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Title: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: punatic on June 01, 2011, 05:29:56 PM
Extra credit for posting pictures.

Super Bonus Points for talking pet videos!
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: corkybstewart on June 01, 2011, 05:34:01 PM
Just cats now
Cornflake 9 years old
Hops and Fuggles, (sisters) 3 years old
s***tyKitty(officially Salvador) 1 year
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: dbeechum on June 01, 2011, 05:51:09 PM
I'll come in and add pics in a little bit, but I've watch over: (in seniority order)

Rita: Sister to the newly gone Mark. :( - 14 years, 10 months old - grey tabby. Pain in the ass and lover of all pizza. Still a little confused as to where the hell her brother is.
(http://i.imgur.com/EvdoAh.jpg)
Rita
(http://i.imgur.com/2a6dth.jpg)
Mark

Toby: 12.5 year old white terrier mix. He's Amy's dog through and through.
(http://i.imgur.com/PaL87.jpg)

Sammy: 6 year old Chihuahua / Papillon mix - Adopted him in 11/2009. He's crazy and obviously suffered abuse when he was younger before escaping to the streets. Favorite thing in the world - burrowing under the covers and snorting right up next to you. Also a pretty good vistor alarm
(http://i.imgur.com/eNOWOh.jpg)

Cookie: 3 year old Chihuahua / Corgi mix - Adopted her in January. Total sweetheart. Fast as lighting, smart as a whip and requires belly rubs on a regular basis under penalty of being licked to death.
(http://i.imgur.com/MIZ3th.jpg)
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: tschmidlin on June 01, 2011, 06:11:06 PM
Morgen, a 9-year old boxer/lab mix we rescued around 8 months old.

She's visible in this picture.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-R4f7b0JZSC8/TIka4cA7C_I/AAAAAAAAACs/V34kIsIRiJ4/IMG00081-20100909-1010.jpg)
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: denny on June 01, 2011, 06:24:16 PM
Cats

Jake and Zelda - 13 year old brother and sister.  She looks like a very small Holstein cow, and he looks kinda Siamese-ish

Nick - 4 year old small, fat black cat.  A real lover, well behaved and comes when called!

Rudy and Rosie - acquired from a shelter 2 moths ago.  Rudy is a just one year old, huge, furry orange/tan tabby with huge round yellow yes that we refer to as "Monster".  He can go from a madman (madcat?) to a purring lap kitty in the blink of an eye.  Rosie is a small, beautiful, fat (leading to the nickname "Meatball") gray kitty with beautiful green eyes.

Dogs

Casper - 4 year old purebred Border Collie who's certifiably crazy.  He came from a shelter and has sever fear issues with nearly everyone in the world except my wife and about 4 other people.  It's taken 2 years just to get him to stay in the house when I'm around and he'll still run if he even sees me move.  Beautiful dog and full of love for the people he trusts.

Janie - the opposite of Casper!  4 year old Border Collie/Golden Retriever mix (we think).  The most beautiful, loving dog I've ever owned.  Totally obsessed with chasing her favorite ball ALL the time!  Like Drew's Cookie, a licker who LOVES belly rubs!
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: Hokerer on June 01, 2011, 06:24:31 PM
Cookie: 3 year old Chihuahua / Corgi mix - Adopted her in January. Total sweetheart. Fast as lighting, smart as a whip and requires belly rubs on a regular basis under penalty of being licked to death.

That sounds like an "interesting" mix
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: SpanishCastleAle on June 01, 2011, 06:26:05 PM
Here's Jake, my assistant brewer (crappy old cell phone pic).  He's a mix.  He was good luck for last year's NHC and I left him off the 'assistant brewer' field this year...so I'm screwed.  He's really good at scarfing up any spilled, spent grains.  That's about it.

(http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n4/mtbucket_2006/Jake1.jpg)
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: WDE97 on June 01, 2011, 06:46:32 PM
(http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i451/grhand202/P3180010a.jpg)

Two cats.  Sassafrass (Sassy) is the fuzzy Himalayan, and Sofia is the tigerstripe.  Both are 6 years old.  Sofia is mostly afraid of everything except birds (which she catches and eats), and other cats (which she beats up if they stray into our yard).  Sassy on the other hand is very social and most importantly, loves my homebrew.  If I set my pint down she will jump up and start lapping it up!!  I think my Strong Scotch Ale is her favorite. ;D 
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: punatic on June 01, 2011, 06:52:12 PM
Here's Jake, my assistant brewer (crappy old cell phone pic).  He's a mix.  He was good luck for last year's NHC and I left him off the 'assistant brewer' field this year...so I'm screwed.  He's really good at scarfing up any spilled, spent grains.  That's about it.


I'm sure you already know this, but just in case, make certain that Jake gets no hops.  They can be deadly for dogs.
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: dbeechum on June 01, 2011, 07:05:22 PM
Cookie: 3 year old Chihuahua / Corgi mix - Adopted her in January. Total sweetheart. Fast as lighting, smart as a whip and requires belly rubs on a regular basis under penalty of being licked to death.

That sounds like an "interesting" mix

It is.. fortunately about the only thing she gets from the Chi side of the genes is being half the size of a corgi and having a rust red coat.
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: morticaixavier on June 01, 2011, 07:31:52 PM
The only one left now is Jesse, 4 year old border collie and (maybe) pitbull mix, sweet as sugar and full of fun. Loves to steal a shoe and wait till you chase him for it. also very smart. currently a little confused and wondering where Pooka is. will post pics when I am home maybe.

We rescued Jesse when he was but a wee thing. He was from tennessee. Jesse 'cause he was found in a ditch' according to the woman who rescued him originaly. I gather it's a Jesse James reference but not being from the south cannot confirm nor deny.
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: blatz on June 01, 2011, 07:37:23 PM
(http://i661.photobucket.com/albums/uu338/pblatz/bwpups.jpg)

I'll see if I can find a better picture or two later on without my ugly mug in it, but here's my two guys:

Abby - on the left - border collie/aussie mix (we think) rescued ~6 years ago at the age of 2-3.  spunky, bossy and attention demanding but has the biggest heart of gold - just loves being around people and occasionally herding them.

Porter is the black lab on the right - adopted him about a month after Abby and he was just turning 2.  Defender of the house (or so he believes from safety of being behind the front window), quiet otherwise - a great companion - just don't hold your pint glass below knee level when you're sitting down otherwise it will be gone.
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: Hokerer on June 01, 2011, 07:41:33 PM
It is.. fortunately about the only thing she gets from the Chi side of the genes is being half the size of a corgi and having a rust red coat.

"Fortunately" is right, Corgis are great dogs.  Had one growing up.
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: dbeechum on June 01, 2011, 07:48:30 PM
"Fortunately" is right, Corgis are great dogs.  Had one growing up.

Yeah, this one has been a revelation. Sweet and kind. Can't believe she was in the shelter for 10 months (or even worse, someone adopted her for 4 days and then returned her because "the mother didn't want her"

The one thing I'm noticing though, don't let them get bored!
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: blatz on June 01, 2011, 07:50:41 PM
Yeah, this one has been a revelation. Sweet and kind. Can't believe she was in the shelter for 10 months (or even worse, someone adopted her for 4 days and then returned her because "the mother didn't want her"

before us, my BC/Aussie got returned 2 times by families claiming to want an active dog;  she was apparently 'too active' for them.
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: dbeechum on June 01, 2011, 07:53:05 PM
Wow and she didn't have any issues from that experience?

Cookie still gets separation anxiety from time to time if we leave her alone. I attribute it to the time in the shelter and the getting returned.
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: rabid_dingo on June 01, 2011, 07:55:55 PM
I have two cats. Both rescues. The big one is Gatito (I didn't want to name him since we were only
going to foster him until he found a home, and that he did) and the calico is Butterfly. Both aprox. 6 years old
(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh233/Rabid_Dingo/002.jpg)

Dusty was our black lab. He lived with my parents. He passed a couple of years ago.
He was fantastic, great personality. My favorite memory is that we had taught him how to
ask to go outside for potty breaks. We tied about 3 large christmas jingle balls on a string
and tied it to the sliding glass door. We used his nose to ring the bells every time we sent
him out. It worked like a charm. Coming back in he devised his own method. We would go
to the butcher and get the cow femurs with no meat left on them and he would chew on them for
a month. Well, no bells on the outside so he would bring the bone to the door and drop it on the
cedar deck we had. It was loud, and hilarious at first. He trained us pretty quick to let him back
in asap when we heard the loud bouncing thump. He made it to about 15 years old. His age in the pic.
(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh233/Rabid_Dingo/CyberShotPictures020.jpg)
He was a pure pup. Both his parents were certified, (Mom got out of the yard one day and we
got a call, "Want a puppy?" ;D 8) ) the rest is history.

edited grammer and spelin... ;D
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: weithman5 on June 01, 2011, 07:58:09 PM
I had two standard poodles. great dogs.  the girl has been saddened at the loss of her mate. Stanley developed bone cancer last fall and lost his front left leg.  we had hoped there were no mets. but around early january he lost the ability to walk with his back legs.  we waited a few days for my sons to come home from college - they carried him the mile loop at our local dog park in freezing weather.  we bought him a mcdonalds burger and a wendy's frosty, then the vet came and put him down in our home.  this is still breaking us up.  I will see if i can figure out how to put a picture on
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: blatz on June 01, 2011, 08:13:51 PM
@Drew - she has some separation anxiety - I guess I never attributed it to the shelter return issues till now, rather I assumed it was just personality. When we got her, she had virtually no hair on the back half of her body, clearly stressed out beyond belief - she was at the shelter for over 6 months, and we sorta got the feeling that she was running out of hope.  Fate works mysteriously - without a doubt, meeting her was one of the best things to ever happen in my life.

@Weithmann - my thoughts go out to you guys - made me very sad to read that.

@rabid_dingo - wow - I felt like I was looking at my guy;  you'll see him again one day.
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: weithman5 on June 01, 2011, 08:31:18 PM
thanks blatz.  i appreciate it.  i keep cheering myself up watching ultimate dog tease on you tube. if you haven't seen that one.i recommend it.
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: hopfenundmalz on June 01, 2011, 08:36:24 PM
A couple of shelter cats.

Koenig is about 8 years old, and is the King of the house.  A 'Tuxedo' cat, think Sylvester from the cartoons.

Duvel is 7 years old.  All black, and he can tend to put on some weight, but is fairly lean right now.
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: maxieboy on June 01, 2011, 09:16:47 PM
From the well renowned Springset Kennel, Springset What A Boy. "Max". "Maxieboy", one of his several nicknames, was whelped in 2002. A Gordon Setter. The Black and Tan Bombshell. This breed had gone the way of the Irish Setter, bred for size and conformation with little to no regard for intelligence. Norm Sorby, owner of Springset, is widely credited with turning the breed around and producing fine field dogs. Beauty, Brains, and Birdsense are the words used to describe the breed. Max is all of those and more. Affectionate, vocal, lots of personality and a serious work ethic. He is a fine companion and is a true joy at home and in the field. Mr. Sorby had talked his dogs up to me when I was looking for a Gordon(my 8.5 yr. old grouse machine Ryman/Old Hemlock English Setter had gotten through an accidentally open gate, was hit and killed by a car, and I couldn't bear the thought of another ES but wanted another bird dog) and I thought he was putting a sell job on me. Wrong. If anything, he was understating the facts. I'll round up a pic. Here's a representative:


(http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRGeqH_aR-ud99fkGVkCv-7VqQ713jkTfbjuAF25DFITTWtJraw)
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: BrewingRover on June 01, 2011, 11:34:56 PM
Nice to see so many of you have taken in shelter animals. Here are our two shelter girls that are just over a year old. They are the friendliest cats I've ever known and race to the door whenever anyone comes by.

Fuggles. The mellower girl, who likes to sit on laps. And kitchen counters.

(http://i.imgur.com/CKaFx.jpg)

Her super high energy sister Molly. She'll sit on my lap when she's tired, which happens about twice a day.

(http://i.imgur.com/Wtcdg.jpg)
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: ccarlson on June 01, 2011, 11:52:21 PM
Yup, no kennel dogs for me. Only rescues. Sometimes they can come with some issues, but overall, I think they make better pets.
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: saintpierre on June 02, 2011, 12:06:16 AM
Monty aka lil' sh*t (right) is a 7 years old king charles cavalier spaniel with the nose of a beagle, and temperament of a house cat.  Obsessive lapdog, bird watcher and squirrel chaser.  He is generally my brew day partner and loves his beer.

Boomer (left) our 7.5 year old aussie shepherd was rescued 5.5 years ago.  Energetic, frisbee loving, fetch for hours, softy. He loves being around people and occasionally herding any who stray.

(http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l117/lizthibo/P2170513.jpg)
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: corkybstewart on June 02, 2011, 12:12:07 AM
Nice to see so many of you have taken in shelter animals. Here are our two shelter girls that are just over a year old. They are the friendliest cats I've ever known and race to the door whenever anyone comes by.

Fuggles. The mellower girl, who likes to sit on laps. And kitchen counters.

(http://i.imgur.com/CKaFx.jpg)
Our Fuggles is much mellower(and just plain weird) than her sister Hops, who got that name because she's extremely jumpy.
They came from the shelter, Cornnflake was rescued from a bunch of rock throwing kids at my daughter's high school and Salvador and his intestinal parasite showed up in a thunderstorm last fall.
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: tumarkin on June 02, 2011, 12:22:56 AM
my current beast is Zaya, a 6 year old rottie/marema cross. started out as a 'free puppy' and has ended up being the most expensive dog I've ever owned. as a puppy, her picture was in the dictionary under 'High Maintenance b****' >:(

several costly operations, but she's been trouble free for the last several years and has matured into a really loving, but seemingly protective dog. she's 80 lbs, with a deep bark that she uses to intimidate anyone that comes near. but she's all bark, no bite... which is as it should be. truly a sweetheart, and she is the 2nd easiest dog to train I've ever had. my purebred rottie b**** was the easiest, if you made her understand what you wanted her to do it was a done deal.

my last cat died several years back at 19 years of age. full life, and a very happy one till the last 6 months. no new replacement kitty, though that'll probably happen as the wife keeps telling me how cute EVERY kitten we see is.
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: Hokerer on June 02, 2011, 12:33:54 AM
Here's our "Soot", we rescued her at about 1 yr old and while were weren't sure about her earlier life, she was definitely an escape artist.  She made it to 14 yrs old until we finally had to have her put down a few years back...

(http://www.brinkleys.org/users/tsl/Files/IMG_0393.JPG)


Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: bluesman on June 02, 2011, 02:18:12 AM
Here's the Brew Dawgpound. They love when I break out the camera.  ;D

From left to right: Louis - 4yr old YorkiePoo, Muddy - 4yr old Chocolate Lab, Georgie - 5yr old Beagle, Diem - 5yr old Pit mix and Mickey - 9 yr old Poodlemix

Louis and Muddy are our boys. Diem is my youngest daughters and Georgie is my oldest daughters. Mickey resides with my sister.

(http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r156/repricej/003.jpg)

This is my rescued boy BB. This pic is titled "Boo in a flue"

(http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r156/repricej/DSCN0119.jpg)

Here he is posing.

(http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r156/repricej/DSCN0029.jpg)

This is my rescued girl Lucy. She's now 11 years old.

(http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r156/repricej/ThePainsintheAsses022.jpg)

These animals bring great joy to our hearts. We love them dearly. The Yorkie and Lab love to hang out when I brew.  :)
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: ccarlson on June 02, 2011, 02:53:57 AM
That's a good looking pack.
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: punatic on June 02, 2011, 02:55:15 AM
We are a rescue cat family.  We love dogs too.  We just don't have any right now.

About 8 months ago we adopted a six-month-old kitten from a friend who rescues cats and kittens.  We named her Honey, but she insists her name is "Meep Meep Merrrrrp," so we call her Meepers.  When we adopted Meepers she had a bald belly and a brand new scar from her spay surgery.  Imagine our surprise when a few months later she started showing!  On January 25  I saw that she had suddenly gone from being very pregnant to her old petit/svelte self again.  So I went on a kiity nest hunt.  No luck.

Over the next two weeks it was pretty obvious Meepers was nursing kits.  I followed her one afternoon into the neighbors yard where she disappeared into a crack in a lava tumulus (hummock).  She had made a nest inside a little lava tube.

A few days later, after a long day of heavy rains, I hear a very loud kitty rucus going on out on the carport.  I go out to see what's up, and there goes little 7 lb Meepers chasing this big tom cat up the driveway, and she's tearing him a new ass as he's leaving.  I mean there are tufts of tomcat fur flying all over the place.  I watched Meepers with amazement as she ran this very large tom off of the property.  Standing in the twilight I look down at my feet and there lies a tiny ball of grey and white fur.  A kitten!  I pick it up and yell to my wife and son, "We have a kitten!"  

Over the next hour Meepers brought us three more kittens.  In order of appearance we have:
Andy - a grey and white tom,
Mili - a calico pussy cat,  
Sadie (aka Boo Boo) an orange and black tortoise shell pussy cat,
and Bear - a really big all black tom

We feel that these are miracle kittens.  They were born against all odds.  They are certainly some of the most loving cats I have ever known.  We've decided to keep all four of them.  So now we are a seven cat family.  We have a good size piece of land that can accomodate seven cats with no problems.  

Thomas - 11+ yrs - the top cat - looks like Sylvester - 18 lbs of love and muscle - came with us from Orlando
Mali - 2 yrs - grey with black stripes and longhair (looks like a mini Maine Coon) - orphaned at two weeks old  - bottle fed
Meepers - 1 yr - a small female version of Thomas (mirror image).
Andy, Mili, Sadie, and Bear - 4 months - the very special kittens.

We had Meepers spayed properly.  No more kittens in her future.
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: gymrat on June 02, 2011, 05:23:08 AM
My dog Ralph is the guy in my avatar photo. I got him at a rescue last December. 5 days before Christmas.  The rescue said he was a German Shepherd/Golden Retriever mix. Hence the name of my brewery. I recently had a vet tell me he was none of the above. That he is a Belgian Tervuren Shepherd. I had never heard of such a thing so I googled them. In appearance and behavior I think there is a good chance he is.

Regardless of what he is, he is a terrific dog. I had never seen such an obedient dog in the house. In the 5 months I have owned him he has never had an accident in the house, never gotten into the trash, never chewed on anything he isn't supposed to. He even picks up his toys and takes them to his bed at night. It was incredibly easy to teach him to do that.

He is fantastic with my grand children. In fact he is fantastic with any small child he sees. He is different towards kids than he is toward adults. It is so cool to see this 72 pound dog being so gentle with kids. I honestly think he could become a very dangerous dog if he thought someone was harming a small child, even if he didn't know the kid.

He is difficult to walk and just not catching on to the leash thing very well. He always wants to chase trucks, never cars, just trucks. I think he must have had a bad experience with one at some time in his life. But I can live with that.

(http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll171/homersimpson_album/atthelake.jpg)

(http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll171/homersimpson_album/Ralphgetslovin.jpg)



Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: 1vertical on June 02, 2011, 05:47:20 AM
This ole gal is Yantee, a white crested pionus amazon ....she is small not rauchus
very intelligent..but does not speak clearly...she mimics. She is 20 years old and
will prolly outlive us.  In this shot she has made her feather into a tool and is using
it to scratch the back of her head...not kidding...
(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a87/Vertical1/yanteesmart.jpg)
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: gymrat on June 02, 2011, 05:49:52 AM
I have read that Blue Jays in captivity have been observed using paper as a tool to drag seed to them. Birds really are far more intelligent than people realize.
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: boulderbrewer on June 02, 2011, 06:05:26 AM
Ok here are some of the family friends I got lots of photos,

Zig and Zag, Zig someone ate and Zag is loved by his friend who is a horse.

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u133/Boulderbrewer/EbonysbucklingsMarch302010024.jpg)

This is hope she was a week away from being 10 years old when she died not bad for a chicken.


(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u133/Boulderbrewer/Hope-7yrsold2008002.jpg)

This is Hanna, my Love she is going to be 11 this year.

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u133/Boulderbrewer/smallerHannacrop-1.jpg)

Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: Mark G on June 02, 2011, 12:18:06 PM
We have two dogs. Coconut, named right after we returned from our wedding in Hawaii. She's a toy poodle, now 7 years old. She's the smart dog in the house, but also very lazy. She's not too fond of Otis, our 9-month old Chihuahua/Pug mix. He has way too much puppy energy still. Everyone calls him my minion. He follows me everywhere I go. Then we have a bearded dragon, Titan. And a whole bunch of sea monkeys! I'll try to post pics later.
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: morticaixavier on June 02, 2011, 02:55:34 PM
He is difficult to walk and just not catching on to the leash thing very well. He always wants to chase trucks, never cars, just trucks. I think he must have had a bad experience with one at some time in his life. But I can live with that.


gymrat,

You may have already tried this but it helped with our little leash puller, http://www.premier.com/View.aspx?page=dogs/products/behavior/easywalk/productdescription

Cause the leash attaches as the chest when the dog pulls it just turns him around to face you. It's very gentle and really cuts down on the pulling
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: majorvices on June 02, 2011, 03:00:57 PM
Milo:
(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n137/majorvices/IMG_0655.jpg)


Sarah
(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n137/majorvices/sarah.jpg)

Milo is the first great dane I have ever owned. He's going on 7 and in pretty good health still. Sarah is a rescue dog and is the smartest dog I have ever owned. Both get along very well. Good dogs.

We also have 3 guinea pigs (it ended up being a buy one get two free by surprise) and a "state fair prize" gold fish who refuses to die.
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: beersk on June 02, 2011, 05:11:47 PM
(http://img848.imageshack.us/img848/5453/roots3.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/848/roots3.jpg/)

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My cat's name is Roots, named after the awesome thrash metal album by Sepultura.  He's around 9 years old; got him from the Animal Shelter.  He meows more than I care for, he's a lap cat sometimes, which rocks, and he knows how to piss me off by getting into things and making noise while I sleep.
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: gymrat on June 02, 2011, 06:01:20 PM
He is difficult to walk and just not catching on to the leash thing very well. He always wants to chase trucks, never cars, just trucks. I think he must have had a bad experience with one at some time in his life. But I can live with that.


gymrat,

You may have already tried this but it helped with our little leash puller, http://www.premier.com/View.aspx?page=dogs/products/behavior/easywalk/productdescription

Cause the leash attaches as the chest when the dog pulls it just turns him around to face you. It's very gentle and really cuts down on the pulling

Thankyou for the suggestion. I have tried the gentle leader head collar, which worked for a while but then didn't, I will look into one of these.
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: blatz on June 02, 2011, 06:53:26 PM
thanks Morticaixavier - I just asked my pet store guy to order me some of those - I had my guys trained pretty well to not pull, but my wife let's them do whatever when I'm travelling, so they constantly get back to bad habits - maybe this will help.
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: Slowbrew on June 02, 2011, 07:18:26 PM
My dog Ralph is the guy in my avatar photo. I got him at a rescue last December. 5 days before Christmas.  The rescue said he was a German Shepherd/Golden Retriever mix. Hence the name of my brewery. I recently had a vet tell me he was none of the above. That he is a Belgian Tervuren Shepherd. I had never heard of such a thing so I googled them. In appearance and behavior I think there is a good chance he is.

Regardless of what he is, he is a terrific dog. I had never seen such an obedient dog in the house. In the 5 months I have owned him he has never had an accident in the house, never gotten into the trash, never chewed on anything he isn't supposed to. He even picks up his toys and takes them to his bed at night. It was incredibly easy to teach him to do that.

He is fantastic with my grand children. In fact he is fantastic with any small child he sees. He is different towards kids than he is toward adults. It is so cool to see this 72 pound dog being so gentle with kids. I honestly think he could become a very dangerous dog if he thought someone was harming a small child, even if he didn't know the kid.

He is difficult to walk and just not catching on to the leash thing very well. He always wants to chase trucks, never cars, just trucks. I think he must have had a bad experience with one at some time in his life. But I can live with that.




Trust your vet on that one.  I can't say that he is the breed your vet named but I will say there is no Gold Retriever in his look or build.

Our house is petless.  We're never home, my wife has always been uncomfortable around bigger dogs, I never met a small one I liked and neither of us are that fond of cats.  The 4 kids have never asked for one either.  If I ever get my acreage (really big if) I'll get a Samoyed cross.  We had a German Short Hair Hunting Dog(Mom)/Rat Terrier(Dad) cross on the farm while was growing up. Dad always said "where there's a will, theirs a way" about how that cross happened.

Paul

** Edited when I realized I screwed up the breeds on our little Short Haired Ratter
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: morticaixavier on June 02, 2011, 07:53:16 PM

Thankyou for the suggestion. I have tried the gentle leader head collar, which worked for a while but then didn't, I will look into one of these.

Yeah my guy hated the head halter. It stopped him pulling for a while but then we just couldn't get it on him.
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: weithman5 on June 02, 2011, 08:12:01 PM
Try a longer rope leash. run it around his belly near the back legs then under itself on top. kind of like a half-hitch around the waist. when he starts to pull it will sinch a little around his quarters and he should stop. then again....
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: phillamb168 on June 06, 2011, 11:50:26 AM
Ah, this thread, after a Saturday spent staring at the Golden Retriever puppies at Truffaut ($850 !!$!?!) and then seeing a billboard for a breeder not far from our house on our way to Orleans... My wife says I can get one once we 1. save up at least $2,000 2. fix the holes in the fence 3. dog-proof the house and 4. get back from the US in October.

I would love to adopt an older (3+ y/o) Golden but I have had little luck with finding them here. Also difficult to find ones without displasia in the family tree.

I have never trained a puppy and am afraid that it'll be too difficult, but we're going to do a weekly session with a trainer once we get the dog.

We've thought about other breeds but the golden is the only one my wife wants - this being a pretty big turnaround for someone who was once absolutely terrified of dogs.

I've had two cats and one dog in my life - the first, Adolf, was a white and black manx with a tiny black splotch just below her nose and a little swatch of black sloping down near her left eye. When I was about 8 she had to be put down after a nasty bout with leaukemia. Dog was "Lady" a black lab/spaniel mix. Way too much energy for us, but my brother really loved her. I moved away to college and then I think dad gave her up to a shelter. Second cat was Ernie, who came to us as a kitten shortly after Adolf died. He stuck with me through the hardest times of my life and was a really good friend. Shortly before my wife and I got engaged he stopped eating, and died within three days. The vet said there was too much wrong inside for her to do anything. That was a sad, sad night. I'd like to think that he felt comfortable heading to the great beyond once he saw that I had found someone who could take care of me like he did.  :(  :'(
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: tumarkin on June 06, 2011, 12:00:15 PM
goldens are a great breed for your situation.... very gentle, loving, great with kids. a puppy will help your wife get over her fear. and don't be afraid of puppies. as long as you understand they are puppies (and the sometimes destructive, chewy behaviors that go with that) you'll get them past that stage and have a lot of fun doing it. watching the pup grow up with your kids is priceless.

if you establish that you are alpha right from the start, and make going out on the leash a fun thing, the dog will associate the leash with going out for walks, rides, etc and will be happy as soon as you pick up the leash. it's not hard to train a dog to come, sit, heel. just make it part of the walk with lots of praise. a well trained dog is easy & fun to take out places - so both you and the dog will get the benefits. firm & loving, and above all consistent - just like with children.
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: phillamb168 on June 06, 2011, 12:40:12 PM
Other thing is wanting to keep the dog inside. All of our friends here are of the "dog is always outside" mindset, but I prefer to have the dog inside. How do you guys do it?
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: bbkf on June 06, 2011, 12:50:38 PM
Other thing is wanting to keep the dog inside. All of our friends here are of the "dog is always outside" mindset, but I prefer to have the dog inside. How do you guys do it?

a dog should always be inside especially if you only have one.  they are pack animals.  forcing them to stay outside is cruel. 

Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: maxieboy on June 06, 2011, 01:31:09 PM
Other thing is wanting to keep the dog inside. All of our friends here are of the "dog is always outside" mindset, but I prefer to have the dog inside. How do you guys do it?

My dogs are my companions, not a yard ornament. Why even have a dog if it's gonna be relegated to a kennel or corner of the yard?
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: ccarlson on June 06, 2011, 01:31:26 PM
Other thing is wanting to keep the dog inside. All of our friends here are of the "dog is always outside" mindset, but I prefer to have the dog inside. How do you guys do it?

a dog should always be inside especially if you only have one.  they are pack animals.  forcing them to stay outside is cruel. 



I have a doggy door. They are free to do whatever they want.
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: phillamb168 on June 06, 2011, 01:39:48 PM
Good stuff, thanks for the conversational ammo guys.

One last question! We want to find a good (ONLINE) video training series so we can be prepared for how to train a puppy. Any recommendations?
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: weithman5 on June 06, 2011, 01:43:36 PM
my dog came out of the stream at the dog park the other day and a lady said "you must not have a very nice car to let your dog get dirty and wet like that".  I replied "maybe not, but i have a very nice dog"
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: phillamb168 on June 06, 2011, 02:06:09 PM
my dog came out of the stream at the dog park the other day and a lady said "you must not have a very nice car to let your dog get dirty and wet like that".  I replied "maybe not, but i have a very nice dog"

I think the proper response would have been, 'my manservant says the leather cleans up easily.'

Edit to say: Where do you live that people actually SAY things like that?
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: blatz on June 06, 2011, 02:26:50 PM
I can see that happening in Naperville.  Happens here too.

Google Cesar Milan - I'm pretty sure he has a training video series.
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: punatic on June 06, 2011, 02:31:18 PM
Other thing is wanting to keep the dog inside. All of our friends here are of the "dog is always outside" mindset, but I prefer to have the dog inside. How do you guys do it?

My dogs are my companions, not a yard ornament. Why even have a dog if it's gonna be relegated to a kennel or corner of the yard?

To do what they were origially domesticated for, guarding/sentry, herding, hunting/tracking, retrieving...  Working dogs and their masters can be very close and affectionate - and the dogs live outside of the home.  There is nothing cruel and unusual about that.
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: tumarkin on June 06, 2011, 02:41:38 PM
my dog is inside with us when we're home, outside when we're not. she's totally cool with that and is 'on the job' guarding so doesn't mind being outside when she knows we're not there.

sorry, I'm not familiar with video training sources. I've had dogs all my life and just do it.
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: punatic on June 06, 2011, 02:47:39 PM
my dog came out of the stream at the dog park the other day and a lady said "you must not have a very nice car to let your dog get dirty and wet like that". 

"Oh no, my truck has a real nice dog carrier in it.  You'd look right at home riding in there too."

Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: gymrat on June 06, 2011, 02:55:37 PM
Good stuff, thanks for the conversational ammo guys.

One last question! We want to find a good (ONLINE) video training series so we can be prepared for how to train a puppy. Any recommendations?

I like this one. Http://trainingpositive.com
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: gymrat on June 06, 2011, 03:05:26 PM
Other thing is wanting to keep the dog inside. All of our friends here are of the "dog is always outside" mindset, but I prefer to have the dog inside. How do you guys do it?

Once you get your dog trained where to relieve itself and trained what it is allowed to chew on, you simply leave it in the house. I got Ralph to guard my house because I live alone and work second shift. He is alone in my house 9 hours 5 days a week. Never had any problems. When I am home we are joined at the hip so to speak.
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: maxieboy on June 06, 2011, 03:20:48 PM
Other thing is wanting to keep the dog inside. All of our friends here are of the "dog is always outside" mindset, but I prefer to have the dog inside. How do you guys do it?

My dogs are my companions, not a yard ornament. Why even have a dog if it's gonna be relegated to a kennel or corner of the yard?

To do what they were origially domesticated for, guarding/sentry, herding, hunting/tracking, retrieving...  Working dogs and their masters can be very close and affectionate - and the dogs live outside of the home.  There is nothing cruel and unusual about that.

True. I shoulda slipped an "IMO" in there.  ;)  I'm a little jaded because where I live now, there are a lot of dogs that are 100% ignored, barely sustained, and living a meaningless existence.
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: punatic on June 06, 2011, 03:37:48 PM

True. I shoulda slipped an "IMO" in there.  ;)  I'm a little jaded because where I live now, there are a lot of dogs that are 100% ignored, barely sustained, and living a meaningless existence.

I'm with you on that.  I see the same thing here and it breaks my heart for the dog, and pisses me off at the owner.  Some people should not have dogs.  They are not responsible enough to take care of themselves, much less be responsible for another living, feeling being.

Sometimes I wish that the owners would have to spend a few days with the roles reversed.
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: tschmidlin on June 06, 2011, 04:06:52 PM
I highly recommend crate training for dogs, it seems to be comforting for the dog to not have much space to worry about, and there is less for you to worry about leaving them home alone.  Once they are also potty trained, chew trained, etc, you can leave the door open on the crate and they will go in there on their own to sleep or relax.  After a while we moved the crate to the garage and the dog found other spots to sleep.  Ours has at least 7 "favorite" spots to lounge (one in a corner under a table, her new "crate"), and we have beds in three different spots for her.  It might make less of a difference with a puppy, but for a rescue who comes with bad habits I think it's great.

I also think Cesar Milan is worth watching/reading.  He has a TV show The Dog Whisperer, and I've really learned a lot about why dogs do what they do and how easily they can be trained.
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: bluesman on June 06, 2011, 04:11:17 PM
I highly recommend crate training for dogs

I also think Cesar Milan is worth watching/reading.

+1

Crate training is recommended by many dog experts and works well but be careful not to abuse it. I crate trained all of my pups and they responded wonderfully to it.

Also a big +1 to Cesar Milan. A true prodigy of his field.

Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: morticaixavier on June 06, 2011, 05:00:18 PM
When we got our current pup we crate trained and it worked really well. We didn't have to keep it up much past 6 months or so, but when we had to leave him alone for a while it gave us a sense of safety it that we knew he wasn't gonna chew up an elictrical cord or whatever. At first we tried to keep the crate downstairs but he would howl until someone when down to visit him so we brought it into the bedroom and he was fine.
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: bluesman on June 06, 2011, 06:00:54 PM
When we got our current pup we crate trained and it worked really well. We didn't have to keep it up much past 6 months or so, but when we had to leave him alone for a while it gave us a sense of safety it that we knew he wasn't gonna chew up an elictrical cord or whatever. At first we tried to keep the crate downstairs but he would howl until someone when down to visit him so we brought it into the bedroom and he was fine.

We slowly weaned them of the crate over the course of a year, but we also leave it up with the door open as it's a place for them to go from time to time to relax. They all love the crate, it gives them a sense of security.
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: gordonstrong on June 06, 2011, 08:14:21 PM
my dog came out of the stream at the dog park the other day and a lady said "you must not have a very nice car to let your dog get dirty and wet like that".  I replied "maybe not, but i have a very nice dog"

I would be torn to choose between these responses:
A. "And you must not have very good manners to poke your nose in other people's business like that."
B. "I already have one mother-in-law, and you're not her."
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: narcout on June 06, 2011, 08:46:29 PM

We have Beatrix, a 4 year old Rhodesian Ridgeback/Pitbull mix (I think), and Salvatore - they are both rescues.  Salvatore is a strange, strange creature.

(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff164/narcout/DSC01148.jpg)

(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff164/narcout/IMG_1459.jpg)
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: Hokerer on June 06, 2011, 08:56:49 PM

We have Beatrix, a 4 year old Rhodesian Ridgeback/Pitbull mix (I think), and Salvatore - they are both rescues.  Salvatore is a strange, strange creature.

Beatrix would be really interesting with some Norwegian Ridgeback in the mix :)
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: dbeechum on June 06, 2011, 08:59:35 PM
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff164/narcout/IMG_1459.jpg)

That's my kind of creature.
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: punatic on June 06, 2011, 09:03:26 PM

We have Beatrix, a 4 year old Rhodesian Ridgeback/Pitbull mix (I think), and Salvatore - they are both rescues.  Salvatore is a strange, strange creature.

Beatrix would be really interesting with some Norwegian Ridgeback in the mix :)

She'd be breathing Goobers of Fire!   "Accio broom!"  ;D
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: phillamb168 on June 07, 2011, 12:08:45 PM
Watched the first of the Cesar Milan videos last night. Good stuff. Thanks for the tip on that one.
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: corkybstewart on June 07, 2011, 12:55:00 PM
I highly recommend crate training for dogs, it seems to be comforting for the dog to not have much space to worry about, and there is less for you to worry about leaving them home alone.  Once they are also potty trained, chew trained, etc, you can leave the door open on the crate and they will go in there on their own to sleep or relax.  After a while we moved the crate to the garage and the dog found other spots to sleep.  Ours has at least 7 "favorite" spots to lounge (one in a corner under a table, her new "crate"), and we have beds in three different spots for her.  It might make less of a difference with a puppy, but for a rescue who comes with bad habits I think it's great.
My parents got a rescue puppy from Hurricane Katrina, even at 6 years old she can't sleep anywhere but in her trael box.
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: dak0415 on June 07, 2011, 01:19:08 PM
my dog came out of the stream at the dog park the other day and a lady said "you must not have a very nice car to let your dog get dirty and wet like that".  I replied "maybe not, but i have a very nice dog"

I would be torn to choose between these responses:
A. "And you must not have very good manners to poke your nose in other people's business like that."
B. "I already have one mother-in-law, and you're not her."
Or C:"Nah! I usually just tie him to the roof rack.  He's usually dry by the time we get home!
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: ccarlson on June 07, 2011, 01:49:45 PM
my dog came out of the stream at the dog park the other day and a lady said "you must not have a very nice car to let your dog get dirty and wet like that".  I replied "maybe not, but i have a very nice dog"

I would be torn to choose between these responses:
A. "And you must not have very good manners to poke your nose in other people's business like that."
B. "I already have one mother-in-law, and you're not her."
Or C:"Nah! I usually just tie him to the roof rack.  He's usually dry by the time we get home!

+100 That would have been perfect.
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: BrewingRover on June 07, 2011, 09:38:35 PM
True. I shoulda slipped an "IMO" in there.  ;)  I'm a little jaded because where I live now, there are a lot of dogs that are 100% ignored, barely sustained, and living a meaningless existence.

I used to see lots of dogs like that when I delivered mail. They loved me.
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: weithman5 on June 07, 2011, 10:08:07 PM
my dog came out of the stream at the dog park the other day and a lady said "you must not have a very nice car to let your dog get dirty and wet like that".  I replied "maybe not, but i have a very nice dog"

I would be torn to choose between these responses:
A. "And you must not have very good manners to poke your nose in other people's business like that."
B. "I already have one mother-in-law, and you're not her."
Or C:"Nah! I usually just tie him to the roof rack.  He's usually dry by the time we get home!

+100 That would have been perfect.

oh to have such a quick wit. 
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: yugamrap on June 08, 2011, 02:20:14 AM
This is my buddy Mason.  Yes, he's pretty big - 22 lbs (10 kilos).  His nicknames are "Big Guy" and "10-K"

(http://i35.tinypic.com/35jff3n.jpg)
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: svejk on June 09, 2011, 06:19:26 AM
This is my buddy Mason.  Yes, he's pretty big - 22 lbs (10 kilos).  His nicknames are "Big Guy" and "10-K"

(http://i35.tinypic.com/35jff3n.jpg)

When I showed the picture of Mason to my wife, she wondered how somebody had a picture of our Corkie (even the pattern of her favorite chair is almost the same!):

(http://i312.photobucket.com/albums/ll321/jonipaulc/IMG_3454.jpg)

Then again, Corkie is about 1/2 the size of Mason, but I thought they looked really similar.

We have a total of 6 cats - Corkie, Kelly, Kerry, Kegger, Captain Jack and Blackbeard, plus a crazy dog named Simcoe who loves to chase cats.  Here is Simcoe pretty much sitting on Kerry:

(http://i312.photobucket.com/albums/ll321/jonipaulc/IMG_0220.jpg)
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: uthristy on June 09, 2011, 10:54:55 AM
This pretty lady is Kramer, today is a sad day as we had to put her down yesterday after 16+yrs :'(

We'll be brewing today a batch in her honor, Kramer aka Cat Piss Ale
(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/Beer_Tour2/IMG_0197.jpg)

Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: Mark G on June 09, 2011, 12:40:31 PM
Sorry to hear about your loss. I'll raise a pint in her honor tonight.
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: 1vertical on June 09, 2011, 01:50:08 PM
16 yrs is a good run sorry to hear the news. The end of the run is always that way.
prost.....to Kramer.
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: maxieboy on June 09, 2011, 02:59:44 PM
Sorry to hear this. I will raise a pint for her tonight. RIP friend.
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: morticaixavier on June 09, 2011, 03:16:25 PM
Sorry to hear of your loss as well. having just gone through that a week ago I feel for you
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: dbeechum on June 09, 2011, 03:49:08 PM
Sorry, man. Today's the day when I go and pick up my buddy's cremains so that I can plant them with his new tree.
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: tschmidlin on June 09, 2011, 04:23:49 PM
Sorry for the loss.  Man, it seems like a lot of pets are dying.  Maybe it's just a function of the number of people here with pets.
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: bluesman on June 09, 2011, 04:26:22 PM
Sorry about your loss uthirsty. She was a beautiful lady for sure and I'm sure she'll never be forgotten.  :(
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: morticaixavier on June 09, 2011, 04:52:55 PM
My next pet is going to be a tortoise, I can't deal with the loss anymore. I want one that will outlive me.
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: dbeechum on June 09, 2011, 04:56:35 PM
Man, it seems like a lot of pets are dying.  Maybe it's just a function of the number of people here with pets.

Good people are animal people. Good beer people are good people. Therefore there's a super high concentration on here.
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: gordonstrong on June 09, 2011, 04:59:41 PM
Man, it seems like a lot of pets are dying.  Maybe it's just a function of the number of people here with pets.

Good people are animal people. Good beer people are good people. Therefore there's a super high concentration on here.

+1
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: 1vertical on June 09, 2011, 05:44:24 PM
Man, it seems like a lot of pets are dying.  Maybe it's just a function of the number of people here with pets.

Good people are animal people. Good beer people are good people. Therefore there's a super high concentration on here.

+1
+1 Yeppers, this is a wonderful lil community
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: blatz on June 09, 2011, 05:50:02 PM
sorry uthirsty - you'll see her again one day, but not yet.  RIP.
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: dbarber on June 09, 2011, 06:12:20 PM
Sorry to hear that urthirsty, I'll tip a pint in her memory tonight.
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: dbarber on June 09, 2011, 06:20:50 PM
Good stuff, thanks for the conversational ammo guys.

One last question! We want to find a good (ONLINE) video training series so we can be prepared for how to train a puppy. Any recommendations?

This isn't an online video, but I would highly recommend these two books:
http://www.amazon.com/How-Your-Dogs-Best-Friend/dp/0316610003/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1307643263&sr=8-2
 (http://www.amazon.com/How-Your-Dogs-Best-Friend/dp/0316610003/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1307643263&sr=8-2)
http://www.amazon.com/Art-Raising-Puppy-Revised/dp/0316083275/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1307643263&sr=8-1 (http://www.amazon.com/Art-Raising-Puppy-Revised/dp/0316083275/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1307643263&sr=8-1)

The Monks of New Scete are proponents of crate training, and their training works great, just make sure you follow their instructions.

You shouldn't be afraid of puppies, but you should be afraid of 8 puppies, ask me how I know. 

My boy Merlin is my avatar, I'll post a picture of my girls (kestrel and cider) when I get a chance.
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: punatic on June 10, 2011, 12:40:42 AM
I am happy to see so many of us on the forum have so many great pets.  I was feeling a bit overwhelmed by suddenly having 7 cats. All of them are very special to us.  I can't imagine how I would pick one to give away.

It's good to see my house is not the only one with many animals.

We had been giving a lot of thought to adopting a dog, but the unexpected arrival of 4 kittens kind of put that on hold for a while.  We need to let the community find its equalibrium before taking on more dynamics.
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: phillamb168 on June 10, 2011, 08:00:14 AM
Good stuff, thanks for the conversational ammo guys.

One last question! We want to find a good (ONLINE) video training series so we can be prepared for how to train a puppy. Any recommendations?

This isn't an online video, but I would highly recommend these two books:
http://www.amazon.com/How-Your-Dogs-Best-Friend/dp/0316610003/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1307643263&sr=8-2
 (http://www.amazon.com/How-Your-Dogs-Best-Friend/dp/0316610003/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1307643263&sr=8-2)
http://www.amazon.com/Art-Raising-Puppy-Revised/dp/0316083275/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1307643263&sr=8-1 (http://www.amazon.com/Art-Raising-Puppy-Revised/dp/0316083275/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1307643263&sr=8-1)

The Monks of New Scete are proponents of crate training, and their training works great, just make sure you follow their instructions.

You shouldn't be afraid of puppies, but you should be afraid of 8 puppies, ask me how I know. 

My boy Merlin is my avatar, I'll post a picture of my girls (kestrel and cider) when I get a chance.

Hey, awesome books, thanks! Interesting story, before my wife and I met, she was planning on becoming a Sister. So, we like monk-type things.
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: 1vertical on June 10, 2011, 02:20:04 PM
Man, it seems like a lot of pets are dying.  Maybe it's just a function of the number of people here with pets.

Good people are animal people. Good beer people are good people. Therefore there's a super high concentration on here.

uthirsty

uthirsty

urthirsty

Lots of People with dyslexia as well
 ;D
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: bluesman on June 10, 2011, 02:44:25 PM
Man, it seems like a lot of pets are dying.  Maybe it's just a function of the number of people here with pets.

Good people are animal people. Good beer people are good people. Therefore there's a super high concentration on here.

uthirsty

uthirsty

urthirsty

Lots of People with dyslexia as well
 ;D

No...

We're just thirsty.  :-*

Wanna join us?  ;D
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: maxieboy on June 10, 2011, 04:30:31 PM
u buyin'?  :D
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: bluesman on June 10, 2011, 04:33:42 PM
u buyin'?  :D

if urflyin'  :-*
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: uthristy on June 15, 2011, 11:33:50 AM
Rescuing one animal won't change the world, but the world surely changes for that one animal.
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: andrew on June 15, 2011, 01:13:17 PM
I have a house full. Aside from the 3 year old kid that is more of a Tasmanian Devil, I also have 2 cats and 1 dog. The dog is 2 and the cats are 6 and 4 yrs old.
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Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: capozzoli on June 17, 2011, 12:51:16 AM
They are so easy to love.

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll294/capozzoli_2008/2005_0619KikaBillyaIGGY9mold006.jpg)

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll294/capozzoli_2008/2008_04117Kika24tt6tehu017.jpg)

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll294/capozzoli_2008/Pie002-3.jpg)

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Some of you may remember my cock.

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll294/capozzoli_2008/2008_0601Kikasbabyshower2011.jpg)

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll294/capozzoli_2008/2008_1101BillyKikaAlexa3mold009.jpg)

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll294/capozzoli_2008/2009_0123DJAlexa026.jpg)

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll294/capozzoli_2008/Gulash2009070.jpg)


RIP PoppyCock Poopalatta. You are missed.

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Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: 1vertical on June 17, 2011, 12:58:18 AM
Cap, Nice and good on both em.  Sorry bout the rooster.  I had an iguana and he got
sick, then mean and died years ago...I did not know he was sick...when he died
I figured out why he had gotten so mean, he did not feel good. He was 4 ft long plus.
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: ccarlson on June 17, 2011, 02:57:22 AM
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They are so easy to love.   

I assume you're talking about the pretty girl. :D
Title: Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
Post by: WDE97 on June 17, 2011, 03:04:09 AM
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They are so easy to love.   

I assume you're talking about the pretty girl. :D

Is there something else in that picture? ;D