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05-07-2014 11:55 AM
SummerGSDLover +3 on what Selzer said

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05-07-2014 09:58 AM
LaRen616 I also agree with Selzer.
05-07-2014 09:36 AM
onyx'girl I agree with Selzer.
05-07-2014 12:45 AM
David Winners
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Have you considered doing a spay/abort on her?

If she has behavior issues, and the dog is cryptorchid, this is probably not a good breeding. Furthermore, she will have to be stellar with you to let you handle the pups and she will have to be an excellent mother to raise good puppies. Genes are inherited, but the bitch also imprints her personality on the puppies. If she is anxious, or nervous, or hard to manage, she will pass that along to her puppies.
Great point.

David Winners
05-07-2014 12:26 AM
selzer
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I've always used a prong collar and every dog I've owned, and she is no exception. After it was properly fitted, she improved slightly, but with as thick as her fur is, and because she was abused and will fight the collar and leash and chew the leash, I can't use it on her anymore.


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Have you considered doing a spay/abort on her?

If she has behavior issues, and the dog is cryptorchid, this is probably not a good breeding. Furthermore, she will have to be stellar with you to let you handle the pups and she will have to be an excellent mother to raise good puppies. Genes are inherited, but the bitch also imprints her personality on the puppies. If she is anxious, or nervous, or hard to manage, she will pass that along to her puppies.
05-07-2014 12:25 AM
Blitzkrieg1 Why wouldnt you use it? If your using it properly it causes less stress then a prong.
05-07-2014 12:02 AM
TaylorGSDT I've always used a prong collar and every dog I've owned, and she is no exception. After it was properly fitted, she improved slightly, but with as thick as her fur is, and because she was abused and will fight the collar and leash and chew the leash, I can't use it on her anymore.


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05-06-2014 11:49 PM
selzer How are you having pregnancy confirmed?

I would not use an e-collar on a pregnant bitch. I would expect her hormones to be out of wack and I would not punish her for that. As for walking her, I agree with using a prong if you must.
05-06-2014 11:24 PM
onyx'girl Prongs can help with the impossible
05-06-2014 11:21 PM
TaylorGSDT No it's not just for distraction training. Only part of our yard is fenced in, and walking her on a leash is impossible without a nick when she pulls.


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