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    Leaving puppy at home during the day

    Somebody may have mentioned this . . . but when you take him out, you keep him on the leash, away from anything interesting. You can walk up and down in the same boring area until he goes . . . then and only then does he get the fun of playing or going on his walk. So he learns the faster he...
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    wedding registry question...

    I know that I am really picky about what I choose and why I choose it. So if she is at all like that, then she wants the one she wants whether it is what somebody else thinks she should want or not . . . if that makes sense. :D
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    Enchante's Delightful (Not) New Habit

    Enchante is 16 months old now. An affenpinscher female. She had knee surgery in early May for a luxating patella. And around about the time I started being able to give her more freedom to run around the house, she developed the most delightful new habit. I have two other dogs. One is a...
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    She's a NATURAL!

    Yay Izzie. An amazing agility pug.
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    Canine Influenza Vaccine

    I would give the vaccine to my dogs. I go by the addage that an oz of preventative is worth a pound of cure. I called and asked my vet about the vaccine last year. He doesn't stock it. But I figure I get the flu vaccine for myself, so it makes sense that I would get the pupsters the...
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    Outside access when no one is home?

    I let them have access via doggy doors to the back and side yards. The entire yard is fenced. And has a locked gate, so somebody would have to climb a 6 foot fence to get in. My dogs are friendly but if a stranger comes in the yard, they will run into the house. I know this because one day a...
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    How do you feel about being seen naked in airports?

    I can't help wishing that it was the norm. Think about the clothing I wouldn't have to pack when I travel. No carryon luggage beside my toothbrush.
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    My name is Theresa and I was a disorganized person. I use to hunt for house keys for 20 minutes and finally have to give up and leave it unlocked. I finally got fed up and realized that I wasted so much time looking for things or re-doing it because I couldn't find what I had done the first...
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    How Many Dogs is Too Many to Own??

    But it is illegal. And although I love animals, I personally don't like when my neighbors choose to not follow the city laws. Maybe neighbors do care. I care. I let it go in the interest of being a good neighbor. But I don't like being in the position of having my neighbor have more than is...
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    Leash training issues

    I found that my new puppy was scared of cars going by. I started walking her with an older dog and that helped her to see there was nothing to be scared by. Do you have a 2nd dog you can walk too? Or a friend who could meet and walk with you. Seeing another dog walk and not be scared can...
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    Aargh!! Doggie Store!

    I truly suspect that the person I was talking to was actually somebody like the owner. Because this is not a large store. And I know that the customer service line is to the same store. I thought about asking for somebody higher up, but when he started into his line about not being...
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    What if you could only...

    Mow the lawn Do laundry Wash dishes Do my job for me And cook Well, you said 5 things . . . you didn't specify that they had to be things my dog could actually learn. ;) Oh, and I think the reason why is obvious. My dog would be mentally and physically worn out every day and I would...
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    Aargh!! Doggie Store!

    :( No tea and sympathy?
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    How many Fat shows is kirstie alley gonna have?

    Hey, I would certainly be on a reality TV show to pay me to lose weight. :D Sounds like a good deal to me. I have it set on my DVR to record. I like Kirstie Allen and I hope she has great success and keeps the weight off.
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    Aargh!! Doggie Store!

    I am having a dog party with my small dog group on Sunday. So last week on 9 March, I ended up ordering a little cute spa bag to give the birthday dogs. I had really liked this company when I had ordered stuff before. Anyway, I made sure to order things that were ready to ship NOW. Because...
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    I'm Curious - Parvo, Puppies, and Socialization

    Many places have puppy socialization classes before the pups are fully vaccinated. They require them to have had one vaccination. I think it is just measuring the risks. I wouldn't take the puppy out to parks or on walks. Or anywhere unknown doggies could be. But I would take them to a...
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    The good, the bad, and the ugly.. dog breed edition

    Affenpinschers: The Good: * Intelligent * Sturdy dogs that can go on a hike but are also content to just run around the back yard * Small in size so they end up being welcomed most anywhere * Are funny and can make you laugh * Mischievious * Not big shedders; easy care coats * Can be...
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    A Few from our Sunset Walk

    Izzie is rocking her new collar!
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    Certain Breed People

    Well, I use to wish that I could find some breed specific forums. Now I am not so sure. :D I have two affenpinschers and one brussels griffon. ok . . . anybody know any breed specific forums?
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    Take it gently

    My dogs always have taken the treat "nicely" from me. I don't know if I have inadvertently taught them that or what. I do know that when I have my friend's dogs with me and go to give them a treat, they are very grabby. So I just am patient until they stop trying to grab at it or take my hand...