>>2033146 Now you are just being ignorant. People are not the same as dogs. >bug bites Are you for real? This is the kind of questions an immature preteen girl would ask. Fleas and ticks are bugs you should worry about, a responsible owner should have already have done research on this, and have a plan. I have no problem answering questions about your dog, but please use common sense before you ask them.
>>2033180 Heartworm preventive does nothing against fleas and ticks. Your vet should be able to give you a recommendation on what works best in your area. For what it's worth, my dog is allergic to fleas. I use a topical application, Frontline ordered from overseas to be specific. My dog is quite a bit larger than yours, is predominantly a house dog, and much older. I also live in a seasonal climate so I have to adjust the dosage in the winter. In my opinion for such a small puppy I would go with a simple flea collar if he is at a minimal risk of exposure.
So, my puppy farts a lot. Is this something I should be worried about? She did that when we switched her from the breeder's Royal Canin to Orijen, and it passed. Now it's starting again, and yes, it's annoying, and it smells fucking rancid. Stools look fine, though. She eats, and plays and does everything like any other pup.
>>2033237 Because its like beating your baby every time it crawls or walk too fast away from you. You dont have to resort to that. Negative reinforcement and choke chains makes a fearful and or violent dog in the long run. Plus with the use of choke chains theres a possibility of throat damage and it wont teach them how to walk with a regular collar.
Look. I'm in a horrible shitty mood today because my 11 week old Husky is in the hospital for pulmonary edema - the cause of which is unknown.
However, get this. Last night I give my two dogs a bath, everything is fine. I towel them off and the big one goes into the garage to dry off and i set the little one down to dry off as well - all of a sudden she starts wheezing and coughing up blood. 45 mins later I'm at the pet hospital and they are telling me she probably won't make it over night - however, it's now 13 hours later and they are saying she has pulled through the worst part and that they are cautiously optimistic that she will get better.
DOGS ARE FUCKING RESILIENT - especially puppies.
Don't worry about your dog. If anything happens to it, it will get better.
I don't think it was the breeders fault. My puppy has an older housemate she plays with and the Vet seems to think that either the puppy chewwed on an electrical cord, aspirated some of her own salaiva after panting or had her collar tugged on by the older dog by accident.
She said it's a fairly common occurrence in this type of situation where there is an older larger puppy and they live together. However, the cause for the edema is still unknown because I didn't witness anything happen, i'm just happy to know that she seems like she is going to be okay.
>>2033262 >electrical cord Why do some puppies do it and some never? I've seen a bunch never ever touching electrical cords, it's like most puppies don't even see them and assume they're part of the ground/walls.
however, unless you live in an area with a lot of nasty parasites and your dog regularly eats nasty shit or drinks stagnant water, you shouldn't really have to deworm her past her puppyhood. why would a dog spontaneously get worms without being exposed to them?
>>2033376 My newest pup >>2033258 farted a lot when I first got her and let me tell you they were some fucking rancid farts. - turns out she had roundworms and I had to deworm her at her first vet visit - they seem to be gone now and she doesn't have gas anymore but as you can see from my previous post... that's the least of my worries right now.
Coming up on 18 hours and the crackling in her breathing has stopped and she slept through the night... i want to be optimistic and say that she will be 100% okay but there is no way to be sure - doggos are pretty tough and she is no exception.
>>2033408 She's been dewormed, though. The breeder had dewormed her before I got her, and then once a month. Just actually realised we had to switch deworming stuff brand just today, huh. Wonder if that's linked because holy shit, she doesn't fucking stop.
>>2033265 Similar color cord+wall perhaps? Blends it right in >>2033410 Id say either food sensitivity, overfeeding or ate grass recently. My pupper seems to be gluten sensitive and could eat a whole 5 lb bag in minutes and because grass moves about with the slightest wind she will nom on it. Any of those three things turns the cutesy spawn of satan into a fart producing spawn of satan.
Try feeding boiled rice and chicken for a day see if still rancid. And a walk might help. If nothing the gases get released into atmosphere instead of your home.
>>2033415 It's Orijen Large Puppy, the switch wasn't recent, and we haven't increased her daily ration in some time. (She's already a bit over their recommendations and she doesn't ask for more or usually go for other pets' food.) And shit I also remembered this morning when I took her to grandma's, she jumped at the cat's food and ate a bunch before I took it away, fuck. IIRC this shit gives my uncle's dog diarrhea everytime she eats it.
And holy fuck the smell and cadence, she asked to go out not long ago, we went, and even in the great outside I could smell it everygoddamntime. Definitely not sleeping in my room tonight. Although it was funny when we started jogging a bit, she farted at every fucking step she took.
>>2033427 OUTSIDE DOESN'T HELP. IT DOESN'T ANON. IT DOES NOT. THE SMELL FOLLOWS HER. Definitely didn't eat grass, too. I watch over her like a helicopter mom outside and pull her away anytime she opens her mouth after ignoring a "leave it".
Guess it's just new dewormer+cat food. We'll see tomorrow when she's digested some of it.
>>2033437 Cat food most likely high protein and high fat.
And leave the thing to explore dogs are generally hardy. Of course if its hazardous step in. Feel like letting them explore with their mouth strengthens their GI system just like occasional pooch appropriate table scraps.
I'll be a first time dog owner on February 11th. I'm getting a labrador puppy from a breeder, he'll be 8 weeks old. Any advices/tips for me, given that I currently have a 11 years old female sterilised cat ?
My dad already bought a crate, I read quite a lot about it. I'm planning on buying a kong, and maybe feed him most of his daily food using a kong wobbler, I've read all kinds of good things about them
>>2033196 could be allergic to something in orijen. sometimes it only manifests in the form of gastrointestinal distress.
if you're sure it's not allergies, and she's also been dewormed recently (so you know it's not giardia or coccidia), try supplementing with a probiotic. I use this and my dog loves it probably more than his normal treats.
Why does my dog only lie down when I hold a treat?
Also, how to get my dog to roll over? I got him in a down position and mived the treat over his shoulder as shown in Youtube videos but he just sits. When I try to push him into a roll over position, he just bit my other hand.
Hey /an/, how do I get rid of a dog without being scrutinized by society? He's barking too loud and is completely getting on my fucking nerves. I'm thinking of breaking his legs and leaving him somewhere in the woods.
Puppy do eventually stop chewing madly, right ? My pup is 5 months and a half, she lost all her baby teeth and had them replaced by (still growing slowly I think?) adult teeth. She destroys absolutely every toy I give her, even the chewing and teething toys, fuck. Please tell me it will stop some day. I'm nearly tempted to buy cheap furniture and let her chew on that.
1) My mum found my puppy chewing a dead cane toad this morning. They're supposed to be extremely poisonous. Sadly she only told me later that night and even then i have not noticed any symptoms (which normally show immediately after contact with a cane toad). Is my pup fine?
2) Every time i try take him on walks, we get about 15 meters out before he decides to just plop on the grass and lay there. Only time he'll start walking properly is if we walk in the direction of home, other times i'm forced to slightly drag him in the direction i want to go.
>Dad out of work for a year >Has wanted a dog for a while and is now bored as fuck because he doesn't know what to do with himself and doesn't do anything to try improving himself >Fat sister has an untrained Miniature Schnauzer that is never walked and honestly, is never given any proper stimulation outside of her kids screaming in its face, only gets minimal attention, etc >He looks at sister as a model pet owner. She also encourages him to get dog. >His idea of going for a walk is pushing nephew back and forth on the block in front of his house for fifteen minutes. >Cat that lived there a few years ago just kept losing weight until he didn't want to eat anymore and died. >When he watches nieces or nephews, he just sits kid in front of tv and ignores them until they get hungry or need to use the restroom >Unless it's my mom or me / other sister without kids, you can do no wrong, huge pushover >He messages me a picture of a Chihuahua puppy some backyard breeder offered him. >Him getting the dog is basically a done deal. >He constantly complains about mess and not having enough money. >Ask about training the dog and general living costs of a dog >Says he'll just wait and see >Says he's been paying everything just fine without a job because of unemployment and social security >Pretty much admits that he won't give a fuck about the dog's health >Is the kind of person that would rather let dog slowly rot away than admit he's wrong and give it to a shelter
Even if I wanted help out, he's the kind of person that can't be wrong. He is going to ruin my mom's house.
>>2034502 GSD are kind of known for bad genes and inbreeding somewhere down the lines. There are breeders out there that might have created an absolutely fucked GSD by not properly breeding. I wouldn't be surprised, so I'd say it's possible.
>>2033919 They stop around nine months old. I know how you feel anon. My lab would not leave any survivors when she was a puppy. Shoes, the furniture, the fucking plastic pipes of the sink, everything. She stoped around 10 months old and is almont 2yrs old now. She's great now, some food stealing but we are working on that.
Anyone ever get the feeling their dog understands more than they let on?
>falling asleep watching TV with dog >TV show says that sleeping with a dog brings the risk of contracting bubonic plague >huh >look at dog >she's on her back by my legs >waves a hand dismissively at me >okay then >go back to snoozing
>>2034593 1) I called them up and they said he should be fine if it's been a whole day (now 2) and he hasn't shown anything out of the ordinary. Still a bit worried though, especially as to how a dead toad got in my yard during the day.
2) >Maybe he's just lazy Oh hell no. He's a terrier. I think he's just a little scared of walks. What do?
>>2034599 eh, they can read body language and sense the general feeling of a situation pretty well. I have a story, though:
>mom hates my childhood dog because he pees in the house and never truly learned otherwise (long story short, they expected 4-5 year-old me to train the dog and used puppy pads) >has hated him all his life, creating a cycle of "leave-the-dog-outside-all-day" to "revenge-peeing-for-leaving-me-outside-all-day" >one day we pick him up from boarding after a long trip >driving home >mom is on her usual rant about how much she can't stand this dog, he's lucky we even picked him up instead of just abandoning him instead, etc. (my mom is all bark and no bite) >dog lets out a little whine and lays his head down on my lap sadly >just then on the radio station she was listening to, some tidbit of news comes up saying something like, "scientists have determined in a new study that dogs really can understand what you are saying" >mom apologizes to the dog
>>2034599 My old dog understood when people were talking about her. If people were mocking her, she'd act bitchy, go lay on her couch and half-growl/half-sight. If they were saying nice things, she'd come sit straight and tall by them and waited for more some petting or biscuits.
>>2034614 Just got my pupper and she has tons of energy too. She was very fearful of the leash at first. I would put it on her, and she wouldn't even move a muscle. I began taking her to use the bathroom outside with it on and it helped greatly. Her first walk was about 10m and then she started pulling to go back.
You just have to give them tons of treats while you're on the walk. It only took my dog like 3 days to associate the leash with a good thing, and she turning 12 weeks in a couple days.
Puppy has a broken coat i think? His fur is a mix of both long and short hairs, the longer ones being much lighter in colour. Because of this he looks slightly messy.
Anyways my question is, is it safe to have his coat trimmed at the dog groomers to make it look more neat? It was posted here that it's not good to cut the fur of dogs with double coats, but i'm not sure if that applies to him.
>Looking through websites to help determine if my puppy is double or single coated >Stumble upon this forum >See a user posting as her dog, pretending to be her, as if the dog itself is using the computer
Can golden retrievers have a soft fur? All the adult ones I met had a sorta rough fur, wasn't as pleasant as shorter coated dogs. How often would I have to brush a golden to keep its cost soft and all nice?
is it normal for dogs to growl a lot while playing? i have a 4 month old puppy and a 3 year old dog, and when they play they will bite eachother and growl a lot. but they don't seem to actually be trying to hurt eachother and they'll stop and wag their tails in the middle of it and stuff.
>>2035372 my golden mix is SUPER soft. it's like the first thing strangers comment on and the vet makes a big deal of it too.
I think it's more to do with what I feed him than how often I brush his coat. I do a furminator on him every couple of days, but I don't often go over him with the slicker brush. he eats taste of the wild pacific stream formula, and (most of the time) I feed him treats from some local company made with salmon, carrots, cranberries, and oats. he gets a probiotic pill twice daily and once a week I break open a little vitamin E pill and squirt it onto his paws for him to lick.
>>2035379 >Researching about floppy ears >Read up on taping your dogs ears >See the testimonial of a couple who's dog had to wear a cone and it ended up shaping his ears ridiculously >laugh at pic related for a good 10 minutes
>>2035561 Has your vet verified confirmed that your dog is a healthy weight and does not have worms? If so, then yeah, your pupper probably learned the street that looking sad and hungry = free hot dog. That combined with how dogs will instinctually do whatever they can to get food and will eat until they puke. And then eat more.
>>2035568 Instead of feeding her all at once try spreading her meals out throughout the day. You can use a portion for training sessions and put the rest in puzzle toys. Slowing her eating down can help trick her into believing she's eating more. Good on you for trying to get her to a healthy weight, don't give in
>>2035568 You could try spreading her meals out into small snacks throughout the day instead of two big meals. Also try giving her a deer or elk antler to munch on. They last way longer than rawhide. And don't give your dog rawhide, it can cause stomach problems.
My dog likes to sit behind me on the couch. Like, literally he presses herself between my back and the couch and sleep there for a good while. It's awesome when it's cold because she keeps my back warm.
My dog is 7 years old, he's fairly healthy, he's still pretty active, he loves going on long walks and he can run around for 2 hours straight, but I've noticed a thing about him recently. His front legs seem to be angled inwards. The problem seems to be the joints right above his paws. He has not shown any signs of pain though. Am I just being paranoid, or does he have arthritis or something?
Tl;dr my dog's front legs are angled inwards. Wat do?
P.S. pic not related, you can't really see it in this pic.
>>2035991 your dog likes tighter spaces and the feeling of being secured. some animals enjoy the pressure, that's why thundershirts work.
my cousins had a malamute that had been abused very badly. when he wasn't being hit, he was stuffed into a crate that was too small for his size.
for the rest of his life after he was rescued, his favorite thing to do was crawl under whoever's legs were resting on the ottoman so he'd be squeezed between the ottoman and the couch, securely tucked underneath the roof of their legs. a small space was where he felt safest.
he was a really good dog. I'm glad they were able to give him a good life.
>>2036226 they have creams and lotions specifically made for dog paws, but you want to be careful with those because they can make your pupper's pads too soft and therefore too sensitive and delicate. unless the pads are cracked and/or bleeding, I wouldn't worry too much about it.
my boss said she sometimes breaks open a vitamin E pill and squirts it on her dog's paws. the dog licks it off the paws and the vitamin E works internally on skin and hair for the dog. I've been doing it too lately and have noticed my dog's pads aren't like sandpaper anymore, at least
>>2036094 He will probably develop some kind of arthritis in the wrist, elbow, and/or shoulder when he gets older. Best thing to do is stick to low impact exercise like beach walking and swimming, and limit jumping and play on hard surfaces.
If you don't already, supplement your dog's diet with fish oil.
>watching dog for a while >she barks at every living thing >she barks and lunges at people >one time get a friendly neighbor to help me see if dog is aggressive, as she's allowed kids and adults into house after a proper sniff >dog barks and runs after neighbor outside >gets to her >dog doesn't even care anymore, asks for a pet or two and leaves her alone
What the fuck do I do about this? She likes people, as I've asked a few people now to pet her after she barked at them, and all meeting went successful, but how do I help break her of this nasty habit? I don't want to scare people.
>feeding my puppy Kirkland Super Premium Puppy >find out many Kirkland dog foods are manufactured by Diamond >Super Premium Puppy isn't on the list of Kirkland dog food manufactured by Diamond, but still feel kinda iffy
My dog is great and can't ask for much more fun her for only owning her a month. But 1 thing I can't seem to nip on the bud is her chasing shit like birds. We walk walk past some where they are having a morning graze and she pulls on the leash like crazy. I tell her to sit and she will but it doesn't seem to make her stop next time. If I have low patience I'll completely spin around and go the other way at a brisk speed so she doesn't get the satisfaction of even looking at them. The other morning when she was off leash she went off and chased some birds and it took 2 or 3 calls to get her back so I pinned her and told her off. There was a couple walking their toddler so I felt terrible. What can I do to stop her from doing this? Would pinning and really giving her a good growl get it through to her? She's 10 months and a blue heeler x cattle cross.
apart from that, in the month of owning her, her behaviour and obedience has gotten so good with consistent training, it's like she's a new dog. Will this just take time?
Tldr ; how to get dog to stop chasing shit (aka. Being a cattle dog)
>>2037342 4 is the collar. you don't need an extra collar. 1,2, and 3 determine the size of the collar. you just let loose or pull 2 in direction of 3 by hand and take the thing off the dog. it is a fast way of capturing and releasing a dog
>>2037637 At 4 weeks, the puppy is still weaning from milk to kibble/meat (depending on the breeders choice diet) and I'm pretty sure can't have very solid foods at the time, as its jaw muscles are in high development at the time. At 4 weeks, the puppy is very poor at walking and has no bladder control. Even at 8 weeks, you need to take a puppy out every 2-3 hours. They can't hold it. At 6 weeks the puppies are socializing and figuring out basic interactions with their parents and siblings, while still trying to get motor skills figured out. At 8-12 weeks, they are learning what NOT to do to other dogs and what TO do. It's a vital part of their socialization period and will affect them greatly in the future. I recommend taking a pup at 10 weeks, as it's optimal and the most socialized then while still being at the best age for bonding to you.
I'm sure there are other problems, but google can narrow that down for you.
>>2037483 With certain breeds you CAN'T cut their undercoat, as it'll be unlikely for it to grow back. Was it just the overcoat? Also, just brush your pupper often in the near and later future. Long hair I guess? Ask your local pet store what brush would be best if you don't have one already. Also put a collar on that fool if you don't already, makes 100% of street dogs look like home dogs.
>>2037312 Hey dude, don't worry. Kirkland is bretty good I heard. I checked out reviews of it just now and looked at the ingredients list and it seems fine. "Crude Protein ….. 28% Minimum Crude Fat ….. 17% Minimum Crude Fiber ….. 3% Maximum Moisture ….. 10% Maximum Calcium ….. 1.2% Minimum Phosphorus ….. 1.0% Minimum Zinc ….. 225 mg/kg Minimum Selenium ….. 0.4 mg/kg Minimum Vitamin ….. E 250 IU/kg Minimum Omega-6 Fatty Acids ….. 3.0% Minimum Omega-3 Fatty Acids ….. 0.5% Minimum DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) ….. 0.05% Minimum" Those are the stats, they seem great to me. Unless your dog's system isn't agreeing with the food, I don't recommend switching unless you wanted to go for some HQ shit. (Acana, Origin, Back to Basics, Blue Buffalo, etc)
>>2037803 But how come orphaned puppies seem to do just as fine? My cousin has one and he's now 10 months and is an amazing dog. He found him when he was like 4 weeks.
Also, what about the difference between if a pup is taken away from his mother and siblings VS taken away from mother but still with siblings? There's a faggot in my neighborhood who's selling 4 week old pups who are separated from their parents, and I want to know how much I should hate his guts.
>>2037815 Your cousin probably put up with the puppy regret stage better than anyone else and took care of it properly. He most likely went above all else, spending an exponential amount of time on that puppy; socializing, playing, teaching, and weaning it. Your cousin just did good and took the part of its mother.
There have been puppy and kitten litters where the mother dies, you know, bottle fed pups and such. I'm not sure where you're from, but it should be illegal to sell puppies that young and you should complain about it to the police asap. Hate him, I would. The difference would probably manners, and because of the less amount of breast feeding a weaker immune system? I'm not too sure, ask your local vet if you're very curious, they may have had similar experiences and situations. With the mother, a puppy will learn boundaries in biting and nipping as well as when playing gets too rough.
>>2037491 I'm pretty sure it was the overcoat i stripped bro, the undercoat is the much shorter hairs right?
>>2037804 Stripping is the act of "pulling" or "plucking" your dogs hairs out (which i first thought was the overcoat) so that it can grow back much more thicker and course thus making it much more weather resistant. It's pretty much a mandatory thing to do for breeds such as the long haired jack russell terrier.
regardless of that, the hair that you're pulling out is dead and can get matted and uncomfortable for the dog if you don't keep stripping him. if you strip him regularly, he'll start having layers of coats and won't look so different when you strip him. if you only do it three or four times a year, the hair will all grow in the same length and you'll get the look that you don't like.
but keep stripping your dog. it will keep him happy.
>>2037970 Hold the leash short, if need be, hold it with your second hand a short distance from the one you grab the leash with. When he pulls, stop until he calms down. Then resume walking. If that doesn't work, go the opposite way he's pulling. Don't go too fast or too suddenly, or too often, he might think you're playing.
>puppy refuses to stop biting at your pant legs while taking a walk >puppy refuses to bite on sticks for more than a nanosecond unless you're actively playing with it during the walk >puppy applies the same logic to any sort of toy brought along for the walk
>>2033108 Does anybody have any experience with Keeshoden? I absolutely cannot get a straight answer on their energy level. Some people say they have "intense, rigorous exercise requirements" and others say they "hardly ever need to be exercised". Are people just stupid or do the dogs not have a solid/predictable temperament?
I think my puppy might have had diarrhea. She had an accident and I let her out when I got home. She pooped again outside and it was liquid. She is sleeping right now and shivering, but I think its because I gave her a bath.
The poop wasn't bloody and she was still energetic when I let her out but I'm still worried. Anything I can do?
I changed her food 2 days ago and she ate a lot today. I think those might have played as factors?
are you still doing the gradual switch or did you finish the gradual switch over the course of two days? what proteins are you switching to, and which are you switching from? are you going grain to grain-free, or vice-versa?
keep your pup hydrated and if his temperament changes, take her to the vet.
Anyone here with a dog who works full time? I'd like a dog but that is my situation. As far as I can tell, whether or not it is ok by itself depends on the dog. Some dogs just sleep the day away and others tear up the place. Some people drop their dogs off at a daycare for the day. What's your situation like /an/on?
>have an 8 year old brindle boxer >mom bought him because he was a beautiful/cute puppy, neither of us know how to take care of a dog >I was 8 at the time >it becomes my responsibility to take him for walks, pick up his shit in the yard and train him >didn't know how to get him socialized with other dogs, didn't even know I was supposed to be doing that >he'd always go nuts and jump and try to drag me across the street when he'd see another dog, I was a small kid so I'd get hurt when he does that >eventually of course we both grow up, he gets calmer and I've trained him to sit now when he sees another dog, we wait until the dog passes then we continue Is it possible to socialize him now? He's 8 as I mentioned and there's a park nearby us, I feel like he'd be happy if he could play, even though he gets lots of walks and we run around in the yard for 40 minutes a day.
>>2039460 I don't fault a brand on recalls, I fault them on trying to hide things or making animals sick and not taking responsibility for it. She was doing great on Taste of the Wild for almost a year, and I only switched her for a bit because my income decreased for a bit and she was getting some weird kind of hives or allergy. We moved and now she's getting those same hives again randomly, so I don't think it's her food but rather something in the grass. Going to get her vet records and ask the vets around her for an allergy test.
>>2039455 Try looking up breed kennels and necessary health tests+volunteer health tests, and then make sure the breeder does all those along with knowing the records of the dogs a couple generations back.
My dog starts whining whenever someone goes in the bathroom. I mean anyone, the rest of the senpai are here with her, but she'll run to the bathroom door and start crying when someone walks in and closes it behind her. Is this still seperation anxiety? Or does she think the bathroom is evil and is scared for us?
>>2039454 >How do i stop my dog from eating literally everything from the floor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBvPaqMZyo8 It won't be easy, pups tend to like to bite everything. >Give him meds without him spilling everything How are you giving it to him? You're meant to mix it in with his food.
I don't even know how to write this post. I always hoped I would never have to.
My dog just died last night.
She was outside in my backyard with my dad when, all of the sudden, she bolted towards the woods. I guess she saw a deer or something and took off after it.
She searched for her for hours and covered all of the woods in our area, but no luck.
She got onto the freeway somehow, and was hit by a car. Someone called it in at 3 AM, but the state police just showed up now.
My puppy, my floofy, my best friend died last night. I blame myself. I should have put her shock collar on. I should have been outside with her the whole time. I should have checked on the freeway for her. I fucked up and she died because of it.
I know that if I wasn't already on heavy antidepressants, I would be tieing a noose right now.
Goodnight, Smokey "Mookins". You were one of the best things to ever happen to me.
I will never, ever stop missing you, Mookie. Rest in peace.
>>2039861 If accustomed to siblings and grew up with them, loss of a loved one for dogs is as bad as it would be for humans. As a kid one of my dogs refused food and didn't move much after his sister died.
I live in Northern California, Fortbragg to be specific, and I was wondering if anyone knew of any Corgi breed specific rescues nearby. I'm willing to travel a couple hours, possibly even out of state, but I would like to find one nearby if I can.
My fiance wants a Welsh corgi, and we've been discussing getting one for about a year now. We are in a financial position to do it now, but I don't want to go through the young puppy stage again if I can avoid it.
Don't normally come here, got a question though so I'm going to bump with some pics.
My dog used to love his walks, to the point where if he heard the word 'walk' he'd jump around, so we had to use codewords when discussing where/when we were going with him.
Recently, last few months or so, he's gotten extremely lazy. He's put on a bit of weight but he's not fat to the point of where he shouldn't be able to move, and he was roughly the same weight before he got noticeably lazy.
Now, you practically (and often literally) need to drag him out of the house, and when off the lead he trails behind.
Any idea what the cause might be? He's been to the groomers (gets shaved every couple of months) where they have an on-site vet I might have a chat with later.
I did notice after he got castrated (which I was opposed to) he was reluctant to leave the house without my girlfriend, not sure if he was getting protective and not wanting to leave her in the house alone or what (I'd have assumed castration would have the opposite effect on such a behaviour, and he never had that issue before the surgery)
Doggy number 2, lurcher from a rescue home. Not sure if he was abused, at first I thought he was (and still do), because he has a lot of scars about him, as well as being very sensitive when you're touching around his ears (not sure if someone has yanked at them or something in the past), but he's had an encounter with a cat in the garden that left him with similar looking scratches.
Very obedient, but with him being a sight hound I can't have him off the lead around the neighbour because of all of the cats hiding beneath the cars that dart out. He's already grabbed a hold of one of them (which was killing birds in my garden, managed to rescue it before anything bad happened but it hasn't been back in my garden, which is how I like it)
>>2039980 Castration can effect dogs stamina, but usually not to such an extreme. If he isn't old, definitely get him checked out by the vet.
A couple things-check for heartworm and possible deficiency in his food. Is he on a good kibble or raw? He might be lacking something. Also check known diseases/ailments for his breed (or if he's mixed, whatever breed is most prominent).
Doggy number 3, was the neighbours but she was small enough to get through the fence between the gardens and she practically lived here. My OES loved her, even if she stole his food.
Neighbours eventually got evicted for some reason or another (never had any bother with them, nice Polish family). Poor image because it's from a vid, didn't have any stills.
>>2039985 He's on ASDA dry dog food, not sure when we swapped over to that from his last stuff, with a bit of leftovers if it's suitable for him. I'll try and remember when we swapped over and see if it coincides. He's just turned 4 this week or maybe next, so he's not old.
Did some quick googling and it says they're pretty healthy except for some regular dog ailments, one of them being Hypothyroidism. Only a couple of the symptoms match, lethargy and overweight, but they could be caused by any number of things (even each other). I'll have a chat with the vet next time I'm down at the groomers.
I'm not a regular /an/poster, but Ellie had to be put down today so I wanted vent a tiny bit. [spoiler]14 years old, tumor on the lips, enlarged heart pushing down on the esophagus; nothing we could do[/spoiler]
The worst part wasn't taking her to the vet. It wasn't even leaving without her. It was coming home, seeing all of her stuff and the places she would always be, and realizing that she's not coming back.
so you've probably heard this a million times, but I made the mistake of giving my dog a piece of food while I was eating dinner and now he won't stop begging at the table how do I get him to leave me alone?
I've adopted what used to be a hunting dog. I'm pretty sure he used to be primarily housed outside. He was then a stray for at least two months. (He instictaully knocks over garbage cans outside, a habit I'm slowly breaking him of) Had him for about a month now.
3 year old Foxhound/ mystery hound mix
He seems much more comfortable outside. He wants out every 30 or so minutes and becomes very restless when inside for even a few hours. I take him on at least a 45 minute walks every day through the woods and I try to get him to the dog part at least twice a week. He becomes pretty lazy once he's had his walk.
He just seems to love being outside, he just sits out there for hours sunbathing. When I call him in, he often gives me a look like "nah, I'm good brah" even when it's cold.
I'd like to transition him into more of a house dog, right now he is 90% house broken, but has a really bad habit of chewing up random things when he gets bored. I give him toys, kongs, and what not, but he's pretty slow on understanding that only toys are for chewing. So he has to stay in his crate while I'm at work.
I'm thinking of making him a dog house and letting him stay outside during the day. I used to be a carpenter so I could get it fully thermo regulated and everything.
I don't like the idea of forcing a dog to be outside all day, but this dog seems to genuinely prefer it.
My work has recently lost several employees so I've been stuck working 10 hours a day, so he's stuck in his crate, while my other older dog gets to free roam the house because he never causes problems. It looks like work could be this way for awhile.
I haven't had an outside dog sense I lived in the middle of nowhere and had a dog that just sort of showed up and stayed around my house. I have a large yard and an all around eight foot fence.
I know I'm in for some "NEVER EVER DO THIS" responses, but has anyone had success with this?
>>2040860 he already knows go lie down but he just stays on his bed for a minute and comes right back he's pretty old so I don't think teaching him other commands is going to be an option really I think I need a way to show him that he's not getting anything
>>2038124 >New dog >Rarely gets excited and playful >He just spontaneously starts jumping >"Oh boy he's finally playing" >Try to keep him excited while going to get his toy >Suddenly wants to just go outside and lay in the sun as soon as you are back with the toy
>Random thing such a cell phone >Dog can't wait to eat it and chew it up >Get him toy that has same kind of feeling, color and material >0 interest
>>2040876 You can teach old dogs just as well as puppies with the right motivation. Look up some youtube vids on teaching dogs not to beg, and give him something to do while you are eating or doing things in the kitchen. Or, you could just put him in your bedroom or something during dinner with his own bowl of food.
/an/ why are small dogs so retarded? I have been watching a weird mix, labradoodle/chihuahue hybrid thing for 3 weeks for my fathers best friend, and it is clinically retarded compared to the dog I used to have years ago.
When my 12 week puppy is sleepy, the second I leave she starts crying. Its not unless she is extremely tired that she MIGHT let me leave her alone. College is about to start and I'm going to need to find a way to combat this.
My dog keeps puking white foam every 15 mins. It's too late to take him to the vet, everything is closed its 8pm here. It's probably due to his kidney because he always had problem with it. What should I do?
>>2041471 When was the last time he ate? If it's just the vomiting and he's otherwise acting fine you can probably wait until morning to get him to the vet to at least have him examined and maybe get some Cerenia. But in the meantime you should still watch for more serious symptoms or signs of dehydration and be prepared to go to the emergency vet tonight if necessary.
>>2041575 the time I post this he stopped it already. It was at 10AM when he last ate, after 10pm he stopped vomiting and ate a little and now he seems fine. I was just scared because he vomited a lot, and he might puke blood too, but it didn't happen.
>>2041200 This is what happens when you bred based on: "lookit how tiny it be!"
You've got to do some serious inbreeding to go from wolf to Pug. I watched a pug once. Not worth the 300 I was paid. Most balls to the walls retarded piece of shit and I had to physically re-socket his left eye at least twice a day. Like it's so fucking inbred it's goddamn eyes can just FALL OUT. Just, "woop my eye fell out" better run around barking! "Oh human trying to fix my eye, lemme freak the shit out and run into a wall.
Shes 12 come this July Has a younger dog she was super Hyper. She was walked once a day regularly and eventually I reached the point we jogged or ran consistently almost every day for about 4 years straight She got a urinary tract infection about About 2 years ago and since then walking her has become sporadic and difficult sometimes I put on the leash and harness and she refuses to walk and will lie down and be dragged until I turn around and start home. I got to the point where if she was difficult I wouldn't bother at all, although I did drag her a few times out of frustration; I'm trying to get back to walking her again since lack of exercise is definitely and obviously deteriorating her body but she won't do anything. She's walking awkwardly and she had minor arthritis so I gather that has gotten worse.
Last few times we've gone walking she refuses outright (so we just go back inside) or walks...and then REFUSES TO TURN AROUND AND GO HOME AS IF SHE WANTS TO KEEP WALKING AND I HAVE TO DRAG OR CARRY THE BITCH HOME, WHAT THE FUCK DOG
I have a mutt, I think she is a black lab, blue heeler, pit bull mix but I could be wrong. When I first got her when she was 9 months and I was around 13 I taught her all the basics. Around the same time my only other family member, my mom, also got a little Pomeranian. My mom never trained her dog and it's just the typical, alpha-less yapping machine.
After about 5 years of my mom's dog pooping in my room just to spite me I had a revelation. What if I train my dog to passively guard my room against my mom's dog.
My dog is very friendly but she does have the capability to be aggressive, also she is on good terms with the Pomeranian. I mainly want to know if it would even work. If I could train my dog, as a relative amateur, for this very specific task. And... Can I teach an old dog new tricks?
I was just thinking about a thread like this even though I haven't been to this board in a few months.
I've been wanting to get some puppies and train them, and then sell them as hunting dogs for some extra money. I just feel like if I did that, I wouldn't be able to give the dog(s) up, you know? Last dog I got was a "loan" from someone wanting me to train the pup and I just ended up paying for him because I liked him so much. I get attached to dogs and I don't know how others that train them and then send them along for whatever they're doing do it. I am a man, but I started shedding tears as I was petting the dog I was supposed to give back.
>>2042386 my guess is that she did it once and it got your attention. Now she equates this act=attention. Want to get her to stop? Try ignoring her/ leave the room and keep your back to her. Negative feedback
>>2041715 treat motivation, okay how should i do it? piece of a treat for every few feet we walk?
not giving her attention is what i often do (doesn't seem as effective as i'd like, but my mother doesn't know how to treat her and so fucks up much of my training), but I can lose my shit pretty quickly sometimes
My dog is really submissive toward other dogs. At the park, when greeted by another dog, she'll just sit down until they go away.
I can't tell if it's because she doesn't really care about other dogs (she'd rather just run around the dog park by herself) or if she has doggy autism and doesn't know how to socialize. She's spayed, if that means anything.
>>2042704 Kind of social anxiety, you may need to do some one on one play sessions with a friends dog so she doesn't feel overwhelmed. My bitch would do the same thing when I took her to the dog park (only ever played one time with a four month old puppy that got her to run), but we moved recently in an area that has practically no traffic and the neighbors encourage everyone's dogs to roam free and play because the properties are so big. She's slowly starting to come out of her shell and actually take interest in other dogs and want to follow them. I'm hoping she'll start to play soon, because we want to get another dog in the next two years or so, and I want them to be able to play with other dogs and amongst themselves.
>>2033108 What can I do regarding my bitch, shes agressive towards anyone besides my family, cause she was raised among us, but anyone else or dog, she will go crazy wanting to bite them.I moved out and brought my dog with me, had my room8 in the same room with me and she went crazy, I hold her down for 10 min, she calmed down and He trew meat at her, she can now be in the same room as him as long a I have her restrained with my whole body but if he tries to pet her she will go crazy to the point of chooking herself with the collar
I'm trying I crate train and I need advice. Puppy is 6 months old, had him for a week. He hasn't eliminated in his crate once (which is great), and whenever he is in there he'll whine for a little but always chills out quickly. The problem is he will never go in on his own or stay in on his own. They say to never force them in there, but when I have to go to work or go to sleep I need him in there. Sometimes I can lure him in with a treat and close the door right behind him before he can get out and sometime i have to pick him up and place him in there. I always give him a treat after I close the door and he lays down. But I'm worried he's gonna end up resenting the crate. Will he grow to love it eventually or am I going about this all wrong?
Does anyone ever get taken aback by how great dogs are? >look at this toy I have >I will bring it to you >but you can't have it haha >look >look >got you again it's still mine >but look at it Then you grab the toy off them. >NO THAT'S MINE >GIVE IT BACK >IT'S MIIIIIIINE
Can anyone tell me the best way to train a dog to be friendlier or at least not be so aggressive around other dogs. My dog is a rescue from the pound that appears to be a Carolina dog ("American dingo"). What do I need to do on my part and what's the best way to introduce her to other dogs the right way?
I've heard a lot about how dogs will learn from how you react to other dogs and currently I avoid other dogs on our walks so she might be picking up on that. Any help is welcome, correct me if I'm wrong on anything.
>>2042833 Almost impossible. Uncontrolled enviornment, unless you're looking to introduce two dogs that will be living togeather. It's very difficult for them to just temper to liking other dogs without extreme measures (shock collars)
>>2042833 Call a local dog training school, they can set up safe environments for your dog to meet other dogs. (Usually, it just means a few very clear ways of getting the fuck out and your presence.) Ask them what training techniques they use in general, and try to find one that fits you, too. And when you ask about socializing your dog, absolutely do tell them she's aggressive toward other dogs and anything you can think of that she does when she sees another dog, up close or from afar.
>>2041720 Now those are some gorgeous eyes, especially with that coat color, damn. >>2041475 those ears are crazy cute >>2041386 son_of_god/10 >>2039603 could you post a head-on photo, his coloration is sweet
>be in WR121 class >had to write argumentative paper >do it on how breeding brachycephalic dogs is unethical >prof really likes it so asks me to read it aloud (along with another student and his paper) >dude in my class goes into unholy rage fit >ranting about how he has two pug puppies from a breeder and says they're 100% healthy (when they're only 5 months old still..) >can't even get a word in edgewise and he starts screaming insults and calling me a horrible person, pretentious bitch, etc >whole class sits in shocked silence >prof finally tells him to get the hell out or he'll call campus police
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