January 16, 2018

Dog Breeds That Don’t Shed

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Joseph asks…

What are some dog breeds that don’t shed so much where there’s fur all over the furniture and clothes?

I want a dog that doesn’t shed so much (I don’t want fur on the furniture and clothes).

admin answers:

There is actually a really big selection of low-shedding dogs. It just depends on if you want a big or small dog.

Here are just a few large low-shedding dogs:

Pitbull
Great Dane
Mastiff
Lab
Boxer

And some small low-shedding dogs:

Poodle
Jack Russell Terrier
Chihuahua (short haired)
Yorkie
Dachshund (Weiner Dog)
and pretty much any kind of short haired Terrier.. Terriers really don’t shed much.

Pretty much any kind of short haired dog would do.. Short haired dogs don’t shed much at all.

I hope this helped! :)

James asks…

what dog breeds don’t shed?

I have a poodle mix and i have been told that poodles are hypo-allergenic. but what other types of dogs don’t shed. I have really bad allergies and I love dogs which is why i would like to know if there are other hypo-allergenic breeds

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Poodles

Ken asks…

what are some good breeds of dog that don’t shed too much?

I looking into getting another dog, but my last dog practically tortured my dad cause she shed so much. Now I know the labradoodle supposedly sheds less dander (though I don’t like them too much) so are there any other breeds that don’t shed that much fur/dander?

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Http://www.dogbreedinfo.org/lightshedders.htm

that lists them all.
You can click to get more info about each one as well.

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Dog Behavior Questions

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George asks…

A few dog & puppy behavior questions?

*Sorry this is so long!*

So i have a 10 yr old yellow lab/american eskimo mix, Precious. Then there’s Sasha, she’s about 8 or 9 months old & a pitbull. She’s almost as big as Precious but she’s always the one who gets hurt in a fight. She’s a big baby =]

Sasha likes to dunk her head in her water bucket, and a couple min after she does this, Precious will go over to her and lick her face and neck, where she’s wet. Sasha puts her ears down low and looks very submissive while Precious does this, but she sits there and lets her do it. Whenever Sasha gets wet Precious will lick her wherever she is wet (no, she’s not thirsty). And sometimes she will lick Sasha for the hell of it. She licks her multiple times a day, yet she is often irritated by her hyper behavior. Does she feel motherly towards her or something? She doesn’t growl or anything while doing this.

Sasha often leans on my legs. It doesn’t matter if i’m giving attention to my other dogs or not, she’ll lean the side of her body on my legs. She tends to do it while she chews on a toy, she’ll just stand there and lean on me. i’ve been told that it means she thinks she owns me, wants protection, or is being dominant. Which is it? She’s definitely not the dominant dog in the pack.

Last one: i was told by my grandmother that with bog dogs you have to stare them down to “tame them. She told me a former coworker of hers stared at her Rottweiler for 5 HOURS straight when it initiated staring with her. Apparently if you “win” this staredown, the dog will know that you are boss permanently. And if you “lose” the opposite happens. i’ve read online that a dog will become vicious and attack you if you stare at it since you’re “challenging” it. But i’m not too sure about that one. My old Rottweiler never challenged me to a staredown and she became out of control. Sasha is a handful and still has growing to do, so is this something i need to initiate and/or worry about in the near futute?

admin answers:

I’ve never heard that leaning is a sign of dominance, just that the dog wants to be nearby/close to you. As for the stare down, if it is your dog, that is one thing, but DO NOT stare down a strange aggressive dog. That is indeed a challenge and the best thing to do in that situation is to avoid eye contact and back slowly away, and whatever you do, do not run!

If you want to know how dogs demonstrate dominant behavior, it is by the following:

Symptoms of Dog Dominance Behavior include, among others, such things as:

– Refusing to move out of your way

– Blocking your ability to where you want to go

– Stealing and hiding your stuff

– Destroying your things

– Peeing on your bed

– Pooping on your bed

– Stealing your food

– Ignoring commands that he knows well

– Demanding your attention through nudges, whining, or mouthing you

– Growling at you

– Humping you, your guests, or things

– Mounting you, your guests, or things

– Guarding food or toys

- Putting your stuff in his area

Daniel asks…

Can you answer some questions about my dog’s behavior?

He scratches all the time; it’s just annoying. It’s not fleas. It’s better after he’s had a bath, and I bathe him about once a month, but I’m afraid to bathe him more often in case I’d dry out his skin.

He jumps up on me all the time as well. I love it when he does it, and sometimes I pick him up – but I thought that was considered bad form for a dog and I don’t know why he does it. Any guesses?

admin answers:

Some dogs scratch themselves when they are anxious,my dog does the exact same thing because he is OCD and yes its annoying.What seems to help my dog is exercise and chew toys maybe you should try it.And also any dog will jump on you if he is rewarded by doing so (petting praising)

Mandy asks…

Bird dog owners… I have two questions about behavior……?

I have a German Short Hair Pointer female, everytime we go into our backyard to play with the dogs she won’t come up to us for like ten minutes. She runs around to every corner of the yard barking up trees and out the fence at things we don’t see. We continue to play fetch with the Beagal but the Pointer won’t get interested for a long while. Then when she does play, she won’t bring the toy back, it’s like she’s playing keep away from us and the Beagal. Is she just showing off how well she can clear the yard of prey when we go out? We don’t hunt her so I wasn’t sure if this was an instictual thing or not. And as a general dog question: How do you solve the keep away problem between two dogs? Just curious, let me know what you think.

admin answers:

Because you dint hunt her she is not very disciplined. Because a good pointer should be aware of where you are at and should check up on you. This may be different because it is a fenced in yard. And they really shouldn’t bark at things. As far as her not bringing the toys back pointer are not known to be great retrievers, some pointers I have known have had the be forced trained to retrieve a bird/toy. One thing you may want to start practicing is first taking her into the yard alone and working with her and them bring the other dog in later and work with them together. From the information you said it is not believed you will need a shock collar. Practice basic calling and retrieving with treats. We only use our shock collar in the field when we are hunting to train for hunting and obedience when hunting. Sounds like each dog needs some one on one time with you before they will play together. Hope this helps good luck

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Dog Training Tricks

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James asks…

Training a dog to do magic tricks?

I want to use my dog in a show where he has to perform a magic trick.

He already is an “acting dog” so he is easy and willing to be trained.

I dont know any magic tricks though – does anyone have any suggestions?

admin answers:

Dogs can be trained to play tricks on people. That would be a funny thing to add to a magic act. You could have her do a certain task, but instead she does something else.

Robert asks…

Dog Tricks && Training?

what are some tricks and ways to train my doggies????

I have 2 dogs, a male and female! VERY BIG!

I need some tricks to teach them that would win a pet show and some cheap and easy ways to train them and have the equipment!!

Thanks,

?Mickey

admin answers:

There are many cheap ways to train a dog, but it’s not always quick and easy. Now I’m apparently an ‘old school’ trainer in that I use a leash and a training collar. A correction isn’t cruel if you use it at the right time with the right amount of quick pressure. In fact, animals will learn faster if they receive consistent positive and negative reinforcement compared to having just positive or negative alone. I also avoid food rewards in my training. It will only serve to distract them. Use praise and lots of petting as a reward. They should do a trick because it is fun and they want to please you, not for food.

Now my experience is more the obedience training and not the ‘trick’ training. I did take my other pets to pet shows at the county fairs, and was awarded grand prize because of my knowledge of my birds, not because of any tricks they could do. If you want to do tricks, do something that will entertain the crowd, not the run of the mill sit, stay, down stuff. For larger breeds, you might teach them how to ‘jump rope’. Jump is an easy command to teach. Put a stick in front of your dog, gently press it towards his foreleg and give the command ‘jump’. He’ll have to jump it in order to keep his balance. Gradually move the stick a little further away and start leading the dog towards it while giving the command. Start with it low to the ground and gradually raise it higher. Then switch to using clothesline or nylon rope. If they master that, get someone to help you swing the long rope like a jumprope. Be sure to start really slow and gentle and give the command to ‘jump’ every time the rope swings around. Eventually it’ll speed up so it looks like actually jumping rope. If you can get your dogs to do this in tandem, it’d be even more impressive.

If the simple obedience tricks are more your style, then do something to wow the judge like teach your dog a few different commands in several different languages. If I were a pet show judge, I’d be unimpressed with a dog that knew how to sit, but I’d be impressed if the dog knew how to sit in english, spanish, and french!!

It’s hard to tell you what you should do for sure, because each pet show is different. I’d call whoever is putting it on and ask them for a list of categories they’re going to judge the pets on.

Thomas asks…

Has anyone tried the training tricks seen on The Dog Whisperer and do they work?

One time I tried the calming technique used by Cesar Milan on his dogs during the show The Dog Whisperer on my dog., It looked harmless enough and not cruel in any way. I put my hand on my dog‘s shoulder the way Cesar does, kind of like how dogs do when communicating with each other in a pack. I made sure I was gentle, I thought it couldn’t hurt to try because it wasn’t harmful to the dog in any way.
My dog turned around and growled at me though, then he tried to bite my hand! Has anyone else tried this?

admin answers:

Yeah, i have tried it. It didn’t work too well with my dog either. She didn’t growl or anything, but she didn’t like it. I think Cesar is great at what he does. But I think his techniques work great when HE is doing it. I think it is hard for a regular pet owner to do what he does. My dog is good, and I am happy with her behavior, so I just don’t mess. I treat her like I always have, and we are both happy. If you are unhappy with some of your dog’s behaviors you might want to talk to a professional behaviorist, because is he is growling and biting it might be dangerous for you to try things on your own. There are a lot of really great animal behaviorists out there. Good Luck.

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Mary asks…

I wrote this, what do you think of it? Thanks!?

Chapter One : Destiny

There were strange vivid whirls surrounding me, and I tried to push it back to where it came from. But that didn’t make sense. Where did it come from? I sat down on a big log, and sighed. Where was I? Then, the log suddenly moved, and became a huge dragon. The dragon had solid red colored on it, with different shades of red, orange, and yellow splattered on it. Then, it shook me off, making me shoot out into the whirls. I stared as it shook itself like a dog. It said in a deep voice, “Destiny Garett, you are chosen. Now, step back.”
At that point, I started freaking out.
“But, are you real?” I stared at it with widened eyes, “Oh my gosh, why am I talking to like, a big lizard dragon thing? That doesn’t make sense at all.”
The deep voice laughed, “I am real. I am the Dragon of Fire. Now please, step back.”
Afraid of being flamed away, I stepped back and waited for him to talk again.
“Good, no-”
“Wait a minute. How do you know my name?” I interrupted.
“I know everything,” he grinned widely, showing his sharp, sparkling teeth, “Now please. Sit, and do not interrupt.”
I sat, and tilted my head up. The Dragon of Fire was really tall and scaly.
“By chosen, I mean you are chosen for being a guardian of the earth. You will help and defend the good, and attack the evil. You are one of three of a crime-fighting team. Now, wake up, and you will meet your teammates today.” He said, and then began again after a thought, “Your status is all on this paper. Thank you, and goodbye.”
He faded as I looked at the place where he once was. I crawled to where the little piece of paper was, and picked it up. It was a little card, about as big as an index card. It had a billion little colored dots on the edges that created one big beautiful border. Inside the border was this neatly written text:

To The Beauty :
You, Destiny Garett, have been chosen to be a third of a crime fighting team. The Dragon of Fire should have already told you what you have to do.
Anyway, you are the beauty third. You will amaze everyone with your looks. This will lure in many of your opponents. Your strengths are: getting what you want, appeal, and being the most graceful, well-spoken, beautiful teenager in the world. Your weaknesses are: smartness and thinking very, very well. And since you met the Dragon of Fire, you also have some capabilities of fire, such as: flamethrower, melting, and controlling all types of fire.
To meet your teammates, please follow these directions: go to Bondal Street at 3:00 p.m. sharp. Meet me (to identify me, look for aman with a jean jacket and a red cap). And then I will show you everything you need to know.
Thank you and best wishes to your new life,
John Smith

I read it over again and again, and then suddenly, the whirls gave away. I started falling, falling, falling, into a deep space in this wonderland.

**********************************************************************

The sound of a loud beeping noise woke me with a start. I sat straight up and I sighed. ‘All a dream,’ I thought. I looked to my right and noticed I was gripping a small card with writing on it. It had a rough texture, and when I looked at it closer, I saw it was the card the Dragon of Fire had left for me, written by John Smith. ‘Or not.’
My heart beat so loudly I could hear it ringing my eardrums. I put my hand to my heart to make sure it wouldn’t explode out of my chest. I started sweating, and my hair was getting damp.
‘This can not be happening,’ I thought. It couldn’t be. But it was.
I glanced at my clock, and it was 6:27 a.m. I rushed out of my bed in a hurry and ripped off my pajamas. I pulled on a red and white striped shirt and shorts in a hurry. I combed my hair with my fingers, and then I stopped. I stood in front of my mirror, my mouth wide open. I suddenly looked taller and skinnier (I was skinny before) and I had pale skin. In the place of my ordinary brown eyes were crystal blue, and my used-to-be-brown short hair was now long, beautiful and golden. But what awed me most was my flawless face. It looked beautiful. There were no ‘mistakes’ what-so-ever. I guess I really was the ‘beauty’ part of the three. I sighed, and I knew if I were a guy, I would so date me. ‘Woah. I guess that smartness weakness is really real. I’m not thinking very, very well.’ I thought.
I suddenly thought about my family. My friends. My teachers. My neighbors. I have changed dramatically. What would they say? I tied my blonde hair up in a pony and threw a cap over my head. Ugh. Still visible. And even if I could cover up my hair, what about my eyes? Skin tone? Height? Weight? Face? The beauty…
I threw my cap down in disgust and sat on my stool for a few minutes. What was I thinking? I tried to ignore it and I pulled my backpack out of my closet and ran into my living room.
“Honey, you’re going to be late. Hurry up and go to your bus stop. Here’s your breakfast.” She skimmed over the words
It continues!!! :

She skimmed over the words in a hurry as she handed me a lunch bag containing a carton of OJ, a PBJ sandwich, and a banana.
“Ok,” I took the bag and started to head out the door.
“Honey. What happened to you?” my mom asked as I took a step out my front door.
“I don’t know. Please don’t ask me. I know I look really different, but I can’t explain. I do-” I was cut off by my mom.
“What are you talking about? I was just asking about that cut on your arm.”
I peered at my arm, and saw the cut I got yesterday from my cat, Cassie.
“Cassie.” I said, confused.
“Oh, ok. Well have a good day!” she waved and walked out of the living room.
I stared at where she just was in confusion. She didn’t notice my height? Or my weight? Eye color? Skin tone? Or even my hair? I was so confused now. I shook my head and ran to my bus stop, and figured I missed it.
I walked to school, and saw my best friend Janelle Botson. She had to notice something.
“Janelle! Over here!” I waved and smiled
And the last part :

“Janelle! Over here!” I waved and smiled at her.
“Oh, hi Destiny. Why aren’t you on the bus?” she asked, pulling a piece of black hair behind her ear.
“I missed it,” I shrugged, “Cool shirt.”
Janelle looked down, and smiled, “Thanks. I got it yesterday,”
im writing this for fun

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This is an amazing story send me more when you finish some more
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Steven asks…

Do you think my story is good?

I wrote this story for a school project. It is the story of a dog. I am 13 years old right now but I was 12 when I wrote it. Please, if you have hateful comments, keep them to yourself.

The name of this story is “Confined”

I believe anyone can say that they would hate to wake up to lonely concrete walls, and an exceedingly uncertain future. It seems peculiar how so many choose that path despite the harsh consequences. And in all of that strange logic, I had been sandwiched in the middle of it for most of my life. Although, I suppose for all those frightful years, I was in a much better position than most. I had a motive almost no one there had, and that was love.

That devoted presence I provided, must have been quite helpful to him, Eldon Bryce; a man convicted of murdering a twenty-six year old girl named Jessica Gorton. The jury was exceedingly confident that the data unmistakably pointed to Eldon. Little did they know, I was with Eldon that dark, misty day when Jessica passed away, and all night we were celebrating Eldon’s new profession as a chef. Naturally, there was no evidence that that had truly occurred, as it was just us two that night. And unfortunately, no human back then could understand my barking.

In spite of the fact that Eldon had the best lawyer in all of New York, he was pronounced guilty one summer day in August. From then on, I had awful nightmares that haunted me even after I woke up. That was because I knew what my owner’s fate would be. And I certainly knew mine. Revisiting the adoption center was the least of my worries. I was far more concerned with leaving him; Eldon.

Normally, a street dog like me at the start of my life would never get too attached to humans. That was because the elders in my family had heard tales of horrific cruelty and desertion. Obviously, they were inclined to share them to warn the other dogs. True, some humans were better than others. But as my mother instructed me,

“In the end, they’re all humans, dear. To hurt another living being in such a way is an inexcusable offense,” she would say. “It’s best to stay away from humans all together, to prevent something atrocious.”

I respected my mother, and took what she told me in consideration for an awfully long time. Nevertheless, I didn’t completely give up on humans. I watched their docile and also aggressive actions vigilantly. Never approaching them, but also never straying too far.

And then there was one day in the frigid winter, when I met a young boy. He was wearing a giant, navy winter jacket and coffee brown slacks. Back then I was just a puppy, and it was the first time I had ever seen such a gentle person. Not only did he feed the birds, he also fed the occasional cat that passed by. Sure, I had seen this behavior before, but this boy was unique. He was genuinely kind to the animals. I gazed at him as he giggled and smiled while he lightly stroked the cats and fed the birds the finest parts of his meal.

“Will I get some too if I go over there?” I thought curiously. When you’re a street dog, food is the greatest treasure. I can still recall my family coaching me on how to turn over trash cans and trap rodents. It absolutely was not the idyllic meal for a dog, but whatever kept us alive was good enough.

Daringly, I began to leisurely draw near the boy from the raspberry bushes beside him. I wasn’t certain what he would do to me, and I wasn’t too concerned. The food was the prize.
At first he didn’t notice me. I had to warily walk in front of him. Though, I never took my eyes of the sandwich, which was dripping with maroon jelly.

“Hey…” The boy softly whispered to me. Abruptly I saw his arm out in front of me, his long fingers extended. Whimpering, I shuffled back, prepared to take off if necessary. “It’s alright. I won’t hurt you.” He said. I let him touch my head, but my nerves ultimately got the best of me and I darted back into the bush.

The day passed and morning came. The boy came back and sat on the wooden bench where he had before. I retreated from the bush once again and managed to get close to him. I hadn’t eaten in quite a while, so I was rather desperate. I allowed the boy stroke my head, neck, back, and tail. Finally, a piece of sandwich was placed in front of me. I dug in without much thought.

“Wow, you’re hungry.” The boy chuckled and patted my head. “How would you like to come home with me? I promise you can eat all the food you want.”

And so, I sadly said farewell to my family. However, I did not tell anyone where I was truly going. I feared that my family would have felt tremendous betrayal if I told them the truth.

In the first couple days with my new owner, I discovered the significance of friendship, respect, patience, and how much my family was missing out on. I also learned that just because there are some unlucky dogs i
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In the first couple days with my new owner, I discovered the significance of friendship, respect, patience, and how much my family was missing out on. I also learned that just because there are some unlucky dogs in the world, does not mean every dog has to have a cruel fate. Additionally, I learned the name of my owner: Eldon Bryce.

Seven years later, one day after Eldon’s trial, I was flabbergasted to learn the new turn of events. For the first time in history, I would be permitted to spend the rest of my life with Eldon Bryce in his jail cell. Some might say it was a miracle, but others could easily argue it was a great misfortune. I certainly would never see a dog toy or a biscuit again, for my entire life. I knew that. But I felt like I needed to return my favor to Eldon; the boy, who saved me from the streets, let me ride in the back seat of his car, took me for walks, and flat out loved me. To me he was everything; a savior of sorts. I owed my
To me he was everything; a savior of sorts. I owed my company to him.
Eight years later, on a frosty day in fall, Eldon Bryce died from a seizure. That was my last day in the jail cell. Perhaps, an uncertain future is the fate of a dog like me. But I definitely won’t ever regret confronting Eldon Bryce. Even if meeting him meant spending a large portion of my life confined, I cherished every minute I spent with him.

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Very impressive for your age, interesting story. So YES i do this your story is good

John asks…

I think my brother is mentally sick?

He was always a lovable weirdo. But he never leaves the house unless he’s going to work. About a year ago, he moved out of moms house and lives with his best friend. He’s 23 now, but he’s really paranoid about whatever is going on outside his window. I caught him near his window with his fingers making an imaginary gun, and he’s talking into his shoulder like a police officer. When he does this in front of people, it’s for laughs. but he’s doing it when he’s by himself. He swears he’s Jack Bauer.

Last time I visited him, there were some middle-eastern men doing construction work outside his window. And my brother tells me that al-qaeda is on to him. Even when I was riding the train with him that day, some black guy got annoyed why my brother kept staring at him. He got up and said “Yo, you aight dog?”, and my crazy brother pretends he’s taking a gun out of his jacket, but keeps his hand in there. It’s getting frustrating because I have to keep saving his a-ss. And he won’t go to a doctor.

Can anybody tell me what you think he has? So I can research it, then tell a doctor about it? Thank you.
Jack Bauer is a fictional government agent who shoots down terrorists for a living. ::Sigh::

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Yeah, your brother sounds like he’s cracking up. If he don’t want to see a doctor, you can’t force him. And for the people saying to get his parents in on it, YOU CAN’T, he’s 23! Hello??

I say just leave him alone, and remind him that you love him. Good luck.

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Thomas asks…

Woman Arrested For Helping A Dying Dog? Tell me, is this for real?

When I first read someone’s blog about this, I was confused because it seemed like a hoax, but I kept hunting and reading and I found it.

Please tell me if it’s a hoax, but I don’t think it is. She needs national attention, and help from some animal lovers and animal lover groups. If I knew how to help her I would. All I know to do is pass it on and hope the right person sees this to help her, if it’s not a hoax.

http://www.dogsdeservebetter.org/doogie.html

HOW SICK IS THIS? (SHE goes to help a dog because no one helped him in 3 days, he lay there dying. So, she goes in with a camera and gets this dog out of there to a vet and gets arrested! INSTEAD OF THE ANIMAL ABUSERS!)

What is going on in this world? I didn’t know how to help her, so I wanted to ask all of you what do you think?

Maybe if enough people respond, they will drop charges on her and arrest the criminals? Who knows in this world anymore?

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This is discusting .. Would a petition help?? We can set one up at www.ipetitions.com …. Free this lady … All she ever done was care for the dog .. Alot more than the legal owners ever did!!!

The people in charge of this should hold their heads in shame….

Charles asks…

How to tell if a dog drools?

We are looking at this puppy….http://www.carr.org/humane/images/dogs/4627.JPG
although the humane society says she is a rottie mix, we are thinking she is a Bernese mountain dog mix. She is 3 months.

I would like to know if there is any way to tell is a puppy will be a drooler? If you have any experience with the Bernese dogs or any breeding experience what is your opinion on drooling…………?

Also do any short-haired breeds drool?

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She does look like a Berner or Greater Swiss Mountain Dog mix (I actually think that she looks more like a mis-marked Greater Swiss and she may even be purebred) . The easiest way to tell if they are going to drool is to look at their lips, and if there is a lot of extra skin than they probably will be a drooler. I have a Bernese Mountain Dog and he does not drool (Berners are not supposed to drool), and I have been around a few Greater Swissies that do drool but only a little. She does not look like she will drool, and if she does it will only be a little.

Many short hair breeds drool, like mastiffs, bullmastiffs, english bulldogs, french mastiffs, some labs and goldens, newfoundlands, and st. Bernards.

Helen asks…

How can I tell if a dog is adoptable?

In March we had to put our 14 year old chow chow down, he was the sweetest dog (truly, I know they have a bad rap). Anyway, I really miss having a dog around but I don’t know if I am ready for a new four legged friend. We were thinking of getting another chow chow but the cost is so high.. especially with all the dogs out there that need good homes. So my neighbor told me about a woman that is moving and needs to find a home for her 3 year old Sheltie ? . I am to meet her on Sunday…I am a little nervous because I do not know the breed and I really want to know more about this dog. Is there a way to tell if the animal is kind, what are some characteristics or warning signs I should look for besides the obvious?

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I have always had chowchows myself. I bought my first and rescued my second and third from shelters.
All have had thier own unique personalities. There were some common breed traits that I became familiar with and it helped me when I had the shelter dogs. Don’t be nervous about adopting a new dog, be excited. It is wonderful that you are willing to give a dog a new home that otherwise might have end up in a kill shelter.
The dog will probably be nervous meeting you too, dogs know when something is up and as she is bonded to her owner, she may be a bit shy toward you at first.
Make sure she isn’t food agressive if you have children, you have the advantage of meeting her owner so you are ahead of the game in that respect. Ask her about the dogs general health, the dogs temperament, the dogs habits.
She will probably be able to tell you everything you need to know about the dog.
Look up the breed and it’s characteristics in a search, and then remember that these are generalities. As you know, Chows have a bad rep, but yours was a sweetie, and so has my most recent girl. The other two loved me to death, but they were a bit testy if they didn’t like someone. They never bit anyone though.
See if the dog lets you pet it without acting afraid of you.
Let the dog sniff your hand with your palm facing you and not over the dogs head. The dog might think you are going to hit it if you go above where it can see what you are doing. Let someone do some unusual things in front of the dog and see how it reacts, like have someone start hoping up and down and see if the dog acts playful or shy.
A dog that has been abusesd will not usually react to unusual behaviour without showing some obvious sign of nervousness.
I had a friend who only had shelties and she loved the breed very much. She had four, and they were beautiful, like little lassies. They would require about the same amount of grooming as a chow, which is quite a lot of brushing.
Good luck on the meeting and if it donsn’t work out, consider another chow rescue, there are so many in shelters and they don’t find homes that easily
You can go on Petfinder.com and look up breed info for shelties on that site too.

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John asks…

What is the best brand of dog food for small breeds?

Before I adopt a dog, I want to know which brand of food I should consider getting it. Preferably dry dog food, but if you know good wet ones, feel free to recommend.
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What do you feed your small dog(s)?
How much does the food cost?
What is the quantity bought? (# lbs.)
If you give your dog several brands; in what order would you rate each’s quality?
How much does the amount you buy last? A month, two months, 2 weeks?

admin answers:

Please read these links on dog foods..So many are NOT good for your pet..Buy only Holistic dog foods..ones containing no Wheat, gluten’s , corn or white rice..All of these items are bad for your dog..We feed our dog Blue Buff dog food. Canidae is the best but we don’t have it here..The best dog foods are listed below.In no particular order. We have two dogs one large and one med and a bag lasts us two weeks and it cost 28 dollars.
Blue Buffalo
Innova,California Natural………Natura Pet Products, Santa Clara, CA………………(800) 532-7261
Azmira Classic………………….Azmira Holistic Animal Care, Tucson, AZ…………(800) 497-5665
Back to Basics……………………….Beowulf Natural Foods Syracuse, NY………………(800) 219-2558
Canidae…………………………………Canidae Corp, San Luis Obispo, CA…………………(800) 398-1600
Eagle Pack Holistic Select……….Eagle Pet Products, Inc., Mishawaka, IN…………(800) 255-5959
Flint River Ranch,Dry Water, LC…..First River Ranch, Riverside, CA……………..(909) 682-5048
Hund-N-Flocken, Millennia…Solid Gold Health Products for pets, El Cajon, CA…..(800) 364-4863
Limited Diets Duck & Potato….Innovative Veterinary Diets, Pittsburg,PA………….(800) 359-4483
Natural Balance Ultra Premium..Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance,Pacoima, CA.(800) 829-4493
Lifespan…………………………………..

Ruth asks…

What is the best food for small dog breeds?

I have a mini pinscher and a shih tzu and I am currently feeding natural balance petfood but I am considering changing to a different company. Any suggestions?

admin answers:

I feed my little girl Nutro Ultra. I like it because it is a holistic food and is packed with superfoods. She likes it because it tastes great… Or so I think… Haven’t heard (or seen) any complaints! Hahaha This is the only food I’ve seen that has so many superfoods in one bag. You’ve got carrots, spinach, cranberries, pumpkin, avocado, eggs, blueberries, and so much more! Also, Nutro does not use any ground yellow corn, no by-products, and no artificial colors or flavors. This is a wonderful food!

Maria asks…

What is the best kind of small breed dog food?

I have two female min pins. They are both healthy and in excellent shape. I have always fed them purina pro plan for small breeds but its rather expensive. around $1 a pound. I’ve tried some other cheaper brands before but it doesnt go over to well with their digestive system. They end up crapping like 10 times a day. Is there any other comparable kind of dog food I can get for a cheaper price? Thanks

admin answers:

Here is a site that will show you which dog foods are the best and the worst. I suggest that you get any one of the dog foods that are top rated.

Http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog_food_reviews/

Most of grocery store dog food formulas, like IAMS, Pedigree, Science Diet, Purina,and etc contain “meat and bone meal” which has been known to contain dead dogs and cats that were euthanized in animal shelters. Their bodies are picked up and bought by the truck load by “rendering plants” , that also pick up road kill, dead live stock, and etc. They are shredded, and boiled. They skim off the fat on the top of the “soup” and collected it and sell it to pet food companies as “animal fat”, the rest of the animals’ remains are crushed up, dried and sold to dog and cat food companies as meat and bone meal.
You can read more about it here.

Http://earthislandprojects.org/eijournal/fall97/fe_fall97petfood.html

Here is an article where the owner of a rendering plant talks about it. He says that cremating the dead shelter animals would cause pollution, and that rendering them is good.

Http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m5072/is_12_26/ai_115041999

Here is further information on what you shouldn’t see in the ingredients list in your dog’s food.

Http://www.dogfoodproject.com/index.php?page=badingredients

Top rated dog foods like Canidae contain good healthy ingredients.

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William asks…

star if funny.. 26 ways to get the love of your life..?

1. When she asks how she looks, shrug and say “could be better.” This will keep her on her toes, and girls love that.

2. Never hold her hand. This can be interpreted as a sign of weakness. If she grabs YA hand, squeeze hers really hard until she cries (this will impress her by showing her what a strong man you are).

3. Once a month, sneak up on her from behind and knock her over. Girls are like dogs; they love to be roughed up.

4. Call her in the middle of the night to ask if she’s sleeping. If she
is, say “you better be.” Repeat this 4 or 5 times until morning. This
will show her you care.

5. When she is upset about something, suggest to her that it might be her fault. This will pave the way for her own personal improvement, and every girl needs some improvement.

6. Recognize the small things, as they usually mean the most. Then when she’s sleeping, steal all her small things and break them, because my boyelry is for pussies and Asian ladies.

7. If you’re talking to another girl, make sure she’s looking. When she is, stare into her eyes, mouth the words “**** you” and grab the other girl’s ass. Girls love competition.

8. Tell her you’re taking her out to dinner. Drive for miles so she
thinks it’s going to be really special. Then take her to a burning tire yard. When she starts to get upset, tell her you were just kidding and now you’re really going to take her to dinner. Then drive her home. When she starts crying and asks why you would do something like that, lean over and whisper very quietly into her ear “…because I can.”

9. Introduce her to YA friends as “some chick.” Women love those special nicknames.

10. Play with her hair. Play with it HARD.

11. Warm her up when she’s cold…and not by giving her YA jacket, because then you might get cold. Rather, look her in the eye and say “if you don’t stop lassieing about the cold right now, you’re going to be lassieing about a black eye.” The best way to get warm is with fear.

12. Take her to a party. When you get there, she’ll have to go to the bathroom (they always do). Leave immediately. Come back right when the party is dying and yell at her the whole way home for ditching you all night.

13. Make her laugh. A good way to do this is if she has a small pet. Kick the pet. I always find stuff like that funny…why shouldn’t girls?

14. Let her fall asleep in YA arms. When she’s fast asleep, wait 10 minutes, then jump up and scream in her ear. Repeat until she goes home and you can use YA arms for more important things (like basketball).

15. Spit often. I hear girls like guys that spit.

16. If you care about her, never ever tell her. This will only give her self-confidence, then you can never turn her into the object she deep down desires to be.

17. Every time you’re in her house, steal one of her shoes, earrings or anything else that comes in pairs. Only take one of the pair. This way, she’ll go crazy.

18. Take her out to dinner. Right when she’s about to order, interrupt and say “no, she’s not hungry.” Make her watch you eat. Girls love a guy that speaks for her.

19. Look her in the eyes and smile. Then punch her in the face. Girls love a spontaneous guy.

20. Give her one of YA t-shirts, and make sure it has YA smell on it (but not a sexy cologne smell…a bad smell. You know what I’m talking about).

21. When it’s raining, keep asking her if she’s crying. She’ll say “no, it’s just the rain.” Ten minutes later, turn to her and just scream at her to stop crying. Girls like a tough man.

22. Titty twisters and plenty of them.

23. If you’re listening to music, and she asks to hear it, tell her no.
This way she’ll think you’re mysterious.

24. Remember her birthday, but don’t get her anything. Teach her that material objects arent important. The only thing that’s important is that she keeps you happy, and YA happiness is the greatest present she can ever get.

25. When she gives you a present on YA birthday, Christmas or just whenever, take it and tell her you love it. Then, next time you know she’s coming over on a trash day, leave the trash can open and have the present visibly sticking out of the can. Girls actually don’t like this one that much, but I think it’s funny.

26. If she’s mad at you for not calling her when you say you will,
promise her that you will call her at a certain time of the day. This
will make sure that she waits by the phone. Tell her when you call that you’re going to tell her a special surprise. Now she’ll be really excited. Don’t call.
LMAO!!! wow noticed how angry the girls getting.. ITS A JOKE!!, im not really this evil,. i guess only guys find this funny

admin answers:

Haha dude your messed up but i will admit its funny…. Kinda reminds me of a couple of b/fs ive had haha but seriously dont try this if your looking to keep a girl

Lizzie asks…

Can somebody please tell me which movies are repeated, there’s too many, ill choose best answer?

Gladiator
Sunshine
Fargo
Dr. Strangelove
Religulous
Fight Club
Dracula (95, Coppola version)
Idiocracy
Fantastic Planet
Hell Boy
Martian Kid
Little Miss Sunshine
Matrix
Breakfast on Pluto
Remains of the Day
THE BIG LEBOWSKI
the departed
casino
28 days later
top gun
boondock saints
fargo
burn after reading
life aquatic
THE BEACH
tropic thunder
all the pirates of the carribbean
i am legend
the royal tenenbaums
Training Day
Enemy At The Gates
Pulp Fiction
Jackie Brown
Goodfellas
Reservoir Dogs
Inside Man
Kung Pow: Enter the Fist
Romeo Must Die
xXx
2 Fast 2 Furious
Scarface
American Gangster
The Godfather: Part II
Ocean’s 11
Live Free Or Die Hard 4.0
Mission Impossible 3
I Robot
Casino
Bad Boys 2
The Departed
John Q
City Of God
Crank
Man On Fire
The Sum Of All Fears
Phone Booth
The Punisher

Blue Streak
Next Friday
I Spy
The Assassination Of Jesse James
The One
Beverly Hills Cop Trilogy (Childhood Favourite)
The Usual Suspects
Cradle 2 The Grave
Life
Smokin’ Aces
Troy
Walking Tall
Children Of Men
Black Hawk Down
Blood Dimond
Team America – World Police
The Italian Job
Enemy of the State
National Lampoon’s: Loaded Weapon 1
Ali
Braveheart
The Last of the Mohicans
Equilibrium
Tombstone

Casino Royal
Spartacus
Speed
The Machinist
Glory
L.A. Confidential
The Count of Monte Cristo
Unbreakable
Shawshank Redemption
Beowulf
Ben Hur

Ghost and the Darkness
Mighty Joe Young (1998)
The Night Stalker (1971)
The Dark (1979)
Aliens
The Empire Strikes Back
Quantum of Solace
Ronin
Terminator
Batman Begins
The Man From Earth
The first godfather
Kill Bill 1 and 2
Four Rooms
Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas
A Clockwork Orange
Full Metal Jacket
Taxi Driver
Mean Streets
Persopolis
Grave Of The Fireflies
El Topo
Suspiria
perfect blue
death becomes her
Matilda
American Gangster
The Godfather: Part II
Ocean’s 11, 12, 13
Bride wars
The Road
The Blind Side
Children Of Men

28 days later
30 days of night
The Proposal
Alien
Star Wars
Lord of the Rings
Matrix

Back to the Future

Dune
Star Gate

IndianInTheCuboard
TheSilenceOfTheLambs

Rocky
BourneIdentity

AmericanPie

GranTorino
TheDarkKnight
Rambo

VantagePoint
ZietGeist2:Addendum
ToyStory
NightmareBeforeChristmas
TheLittleEngineThatCould
AnAmericanTail:FievalGoesWest

EnterTheDragon
Fast&Furious
E.T.

ABugsLife
KingKong
TheDayTheEarthStoodStill
HarryPotter
HomeAlone
ReignOverMe
IndependanceDay
ShaunOfTheDead
BeetleJuice
CatchMeIfYouCan
TheExorcist
CastAway
PiratesOfTheCaribbean
EdwardScissorhands
HocusPocus
TheFugitive
OrangeCounty
HappyGilmore
Click
TheGirlNextDoor
Swordfish
MontyPythonHolyGrail
XXX
AliceInWonderland
PublicEnemies
SantaClause
TheMask
HomelessToHarvard
MinorityReport
KungFuHustle
TheBraveLittleToaster
TheJungleBook
TheLandBeforeTime
Tremors

BicentinialMan

MortalKombat
JurassickPark
ShortCircuit
ChittyChittyBangBang
MarryPoppins
VanWilder
TheAdventurersDownUnder
Casper
TheGreatMouseDetective
TopGun
CruelIntentions
InspectorGadget
ForestGump(TomHanks)
HomewardBound
pinocchio
LionKing
101Dalmatians(animated)
Polly

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Chris asks…

Things men do that women hate!?

I am doing a school project in my Women’s Studies class. We have to compile a list of things that Men Do That Women Hate. This is meant to be more in the range of Dating/Relationships/Marriage/Common Law. So… pretty basically… what does your boyfriend/husband/partner do that you absolutely hate and is a MAJOR no-no… if he wants to stay on your good side? Ahh… where to start? Haha! Here is my list so far:

1. Women don’t like to be TOLD what to do – about anything! Don’t tell me how to clean, cook, eat, study, write, drive, behave, speak, etc. I absolutely hate it when men try to control women! Telling me what to do or how to do something is a major no-no.

2. Don’t make me watch sports. I don’t make you watch Sex and The City or The View. So don’t make me watch sports.

3. Don’t make me your sports buddy. If you like to ski, surf, play football… good for you! But I am not “one of the guys”. I am your girlfriend/wife… don’t make me your sports buddy. I don’t make you go to my Yoga, Pilates and Cardio Bar classes.

4. Don’t make me watch you play sports. I know you want to be a man and all… but you really are not a professional athlete… and therefore I should not have to be put through watching you grunt and bunt through your sporting events. Once in a while (like a couple of times a year)… yeah, okay, fine… but lets not make it a regular thing.

5. Don’t TELL me how to raise the kids. After all, they were in my body for 9 months and I am the one who went through labor. Obviously communication and contribution is essential. But make sure you are not dictating how I should raise the kids.

6. Don’t tell me how to spend the money. Women are just better at handling finances then me. If it were left up to men, families would be wiping their bums with leaves and dressing like bums. Toiletries cost money and so do good quality clothing. And don’t question the throw-cushions… yes, they were absolutely essential!

7. Don’t tell me I have enough shoes. There is no such thing as enough shoes. When there is no place to put the crib… okay, then maybe I will back off on the shoe shopping! Until then… it’s totally under control!

8. Whenever asked “Do I look fat in this?”… the answer is an INSTANT no! Note that the key is “instant”. There should be no pause.

9. If you notice I have put on weight, you should say… “Looking good… have you lost weight? Go and eat something… you are wasting away!” And I don’t mean sarcastically… I mean seriously!

10. Don’t make me throw out my college’s boyfriend’s college sweatshirt. And don’t you dare touch it and pretend like you have no idea what happened to it.

11. Yes, your dog needed a jacket. I don’t care if he weighs more than I do and has the fur of a polar bear. He looked cold and he was going to die without it. Yes, it was an absolutely essential life-saving purchase.

12. Be prepared that before I change my hair color/length/style, I will ask for your opinion. This is just what women do. We don’t know why… perhaps it is something ingrained. And don’t be surprised that we get our hair done EXACTLY how you hate it. And what should you say when we come home from the salon? “Honey, that was exactly what I was thinking. It looks perfect!”

13. Don’t tell me what to sleep in. If I want to sleep in my over-sized college night gown, so be it. Don’t expect me to be wearing lingerie to bed or sleeping in the nude.

14. Don’t tell me my diet-of-the-month is crazy. We women love our diets and we get excited about them. And it’s not to lose weight or look good for you. We do it for US.

15. Don’t tell me your best friend is cheating on his wife if I know his wife. I will be obligated to tell her and give him the evil eye. It’s just the way it is.

16. When the waitress is wiping down our table, don’t glance down her top and pretend to be watching her wipe the table down.

17. Don’t question our inner-compass. We know exactly where we are going and how to get there. It may not be the way you or anyone else would have taken… but it is our way and we’ll get there eventually.

18. When I invite my parents to come live with us, embrace it. I knew them before I knew you, therefore they will win. And you may end up homeless. Just the way it is.

19. Don’t insult my love of celebrity gossip. I absolutely have to know what diet Mischa Baron and Paris Hilton are on. And I have to know who Jessica Simpson is dating. It’s essential. Don’t roll your eyes, throw out my magazines or change the channel.

20. Yes, scrap-booking is an approved hobby. Deal with it.

Thanks for your input!

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Don’t fight with a woman for the remote. You will lose a finger. You snooze, you lose.

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Charles asks…

Need online dog breed pictures to identify stray puppy?

A puppy wandered into my library yesterday, and while I’m trying to find a home for her, I’m also trying to figure out which breed she is. I’m guessing some sort of hound (she’s got a tan head and feet, a black back and tail, and a white spot on her chest and chin). Does anyone know of an online resource where I could browse pictures to see if any look like her? I wish my library had a dog breed book, but we don’t.

admin answers:

My first thought was beagle, but every dog that is brown, black and white would bring to mind a beagle for me.

I suggest having someone take a look at her and giving a guess so you have somewhere to start. There are hundreds of breeds, and would be hard to know where to start.

Www.puppyfind.com has an alphabetical breed list, but these are just purebreds, and the “designer dogs” so it might be hard to decipher, but you can try anyways.

Mark asks…

does anyone know a site with a list of dog breeds next to their pictures?

i just started dog walking, and i wanna expand my knowledge on dogs. I’ve had 2 dogs so I’m good with them, but i just wanna look really pro.

I don’t wanna keep clicking on names of dogs to see their pictures, it’ll be easier if the names are next to the pics.

and does anyone have useful tips that most people overlook?

admin answers:

Dog breeds A-Z: http://www.akc.org/breeds/breeds_a.cfm
Info on them to.

Robert asks…

Is there a list somewhere online of ALL the dog breeds in the world with pictures?

I want to get a picture of a dog as my avatar but I can’t decide…maybe a Saluki?

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Http://www.akc.org/breeds/breeds_a.cfm
Should list all of them with pictures!

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Mary asks…

Dog Behaviorist/ Dog Trainers Please Will you please answer this?

I have a 1 yr old female chihuahua (spayed) who is having a few issues. I had read that dogs go through a fear period around 9 months old, is this true? Anyhow her issues are common ones, but ones I am DESPERATE to fix. I have paid a few hundred dollars for training, but am not noticing much improvement. The first one is car rides. If the whole fear @ age of 9 months is true, then it certainly applies to her. Right before age of 1 yr I started to notice a BIG change in her. I’ve never been able to figure out if it was an age thing, puppy to dog transition? or a car accident she & I were both in around that age as well. But since then she shakes & pants very heavily on car rides :( And I always take her to happy places ie: petsmart, parks, etc. I am very worried about her, she shakes terribly and her paws get really sweaty. What can I do to help her get over her fear of being in the car? I bought her a doggie booster and have tried treats in the car etc. Nothing is helping, in fact it even seems to be getting worse. I did hold her in the car today while someone else drove and that helped quite a bit, but I can’t hold her while I am driving.
And her second & last issue is aggressive reaction out of fear. She reacts aggressively to strangers, mostly men, who come to our home and to other dogs. Out in public a man could walk by and she is fine. It is only at our house that she will growl, bark, hackles up & panics!! And with dogs, it’s lunging and barking & hackles up usually only to dogs who are barking first. I have been able to put her in a sit, stay when a dog is walking across the street. Usually if the other dog is calm, I sometimes can control her. But most of the time she begins the behavior on her own without provoking. PLEASE PLEASE help me fix this. I would give ANYTHING for her to trust me and NOT react to barking aggressive or excited dogs. To have strangers come in the house without her wigging out!! And not have to close the front door every time someone walks by cause she is growling and barking. What can I do?? Should I see a behaviorist for training?

admin answers:

I wouldn’t call it a “fear-period” exactly.
Around the age of 8-9 months is when a dog matures, and begins to leave puppy stage for good. They become more alert and concerned of the surroundings they belong to, thus leading to certain issues in some cases.

Transport is a common fear in most dogs. It’s big, it’s loud and half the time it takes them to scary places. The vet for instance. Next time you get into the car, take along someone with you. Together lure the dog inside. Get your friend to drive to a local park- not too far away, while you sit with the dog, comforting the trip down and back. This should help boost her confidence. You will need to do this every so often.

Her second issue is the foremost reasonable, and common. It’s her territory, she doesn’t know you, back off.
Aggression is a hard one to get around and can’t often be achieved without the help of a trainer specialised in the matter. I would suggest you see someone for this.

Mandy asks…

Where do I find a good dog behaviourist? Does my dog need a dog behaviourist? Tips for training my dog?

Back in January of this year we moved into our new house. On the day we moved in we saw an advertisement for a puppy. It was really cheap and we thought we’d check it out. We went to see her and she was gorgeous but you could see she had been treated badly and I couldn’t leave her there. Her collar was too tight and when we took it off she had a bright red mark around her neck. She had been fed on adult food so her stomach was bloated and she smelt horrible.

After a few weeks of nursing her back to health she become our baby. But I think because she was treated badly we didn’t train her properly instead we just cuddled her. We did our best to train her but the cracks are starting to show.

So I’ve got her to sit, lie down, say please, hi 5, paw, other paw and all that but the house training just isn’t going anywhere! We live in a 2nd floor flat and take her down first thing on a morning, after breakfast, before we go out, when we come back in, after dinner, before bed but she’s still going when we’re not there. We keep her confined to the kitchen area when we are not there and most of the time she is still pooing. So we changed her feeding schedule so she eats earlier and she’s still pooing at night. Every now and then we’ll get one where she’s good and has had no accidents and we praise her lots and lots. If she’s done something we ignore her and clean it up then leave her in her bed for an hour. The weeing is better – we take her water away from her when we are out! She’s also started sneaking off when we’re at home with her and doing it. She never used to do this – she’s usually good when we are in and she tells us she needs to go out. Any tips?

The other thing is pulling on the lead. Tried everything! Tried all the different pull harness’ and she still pulls. Tried taking treats out with us and she still pulls. Tried turning around when she’s pulling so that she’s behind us and we end up walking round on the spot! Any tips?

It’s starting to get to my partner a lot as he is usually the first one up in the morning and first one home from work so he has to clear the mess. He thinks we should take her to the re-homing centre but I really don’t want too! I recently lost my baby at 25 weeks and since then Bailey has been my rock. I can sit and chat to her about everything and she doesn’t moan! She gives me cuddles when I’m in pain and kisses when I need cheering up!

Also if you say she needs to go to a behaviourist – any ideas of a good one? I’m in Northamptonshire in the UK.

We’ve manged to stop her chewing as much now but she’ll still do it if we forget to give her toy or something to do. Any tips on how to stop this? We’ve tried the sprays – she licks the area it’s sprayed on…
I don’t know if I want to lock her in a crate. It seems cruel?? I could be wrong…
Thanks John. My partner is always 5 mins away from the house and we have a friend who lives just round the corner who has our key. So if either of us was delayed she always helps! We very rarely leave her alone for more than 4 hours.

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Agree with the crate training. Crates are not cruel – they are the dog’s very own little safe place.
I don’t think it’s a good idea to withhold water when you’re out… What if you were to get seriously delayed?
Have you tried Citronella essential oil (from health shops) ruubbed into where she chews, my dog really detests it. Make up a stuffed Kong and freeze it over night – that will occupy her for ages.
Leave a radio on quietly when you go out, she then should not be so nervous of being alone.
As you are on the 2nd floor, the toileting issues might need a change of diet if you are already anticipating her, taking her out and waiting as long as it takes in a grassy area where she feels secure. You may need to ask the vet about the toileting frequency.
The lead walking issues: as a distraction try poking her gently in the ribs with your heel if she is doing something wrong. You can also cancel the walk and just sit down on bench, which will be the last thing she wants you to do.

Paul asks…

Dog Training Galore!?

1. How does one become a renown dog trainer?

From my understanding there are no recognized programs that teach training…its more or less having a mentor and training dogs for years and YEARS and YEARS

Sorry to all you 20 something dog “experts”…but ,,,,eh NO

2. How does one become a dogbehaviorist” and who came up with that “title”? WTH is a dogbehaviorist“? Dog trainers KNOW the behavior of dogs…end of discussion.

3. WTF does training dolphins, primates and chickens have to do with dogs?
I’ve been told by several people here that “oooooh, my trainer has a phd in animal training“…uhuh! There is no bachelor / master/ doctorate program for the behavior of DOGs..NONE.

PS. To all you little trolls….how long will it take you to delete this question? Do you take weekends off? or are you still busy on Sudays?
*Sundays ****
*I have had a chicken for a pet before…it lived for a couple of days in my constant “care”…lmao…..I keep telling myself ” NO I DIDNT KILL IT”

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1) You are correct.

2) A bunch of crap. Sorry. I have met 2 so called *behaviorists* when I was fostering. ~Talking to my rescue organization coordinator~

*Sandy, Ralph is dog aggressive*

*Glen, we had him checked*

*Sandy, Ralph is dog aggressive*

*Bring him to Petco tomorrow. The *behaviorist* will make that decision*

Fast forward to Petco:

*Hi, Susy. I am glen. Ralph is dog aggressive*

*I checked him out. He is not dog aggressive. How do you know that?*

*He attacked 4 of my dogs*

*Your dogs started it*

*No. Everyone was introduced properly. He went after the fist 4 and I wasn’t gonna let him go after any more of my dogs*

*glen, dear…….it takes time for adjustment*

*I know, Susy dear. But these were full blown ‘I am gonna to beat the crap out of you’ attacks*
*Ralph cannot be in a multi dog household*

*You have a muzzle on him. Has he had this on the whole time at your house?*

*No, he has been kenneled at my vet. I can’t have him in my house. He would be dead*

Fast forward to the behaviorist taking the muzzle off Ralph and walking him through Petco where he goes after a customer’s GS and before I could get him away from the GS he turns around and goes after me then he proceeds to go after the behaviorist at which time I had to pull him up off the floor via his leash and collar while trying to get the muzzle back on.

The behaviorist was in shock. I was pissed. Ralph went home with another foster person. I wished her much luck.

3) I have never seen a trained chicken but I have a bird who will tell you to F~OFF if you get too close to her cage.

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Joseph asks…

What do you think are the top ten dogs rated highest in intelligence? 1 being the smartest.?

To answer and get points you must list the breeds, no cheating and no links to websites. I know the answer…but do you?

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10)Australian Cattle dog
9)Rottweiler
8)Papillion
7)Labrador Retriever
6)Shetland Sheepdog
5)Doberman Pinscher
4)Golden retriever
3)German Shepherd
2)Poodle
1)Border Collie

Sorry I cheated! O_O

Paul asks…

What are some top rated multivitamin for small breed dogs?

For some odd reason, my dog likes to eat every other day so I want to give him a top rated multivitamin to make up for those days he doesn’t care to eat.
Alesi’s Chi’s she’s eating taste of the wild but she doesn’t like to eat every day. That’s why I want to give her a vitamin.

admin answers:

I’d be less concerned about vitamins and more concerned about hypoglycemia. If your dog is eating a top quality diet, there shouldn’t be a need for any vitamins

Sandra asks…

what is the top ten akc rated dogs?

admin answers:

Rank Breed Number*
1. Labrador Retriever 146,692
2. Golden Retriever 52,550
3. German Shepherd 46,046
4. Beagle 44,555
5. Yorkshire Terrier 43,522
6. Dachshund 40,770
7. Boxer 37,741
8. Poodle 32,671
9. Shih Tzu 28,958
10. Chihuahua 24,850

This only covers the ones that are AKC, but there are many purebred dogs that are not registered and so are not counted.

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