"I had a dog stolen once, and when I offered a reward - a relative of the person who had her actually came forward, for the reward. I then knew where my dog was, and in the end paid (yes, amounts to ransom) to have her back. The people…"
"Ill behavior is ill behavior (IMO), and I treat this the same as if it were reality and not TV - that is what the dog is doing, treating the TV as if it were 'real'. By allowing it, we're setting the dog up by assuming…"
"A note on the epoxy - it definitely seals things up, but will also seal in any bacteria and then you can have a real problem. This was once used on my foot (my mom, a nurse ...) to seal a puncture - which then absessed 3 days later. We…"
"Linatone - costs about $20 bottle, my 34lb fur-factory gets 2 teas a day, it's made a HUGE difference. I have hardwood floors (nicely accentuates floating hair-clouds!) and it takes a full week after vacuuming before they start…"
"I have this same issue with my Cardigan. He's totally submissive to us, to anyone we introduce him to, and is best friends with our cat (who was here first). He is 'tolerant' of children, but I sure WATCH him, he doesn't…"
"I wholeheartedly agree with the others who have raised the question of diet. This isn't something we made up, there is plenty of information of this on the internet. I can give anecdotal support to the theory - when my dog was going through a…"
"Beth - first, let me clarify that I was speaking in general terms. To be more concise, I should say that while most dogs will feed off our emotional energy, there are surely dogs that just do not want their feet messed with (or ears, or…"
"First invest in some micro-fiber towels - for $10 at Costco, you can buy a huge bag of thick micro-fiber rags and sew them together, they're AMAZING at drying a dog. Old trick from my long-ago groomer days - wash the dog, let them shake if off…"
"I'd highly recommend micro-serrated shears - if you get 'too' high-quality, you'd face needing to have them professionally sharpened, but if you go lower-end, you could probably use them for years and then replace instead of…"
"I used to run a groom shop and worked for a couple vets - I have a couple tips that can make it easier:
1. Use the guillotine type (vs. 'scissors' type) as they are much sharper & stronger. Just like with knives - a dull or…"
"When my dog was just a pup, about 6 mos old, I had him in the back seat of the car, loose. I'd wrongly thought I was being a good doggie-parent & a safe driver by always having him in the back seat. He never tried to look out the window,…"
"In 1980, I bought a Kirby and it was my BFF for over 20 years. I replaced that with a Kenmore - that didn't last long, there's just no comparison ...I was really disgusted with every other vacuum I looked at.
FINALLY - on Craig's…"
Hi Renee, So how are things going? I hope we get a chance to get together soon. And if it doesn't work out for this fall to get a larger group together, maybe we could plan something for next summer. The reason I shy away from shock collars is our Otto was quite the stubborn guy in basic training and we used a German pinch collar. He did well with it, trained no problem. But about 2 years later, when ever he would hear the noise of the collar he would run for his kennel. But I did see the trainers use a shock collar with an aggresive dog and it didn't seem to bother him.
Sounds like you had a good day with Ed. I don't know mine would want to herd, they play til they drop with my brothers dog. They do sometimes herd my son and his friend, when they are playing. Gracie herds Gunner when he plays hockey with my son. Pretty funny watching her actually. Instead of nipping at his heels she actually grabs his little hind leg, almost like it is a chicken leg!! But I could never use a shock collar, yikes! The woman you spoke with was that for the Howell or Hines park? Hopefully we will get an Indian Summer and plan an outing.
That sounds great. We could get together at your place and then possibly plan a bigger one at your daughters. And the fact she is a photographer is a bonus. Let me know what you think. I also am not fond of vaccinations, we think it is what caused our previous corgi to have seizures. So we do a modified system. Our vet draws titers and if they are low, vaccinate otherwise skip it.
We live in Dearborn Heights. We are getting the dog park pass this week. The park is in Livonia, Edward Hines Park. Maybe we can go there. Our yard is small and 2 dogs is about the max :o) Also I heard from Bev Levy, she is outside of Lansing, she will be planning a get together soon. That was the 24th. We have 2 pems Gracie and Gunner. both are 2. By the way Ed is very cute! And welcome to mycorgi