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Forum: General Information Yesterday, 06:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 730
Posted By Bear L
Have you thought of planting trees instead of...

Have you thought of planting trees instead of bushes? They can withstand the dog pee, provide shade, last a long time, can be minimal amount of work if you chose the right kind for your area and a...
Forum: Equipment (how to use/where to find) 03-26-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 226
Posted By Bear L
Ruffwear! I've both the Approach and the...

Ruffwear! I've both the Approach and the Singletrack. Both are excellent, durable and long lasting.

My 62lbs cattle dog uses the Approach backpack and pulls me uphill during hikes with the...
Forum: General Information 03-12-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,194
Posted By Bear L
My Australian cattle dog does the same. He would...

My Australian cattle dog does the same. He would also sleep with his butt backed into my face. The Aussie gene, I guess.
Forum: Puppy Behavior 02-26-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By Bear L
My dog did it only for 5 minutes max before he...

My dog did it only for 5 minutes max before he found the perfect spot and it wasn't a serious obsession so I let him do his thing. It was some sort of smelly bone that he couldn't finish in one...
Forum: Puppy Behavior 02-26-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By Bear L
It's the anxiety of wanting to hide it but not...

It's the anxiety of wanting to hide it but not being able to. One of my dogs used to do this. It's not the bone shape that triggers your dog's whining, it's the act of your dog wanting to save...
Forum: Miscellaneous Dog Sports 02-25-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By Bear L
If you can't commit to extensive trainings and...

If you can't commit to extensive trainings and want something more "light" and easy that haven't been mentioned: 1) barn hunt if he has prey drive, 2) lure coursing if he likes to run and chase after...
Forum: Breeding - General 02-23-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 968
Posted By Bear L
My female was around 45 lbs when she was almost a...

My female was around 45 lbs when she was almost a year. She's now 3 years old and around 55 lbs lean. She's sable coated like FG167's dog.
Forum: Rescue, Foster & Adoption Information (General) 02-20-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,089
Posted By Bear L
You can also post it on the local GSD's rescue...

You can also post it on the local GSD's rescue webpages as a private party dog listed on their site. There are at least 3 well known local GSD rescues if you decide to go that route. You can pm me...
Forum: Pictures! Pictures! Pictures! 02-17-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,530
Posted By Bear L
Do you live out in the country? Pyrs are night...

Do you live out in the country? Pyrs are night time barkers... I'd get in trouble with that where I live. I've wanted a Pyr.
Forum: Finding the Right Puppy 02-15-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,686
Posted By Bear L
You can volunteer to foster at your local GSD...

You can volunteer to foster at your local GSD rescues and adopt the one that you bond with. There are lots of wonderful GSDs in rescue that have good temperament, playful, solid and trainable. The...
Forum: Pictures! Pictures! Pictures! 02-13-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,039
Posted By Bear L
My rescue took couple months before it started...

My rescue took couple months before it started barking one bark for each alert. He'll bark once, acted surprise of his bark, looked at me for re-assurance that was ok. It was hilarious.

Now, a...
Forum: Training Our Puppy (basic) 02-06-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,620
Posted By Bear L
Was the place he has to down a new one? Was he...

Was the place he has to down a new one? Was he near a new dog? Can you describe the environment? Is he downing in a place another dog was just there before? Was his eyes focused on the handler or...
Forum: Puppy Behavior 02-05-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By Bear L
5X is very little for puppies at that age. Mine...

5X is very little for puppies at that age. Mine was going out at least every 30 min at that time. If you don't want to let him out when he needs to go, give him indoor pads to pee on. It's not his...
Forum: Puppies/Raw Diets 02-02-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 909
Posted By Bear L
Raw is not hard. You can learn as you go and the...

Raw is not hard. You can learn as you go and the dogs aren't going to suffer during the learning phase unless you get a dog with health issues to begin with. If you feed chicken quarters for a week...
Forum: Introductions & Welcome Mat 02-01-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,422
Posted By Bear L
Like others said, grooming Captain will have many...

Like others said, grooming Captain will have many benefits. It can be turned into a petting / affection routine. I brush my fosters and pet them while I do it. They love that. Just from brushing...
Forum: Rescue, Foster & Adoption Information (General) 01-29-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,430
Posted By Bear L
My experience with rescues, especially rescues of...

My experience with rescues, especially rescues of specialized breeds like shepherds and border collies - no small dogs, no intact dogs, must have fenced yard. I got denied many times for the first...
Forum: Training Our Puppy (basic) 01-27-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,114
Posted By Bear L
Mine were transitioned in increments of time. ...

Mine were transitioned in increments of time. First time it's 30 min, then 1 hr, then 2 hrs, so on. By the time she's almost 1 she had free roam of the house. She'd have it much sooner if she was...
Forum: General Information 01-27-2015, 01:01 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 5,240
Posted By Bear L
It sounds like you'll make a great dog owner. ...

It sounds like you'll make a great dog owner.

There are plenty of people in the USA (and other countries) who keep their dogs outside, especially people with working farms. The dogs are loved...
Forum: Holistic/Homeopathic Practices 01-03-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 721
Posted By Bear L
One of my dogs is only 9 lbs and never hikes so...

One of my dogs is only 9 lbs and never hikes so he gets very little, sometimes none. The other two are 62lbs and 55lbs. The fosters don't get it regularly nor the maximum dosage as I never have...
Forum: Holistic/Homeopathic Practices 01-03-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 721
Posted By Bear L
I feed garlic regularly and make homemade natural...

I feed garlic regularly and make homemade natural spray (ie. citronella, lemongrass, cedar wood). The only two things with the spray is 1) you've to make sure it covers the dog in its entirety or...
Forum: Miscellaneous Dog Sports 01-01-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By Bear L
I'm not in Washington but my dogs love the barn...

I'm not in Washington but my dogs love the barn hunt! The GSD needs no encouragement. The cattle dog - they have to show him there's mice in the tube to get him going, otherwise he'd rather roll...
Forum: General Behavior 12-30-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 569
Posted By Bear L
Can you tell if your dog is herding, hunting or...

Can you tell if your dog is herding, hunting or playing? Teaching it to herd can give you the obedience you need to prevent her from not listening to you again.

In the mean time, you may need a...
Forum: Pictures! Pictures! Pictures! 12-27-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,697
Posted By Bear L
Your dog looks so fun!!!! For dock diving, he...

Your dog looks so fun!!!! For dock diving, he looks like he may also excel in extreme vertical dog jumps.

I've a cattle dog at home and he is the lazy version with crazy mixed in.
Forum: General Behavior 12-13-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By Bear L
When I moved, the GSD was potty trained at the...

When I moved, the GSD was potty trained at the old house but went inside the new house once. I started taking her out on schedule and using the potty word "go potty" in the backyard like we did when...
Forum: General Behavior 12-12-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By Bear L
Are both of these puppies males? If so, that...

Are both of these puppies males? If so, that could be an explanation.
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