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by connie
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Which heartworm preventative do you use?
Replies: 6
Views: 59

Re: Which heartworm preventative do you use?

I thought that was interesting, too, that the MDR1 mutation is not about a sensitivity to ivermectin per se, but is an indicator of a deficiency in the blood-brain barrier. I also read that the 'don't give ivermectin to herding breeds!' warning was due to the practice of using HIGH doses of ivermect...
by connie
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Which heartworm preventative do you use?
Replies: 6
Views: 59

Re: Which heartworm preventative do you use?

I looked at Mary Strauss's comments that Nana mentioned -- I found this: "It’s best to give heartworm preventives year-round as well, not only for better protection against infection, but also to ensure that the manufacturer will pay for treatment should your dog become infected with heartworms." I ...
by connie
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: Are there more reactive dogs now, or am I just way more crabby?
Replies: 8
Views: 106

Re: Are there more reactive dogs now, or am I just way more crabby?

I was just coming to the conclusion that there are way more CLUELESS OWNERS now, and your post supports that, Nana! Dee's agility class has been uneventful. The young Boxer has moved to private lessons, the Airedale has settled in and is no longer hyper-aware of every little thing -- new class, new ...
by connie
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Which heartworm preventative do you use?
Replies: 6
Views: 59

Re: Which heartworm preventative do you use?

Nana, if the dog has been started on ivermectin, that doesn't mean you have to continue that. As you know :madgo: :cussing: I am a recent convert, and quite a fervent one, to giving preventive. Nothing like a case of heartworm to cause me to find religion! My dogs are getting Sentinel (milbemycin ox...
by connie
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: Are there more reactive dogs now, or am I just way more crabby?
Replies: 8
Views: 106

Re: Are there more reactive dogs now, or am I just way more crabby?

Actually, I think Dee draws some of this behavior -- if those dogs looked at Rowley, he would deflect it and be very non-confrontational, but Dee meets all looks with a hard stare of her own. She won't START something, but she'll tell you that she'll finish it! So I think she's a reactive dog in the...
by connie
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Cancer clinical trial
Replies: 17
Views: 299

Re: Cancer clinical trial

Glad you got in!
by connie
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: Are there more reactive dogs now, or am I just way more crabby?
Replies: 8
Views: 106

Are there more reactive dogs now, or am I just way more crabby?

I am doing a Beginner's Agility class with Miss Dee, to see if she likes it, and it's at the training center where Rowley has one of his weekly lessons. I've known this trainer for 25 years and I like her a lot. She's a FB friend and a friend, so I'm not about to put this on FB, it's got nothing to ...
by connie
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: June 2018 Training Challenge: Leave It
Replies: 19
Views: 373

Re: June 2018 Training Challenge: Leave It

Progress report for us: Dee has a 3-week AAT assignment at the high school where we did our Observations; we have done two of the three visits and will do the third next Tuesday. The students -- there are about 10-12 of them in the group, with 3 or 4 AAT teams -- are very taken with Dee and have tak...
by connie
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: Resource Guarding
Replies: 26
Views: 429

Re: Resource Guarding

I wish him all the best, and I hope your bruises and puncture wounds heal quickly, Sherri. Dogs like this are certainly a test for rescues. If the behavior can be identified and addressed, they can be adopted and have wonderful lives. My very first foster Sheltie, Bandit, was a fear-biter. Probably ...
by connie
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: Resource Guarding
Replies: 26
Views: 429

Re: Resource Guarding

Also Jane wants to know, was he guarding space when he had those episodes the other day, Sherri?
by connie
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: Resource Guarding
Replies: 26
Views: 429

Re: Resource Guarding

I think you have to make accurate notes of his behavior. That's just not something that can be ignored. Whoever told you to not mention it is doing a great disservice to rescue, and that's something I feel very strongly about. If rescue adopts Moe out to anyone the way he is now, they're not rescue,...
by connie
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: Resource Guarding
Replies: 26
Views: 429

Re: Resource Guarding

Okay, I asked Jane about this tonight. (Jane is this trainer: http://www.canissapiens.com/aboutus.html ) When I described the articles that Moe 'guards', she wasn't surprised at all, and said 'I've known a number of Beagles who guarded tissues, and several who guarded space, like a spot on the couch...
by connie
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: Resource Guarding
Replies: 26
Views: 429

Re: Resource Guarding

I think your progress will be slow and the more it can be depersonalized, the better. In the scenario you describe -- and I'm sorry you got bit, that's SO annoying on so many levels, not to mention painful -- it might have been more effective to lure Moe into the kitchen for a cookie and then close ...
by connie
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: Resource Guarding
Replies: 26
Views: 429

Re: Resource Guarding

It sounds like he has an issue with ANYTHING being removed from his vicinity, based on triggers I can't even conjecture. I have Manners class tomorrow -- the class with Lizzie and Biscuit, who have similar behavior -- and I'm going to ask Jane (our trainer) if that behavior is considered resource gu...
by connie
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: Resource Guarding
Replies: 26
Views: 429

Re: Resource Guarding

It's still very unpredictable, so I haven't had anything handy to try to distract him with. And, unfortunately, throwing food isn't an option since Henry will fight over food on the floor. Throwing chicken would be the start of a brawl :( OMG yes, you would have to stage set-ups with Henry safely o...
by connie
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: Resource Guarding
Replies: 26
Views: 429

Re: Resource Guarding

Interesting question. It doesn't seem so much that he wants certain items, so much as he wants you NOT TO TAKE them when he is there, Sherri? In the scenario with the shawl, for instance, I wonder what he would have done if you'd suddenly started tossing bits of chicken several feet from him; would ...
by connie
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: Resource Guarding
Replies: 26
Views: 429

Re: Resource Guarding

I think the muzzle will allow you to work on the problem, but I agree, it would be best if a real solution could be reached. However, if a muzzle is going to keep someone from being bitten, I'm all for it!
by connie
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Dental Care
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Dental Care

I have Beau, a Sheltie with such hideous dentition that seasoned veterinarians have drawn back and said 'OMG!' on first looking in his mouth. So my two cents is: I have never seen a difference from anything I have put in the water bowl, be it fragaria vesca or an enzymatic cleaning solution. Save yo...
by connie
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Cancer clinical trial
Replies: 17
Views: 299

Re: Cancer clinical trial

Oh cool, so it's meeting criteria rather than getting one of a limited number of slots? I'm sorry Max meets the criteria, but it would be cool to have him in the trial, could be informative at worst and helpful at best. Fingers crossed.
by connie
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Cancer clinical trial
Replies: 17
Views: 299

Re: Cancer clinical trial

When will you be notified if he's in?
by connie
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Acupuncture expectations
Replies: 28
Views: 592

Re: Acupuncture expectations

LOL! I hear that, Judy -- I don't bestow much credibility on members of the veterinary community, often. At least if you did want to explore that option, it's nearby.

I'm glad Benson's getting better. Soft tissue injuries heal slowly, esp in dogs that are of mature, dignified, wise years. :cool:
by connie
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Cancer clinical trial
Replies: 17
Views: 299

Re: Cancer clinical trial

Oh, I hope it works out that he can participate in the trial -- it sounds interesting and promising!
by connie
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Talk to me about skin/allergy problems
Replies: 28
Views: 651

Re: Talk to me about skin/allergy problems

That's great news. Also, I think she will likely tolerate less novel proteins if they are fed unprocessed (i.e., raw). Hoping that turns out to be the case, it would solve a lot!
by connie
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: June 2018 Training Challenge: Leave It
Replies: 19
Views: 373

Re: June 2018 Training Challenge: Leave It

I read that article after a discussion with a dog-owning (and dog-training friend) about how the 'leave it' command has become what 'NO!' used to be, in dog training: an all-purpose, get-away-from-that, stop-doing-that bark of the owner, with no constructive request for action. Thirty years ago when...
by connie
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: June 2018 Training Challenge: Leave It
Replies: 19
Views: 373

Re: June 2018 Training Challenge: Leave It

I started to read that and I will read it carefully later today when I have time -- last night at class I was working 'leave it' with Dee, and like Sherri, I don't want it to be a command in a voice that says 'you bad dog!' so I tried making it look differently to Dee. She will completely ignore a p...
by connie
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?
Replies: 13
Views: 307

Re: Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?

Holy smokes, that's awesome! I'm trying to work my way through the Novice trick list, look at what you and Henry did! :wow: :wow:

Congratulations! :thumbup: :love:
by connie
Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: How can I un-create the monster I created?
Replies: 14
Views: 269

Re: How can I un-create the monster I created?

Also, here's the article I found that made the lightbulb go on over my head: http://www.oakwood-canine-services.co.uk/blog/read_72141/why-does-my-dog-pee-on-my-bed.html And thought WDJ and some other sources say 'oh, let him mark on walks, that will get it out of his system' -- I think that's nonsen...
by connie
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: How can I un-create the monster I created?
Replies: 14
Views: 269

Re: How can I un-create the monster I created?

At 10 months, he may be the worst now that he will ever be, that's such a fraught age developmentally -- like being a teenager for a kid! You know how you hang around dog venues and you get told stuff by the 'older and wiser' dog people? I was told a year or more ago that Alex was marking because he...
by connie
Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: How can I un-create the monster I created?
Replies: 14
Views: 269

Re: How can I un-create the monster I created?

I am also happy that my other Lapphund, who is coming to me this winter, is a girl. :thumbup:

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