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Yesterday 06:53 PM
Ellimaybel I'm not sure anyone even reads this thread anymore lol But I have a plan! This is the most serious of training I have ever taken with Gunther and I know it's going to take a bit of work. We really need to break him of the habit of standing on the fence barking at people so he doesn't get us or himself in trouble. The main issue I've found is that training him in the yard and playing a guessing random game of when someone may or may not walk by is not working. If nobody is going by, the training doesn't work since he already listens without any distractions. So I'm enlisting the help of coworkers and friends. I have a church 2 doors down. The plan is to set up different times when someone can come over, park in that lot, and walk by under different scenarios. One day they can just be walking by, another time on the phone, another time pulling a wagon, another time walking their dog, another time all bundled up, etc. This way we can be out there do train him. I'm excited!
12-20-2014 03:28 AM
Ellimaybel Happy to report in that since being on B12 and probiotics Gunther is so much healthier. Still gassy but I can't fix everything, believe me I've tried. So the dogs have a giant stocking that is stuffed full of cheapo stuffed toys that will be destroyed in no time. But that was the idea. Since they (meaning Gunther) destroys everything, I just filled the entire thing with 1 and 2 dollar toys. The plan is on Christmas to just take the entire stocking and dump it out on the floor and watch them go nuts. Maybe... I'm still thinking about this because I'm not sure if they would fight over anything. Oh it's going to be so much fun!
12-12-2014 01:46 AM
Ellimaybel Yeah I stopped the tylan... he was fine with his stools and weight before it. I was concerned about his extreme gas and belching up liquid and eating stools. All of which are still going on, but I'm looking into what else that could be. I just wish there was just one answer that worked for all EPI dogs so you don't feel like you're playing Russian roulette with their food and diets.
12-11-2014 05:27 PM
Cheyanna Give him yogurt with probiotics
12-11-2014 05:13 PM
Saphire Tylan is an antibiotic so it's possible it has upset the bacteria balance in the gut. Stop the Tylan and see if it clears up. Need to add good probiotics to restore the balance.
12-11-2014 04:41 PM
Ellimaybel I'm so lost... Gunther's stools were fine. I started tylan powder because he had extreme gas and was belching up fluid all the time. I also started b12 to help things. Now he's having gooey stools again. What the heck gives? Am I supposed to up the enzymes while he's on this stuff? Why must my dog have the opposite results from medicine? I'm ready to cry again. Sheesh.
12-07-2014 05:07 AM
Ellimaybel Emily, any ideas on how to spoil both dogs equally? When Cyclone was my only dog he always got a mega sized bone for Christmas. Since getting Gunther I can't do that. I feel bad for Cyclone. But they will fight over the bone and it wouldn't fit in Cyclones crate so I'm kind of stuck. That being said, Gunther can't have any food of any kind that hasn't been treated with enzymes. So they can't both have a bone or treats, they fight over toys.... The only thing I can think of is a very long pull toy they can play tug with. Even that usually leads to bites though. I'm sooooo confused this year!
12-06-2014 05:25 PM
glowingtoadfly Skadi is getting a ring ball for Christmas. Not sure what I am getting Grim yet. Probably freeze dried beef hearts.
12-06-2014 05:24 PM
KayDub Terrific news! The cats probably prefer the wrapping paper to a gift anyway. My GSD wasn't too happy with my Christmas tree. They were outside when I put it up and when she came in oh boy it was on lol. I'll probably post a video of it in a few days on my thread Sable the not so sable GSD. It was quite a cute reaction. So happy to hear Gunther has already got his enzymes!
12-06-2014 05:17 PM
Ellimaybel Good news, the enzymes came today. Still waiting on antibiotics and B12 but at least his good enzymes are back. And yes, I spoil my pets at Christmas. The cats don't need gifts, they're happy with some boxes and wrapping paper. But the dogs always get spoiled rotten.
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