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    This is a classic example of idiot local...

    This is a classic example of idiot local officials making laws that they have no hope of enforcing.

    I will not put my dogs in danger of death by choking because some puffed up local lawmaker...
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    STOLEN PHOTO....AUTUMN HOLCOMB

    I was recently notified by several people that a photograph of my bitch had been stolen and posted on Rottweiler.net by a person using the handle of "autumn".

    The photo has since been removed, and...
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    If you give these frequently you have to be...

    If you give these frequently you have to be careful about the content. Too much salt, cooked fats, etc are not good for dogs in larger amounts.

    A good choice is to soak the normal kibble in water...
  4. FWIW, if the puppy is an import, you are probably...

    FWIW, if the puppy is an import, you are probably SOL. Europeans do not generally guarantee dogs like many people do in the US. AT least not in Rottweilers.

    If you purchased a show prospect puppy...
  5. I think seizuring is a significant issue in BCs...

    I think seizuring is a significant issue in BCs as well.

    Testing varies from breed to breed. In Rottweilers, responsible people screen hips, elbows, hearts, and eyes, and many times Thyroid, vWd,...
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    I would urge you to confine the puppy in a room...

    I would urge you to confine the puppy in a room near you, or in the main living area, instead of putting his way down in the downstairs bathroom.

    He is feeling too far away from you, and that is...
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    Stuvey, hopefully your unfortunate selection of a...

    Stuvey, hopefully your unfortunate selection of a breeder will be overcome by your dedication to the puppy.

    I have this advice:

    Train early and often, Start formal classes no later than 16...
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    First of all, as repugnant as it is to us, eating...

    First of all, as repugnant as it is to us, eating feces is a natural behavior for your puppy. This evolved as a survival mechanism in wild canids, helping to keep the den area free of scent.

    Most...
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    Intact bitches also die of pyometritis, or from...

    Intact bitches also die of pyometritis, or from accidental breedings.

    I will take the (minor) surgical risk of spaying any day over the 2 aforementioned.

    Make your appointment for around 5 - 6...
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    1) is this dog neutered? If not, do that NOW. ...

    1) is this dog neutered? If not, do that NOW.

    2) have you spoken to the breeder of this dog? They should be able to help you.

    3) Training class is needed, and now. Problems such are you are...
  11. Fate, Glad to hear you found some things that...

    Fate,

    Glad to hear you found some things that are working for you.

    If you have more specific questions, please post, and I'll try to help.

    :D
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    Petsmo, are you making the rounds of the doggy...

    Petsmo,

    are you making the rounds of the doggy bulletin boards posting your inflammatory anti spaying message?

    Because you posted the exact same thing at Terrificpets.com.

    You also got the...
  13. what breed is your puppy? Have you spoken to...

    what breed is your puppy?

    Have you spoken to the breeder about how to deal with this?

    You can find my training article on this website, called Puppy Training 101, I would encourage you to read...
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    Re: Help me choose another dog!

    You have had an exceptional dog. You must not expect any puppy you acquire to be like your current dog, as all dogs are individuals.



    Please do not expect any puppy to stay without fencing....
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    Dogs, as canids, are designed to eat on a feast...

    Dogs, as canids, are designed to eat on a feast and famine schedule, as they evolved.

    Canids MUST eat when food is available. In the wild, if food is consumed,and as MUCH as possible, EVERY time...
  16. Only specially trained, tested, and certified...

    Only specially trained, tested, and certified dogs qualify as service dogs.

    A companion dog is a dog that is simply your companion. A companion dog does not have to be qualifed to do anything.
    ...
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    House Training House training your dog is...

    House Training


    House training your dog is simple if you follow a few basic rules.


    1) The puppy must have NO time unsupervised in your home. NONE.
    If you are not directly watching...
  18. Good breeders ask questions, sell with a...

    Good breeders ask questions, sell with a contract, and are delighted to have people visit their home.

    If puppies are present, you may have to wait several weeks, but I do not turn people away from...
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    In my professional opinion, that is the...

    In my professional opinion, that is the ubiquitous HOTDOG.

    Usually hotdogs are easy to find. The bun is a dead giveaway, and an absolute identifiable feature. They all have buns.

    ;)
    ...
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    No axe to grind here. Positives of breeds are...

    No axe to grind here.

    Positives of breeds are easy to see.

    If you are involved in rescue, you should know the numbers of dogs that are dumped because the people who own them did not understand...
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    My point is, there are pros AND cons to EVERY...

    My point is, there are pros AND cons to EVERY breed.

    This should be disclosed right up front for anyone who might be considering a certain breed.

    For example, in my breed, you must consider, in...
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    You would be QUITE remiss if you did not mention...

    You would be QUITE remiss if you did not mention several things in relation to the English Springer Spaniel:

    RAGE SYNDROME http://www.essfta.org/Health_Research/aggression.htm
    hip and elbow...
  23. Re: Shooting dogs for sport okay in Arkansas

    And had they been responsibly fenced and on YOUR 3 acres, this would never have happened. The blame for it lies right at your feet.


    Exactly. That is because it is YOUR responsibility to keep...
  24. I really don't think that you want my 3 dogs...

    I really don't think that you want my 3 dogs running your n'hood. They are territorial, and they would want to know why you were walking near their turf.

    Many breeds have been selected for over...
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    "Kid Friendly" has a lot more to do with early...

    "Kid Friendly" has a lot more to do with early training ahd socialization of the puppy, and the strict training of the children in how to behave around the dog.

    Supervision is PARAMOUNT. Dogs are...
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