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Forum: Choosing A Breeder   Yesterday, 07:07 PM
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Posted By onyx'girl
AND lots more with just meeting to ensure you...

AND lots more with just meeting to ensure you know what you are getting, even then it is or can be a crapshoot. Health problems may crop up later, so make sure the parents were health tested,and...
Forum: B.A.R.F./Raw Feeding   Yesterday, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 201
Posted By onyx'girl
I am lucky to be in a co-op with past sale date...

I am lucky to be in a co-op with past sale date meat. Human grade. I also get a beef grind and a venison grind from a processor. Yet I still find myself running short of bones. I don't feed many...
Forum: General Information   Yesterday, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By onyx'girl
She most certainly is. I bought one of the first...

She most certainly is. I bought one of the first copies of her book, and she was so kind and helpful with our club purchasing several copies to bundle a shipment. All were personally signed and...
Forum: General Information   07-24-2016, 08:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By onyx'girl
Karlo's sketch

I don't want to overwhelm Linda with more work, but am proudly sharing her talents. I commissioned a sketch of Karlo and she captured his total personality. I can't wait to have this matted and...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder   07-21-2016, 10:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,142
Posted By onyx'girl
I am lucky to train with a breeder at their...

I am lucky to train with a breeder at their property. So it is always great to meet potential puppy owners as they usually come and visit on training day. Even if there aren't pups, people will...
Forum: General Puppy Stuff   07-19-2016, 09:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 636
Posted By onyx'girl
Looks like a B&T to me....facial and chest...

Looks like a B&T to me....facial and chest coloring is not always that evident in young bi-colors.
Puppy "bugs" happen, get it cleared up so the pup can thrive, good nutrition, and clean yard will...
Forum: General Behavior   07-19-2016, 09:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 838
Posted By onyx'girl
stud dogs are a dime a dozen....who will you be...

stud dogs are a dime a dozen....who will you be breeding Axle to? Not many responsible breeders will use just any male, they want one that is 'special' and that generally includes multiple titles,...
Forum: General Behavior   07-19-2016, 04:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By onyx'girl
When my males are around bitches in heat they...

When my males are around bitches in heat they sometimes do this....not so much Karlo, but younger male Gambit does.
Forum: General Behavior   07-19-2016, 04:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 838
Posted By onyx'girl
GSD's do not do well in dog park situations or...

GSD's do not do well in dog park situations or with dogs they have no relationship with. I would remove your young dog from there and instead take that time to train with him. You can track, you...
Forum: Pictures! Pictures! Pictures!   07-18-2016, 10:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 955
Posted By onyx'girl
Onyx always loves a pink cuz. All my dogs are...

Onyx always loves a pink cuz. All my dogs are ball lovers. I have to hide the teaserball, bestball and eggeball so Karlo doesn't make his teeth nubs. I give him some time with them, but it is very...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder   07-18-2016, 09:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,917
Posted By onyx'girl
If you do a search on the dogs in the pedigree,...

If you do a search on the dogs in the pedigree, you can find info on them. Dig deep, look at videos if there are any. The dogs like Crok have a few discussions on them on some forums/webboards.
Forum: General Information   07-17-2016, 04:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,697
Posted By onyx'girl
what are you using? Onyx has some incontinence...

what are you using? Onyx has some incontinence and the corn silk is not working like it was. I've heard Proin can be dangerous and also make dogs grumpy or agitated. I would like a holistic...
Forum: Training Our Puppy (basic)   07-16-2016, 10:48 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 46,486
Posted By onyx'girl
I re-read this thread...so refreshing to read...

I re-read this thread...so refreshing to read posts from friends that no longer share or are 'banned'. I wish they would/could again. There was quite a bit of great advice and experiences to read....
Forum: General Information   07-16-2016, 09:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,697
Posted By onyx'girl
tracking, obedience, protection. and travel 4...

tracking, obedience, protection. and travel 4 hours to and from.
excellent day of training, and we had a cute baby raccoon appear after our tracking session. Karlo was very good in just watching...
Forum: In Loving Memory   07-15-2016, 10:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 812
Posted By onyx'girl
So very sorry for your loss, once again. I...

So very sorry for your loss, once again.
I lost Kacie a year ago in May to this. It wasn't the sudden onset but a month of symptoms that weren't that concerning(appetite and then weight loss,...
Forum: Puppy Behavior   07-15-2016, 09:16 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,753
Posted By onyx'girl
I would look at Control Unleashed protocols and...

I would look at Control Unleashed protocols and begin doing exercises outlined in the book. There are things you can do on your own to get Ronin to work under threshold.
Group class is not the...
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training   07-14-2016, 10:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 648
Posted By onyx'girl
you don't have a good bond with your dog then? ...

you don't have a good bond with your dog then? Is he intimidated by you? The too much control needs to be put away and let the dog have a longer line....for now.
though, I am doing the...
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training   07-14-2016, 09:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 648
Posted By onyx'girl
He may be a more defensive dog and not so high in...

He may be a more defensive dog and not so high in prey?
I also wonder if the dog is inhibited due to you keeping him on such a tight rein. So he defers to you instead of engaging?

I have a dog...
Forum: Puppy Behavior   07-13-2016, 09:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,753
Posted By onyx'girl
Ok, so why do you want him to be put in a...

Ok, so why do you want him to be put in a position that he has to defend himself? Neutering, generally won't solve what training can.
I personally don't understand why someone would put their...
Forum: How do I (teach my dog to)?   07-13-2016, 08:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By onyx'girl
Hold the toy still when the dog grips it so the...

Hold the toy still when the dog grips it so the dog will 'counter'(bite deeper). Reward when the dog counters.
The toys you are using may be hard for the dog to actually grip...I would get a ball...
Forum: B.A.R.F./Raw Feeding   07-12-2016, 10:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,092
Posted By onyx'girl
Karlo has been one to not eat since he contracted...

Karlo has been one to not eat since he contracted Lepto. I have to coax him to eat out of a bowl or even when I put his food on the floor, he will be hesitant. Raw fed as well, many varieties,...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder   07-12-2016, 06:50 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,377
Posted By onyx'girl
My male is a carrier(both of them are) and I was...

My male is a carrier(both of them are) and I was really disappointed to not do a breeding because both the stud and bitch that was chosen are carriers. I would still love a puppy from that breeding,...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder   07-12-2016, 06:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,434
Posted By onyx'girl
If buyers would do their research and look at the...

If buyers would do their research and look at the reasons for a breeders program, they may not be willing to pay what that breeder is charging. Or vice versa. It is all about homework, and not...
Forum: General Puppy Stuff   07-12-2016, 09:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,081
Posted By onyx'girl
I want a strong bond with my dog, partner...

I want a strong bond with my dog, partner regardless of what work they'd be doing. So I would not refrain from showing affection at all.
If I catch my dog looking at me I smile, I am always...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder   07-11-2016, 08:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,434
Posted By onyx'girl
wonder if this is the one local to me...first...

wonder if this is the one local to me...first breeding and the dogs are not titled or health tested. And the litter is a WL/SL cross, $1800 for pups.
She seems to think she will have no problem...
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