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by Paige
Sun Oct 11, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: Pixel vs Chai-Kitty Training
Replies: 17
Views: 4117

Re: Pixel vs Chai-Kitty Training

Whew, I remembered my password! I tend, on one hand, to agree with Jean. She's an old lady and with some interaction everyday, I bet she'd be happy. On the other, I definitely get wanting to integrate everyone. It is a hassle if you have to make a separate issue to go and spend time with a recluse a...
by Paige
Thu Apr 23, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: Escalating bitch fights
Replies: 12
Views: 2410

Re: Escalating bitch fights

Thanks for the sympathies. Cash is about 14 and an old 14. LT is about 12 and aside from deaf and in pretty good shape. Soda is 11 and in good shape. Thanks for the advice... management will be hard because of such a small space and no spare rooms. Today I had to separate and I left a leash dragging...
by Paige
Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: Escalating bitch fights
Replies: 12
Views: 2410

Escalating bitch fights

So, I am in need of all-dog-nerd knowledge. The girls have always been frenemies and can't play together because it always turns into a fight. They've fought before but it was always kind of squabble-ish and nothing a good firm yelling at didn't stop. Cash is on his way out. His physical condition i...
by Paige
Sat May 24, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Sweet Dreams, Oliver
Replies: 30
Views: 5384

Re: Sweet Dreams, Oliver

I'm so sorry Sherri. I loved Oliver stories. My heart goes out to you.
by Paige
Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:29 am
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Here I go again
Replies: 11
Views: 1351

Re: Here I go again

I also thought it was shennanigans. LOL But that was the thinking, as far as I understood. Maybe I missed some key concepts or something but that's what I walked away with.
by Paige
Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:37 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Here I go again
Replies: 11
Views: 1351

Re: Here I go again

katrin, i saw a thing with karen pryor some years ago and she said we have to consider aversives not what we consider aversive, but what the dog considers aversive. she showed a dog clearly finding turning away as an aversive --body language-- and suggested that turning away for this dog wasn't what...
by Paige
Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Effing Gol Durned Son of a Goat Bordetella!!!!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 983

Re: Effing Gol Durned Son of a Goat Bordetella!!!!!!!

sorry! Bordetella is relatively easy to kill in the environment. UV rays will do most of it and then just a day outside the body should take care of the rest.

I agree with bolstering his immune system. Good luck! :)
by Paige
Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:14 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Sabine & Dax go to Nationals!
Replies: 14
Views: 1753

Re: Sabine & Dax go to Nationals!

wow! I can't wait to hear about it.
by Paige
Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: Dr. Yin Seminar
Replies: 5
Views: 1190

Re: Dr. Yin Seminar

I wanted to add that the reason she stressed not leaning over the dog is that it stresses the dog out which I 100% agree with and WILL slow down your training if you're freaking your dog out all the time. And if you're working with a shy dog, it is even more detrimental. I think it was the weight sh...
by Paige
Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: Dr. Yin Seminar
Replies: 5
Views: 1190

Dr. Yin Seminar

I went to a 2-day seminar with Dr. Sophia Yin at another animal shelter. It was interesting. This will probably not be a succinct and thoughtful as many other posters would have done , but I'll do my best. :P We started by going over operant vs. classical conditioning and the 4 quadrants of operant ...
by Paige
Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: NDR: Neighborhood Bunny
Replies: 12
Views: 1239

Re: NDR: Neighborhood Bunny

you can worm them w/Ponazuril. (Marquis paste, for horses). You can also treat them with revolution---that'll take care of ear mites as well. don't use frontline on them. can kill them. :)
by Paige
Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Toenails accountability thread
Replies: 73
Views: 27582

Re: Toenails accountability thread

because of this thread, we trimmed Soda's nails. Had a coworker help me. Anal-glanded in my office, stunk up the whole front office area.

I feel like this is your fault. ;)
by Paige
Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: New Dilemma
Replies: 6
Views: 1222

Re: New Dilemma

to quote Heather "Simmer down now"

lol.
by Paige
Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: NDR: Neighborhood Bunny
Replies: 12
Views: 1239

Re: NDR: Neighborhood Bunny

Your shelter isn't too bad for bunny placement, but they do euth after x amount of time. Heat for buns is dangerous. I'm *really* impressed she's lasted this long! Coyotes are a major issue. I wonder if she's hopping home at the end of the day?
by Paige
Mon Sep 09, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Georgie on the Mend
Replies: 21
Views: 1771

Re: Georgie on the Mend

Poor kid. IME, chow-y type dogs have a hard time with sx and often have to have the party hat.

Also, did you get her from LAACAC?
by Paige
Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: NDR: Free to mediocre home.
Replies: 29
Views: 2677

Re: NDR: Free to mediocre home.

We don't actually use Dr. Elsleys. My cats will poop in anything. :) We live in a condo, so it gets scooped daily into a bag and then put in the dumpster everyday.

I've heard a lot of people do the all metal can withe tight lid and are happy with that.
by Paige
Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:14 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Adopt and Shop mall pet store
Replies: 10
Views: 2217

Re: Adopt and Shop mall pet store

they have quite a few volunteers who walk/potty break the dogs. :) It actually used to be a pet store--it was Barkworks. They got closed out, and FA rents the space now. They do pretty well w/adoptions. I think my friend picks up 6-7 dogs a week, so not too bad. I can ask her. I think as much as we ...
by Paige
Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:35 am
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Adopt and Shop mall pet store
Replies: 10
Views: 2217

Re: Adopt and Shop mall pet store

Have a friend that works for them at the MV store and another that works for their corporate office in LA. They pull from OC Animal Care up in Orange--so, actually, may not find homes. Last I heard their stats they were at 50% euth for dogs. 75% for cats. but it's been awhile. They do have a screeni...
by Paige
Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:11 pm
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: aggressive 3 months old Doodle????
Replies: 20
Views: 2242

Re: aggressive 3 months old Doodle????

Yay for finding a trainer! Hopefully they can get him under control.

Emily, I've seen that video too. It's eye-opening. And I've euthanized aggressive 8 week old puppies. They would have been dangerous dogs, no two ways about it.
by Paige
Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:08 pm
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: NDR: Free to mediocre home.
Replies: 29
Views: 2677

Re: NDR: Free to mediocre home.

oh, also glad that scout's not in a mediocre home. LOL
by Paige
Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: NDR: Free to mediocre home.
Replies: 29
Views: 2677

Re: NDR: Free to mediocre home.

haha, thanks, Jen! :) Paige is a lovely name, indeed. Trouble shooting cat issues is what I do pretty much all day long at work. :P
by Paige
Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Should I keep trying chiro? (Kinda feeling iffy)
Replies: 29
Views: 2470

Re: Should I keep trying chiro? (Kinda feeling iffy)

I did PT with Soda and it was very helpful to strengthen muscles around a chronic injury.
by Paige
Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:30 am
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: NDR: Free to mediocre home.
Replies: 29
Views: 2677

Re: NDR: Free to mediocre home.

I would *really* try a clay litter. The "natural" litters are great, but many many many cats do not like them. My cats will not use them and I have counseled many adopters experiencing out of box peeing and changing litter has been the solution for many of them. I would recommend Dr. Elsley's cat li...
by Paige
Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: Bath Time
Replies: 7
Views: 1099

Re: Bath Time

if the incidents seem to be escalating, I'd get a CAAB or a vet behaviorist on it. I'm sorry it happened again. Dog fights are scary.
by Paige
Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: I need help
Replies: 6
Views: 1323

Re: I need help

Thanks. Airlock is harder to do due to the stupid set up/smallness of my house, but I think I can figure something out. CU is a good idea--I have the book, so I will pull it back out. Heather, she can't see them from inside but she can hear them. I was thinking some D&CC --that worked great with Cas...
by Paige
Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: I need help
Replies: 6
Views: 1323

I need help

I need help with Soda. We have a bunch of little dogs that run amuck in the neighborhood. They make Soda very aroused when they're outside our fence. Twice now, she has bolted past us as we're going out (not with her, just us going out) and went after a little dog. Total prey drive. I cannot have he...
by Paige
Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Spud and OE made it into the ThunderLeash commercial!
Replies: 17
Views: 1494

Re: Spud and OE made it into the ThunderLeash commercial!

That's awesome!

Claire, I do something similar with a slip leash on the extreme pullers at work (the ones that are about to kill themselves from pulling) and it works really well. I don't know how comfortable it is for the dog though--though in my case, better than turning blue from lack of oxygen!
by Paige
Sun May 26, 2013 9:19 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Concerning "Heart dogs"
Replies: 26
Views: 1738

Re: Concerning "Heart dogs"

This is an interesting topic! I haven't had a heart dog, but I have had a heart cat--Fat Harriet. I think about her often, and I miss her. It is a pretty distinct feeling. I love all of my dogs for their own reasons, but I understand your "disconnect" feeling. Soda is the one I probably have the clo...
by Paige
Wed May 22, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: I don't know what it is about Samoyeds...
Replies: 9
Views: 1053

Re: I don't know what it is about Samoyeds...

i love them and want one but i am sooo grooming lazy. But I would still get one. And LOOOOVE HIM AND HUG HIM AND SQUISH HIM
by Paige
Fri May 17, 2013 10:23 pm
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: teaching tug
Replies: 6
Views: 777

Re: teaching tug

thats what i did with soda. i never did actually click. I just waved food in front of her face, she dropped it, i said "Yes" (So, a verbal click) gave her the food, asked her to sit, then said "GET IT!" and so it was like a double reward. Worked pretty well. works well for the doggies at the shelter...

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