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post #11 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-16-2014, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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Good to know!! Where can I get them?

Also.. break in storm meant outside with two ball fetch... he had a blast.. lol.. muddy but I'll take it!

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I would be killing two birds with one stone and training settling exercises/teaching him how to have an off switch. Practice stays, go to mat exercises, and work on him stay relaxed when you start to move/stir.

He'll be toast in the mind department in no time.

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Good to know!! Where can I get them?

Also.. break in storm meant outside with two ball fetch... he had a blast.. lol.. muddy but I'll take it!
Tractor supply has them cheapest. My dogs can't have them anymore....teeth wore down from frozen/sandy jollyball gnawing. I limit the play with them. And be warned they are dangerous if the dog is pushing one into you to play!

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That is a great idea DJ! I guess my mind has been so set on what could physically tire him out, I wasn't thinking mentally. Sometimes I forget mental is sometimes more tiresome for the dog.

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No advice but wanted to say I hope you feel better soon.

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It has been a rough couple days for Mr. Titan.. I got extremely sick, with 2 ER trips... Some angry version of food poisoning they think.. between that and this insane random storm going on we haven't been able to do much with Titan in the last 3 days. (BF has been occupied with deployment stuff which is why he hasn't had much time to help with Titan, though has tried when he had a moment).

For those of you with insanely driven dogs that can go go go, barely and off switch, what do you do when you can't get out to exercise your dog for whatever reason?
No excersize for the pup --- I suffer ...
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yikes food poisoning, i think maybe doing some basic obedience stuff may be helpful but IMHO food poisoning is rough and you should be taking care of you
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I wouldn't use it to control a high energy dog/pup. I use it for Kacie if storms are predicted.
I think doing kitchen obedience, perch work, tug games and maybe some core strengthening type training would work a puppy's mind enough to settle. Try scent discrimination games too when you can't track. There are plenty of things to do to work a dogs mind. Mental is as good as physical for short term exercise(and the core training helps in small spaces to work a dogs body).
Thanks, my thought exactly on the melatonin. I don't want to drug my baby boy, although from what I know, melatonin is supposed to be pretty safe.

Will have to squeeze in inside training time... Also, I think this week is supposed to warm up again, maybe we'll get rid of some of this ice!

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