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Old 10-06-2009, 06:15 PM
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no im worried lol I got an ex-pen for the puppy... hopefully hes not that big of a jumper lol
Mia's first day home I put her in an x-pen and she climbed out. Lol, so far though only Mia and Summer can escape an X-pen or a baby gate. Summer can escape two stacked baby gates if she's determined. Maybe you'll get lucky lol? The other three can't escape the gates.
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Old 10-06-2009, 06:16 PM
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every single one of mine can escape.
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Old 10-06-2009, 06:25 PM
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for a lot of dogs it can be just as simple as appropriate exercise and appropriate portion sizes, but there are also extremely obese dogs with normal thyroid profiles who are eating ridiculously small portions and not losing weight, so it's not always that simple.
Strider's mom got F-A-T fat after her spay. She looks like she swallowed a pillow. She's a 31 inch tall borzoi and they cut her food down to 1.5 cups of food a day, PLUS exercising her a LOT and it made NO DIFFERENCE. I don't know if it's strictly hormonal or something else is going on, but it's NOT a cut and dry "just feed less and more exercise = weight loss, duh" Something other than diet and exercise is the cause of her obesity, and I find it suspicious that it happened within a couple of months of her spay.

On the original topic, what about belly bands?
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Old 10-06-2009, 06:57 PM
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no im worried lol I got an ex-pen for the puppy... hopefully hes not that big of a jumper lol
Can't you buy tops for ex-pens?

I got a high one for Bailey when he was a puppy -- I think they come in different heights. He's no jumper, though, and I ended up annoyed by how huge it was.
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Old 10-06-2009, 07:54 PM
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I wonder if we scared away the OP with the threadjack. Haven't seen him around since page 1.
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:49 PM
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I wonder if we scared away the OP with the threadjack. Haven't seen him around since page 1.
Nope, still here. The topic change was easy to ignore, it was the being called "irresponsible" that pushed me elsewhere.

I'm not a trainer, and I take full responsibility in knowing that I didn't train my pom to the standards of some book. I was a teenager when I got him and the last thing that I knew how to do or how to take initiative on was training a dog. But calling me an irresponsible owner to a dog that means the world to me is a bit crude.

Thank you to those who did offer advice. Luckily I've got a little bit of time to look around and see what works best.
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:58 PM
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Hey I just thought of something. If you get a Dane sized crate you could add a floor so it's two levels and they have twice the room.

Also, if you stick around chaz you'll see people can get very defensive bc they do care a lot about dogs..... But there's a lot of knowledge here.
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:05 PM
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teedub, thanks for coming back. I hope you'll stick around and not be chased off. We're a tight community who are passionate about dogs and sometimes our filters fail us.

Good luck and let us know what you plan to do!
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:34 PM
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as a 300lb woman who walks 2-3 miles a DAY (7 days a week) AND spends at least 2 hours, 5 days a week doing other forms of excersize,
who eats salad greens with no dressing and grilled skinless chiccken brest for lunch and dinner...i RESENT that all obese people are fat simply because they eat too much.

lolas dad, your frined was fat because he couldnt control his eating, YES...
but NEVER thing that all fat people down an entire large pizza and 2 liter bottle of cocke in 1 sitting...
infact if i even attempted to eat anything remotly close to some of my skinny frineds i'd explode!

belive me, if it was just a case of eat less and excersize more id could KILL myself trying (i was reacently reprimanded for doing too much) and mind over matter, id be stick thin with abs to die for and perfect preky boobies...

but its NOT cut and dry...
nor is it in the dogs.

the op does not feel the need to neuter right now...they have given you absolutly NO reason to belive they have ever bred the dogs, are BYBS or irresponsible owners as SOME have already simply assumed...
some people have life changes that require a schedual or routein to change...
in this case id definalty look into an expen. and yes you can get tops for them, petedge has the "shade" voers which work well...
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Old 10-06-2009, 10:22 PM
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Im annoyed because this is the kind of owner that perpetuates the stereotype that causes people to not like small dogs.

The dogs have to be in a cage because, of her own account, they pee everywhere and yap all the time... there were no questions concerning how to train them not to exhibit these behaviors, she actually said she would NOT train them... and this is not a situation where something changes, she has had 7 1/2 years with one and 4 1/2 years with the other to work on these behaviors... to me that is irresponsible and I really can not believe that there are people here who would think that it is anything but.
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