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Re: Breeds of Dogs

Postby mmichaelson » Mon Jul 25, 2005 1:03 pm

There - those posts should work!

That's our little guy Sam!

Well, that was him three weeks ago. He's doubled in size and weight since then. I'll add new ones asap.

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Re: Breeds of Dogs

Postby BigJon@Work » Mon Jul 25, 2005 1:57 pm

He is such a cutey!

Thanks for posting the pics. In Photobucket, if you look below the link you posted, cut and paste the link with "img" in brackets at each end, and the picture will show in-line in this thread.
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Re: Breeds of Dogs

Postby mmichaelson » Mon Jul 25, 2005 1:59 pm

That's great!

(I might need a stupidity filter for myself)

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Re: Breeds of Dogs

Postby mmichaelson » Mon Jul 25, 2005 4:20 pm

Oh, and he'll be 10 weeks old this Saturday
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Re: Breeds of Dogs

Postby FlyingSorcery » Thu Aug 25, 2005 12:36 pm

Crate training advice: whenever you tell Sam to go to his crate, give him a cookie when he gets in there. This way he'll equate crate with cookie.

A friend suggested that when we were potty training our dog, tell the pup "do your business" or some such phrase whenever they start going. We told Tanda that over and over and then got all gooshie "what a goooood dog" when she went. Why? Cuz now she'll go on cue. VERY handy when we want to crate her for a while, or when we're going to be gone.

THE BIGGEST bit of advice -- google a boxer email list. I am on a list for Tanda's breed and they have become good friends over the years.

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Re: Breeds of Dogs

Postby BigJon@Work » Thu Aug 25, 2005 6:03 pm

My Dog Loves My Volvo . . .
. . .but not in a good way. For some reason he has become obsessed with getting in cars. He jumps through open windows and he has learned how to open the door handles on several kinds of cars. He's eleven, so never say you can't teach an old dog new tricks. At first it was, "isn't that cute, he's laying in the car." but he did leave a few scratches getting in to my mother-in-law's car. So we started closing every window and getting our guests to park in the street where he can't roam. Then he tried to get in my Volvo 850 through the engine compartment.
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He's no dummy and has shown some problem solving ability before, so in a perverse way, I could appreciate this attempt.

We thought maybe his anxiety was due to a loose tooth that had developed, so we had it pulled last week. Then Saturday night his obsession took an ugly turn.
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While we were eating a nice dinner just inside the garage door, he tried to climb through the sunroof of the 850, then he learned how to open the 850 door handle and got in and munched on the door panels. The blood you see is where he injured the empty tooth socket while gnawing. He wasn't trapped, the door he broke into was still open. We suspect he was just angry that we got his leash out before dinner but didn't take him for a walk right away. My wife was ready to kill him on the spot. We now lock all the doors all the time and he has taken to destroying the trim trying to get in the cars. I'm at the end of my rope. I love the little guy, but I can't have my cars being destroyed. How do you cure an anxious dog who is obsessed with breaking in cars? I don't want to put him to sleep.
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Re: Breeds of Dogs

Postby Trumpetmaster » Fri Aug 26, 2005 5:04 am

Rawhide Chews.....
BigJon,

Our dog has/had severe separation aniexty...

She chewed up my wife's wallet, my hand held micro cassette recorder and the TV remote.

It did not solve all anxiety but she stopped chewing things up around the house.

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Re: Breeds of Dogs

Postby mmichaelson » Fri Aug 26, 2005 8:46 am

This is Sam with his ball 12 weeks old

<img src="http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a272/mmichaelson/SamunderrockerAug05.jpg" alt=" - " />

This is Sam sleeping in Sean's hands - 13 weeks old

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Sam 12 weeks

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Sam 13 weeks with his uncle Slick's toy (or what remains of it)

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Sam and Mandi 12 1/2 weeks

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Sam and Sean 12 1/2 weeks

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Re: Breeds of Dogs

Postby mmichaelson » Fri Aug 26, 2005 9:12 am

I just saw that some of those came out really big. Oh well. More Sam to see, right??

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Re: Breeds of Dogs

Postby Avivaldi72 » Fri Aug 26, 2005 11:37 am

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Re: Breeds of Dogs

Postby Serenity » Fri Aug 26, 2005 2:10 pm

BigJon, how'd you get that dog? Put him to work for the Border Patrol! Maybe you'll get a commission.
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Re: Breeds of Dogs

Postby BigJon@Work » Fri Aug 26, 2005 3:42 pm

Originally posted by TrumpetMaster:
Rawhide Chews.....
BigJon,

Our dog has/had severe separation aniexty...

She chewed up my wife's wallet, my hand held micro cassette recorder and the TV remote.

It did not solve all anxiety but she stopped chewing things up around the house.

Good Luck,
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My dog is a rawhide-chewing machine. We could never leave him alone with a piece of rawhide; he would eat himself into an intestinal blockage.

My vet thinks the anxiety is old age, but this has come on very suddenly. It seems to have subsided suddenly too as he hasn’t tried to get in a car for days. He has also become deathly afraid of shrill noises, turning into a quivering mass of jelly. I’m wondering if he isn’t having ear problems that he is seeking relief inside the cars.
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Re: Breeds of Dogs

Postby rynbaskets » Fri Aug 26, 2005 4:12 pm

Our dog, a Miniature Pinchser, would get up on a kitchen counter and mess things up if she was left alone without being caged. She would do this even when we are home but out in the yard and she was left alone inside. Mind you, she is only about 10 inch tall to withers and weighs 8 pounds. Needless to say, she is kept in a cage when everyone is gone. She can climb up a chain link fence. Min Pins are fun dogs but I know they are not for everyone. They are mischievous but entertaining.
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Re: Breeds of Dogs

Postby BigJon@Work » Mon Aug 29, 2005 9:48 pm

Originally posted by Serenity:
BigJon, how'd you get that dog? Put him to work for the Border Patrol! Maybe you'll get a commission.
He was rescued from an abusive situration as a pup.

He'd probably eat the drugs to get wasted. :)
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Re: Breeds of Dogs

Postby Trumpetmaster » Tue Aug 30, 2005 5:33 am

Sounds like there is something else here other than aniexty. You may be right there is an ear problem with what you said earlier.

Our dog can't stand shrill or loud noises either. She sticks her head under her pillow or goes to the other room.....
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Re: Breeds of Dogs

Postby Nicole Marie » Tue Aug 30, 2005 7:23 am

Our oldest dog Bear used to eat everything! The couch, shoes, bed pillows. He had horrible anxiety and would flip out anytime we left. Our vet recommended getting another dog, someone for him to hang with during the day. So we adopted Vida and it worked! Bear and Vida play together all day with their toys and the new couch we had to buy has been saved.

If your dog has anxiety, maybe they just need a buddy to play with?
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Re: Breeds of Dogs

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Tue Aug 30, 2005 8:47 am

Here's a possibility - Dog Anxiety Plugin I've never tried it, but it's a possibility.
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Re: Breeds of Dogs

Postby piqaboo » Tue Aug 30, 2005 10:06 am

Good looking dogs, folks.

random musings, BigJon:
Sudden dramatic onset sounds like it could be related to an infection. Babies chew/gnaw to relieve earpain. I wonder if your dog has an ear infection?

Prozac works on dogs.

If he didnt get an intestinal blockage from eating your car door liners, I'd guess rawhide poses no challenge to that gut.
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Re: Breeds of Dogs

Postby BigJon@Work » Tue Aug 30, 2005 7:43 pm

Originally posted by piqaboo:
random musings, BigJon:
Sudden dramatic onset sounds like it could be related to an infection. Babies chew/gnaw to relieve earpain. I wonder if your dog has an ear infection?
We've been giving him antibiotics since the tooth was pulled.

Prozac
Yeah and it's as expensive as human Prozac too.

If he didnt get an intestinal blockage from eating your car door liners, I'd guess rawhide poses no challenge to that gut.
He didn't actually eat the panels; he just shredded 'em and left 'em strewn around the car.

The other thing we've noticed recently is he walks around with his tail tucked between his legs most of the time and he keeps his ears flat. If you know shepherds, they normally have the ears at full-upright alert at all times (even when sleeping, to our amusement) and walk with the tail up. Time for another visit witht the vet and a probable full round of x-rays. $$$$$
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Re: Breeds of Dogs

Postby BigJon@Work » Wed Sep 21, 2005 7:41 pm

SB, we need an updated pic of Sam, these are over a month old.

My dog tore a screen off the outside our house when we were away, but no other damage since the car doors. He just isn't looking right. His eyes are bulging.
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