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    So what do I need to do....

    Even if the forum was active, I wouldn't be back. FB groups are just so much easier and faster to navigate, easier to share photos and videos, quicker to have conversations. Not to mention the Chaz community let me down bigtime and I realized that with a few exceptions, these were not my people...
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    The Truth will be Discovered

    What were their speculations on the mixed-breed portions? I've always found these pretty cool. Venice's was a little odd, I just assume because she is so muttly her DNA is beyond scrambled.
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    Spin off: have you ever adopted/kept a dog using your heart exclusively?

    Venice was an illogical decision although not entirely impulsive - I met her a month before I brought her home. I was in university, with absolutely no plans for where I would go or what I would do after, only that I knew I'd be back in Ontario where she might be considered pit bull type and...
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    What was your first experience with your favorite breed?

    I'm not even sure what my favourite breed is, but I know I have a major love for pit bully things and chihuahuas, so... My very first experience with a 'pit bull' that I can remember was probably Kibo, who was a little brindle SBT owned by the managers at a hotel we stayed at in Nairobi. I...
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    Heel tutorial vids

    Okay so to do my part to try and keep the forum alive..... Favourite tutorial videos/methods for teaching a formal heel position?
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    Siege's Snow Day (and something else, too?)

    Whaaaaaaat omg dogbaby! <3
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    What made you get into dogs?

    I think I was always a huge dog nerd. I remember teaching my childhood dog to shake a paw when I was like 7 or 8? I recall doing it in secret because for some reason I thought my parents would have been mad. And apparently I corrected my 1st grade teacher when she got breeds wrong. I grew up...
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    The one that got away?

    Yes. My second foster. I had him for 3 months I think? But the timing just wasn't right and I was super gung ho that I could not own a 'substantially similar' dog in Ontario. He was adopted by a coworker at the time. He could not have a better home, and I hear from her and get pictures. But...
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    Daily Dog Meals - Raw Feeding

    Murp. Similar today. One meal was this: Mush, beef kidney and tripe.
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    Secret Santa Reveal

    Is that a bottle opener on Finn's new collar? Sweet!
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    Hero's Thread

    I can't believe how big he is already! I feel like he's either going to be breathtakingly handsome or adorably goofy hahaha. His ears are impressive! I kind of miss the flopping stages though. More pictures!
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    Gradually developing fear issues... (Lilah the foster)

    I think it certainly fed the fire, even if it may not have been the initial spark. She had a ROUGH time from my perspective. At least 6 homes in as many weeks? Wherever she was before you, you, second foster, the pee pad woman, your parents, and now this family. I'm not saying it was...
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    Crate or not to crate during the day

    I would also crate. It's an invaluable habit for later on down the road (travel, management, safety), but in the short term it'll greatly reduce the number of potty training setbacks.
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    Daily Dog Meals - Raw Feeding

    Yay finally took a picture. V got kibble for breakfast because I was too hungover yesterday to thaw anything out. But for dinner she got tripe, mush (chicken/beef/liver grind from the local guy), pork trimmings (I was hacking up a shoulder), and goat lung.
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    The dog musing/vent thread

    Ugh the PWDs around here suck - probably because they've become so popular so there are tons being bred indiscriminately. They're like doodles injected with a bit of nasty. We had to kick a bunch out of daycare for snapping at people and putting holes in dogs. Plus whenever I come across one at...
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    What does your family think of your dogs?

    Oh lord I could not handle this. I hate dog beards with a passion and am totally repulsed when they're wet. And I consider myself a person who genuinely likes dogs. I am 100% on your dad's side for this one! :P (Feckin' security question was 'is water wet?' EW STOP IT FORUM)
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    What does your family think of your dogs?

    My parents love Venice. LOVE her. When I'm crashing at their place, they almost argue over who gets to hang out with her. My mom loves taking her for loooong walks and my dad likes taking her to the cottage and feeding her ice cream. My aunts/uncles/grandparents/cousins who I see a lot all...
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    The Venting Thread

    I got hired at a new job on Monday, worked Tuesday and Wednesday, quit at the end of today's shift. The place was unbelievable. It was in a cafe/canteen for a government office. Holy hostility. The guy training me, I don't know if he has a problem or if it was just me, or what. First day he...
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    Keeping a dog with you during university!

    Sounds like being with you would be preferable to Cali, even if your mother takes good care of her. I had V when I was at university with no issues. Exam periods, eh, she maybe didn't get as many walks, some days maybe even no walk at all, but I don't think she was any worse off for it. It's...