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Old 06-11-2014, 09:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So, not just to appease people who complain about the number of threads, but also because I'm tired of starting threads that may only require one or two answers... I have started my Gunther thread where I can post things that I need help with. Which seems to be a lot.

My issue tonight is how to help him feel more comfortable while the neighbors are pumping bass. They are almost never loud. When he's working in the shed he has his radio on during the day, no big deal. The kids are even pretty quiet considering they are kids and entitled to be loud. Tonight the kid seems to be having some sort of girl's night and has the radio on some hip hop station with unnecessary bass blasting. It is annoying since I've had to shut my windows on a beautiful evening and turn up my t.v. but I have no intention of being the rude neighbor who complains over a one time incident.

However, Gunther seems almost scared. I know it's hurting his ears more than mine and he looks almost like he could throw up from it. He is trying to sleep through it but only lasts about 2 minutes at a time before being woken up and staring out the window.

Any suggestions on how to help him? Any ways to block out some of the noise for the sake of his ears?
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Old 06-11-2014, 10:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm motivated! Going to help Gunther release built up energy and get myself in shape by taking him to our local pond that is set up as a rec area for active people. Tomorrow will be my first day and I have to admit I'm a little scared. Even though heeling should be on the left I'm going to have him on my right so he can't lunge at anything he might be tempted to. I'm also going to use the prong and the moving right along method. If I just keep walking like there's nothing to look at he should follow suit. Don't think I'll get much brisk walking in until he learns how to behave on the routes but I have to start somewhere. There really isn't any less populated I can do this in so I have just this. At least there the path is wider than other places and I can move him off into the grass if necessary. I wish there were more places we could go but there aren't. I don't know how you big city people do it! But I guess if your dog grows up with that much activity then it might go smoother.
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Good luck tomorrow! !

I am guilty of doing nearly all our exercise in a fenced in back yard bc Zoe is fearful and I'm terrified someone will sneak up on us and she might bite. I wouldn't have even worried if the trainer who had her for a week hadn't told me she was at risk for biting. I don't know if I'm being responsible or ridiculous. Baillif recommended a trainer that I plan to take her to when I get the funds saved up.
Sorry I made that all about me!
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Good luck tomorrow! !

I am guilty of doing nearly all our exercise in a fenced in back yard bc Zoe is fearful and I'm terrified someone will sneak up on us and she might bite. I wouldn't have even worried if the trainer who had her for a week hadn't told me she was at risk for biting. I don't know if I'm being responsible or ridiculous. Baillif recommended a trainer that I plan to take her to when I get the funds saved up.
Sorry I made that all about me!
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You didn't. I need other people's experiences to get me through this tomorrow. Oh Lord, I didn't even think about the people coming up behind me. I would love to just do yard exercise but that's off limits until all the mushrooms have been brutally murdered.
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Gunther just had a 7 second long toot. See, this is why I started this thread.
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Gunther just had a 7 second long toot. See, this is why I started this thread.
Oh that made me LOL! Poor kid.
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Old 06-12-2014, 06:19 AM   #7 (permalink)
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We have loud neighbours as well, and their music caught Zelda's attention initially but one thing we were advised when she was a puppy was to not react to anything you don't want the pup to react to. So I'd just go about my business and pretend the noise isn't a problem, and Zelda doesn't react to it anymore. She reacted the first time I put my own stereo on as well, but now it doesn't bother her. I think they just have to learn it's nothing that needs their attention
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Ok... I need to know. I read somewhere here that someone used cottage cheese and rice to stop their dog's diarrhea. That worked for Gunther for 1 day and now it's actually worse. I'm switching to pumpkin today and putting in beef tonight. What I need to know is, is it a strong possibility that Gunther is lactose intolerant? I plan on doing everything in my power to heal this. His behavior, energy, water, pee, and sleep patterns are all 100% normal so I know I'm on the right path. I just need to get his stool firmed back up and I've learned what doesn't work. Just wondering if it's the dairy.
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I don't think posting threads are a bad thing. If you have a question, or love to share something, so be it. We should all be supportive. We are not all experts, but as long as we try to help teacher other. Even threw laugh or tear. It's easier to come here and help each other when other people in real life don't understand.((not gsd lover/owner.)

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Ok... I need to know. I read somewhere here that someone used cottage cheese and rice to stop their dog's diarrhea. That worked for Gunther for 1 day and now it's actually worse. I'm switching to pumpkin today and putting in beef tonight. What I need to know is, is it a strong possibility that Gunther is lactose intolerant? I plan on doing everything in my power to heal this. His behavior, energy, water, pee, and sleep patterns are all 100% normal so I know I'm on the right path. I just need to get his stool firmed back up and I've learned what doesn't work. Just wondering if it's the dairy.
The Dr told me to feed my boy white rice, chicken, and broth to help.

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