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    Need advice re:puppy nipping

    That would be great! He is eating Purina, there is nothing I can do about getting them to change his food. I tried for 4 years with their last dog, who had terrible allergies. They fed him Beneful. My dad is trying to exercise him a lot more, so hopefully that will help. As soon as he is...
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    Need advice re:puppy nipping

    Thanks for the advice everyone. I think I'll print this and give it to my mom. Doberluv, socializing is an issue right now because he is sick. When my parents got him he had an upper respiratory infection, fleas, and worms. They have had him three weeks and he is still coughing. They ran...
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    Need advice re:puppy nipping

    My parents brought a German Shepherd mix home from an animal shelter 3 weeks ago. He was listed as a Keeshond mix and having just lost their 13 year old Keeshond in December, my Mom decided to bring him home. As soon as I saw him, I knew he was primarily Shepherd. My mom was attacked by a...
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    Do you have your future dogs named?

    It was five years from when I fell in love with boxers until I got one of my own. For those five years, I just knew I was going to have a male boxer and his name would be Finn. When I picked up Murphy from animal control I was at a loss. I knew that he was not a Finn, it didn't fit him at...
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    Notes to Your Pets

    Dear Maya, Honestly, it is ok for the neighbors to be in their yard. I promise to fence in the yard as soon as possible, but you are not going to get to enjoy it if you can't be outside without barking like crazy at the neighbors. I know you are spoiled, but it is still my bed, and grumbling...
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    Keeshond Breeders

    Actually my mom said if she ever did get another dog it wouldn't be a Keeshond because of how hot it gets here, but she loved Zeus so much I guess she changed her mind. She actually was looking at Bonnyvale, it's very close to us. She's not ready for one yet, but I tried to encourage her to at...
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    Keeshond Breeders

    My parents dog, the dog I grew up with, passed away last Monday. My mom swore up and down that she would never get another dog, but she and my Dad both confessed to each other that they have been looking at Keeshond websites. Dad is looking at rescues, but Mom refuses to get a rescue. She is...
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    green bean casserole question...

    I'm not a big fan of any of the cream of something soups. I just don't like the look of it in the can, so I have never tried the green bean casserole. I'm making a recipe from Williams-Sonoma this year. It looks really good. Green Beans with Glazed Shallots and Lemon | Williams-Sonoma
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    Am I the only one?

    We usually put ours up about a week after Thanksgiving, but we can't this year. We'll be in NY from the 5th through the 15th. We put up a live tree, and since my parents will be in NY as well, we don't have anyone to stop by and water it. I'm ready to have one up ASAP, so I'm a little...
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    Multiple dog question....

    Maya and Murphy are crated, but when we board them they share a kennel. Since they can share the 6 X 6 room and their outdoor patio at the kennel, I'm sure they could be left out together at home if they were trustworthy. I have no doubt that I could completely trust Maya to be on her own, but...
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    Show Dog on Craigslist

    I don't have a problem with rehoming dogs through Craigslist necessarily. My first concern was making the breeder aware as many of them do have buyback rights, but it's hard for them to enforce them if they don't know what is going on. A lot of rescues in our area use craigslist as well and I...
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    Show Dog on Craigslist

    That is really weird. Maybe he wasn't actually one of that kennel's puppies. I hope it's not just that they said, ok sell him on craigslist, but take the kennel name off of him.
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    Show Dog on Craigslist

    I just heard back from the breeder. They are trying to get in contact with the person selling the dog. That was what I was hoping for. Hopefully he will get back to the breeder and she can find him a good home.
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    Show Dog on Craigslist

    He is a beautiful dog. Considering the fact that they say they have toddlers and the dog has been in the backyard/basement for a couple of years, it seems like one of those situations where the kids came in and the dog went out. There are two women listed on the kennel website and I emailed...
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    Show Dog on Craigslist

    Gorgeous former show dog needs new home I emailed the breeders in case they have a contract. I feel bad for the dog, it looks like they put a lot into him just to let him live outside and in their basement.
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    Is your dog a morning dog?

    Murphy and Maya do not sleep past about 7:30, unless I have already gone to work and my husband is the only one still in the bed. If I'm home they wake me up to go out and have breakfast. If I don't get up to feed them, Murphy will whine until I do (and he has done so for an hour straight when...
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    Jacket recommendation?

    Murphy has that ruff wear jacket as well. It was kind of pricey, but the quality is really good. I love it, and Murphy doesn't mind it because it means he is going outside lol.
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    Hello, need help choosing a dog

    I have two dogs, one I've had since she was 8 weeks old, and the other we rescued from a shelter when he was 1 1/2 years old. I have a strong bond with both of them, but it is my rescue dog who is laying just a couple feet away from me right now. If I am home, he wants to be with me. You can...
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    Food Face!

    Maya will let us do that. My husband will also make her lay down and stay, and he will line treats up her front legs. It's harder for us to convince her to stay now that we have Murphy b/c he inevitably comes over to see what is going on and Maya goes for the treats so he can't get them.
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    Where does your dog stay when you aren't home?

    That's another reason I like having them in a crate. We have a friend whose house was broken into and they killed his dog, I assume because he was a threat. I figure if they are in the crate they are less of a threat and therefore safer. I know the odds of a break in are probably not very...