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Forum: General Information Yesterday, 10:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By Nigel
Yes, it a ball on a rope, the rope is about 8"...

Yes, it a ball on a rope, the rope is about 8" long, Choking up next to the ball makes sense, I'll give that a try. We've used tugs too, but it's the same, he will still get your fingers, he's just...
Forum: Puppy Behavior Yesterday, 09:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 269
Posted By Nigel
Both my males pee, then mess around a bit, then...

Both my males pee, then mess around a bit, then pee again, maybe you need to give him a little longer to finish the job?
Forum: Health Issues Yesterday, 08:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 251
Posted By Nigel
Hope it's not as bad as it sounds and you get...

Hope it's not as bad as it sounds and you get better news at ortho. Sorry, I miss understood, yes without the crowns the teeth would be vulnerable. Assuming the the teeth are ok and heal with the...
Forum: Health Issues Yesterday, 08:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 251
Posted By Nigel
Hmmm... I'm surprised by the "no PSA" statement. ...

Hmmm... I'm surprised by the "no PSA" statement. The vet that did ours does our city/county police k9s and she said they can go back to work, and that Zoe would have no limitations either. Zoe...
Forum: Equipment (how to use/where to find) Yesterday, 04:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 531
Posted By Nigel
I have a couple of these, the slip over the head...

I have a couple of these, the slip over the head type, work great. They have a new one with a buckle.


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Forum: General Information Yesterday, 04:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By Nigel
Tips to Improve Targeting

I'm looking for ways to keep the skin on my fingers. While playing tug, our youngest, a 1 yr old wgsl male, hits the rope I'm holding (ball with 8" loop) about 30% of the time. To add to that, his...
Forum: Health Issues 03-30-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 627
Posted By Nigel
Pretty much everything Michelle(Jax08) is saying...

Pretty much everything Michelle(Jax08) is saying holds true for us too. Ranger would appear to be fine after a stretch of rest only to have the limp reappear. He would go like he** if you let him...
Forum: Introductions & Welcome Mat 03-30-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 285
Posted By Nigel
Welcome to the forum!, nice looking pups, My...

Welcome to the forum!, nice looking pups, My folks are sheltie fans too.
Forum: Feeding Our Puppy 03-30-2015, 12:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By Nigel
It could be that the nutro doesn't well with him,...

It could be that the nutro doesn't well with him, there are better choices available. Have you looked into dogfood adviser? It can help guide you through making another choice if you decide to go...
Forum: Aggression (the good, the bad & the ugly) 03-29-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By Nigel
Female x female aggression is not that uncommon,...

Female x female aggression is not that uncommon, you did not fail her.
Forum: Introductions & Welcome Mat 03-29-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 162
Posted By Nigel
Sorry to hear about the incident with the litter...

Sorry to hear about the incident with the litter mate, hopefully this trainer will have positive results in resolving his Fa. Good luck on your upcoming CGC!
Forum: General Information 03-29-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 762
Posted By Nigel
Illinois is wetter than eastern Washington, so...

Illinois is wetter than eastern Washington, so maybe blowing dust is not a problem, but here locally, sediment builds up quickly.

One other thing about heavy use of rock in landscape is heat...
Forum: General Information 03-29-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 762
Posted By Nigel
Weed barriers can be a huge pain, plastic or...

Weed barriers can be a huge pain, plastic or woven, sediment collects on top and promotes weeds and frost heave pushes rocks up through it.
Forum: Health Issues 03-29-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 251
Posted By Nigel
Hopefully the X-rays will show no pulp exposure...

Hopefully the X-rays will show no pulp exposure and bonded sealants can be done, we've done the root canal/crown bit and it gets spendy.

Not sure what crate options there are, but you may want to...
Forum: Health Issues 03-29-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 627
Posted By Nigel
We tried a wait and see along with restricting...

We tried a wait and see along with restricting exercise with no luck, the limp returned. I have read there are some dogs who can heal without surgery, but which dogs will is unknown and it sounds...
Forum: Health Issues 03-29-2015, 12:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 251
Posted By Nigel
Do's & Don'ts of Treating Fractured Pet Teeth -...

Do's & Don'ts of Treating Fractured Pet Teeth - Vet Dentistry - Colorado | (http://wellpets.com/vet-dentistry-fractured-teeth/)

This site has a pretty good break down of what to expect. Also, when...
Forum: Take a Poll 03-28-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 6,954
Posted By Nigel
I had to give in and do the same thing, with 4...

I had to give in and do the same thing, with 4 dogs our grass in back is long gone!
Forum: Take a Poll 03-28-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 6,954
Posted By Nigel
Do you have straw covering your yard? Hard to...

Do you have straw covering your yard? Hard to tell with the nose art?
Forum: General Puppy Stuff 03-28-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By Nigel
I would continue to limit the pups time together...

I would continue to limit the pups time together and up the amount of engagement between you and your pup. Keep training OB and have fun engaging with a tug. Use her free time learning and playing...
Forum: Stories 03-28-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,613
Posted By Nigel
Not here, cattle are trucked into the national...

Not here, cattle are trucked into the national forest to graze (usually at cheap lease rates). They are essentially dropped off to roam free and allowed to damage stream beds and break down the banks...
Forum: Stories 03-27-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,613
Posted By Nigel
You forgot hatred and ignorance. I've hunted and...

You forgot hatred and ignorance. I've hunted and have no problem with people hunting for food. I find the idea of hunting solely for trophies troubling, taking the largest "trophy" deer, elk etc and...
Forum: Stories 03-27-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By Nigel
Tuke, my older female has done the same thing,...

Tuke, my older female has done the same thing, "excuse me, coming through!!" as she steps all over me. You might want to look into seatbelt harnesses. They can prevent her from bailing out and...
Forum: In Loving Memory 03-26-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 932
Posted By Nigel
Been through this twice, horrible experience, you...

Been through this twice, horrible experience, you absolutely made the right decision.
Forum: Training Our Puppy (basic) 03-26-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By Nigel
I like to use the ball/rope playing fetch so we...

I like to use the ball/rope playing fetch so we can have a few short tug sessions too. They will return the ball to me in order to get the tug session, then they "out" the ball and we start again.
Forum: General Information 03-26-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By Nigel
Our females displayed similar behavior when our...

Our females displayed similar behavior when our oldest daughter would visit while she was pregnant. Tuke, who never gave DD any special attention previously, seemed drawn to be by her and she also...
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