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Just incase you are still looking for something to use on the paws then give Rhus. Ven cream a try. Its a homeopathic remedy and I find it is very good. Will not hurt the dog if they lick it off either.
I’d say my Akita is pretty intelligent…teach her something and she does it once, she might show you how clever she is by doing it again but she certainly isn’t stupid enough to do it a million times because she has better things to do.
Teach her using treats as a reward and after one or two excellent responses she won’t wait for you to give her another treat, instead she just takes herself off to the drawer/bag/tin where they are kept…thats intelligence to me….
…..whereas my GSD’s will just do anything you ask and repeat, repeat, repeat until you get bored lol!
My vets charge £40 for the titre testing – basically £10 for each thing the test for.
My dogs have had their puppy jabs and a few have had more due to the fact i’ve been away and they’ve had to go into kennels.
My Akita now has an immune problem so she will never be vaccinated again and I wouldn’t get my others done anymore either.
My own vet has told me after the age of 6/7 there’s not any point because you will just be over vaccinating – they don’t shout that out to all the customers because they aren’t allowed.
And I thought it took Odin my Rottie a long time to cock his leg at 9 mths lol!
Well done Dodger!
We had a Rottie years ago cock his leg from 10 weeks – little devil.
I really don’t like Cesar Milan but as i am currently studying for my Advanced Diploma in Canine Behaviour Management I will read all info from many behaviourists to form my own views….so I started to read his book.
In the first paragraph he talks of a NERVOUS Gsd bitch – this dog wouldn’t let anyone near her to put on a lead or do anything with her….now my methods would be to build up trust with this dog through reward based methods – Cesar Milan’s way was to chase this poor dog around until she was physically and mentally exhausted so she had to submit…..yes she’ll give in to him because she has no choice – fear based training.
I think it is cruel and unnecessary – reward based methods all the way for me.
CM has also been on Youtube hanging a dog by its collar until it passes out – according to him this is part of teaching the dog – in my opinion it is torture!
For pain relief I would use Belladonna 6x – 2 tablets every hour for 6 – 8 doses then 2 tablets 3 times per day until pain has gone away – could be a week.
Rhus tox is generally used for arthritic pain – arnica for bruising, trauma or shock – i.e. after an operation, or frightening experience.
Excellent what a great pic!
I would always go with getting the bitch spayed if you have no intention on breeding or showing. Yes it is a bigger op but then you cut out any risk of get pyometra. We had a bitch once with this and she was lucky to survive. I also know of 3 other people who have not had their bitches spayed for them to go on and get pyo all were over the age of 10 and I don’t think all survived surgery because of their ages.
We have 2 entire dogs and 5 bitches – only 2 of the bitches are also un spayed.
We’ve never had any problems keeping them seperate from each other and I wouldn’t dream of sending my boy or my mums boy anywhere else for 3 weeks while the bitch was in season.
The only inconvenience if you can call it that, is that my mum’s male GSD sings at the top of his voice for a few days. My male Rottie still hasn’t got a clue and doesn’t really bother the girls when they are in season – he sniffs them, I tell him to leave and he does.
You just have to be vigilent and keep them apart and not let any incidents occur.
I get alot of meat and bones from the butchers but also order from Anglian Meat Products for the blocks of meat for the dogs.
Mine get wings more as a treat than a main part of their meal, the actual carcass including organs are better for them. But make sure you give a varied amount of meat so they don’t end up having too much chicken.
My Akita is pretty good with the other dogs – she is very good with Odin my male Rottie. She will put him in his place (like bitches do) but doesn’t go over the top with him. I don’t let her out unsupervised with the other girls but she goes on walks with other dogs no problems. To be honest she is very aloof and just doesn’t want alot to do with other dogs apart from her boy Odin – oh and she plays alot with one of my cats!
All in all she has a pretty fantastic temperament but I have put in alot of time and effort with her from a pup…
The specialist she see’s in Langford was very wary of her to start with as the only Akita’s she has come across have not been too good – now every time we are up there she and all the trainees are cuddling Loki and telling everyone how lovely she is…very proud of my girl!
No of course I don’t mind you asking. She is from a good friend Ausboden Leonbergers – owned, bred and shown for about 20 years now. She doesn’t breed very often but my sister was lucky enough to get this girl after being grilled lol!
I follow the raw meaty bones diet and my dogs are doing great on it.
They get chicken carcasses (which are quite meaty)
Tripe, lamb, rabbit, turkey, fish, heart, liver, kidney
Lamb Ribs, trotters and any left over bits from the pigs,
All sorts of bones
Eggs with shell
I used to weigh the dogs food out but now go by how the dogs look and feel.April 21, 2009 at 2:18 pm in reply to: Photo competition – single shots -most of or full body #112051