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Forum: Miscellaneous Dog Sports Yesterday, 08:28 PM
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Posted By Cassidy's Mom
Fantastic, congrats!!! :D

Fantastic, congrats!!! :D
Forum: Equipment (how to use/where to find) 08-25-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 186
Posted By Cassidy's Mom
What's a snake chain?

What's a snake chain?
Forum: General Puppy Stuff 08-23-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 595
Posted By Cassidy's Mom
Where are you picking her up from - near the...

Where are you picking her up from - near the starting point of your trip?

I don't think it would add a lot to your trip to bring her with you, I think we only stopped two or three times on our 10...
Forum: Feeding Our Puppy 08-23-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By Cassidy's Mom
You should be able to get it at any health food...

You should be able to get it at any health food store, or places like the Vitamin Shoppe. I looked, and there are two locations in Atlanta. Numerous online sources too.
Forum: Puppy Behavior 08-23-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 495
Posted By Cassidy's Mom
I agree - never, never, ever. It's simply not...

I agree - never, never, ever. It's simply not worth the risk. Even in our very quiet neighborhood the only dog we've ever had off leash out front was Sneaker when she was like 13 years old or so....
Forum: General Puppy Stuff 08-23-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 595
Posted By Cassidy's Mom
If I take one of the dogs to the vet (5 minute...

If I take one of the dogs to the vet (5 minute drive in town), or to one of the various off leash parks we go to for play we don't use crates. It would be a pain to break down Keefer's sleeping crate...
Forum: General Puppy Stuff 08-22-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 595
Posted By Cassidy's Mom
Why not a crate, then?

Why not a crate, then?
Forum: Diet & Nutrition 08-22-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By Cassidy's Mom
From the main forum page you just have to scroll...

From the main forum page you just have to scroll down the list of sub-forums, click on the one that best suits your topic and start your thread there: http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum/
Forum: Diet & Nutrition 08-22-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By Cassidy's Mom
I did a moderator notification on your thread to...

I did a moderator notification on your thread to have it moved out of Non-Commercial Trades and Sales to a food related forum.
Forum: General Puppy Stuff 08-22-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 595
Posted By Cassidy's Mom
I would definitely crate the puppy during the...

I would definitely crate the puppy during the drive. We had a 9 hour drive home with Dena from Oregon to the Bay Area. Rather than drive both ways, we flew up to Portland, rented an SUV and went to...
Forum: Health Issues 08-21-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,351
Posted By Cassidy's Mom
This sounds fair, but I can understand why a...

This sounds fair, but I can understand why a family wouldn't want to return a 6 month old puppy that they've grown attached to. One thing I've never understood is *IF* a breeder is willing to take a...
Forum: Development & Socialization 08-21-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By Cassidy's Mom
He will definitely grow after 8 months old. It...

He will definitely grow after 8 months old. It would only be a guess as to how much, but certainly at a much slower rate than he has up to this point. That is perfectly normal. His ideal adult weight...
Forum: Feeding Our Puppy 08-21-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 515
Posted By Cassidy's Mom
Uh, 3 cups of food a day is a lot for a 9 week...

Uh, 3 cups of food a day is a lot for a 9 week old puppy, especially a fairly calorie dense food like Orijen LBP! :eek: The kind of food absolutely makes a difference with regards to the feeding...
Forum: How do I (teach my dog to)? 08-21-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 3,758
Posted By Cassidy's Mom
My dogs are far from perfect! :rofl: But I put...

My dogs are far from perfect! :rofl: But I put TONS of time and effort in starting right at the beginning, through the first few months and beyond, and it makes a difference. Each dog I get teaches...
Forum: How do I (teach my dog to)? 08-20-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 3,758
Posted By Cassidy's Mom
I don't consider that a lure, that's a hand...

I don't consider that a lure, that's a hand signal. :) At least that's how I've always thought of it - a lure requires the dog following the reward into position, not getting a reward after complying...
Forum: How do I (teach my dog to)? 08-20-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 3,758
Posted By Cassidy's Mom
Lure with a treat, or use the lure motion with an...

Lure with a treat, or use the lure motion with an empty hand? If you've been working on it all this time with food in your hand, that's part of the problem right there. Also, if he's not doing it...
Forum: How do I (teach my dog to)? 08-20-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 3,758
Posted By Cassidy's Mom
:thumbup: You can't teach your dog anything...

:thumbup: You can't teach your dog anything unless you first have his attention. It's basic foundation work, from which everything else will follow. I train it the way Lucy Dog does, "capturing" eye...
Forum: Health Issues 08-20-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 13,339
Posted By Cassidy's Mom
I'm sure it's MUCH easier to give fluids to a dog...

I'm sure it's MUCH easier to give fluids to a dog than a cat! At first I was pretty intimidated by it, but now I can actually do Emmy's fluids by myself. She's been on an every other day regimen for...
Forum: Puppy Behavior 08-19-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,288
Posted By Cassidy's Mom
Aggression can be caused by thyroid issues, this...

Aggression can be caused by thyroid issues, this is well documented, not "garbage". :rolleyes:

Dr. Jean Dodds' Pet Health Resource Blog | Aberrant Behavior and Thyroid Dysfunction...
Forum: Puppy Behavior 08-18-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,288
Posted By Cassidy's Mom
"Threw out all the garbage"? :rolleyes:

"Threw out all the garbage"? :rolleyes:
Forum: Pictures! Pictures! Pictures! 08-16-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By Cassidy's Mom
"Plush" is a descriptive term, there's no such...

"Plush" is a descriptive term, there's no such thing as plush with regards to a coat type. There's a true longcoat (no undercoat), which is fairly rare, there is a regular stock coat, and a long...
Forum: Feeding Our Puppy 08-16-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By Cassidy's Mom
It's perfectly fine to adjust the quantity...

It's perfectly fine to adjust the quantity upwards based on your dog's condition, and in fact you should always feed to condition rather than strictly following the guide. Keep in mind that because...
Forum: How do I (teach my dog to)? 08-15-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,163
Posted By Cassidy's Mom
My point is that maybe you should stop with the...

My point is that maybe you should stop with the expectations in general and deal with the dog in front of you. If you're expecting more than your dog is capable of I certainly understand how that...
Forum: How do I (teach my dog to)? 08-15-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,163
Posted By Cassidy's Mom
Me either - Mollie is about half my age, which...

Me either - Mollie is about half my age, which helps. She still has puppy energy herself. :rofl:



:thumbup: For bitework it matters, but for play with a pet dog, who cares how his grip is?
Forum: How do I (teach my dog to)? 08-15-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,163
Posted By Cassidy's Mom
Who knows? Here's a great article about building...

Who knows? Here's a great article about building a motivating toy: How to Create a Motivating Toy (http://www.clickerdogs.com/createamotivatingtoy.htm)

Build drive for the toy. Try different kinds...
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