A Dog’s Favorite Place: The Park (Part 2)


City parks have some wonderful challenges for training if you use your imagination.


For example, look and find an empty trash bin in the park, tip it over on its side and teach your pup to jump over it. Start a few feet from the trash bin and run toward it while holding the motivator close to his nose so he will follow it. When he approaches the bin, use the hand in collar technique (place your fingers between his neck and collar with your fingers pointing up), lift him forward and say “Hup,” as he climbs over the bin. After he has gone over the garbage bin, circle around and make him climb over from the other side and place him in a sit. Do this a few times so he is comfortable with this maneuver. With continued practice, he will eventually make a clean jump over the bin. Smaller or less agile dogs will only be able to climb over it.


If he is shy about going over the bin, then place him on top of it so he will feel comfortable touching the garbage bin with his paws. With your right hand holding the motivator, lead him downward to come off the garbage bin. Repeat this pattern a few times to build his confidence level. After a few repetitions, your pup will feel comfortable climbing over the garbage bin.


Large boulder-like rocks can often be found in many parks. While walking your dog, teach him to jump on the rock. Again, you will need a motivator to get him to jump up there. Put him in a Sit-Stay or Stand-Stay position. This is a good exercise because it gives him a job to do – it keeps him from moving any further during a walk, especially through congested cross paths.


Park benches are also a great training tool. Teach your dog to jump over a bench using the same method as making him jump over a garbage bin. You can also teach him to crawl under a park bench. And you can train him to sit every time you approach a park bench with someone sitting on it. This teaches him not to pull toward strangers in the park.


A park is a good place to practice the hide and seek game with a whistle. Have your friend hold your puppy back while you run and hide behind a tree or some bushes and whistle for your dog. This exercise will get your puppy to pay more attention to you as he panics and tries to find you. This game is great because you are setting the foundation for him to come to you whenever you whistle. In all of these exercises, you are using the natural environment of the park as an agility course for your dog.

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Holistic Supplements For Dog With Mast-Cell Tumor

I read the following segment of an article about holistic supplements for a dog with mast-cell t
tumors.  I felt the information was valuable enough to pass it along.  The full article information is below.  I especially like the last couple of sentences.

“I have a 6-year-old Lab/beagle mix who has had many problems — the latest being two mast-cell tumors. The tumors were removed on separate occasions, and the surgeries were successful; however, we were told that we needed to be diligent about checking for lumps.

“Our veterinary oncologist has recommended that the dog be put on 4,000 milligrams of fish oil and 10 milligrams of Pepcid. She suggested Pepcid because dogs with mast-cell tumors tend to get ulcers, and the fish oil helps discourage the return of the mast cells.

“Also, a friend of mine in Florida said that her holistic vet uses food-grade liquid aloe in diets for dogs that have had cancer. Neither my vet nor vet oncologist have heard of this before, but from what I’ve read on the Internet, it makes sense. What do you think of using food-grade aloe as a supplement? And how much should a 45-pound dog drink?

Answer from Dr Michael Fox: “There are many treatments that can be integrated into a holistic therapeutic regimen for your dog’s cancer.

“I concur with what the two veterinarians recommend: You can give 1 tablespoon of aloe vera in your dog’s food twice daily. I would also recommend New Chapter’s anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor Zyflamend and anti-cancer Immortal Mushrooms combination of beneficial fungi. Daily treatment with a mild antihistamine may also be beneficial, along with a super-antioxidant supplement such as N-acetyl-L-cysteine and alpha-lipoic acid. Above all, avoid any treatments that may compromise your dog’s immune system, such as “booster” vaccinations and spot-on anti-flea drugs. Feed your dog a whole-food diet rather than manufactured dog food, good nutrition being the first medicine.”

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5 Composting pointers for a n00b

Composting, everyone was telling me, ‘It’s so easy, it does it all by itself.’  Yes, every day some astronomical amount of composting happens without any human intervention.

So with that in mind, I setup a plastic compost bin and put all the compostable yard waste and left overs (non-meat) from the kitchen.

I checked it in a year and it seems almost nothing had happened.  After some quick research through some old gardening books,  (Thanks Carol and Greg!) I made these changes.

  • Put in the sunlight.  It likes to be warm.  Moving a compost pile is not fun at all.
  • Watered it like a plant.  Compost happens when moist
  • Made sure it got air, by putting the whole bin atop a pallet
  • Turn the pile over once every other month.
  • Adding lawn clippings.  This seems to also help speed up the process.

Now, I can feel the heat from the compost pile as it continues to cook. When I turn it over, the materials are becoming unrecognizable and more black dirt like.

Having the pile in the shady location without doing any of those things would have worked eventually (say, 10,0000 years) but now, I feel we will have quality compost for the next season.

The Compost Bin. Turk surveys our work

Table scraps, lawn clippings and some paper products get added.

You can see the nice dark soil underneath

Cooking in the sun!

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Bucket Drop On Condon Mtn Fire

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Medical Problems Of Golden Retrievers

Also known as seizures, epilepsy disorders normally occur from viral infections, and environmental factors as well. Even though an inaccessible seizure isn’t always a problem, dogs that have recurring seizures should never be bred. Vets can recommend medicines that control recurring seizures, although medicine isn’t always effective. Although epilepsy doesn’t affect the health of a Golden Retriever, it does have an effect on breeding. You can never tell if it is indeed heredity, therefore breeding is pretty much out of the question – to avoid passing it on to the litter.

Skin allergies
Skin allergy is the most common medical issue with Golden Retrievers. Skin allergy is normally the result of allergens such as flea bites, dust, airborne pollen, food, and even mold. Symptoms will vary, although they can include bits, scratching, licking, and even ear infections. Diet is extremely important here, as it can help to prevent a lot of these problems. If you consult with your vet, you can more than likely eliminate the risks your pet has of getting a skin allergy.

Hypothyroidism is a condition that causes the thyroid gland to malfunction. Golden Retrievers that are affected by this disease will normally show such symptoms as coat problems or obesity. This medical problem can also result in a lack of fertility as well. A lack of fertility can be a big problem for breeders, as it makes it very hard for the affected Golden Retriever to breed.

The treatment of hypothyroidism involves taking the oral supplement for hypothyroidism on a daily basis. Once it has been treated successfully, the prognosis will appear to be normal and dog will have a normal, healthy life span, providing there are no other medical problems. This condition is somewhat common with Golden Retrievers, and can be diagnosed by your vet.

Some Golden’s who suffer from hypothyroid problems will have seizures, although this will stop once they go on the oral treatment medicine. Even though the hypothyroid condition isn’t associated with epilepsy, you should monitor your dog to be on the safe side. You don’t want to take any chances with your dog coming down with epilepsy, which is why you should always have your vet do routine checks.

Even though medical problems are somewhat common with Golden Retrievers, you can help to prevent them by making sure your dog is healthy. If you do your part and make sure that you treat your Golden well, you shouldn’t have anything to worry about. Golden Retrievers are generally healthy dogs, although they can get ill from time to time. If you take your dog to the vet and get him treated as soon as he gets sick – he’ll be better and back to his normal self in no time at all.

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How to get rid of spider mites that crawl randomly in the house?

Question by trinity: How to get rid of spider mites that crawl randomly in the house?
I never see them in the garden. I have roses, daisies and fruit trees – maybe I should look more carefully. But there are hundreds of spider mites appearing randomly in random parts of the house, even in places far far away from the garden. I’ve sprayed the roses with insect (incl mites) spray last week, and I still get the mites in the house. I can’t find any solutions to clear the mites in the house and can’t find the source of the mites out of the house. Please help!

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A Great Way To Exercise Your Dog If You Live In The City

A Great Way To Exercise Your Dog If You Live In The City


As someone who lives in the city, there are many ways to exercise a dog in your area. Why limit your dog’s exercise just with a walk in your neighborhood? There’s an attitude among some city dwellers that having a dog in the city isn’t fair to the dog. Somehow, there is this myth that dogs are happiest in rural areas where they have plenty of room to roam, or in suburban areas with big backyards.


The city offers many options for exercising your dog. Owners should view the city as a vast playground. Often, it is a matter of using your imagination. One of the best ways to take advantage of your city area is to go running with your dog. When an owner runs with a dog, it is a beautiful thing to watch.


Many breeds of dogs were meant to run. Why not share a runner’s high with your dog? Good advice when running with your dog is to run with him on leash and to observe the rules of the street, of course. I know runners don’t like to stop at street corners with their dogs while they are running, but I hate to see a dog being taught that he can run across the street without stopping and not given the proper cross command. As a runner, you have to stop at street corners with red lights while running in place, so do the same thing whenever you arrive at any given corner.


It is not advisable to take a young puppy on a run since it will be hard on his hips and his bones are too soft. But when a puppy reaches his ninth month, he should be able to go safely on long runs with you. Check with your vet to find out when your dog is ready to start running with you.


If you run in the park, you don’t have to worry about crossing at different streets. But you will have to teach him to stop at strategic areas along the path, such as cross paths, parking lots and other congested areas. Keep a leash on your dog so that it will be a smoother run. There are too many distractions around, and your run will be interrupted if he starts chasing a squirrel or rabbit.


Running teaches your dog to follow you since he will be running at your side. Your dog does not have to be at a perfect heel during a run. What you basically want to share with your dog is a good rhythm. If you are using a harness, he can run in front of you.


Running is also great for developing the musculature structure in dogs. Just take care that you don’t run on days that are too hot for your dog. You will also want to inspect his pads after a run since they can take a beating on asphalt.

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Movember Failure

When we got our October Bark Box, I was so excited to see the moustache toy.  I’d seen pictures of the moustache before and thought it could be super fun.  I also though the timing was perfect because it was only a week or so before the start of Movember. I had grand plans of having some super cool images of Coulee with a moustache.  Ummm.  Yeah… Not so much.

We’d gone out once before with it but it kept getting covered in snow and we almost lost it in the deep snow so we didn’t try again until yesterday.

The good news is Coulee not only likes the toy but she tended to pick it up on her own by the ball in the back.

 The bad news is, she doesn’t always carry it in the right direction.

And when she does manage to carry it in the right direction, it kind of droops…

She was very pleased with herself.  I have no idea why.  She was not being cooperative.

Apparently Coulee will hold a toy, until I ask her to do anything.  Me asking her to sit, down or stay all resulted in the same thing – dropping the toy.  So then I would try and push her away from me and snap a picture while she was barely more than an arms reach away.  Quality photos they were not!

I held it up to see what it should look like.  LOL.

It also didn’t help when the little one kept running off with the prop.

We almost got some at the end but it is a very dirty, saggy moustache at this point!

Sigh.  THIS is why I prefer candid photography.

PS – Seeing as none of the dogs have their mouths even open, pretty sure all of these are photoshopped!

Crazy Coulee and Little Lacey

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