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AlohaHoya
Apr 19, 2011 3:35 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Can you share those links? Really interested!
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ImageDonkeyJay
Apr 19, 2011 7:39 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
Post 625708 has the training link...

And here's Ricochet's video...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGODurRfVv4

Enjoy...v Big Grin
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lakesidecallas
Jun 22, 2011 2:37 PM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
What cute dogs! Jay, I love your brindle. I never used to like that color until I transported a scared female Anatolian Shepherd brindle. The coat looks even better close up. I still think I should have swiped her!

Sheryl, Tug looks just like a dog we found here.
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I wish we had kept him, he made a good snuggle buddy for our Buster.

Yesterday I got an email from the Anatolian rescue head, asking if we could foster a female. Animal control was literally walking her back to the euth room when rescue called this morning. Poor thing!
This is Wilma, she looks like a little raccoon!
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In the next few days I'm going to be driving down towards Georgia to get her. Hopefully someone from that area can meet me halfway.
Imagesheryl
Jun 22, 2011 6:02 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
Omigosh, what a cutie. I bet it was hard to give him up!

I was contacted to foster the other day - but I'm afraid the inn is full with 7. Glad Wilma has you!
ImageDonkeyJay
Jun 23, 2011 6:48 AM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
Beautiful dogs, Susan. Big Grin

Here's Shula these days... she's up to 27# & her feet are almost as big as River's (who is on my S***list this morning for keeping us up most of the night)
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Imagewoofie
Jun 23, 2011 9:39 AM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA zone 5a
Oh, and doesn't she just know who is queen of the house! Hilarious!
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ImageDonkeyJay
Jun 23, 2011 9:45 AM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
Hilarious! Yes, and it's not her. It's River. She utterly adores River. Leaves her crate in the morning & makes a beeline for River in her bed, to jump in & snuggle til we all get up. Lovey dubby I'm going to have to build a dog sofa; River's bed isn't going to hold both of them in a couple of months & they both really seem to enjoy the snuggling.
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Imagewoofie
Jun 23, 2011 9:53 AM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA zone 5a
Hilarious! They do grow, don't they? Just had my "little guy" to the vet for a check up. 107 lbs! Puppy is going on a diet. Sad Thumb of 2011-06-23/woofie/432115
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lakesidecallas
Jun 23, 2011 10:24 AM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
What cuties! Jay, her eyes are going to stay that color?
I only hope the new foster gets along with my other brats.
ImageDonkeyJay
Jun 23, 2011 10:40 AM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
I think her eyes are going to end up being yellow, Susan, maybe w/the tiniest bit of green.

Woofs, that's what we in the profession call a fur blob. Smiling

We tend to call chocolate labs disgusting, so don't feel bad. Choc's seem to be the most efficient feeders; it's rare to see one a healthy weight. Blinking
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Imagewoofie
Jun 23, 2011 10:55 AM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA zone 5a
The funny thing is, the dog doesn't really eat that much. But I think I need to fuss at DH to cut back on the treats (which he dispenses with a liberal hand, grrrr). And I need to exercise him more. Hee hee and if I could get that undercoat combed out, he'd probably lose 10 lbs! Hilarious!
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ImageDonkeyJay
Jun 23, 2011 11:08 AM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
They always say it's the hair. Rolling my eyes.

If you can't feel his ribs when you gently prob his sides w/your fingers tips (& I mean gently), he's overweight. And at his age, it'd probably be better for him if he was a little underweight... he's getting towards senior, isn't he?

I have the same trouble w/liberally dosing myself w/treats. Rolling my eyes. With the same results. Glare
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AlohaHoya
Jun 23, 2011 11:43 AM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Rolling on the floor laughing I agree I lost weight sailing because it was too cumbersome to open the refer (refridgerator)!!!!
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Imagewoofie
Jun 23, 2011 11:53 AM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA zone 5a
DonkeyJay wrote:

If you can't feel his ribs when you gently prob his sides w/your fingers tips (& I mean gently), he's overweight.


I defy anyone to feel his ribs through all that hair. Rolling my eyes. Think sheep. Even the vet had trouble telling. But he needs to be more like 100 lbs. He's just coming up on his 5th birthday, but I'm thinking of substituting a bit of senior into his food just because it's lower calorie. Sigh, wish I could afford a vet-style scale. If only I paid as much attention to my own weight as I do my dogs'..... Big Grin



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ImageDonkeyJay
Jun 23, 2011 12:11 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
It's a whole lot easier to control their weight, that's for sure!

Just feed him as if he were a 60# dog, bulk it up w/that frozen veggie mix. And hide the treats from the hubby. Hilarious!
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lakesidecallas
Jun 23, 2011 4:28 PM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
We call that a Christensen dog, after our 2nd cousins, who are notorious for fat dogs. Theirs always looked square!

Carol, I lost weight every time I went on a boat, too- but it was from hanging over the side barfing. Rolling on the floor laughing

I thought my Jake had pretty eyes...
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If anyone has suggestions on introducing a new dog into their home and dog herd, I'm interested!
ImageDonkeyJay
Jun 23, 2011 4:52 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
It helps to shun the new dog in the presence of the old dogs, helps reduce the hierarchy threat. Gradually pay more attention to the new dog as the old dogs accept it. (Of course, you will be spending some solo time w/the new dog, just not when the other dogs are vying for your attention).

Also picking up all the toys/bones will decrease resource guarding. I assume you feed everyone separately? When feeding, put the new dog's bowl down last, after the old dogs.... again, the pack order.

If there's a senior dog, make sure their space is respected by the new dog, tho' this is usually more of a problem when the new dog is a 'teenager'.

Do you crate your dogs at night? Or, can you crate the new dog, so it knows where it's safe space is & it doesn't get harassed by the old timers?

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lakesidecallas
Jun 23, 2011 7:44 PM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
Thanks for the suggestions! I didn't thing about picking up the toys. The feeding bowl order is good too- yes, everyone has their own bowl and gets fed in the same order every night.
LOL, our house is so tiny that if we had crates for all the dogs we wouldn't be able to walk through it! Besides, we have a chicken in our big dog crate. The others sleep in the bedroom with us, 2 often get up and go sleep in the living room for part of the night. Maybe I can make the new gal a bed that can be hers somewhere. If they have trouble getting along, it will be hard to find an area to keep her separate.

Cripes, living in TN is shore different! 9:30 on a Thursday night- NBC is showing The Beverly Hillbillies! And I'm watching it, ugh! The Clampetts have just discovered the telephone. I think these are the very first episodes....
ImageDonkeyJay
Jun 23, 2011 7:51 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
I know how it is w/a small place. Blinking And a love of big dogs. Whistling
When River had her knee surgery, I got her a great dane sized crate for her recuperation (being caged for 6 weeks)... it took up almost all the free space in our tiny living room. Rolling my eyes.

Remember that leaving one dog out of the room is a pretty harsh punishment once they are part of the pack... as you are not keeping this one (right? LOL), it'd probably be OK. If it's always like that, then I think it's not such a trauma.

One old time suggestion I saw was tethering to the wall by their beds... that was back in the days before crates... a raised bed w/a tether just long enough for them to get out of it. I've stored that idea away in my data banks, don't know if it's something that might be applicable in your situation.
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lakesidecallas
Jun 23, 2011 8:31 PM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
Our Beagle sleeps in a box next to the dresser, and we tether him there at night, or he'd go eat the cat food and get into the garbage. Talk about an overeater- he'd eat until he exploded!
If worst comes to worst we could let the rooster sleep in a pet carrier and clean out the crate for the dog. It's one of the largest sizes Midwest makes, a fold up kind. It went through the fire in the greenhouse but it's still usable.
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