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  1. NewYork1303

    The "what's On Your Mind?" Thread -2020

    I really wish people would stop buying into designer breeds. Make sure they keep it trimmed super short. A sheepadoodle doesn't have hair like a poodle or like a sheep dog, it is impossible to brush out, ties up every tiny piece of dirt imaginable, and causes horrible and painful mats that cause...
  2. NewYork1303

    The "what's On Your Mind?" Thread -2020

    I almost spit out my drink when you said "i know its early" - Been done with my christmas shopping for two weeks.
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    Neutered male started spraying - and how do you live with it?

    I have a cat that was rehomed 3 times before we took him. He regularly peed everywhere to the point where I had to eventually keep him in a crate when unsupervised just to keep my house from becoming a disaster zone. My vet recommended prozac even though my cat is the most chill cat in the...
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    The "what's On Your Mind?" Thread -2020

    I was thinking about this today since my black cat was repeatedly crossing under a ladder on Friday 13th. What does that equal? LOL
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    Felix now frequently pooping on the floor...

    Most breeders like to find new homes for their dogs themselves. They usually have a list of homes that are looking for older dogs/dogs that aren't little tiny puppies. So they tend to ask their dogs come back to them so they know they're putting these dogs in a new and better situation. Goal...
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    Felix now frequently pooping on the floor...

    Just to add to the thought process. I have a cat who had a peeing problem due to stress. I was at my wits end (he literally lived in a cage when unsupervised for several months). He's been on prozac since July and everything has been so much better. It took a while to start chilling him out, but...
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    The "what's On Your Mind?" Thread -2020

    When my uncle was little, he had very few verbal skills. He would say one word over and over for a long period of time, then switch to a knew word. My grandma was so worried about it, sure he had learning differences or something. Apparently he was just striving for mastery of language before...
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    So Incredibly Stubborn!

    Good plan. A dog with a job is always more manageable.
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    So Incredibly Stubborn!

    How has everything been going?
  10. NewYork1303

    The "what's On Your Mind?" Thread -2019

    I have had a crazy year. In May, my husband left me at random and ran away to California. He has depression and anxiety and decided the responsibility of me, the cats, and the dog were just too much for him to handle. We tried to make stuff work, or rather I did, while we sold the house. I moved...
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    So Incredibly Stubborn!

    You've got this! We rehab all kinds of dogs that are way worse than Izellah. A good trainer will help to get you on the right path, just make sure you avoid any that might have prejudices about bully breeds.
  12. NewYork1303

    So Incredibly Stubborn!

    That is an excellent article. :) At my work we use prong collars when a person is not able to control a dog due to size or strength or a unique level of stubborn. My dog no longer uses one since in the end it didn't work for him. The fur around his neck is so thick that he will continue to pull...
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    So Incredibly Stubborn!

    Hopefully she'll grow out of that behavior. Otherwise that's going to be a scary one when she's older. A martingale is okay, but a prong gives a stronger correction. That's kind of an up to you thing though. My current dog did okay with one, but some dogs are too sensitive to them and some...
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    So Incredibly Stubborn!

    Cat chasing is the hardest to fix because it is self rewarding behavior. Dogs love to chase things that move. All of my cats have trained the dogs on their own by turning around and smacking them. Not an ideal solution though and relies on cats standing up for themselves. The only way I know is...
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    So Incredibly Stubborn!

    Perfect. Glad to hear she already sleeps in a crate. One of the biggest mistakes people make with dogs like this is to let them sleep with them in their beds.
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    So Incredibly Stubborn!

    The problem with stubborn dogs is that you have to be more stubborn than they are. Things will probably get worse when she's older unless you persist with her now unfortunately. It isn't just a puppy thing. What I do with food is I start by only feeding puppies from my hands. They never get food...
  17. NewYork1303

    So Incredibly Stubborn!

    That's good. Training can be done easily in 15 minute sessions five or six times in a day whenever you have a chance. With her, I would work on teaching her that things she gets from you are on your schedule not hers. So with food, I'd tell her to go lay in her crate to wait. Put the bowl down...
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    So Incredibly Stubborn!

    How much exercise is this puppy getting? My concern with a dog of this breed and with this level of stubborn is that their drive is extensive. A dog like this needs to be working both its brain and its body to an intense degree. I have a dog that is of a different breed but very similar level...
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    Cat With Rodents

    Those guys are super cute. More important information, Gerbils can flatten their rib cages and squeeze under the cracks of doors and into vents. They get through incredibly small places. So if they ever do get out and you can't find them look in the places you assume they can't get into. Once...
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    The "what's On Your Mind?" Thread -2019

    My dog has an instagram. lol
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