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  1. Tazwell

    SE Wisconsin/Chicago events and stuff to do?

    Hey guys, fleetwood and I are in Kenosha WI this weekend ( heading down through chicago tomorrow), and I've seen a couple of dog trailers and the PetSmart rescue waggin here at our hotel. I was wondering if there's something going on nearby, a dog show perhaps? Plus, does anybody know of any...
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    what are your dogs leash manners like?

    I seriously thinking about making a thread today in the training section about this. Adrian was awful when I got her-- always on a flexi, leaning sideways into the leash 100% of the time. She literally took like 2 weeks to train, and now she never ever pulls. If she forgets, a light jingle...
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    Onyx roadtrips to San Francisco

    You take the most amazing photos. Onyx is beautiful! Can you borrow fleetwood for a day or two, and take lots of pictures? :D
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    Fleetwood recents

    Thanks! It's almost worthy of it's own post, but Over the years and ups and downs, it seems to have been an autoimmune disorder all along. A 'crohns' disease' of sorts. He's taking an everyday med called Low dose naltrexone, which makes his immune system happy, and we haven't had a real bad...
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    Fleetwood recents

    Hi all... I haven't been a useful member of this forum in a long time (if ever, lol.) but I swear I have been a faithful lurker! I have a computer to play with now, so I can get a little more involved in the forum scene. Starting with some Pics! Fleetwood is almost 3.5 years old now...
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    Today my CAO defended me hehe!

    Your breed is inherentely cautious and watchful. Please train your dog, because if you cannot control your dog and call him off of a threat (real or fake) you do have a problem. He is young still, but don't let him continue to grow into unruly behavior.
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    How does your dog interact with kids?

    Fleetwood seems to really enjoy children. I have to be a little careful though, because were not really around kids often enough for me to teach him to tone it down a bit. He is never cautious around them, or wary or hesitant-- he goes right for the face for a lick. Then he 'takes a bow', and...
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    If you feel immune from BSL - List of 75 banned or restricted breeds

    When I was in wales I remember border collies being banned in whatever region/ city I was in. It was back in 2006 I believe, so I couldn't even begin to remember where it was. There was a castle though. LOL
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    Canine Cognitive Dysfunction

    I don't really seem to remember definitive "stages", but honestly when I got him I thought he was "off". It was probably 6 months to a year between the pacing and confusion to the biting though. Which is when we started selegeline.
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    Canine Cognitive Dysfunction

    Archie was diagnosed a year or two before his passing. He became disoriented easily, and would get lost in our small fenced in backyard. He would pace, circle, and pant a lot. But worst of all, he began biting people for no apparent reason when they were touching him. Mind you, he was an iffy...
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    Those of you with guardy dogs

    When I know somebody is coming over, I usually either put Fleetwood behind a babygate, or on a "park it" where he can see them. Once I've said hello and he sees they're not scary, I invite him to say hello to them too. Although we don't have a ton of strangers that come in, when we do, it takes...
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    Michigan/Indiana/Illinois/Minnesota(?)/Ohio(?) Christmas Meetup?

    Fantastic. I'm less then 10 minutes from you frostfell :)
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    Michigan/Indiana/Illinois/Minnesota(?)/Ohio(?) Christmas Meetup?

    I would be all in, if it fit into my work schedule!
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    are nylabones "safe"?

    I use the ones like sizzle posted. Solid dura-chew. The bone shaped one with the red nubs is hollow on the inside, and the one made for giant dogs, my little dog chewed a big hole in and it's no good anymore. The solid ones just get steadily smaller. They stay around for years. Any pieces that...
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    Clicker training with a deaf dog

    I find too many hand signals to be awkward, so I use a led keychain flashlight as a marker when I'm training my deafie. Once a behavior is learned, I simply give her a thumbs up or a pat. But I find the flashlight-clicker-marker to be super effective, and easy, and she caught on just as fast...
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    Are there breeds your dog doesn't like or is scared of?

    GSD'S. And bulldog types ever since one rushed him at a pet store a few months ago
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    Ever met a dog who lives in a constant state of Derp?

    I thought Davey was derpy, but since I've had Adrian, I've learned to appreciate a new level of "Derp". No Joke, it's really hard to get a photo in which she is not "derping." For Example: IMG_0843 by TazwellC, on Flickr IMG_0862 by TazwellC, on Flickr IMG_0881 by TazwellC, on...
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    Kayaking with Dogs

    I've kayaked with Fleetwood, but we were so cramped in that it wasn't ideal. So I went kayak shopping, and couldn't really find a good kayak big enough for a big person, and a huge dog, within my price range. So inended up buying a small canoe instead.
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    The "mistakes" regarding your dogs breed thread

    Haha!!! I had a guy last year at a parade we were watching, from across the street, yell at me "Hey!! Your Dobe needs a haircut!!"
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    The "mistakes" regarding your dogs breed thread

    LOL!! Same here. The Weirdest thing happened to me at a street fair a few weeks back, a lady came up to me and started petting Fleetwood, and casually asked me "is he a golden retriever?" .............. I waited for the punch line, or something, but... She was dead serious. Anyway...