Archive for November 3rd, 2008

The Adventures of Spot – Spot’s Windy Day

It’s a windy day, and Spot wants to fly his kite. He has some trouble getting it airborne, and eventually it gets stuck in a tree, too high for him to reach. Suddenly a hat, blown by the wind, lands on his head! It belongs to Mr Kangaroo, who retrieves Spot’s kite from the tree. Spot tries to fly the kite again, and this time it goes soaring into the air! Series 1 episode 12. First broadcast on 16th July 1987. en.wikipedia.org catalogue.bbc.co.uk www.tv.com
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Question by Wintergirl: What does this mean as far as my dog’s “dog aggression” issue?
I’ve noticed that my German Shepherd (who is dog aggressive) is only aggressive on walks to other dogs who are tense or agitated, straining like crazy on their owner’s leash, hyper, etc. The dogs who walk by us who are calm and casually walking straight ahead she has no problem with. What does this mean??? (I’m in the process of hiring a trainer for her aggression problem)

Best answer:

Answer by gin
Its a posturing issue. He’s fine with the relaxed dogs because they’re not exhibiting any signs that they’re challenging his authority.

My dog is a quiet posturer. He’s never barked, growled, lunged or given any sign that he’s a problem… to the untrained eye. But, he gets slightly tense, his ears go back just a bit and he makes eye contact. That does it. The other dog goes nuts. I can’t say that my dog is aggressive, but he brings out the worst in other dogs. He doesn’t even want to fight- he just likes making a scene.

My rotten little instigator.

Good luck with the trainer!

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What “chain” dog training service is best?

Question by Linds08: What “chain” dog training service is best?
My husband and I got a Bichon / Toy Poodle mix and would like to get her some training. There are a couple businesses that are offered in the U.S. like BarkBusters.com & BetterDog.com Does anyone have any information/reviews/suggestion if these places are worth the money? They are a little costly! Or if you have any suggestion of services they would be greatlu appreciated! We live in Southeast Michigan. Thanks in advance!

Best answer:

Answer by Read More Books!
That really can’t be answered. Every trainer is different no matter what company their from. Do your research and find a trainer that works best for you and your dog…good luck!

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Question by Sir Hoochalot: Do the results of “dog breed selectors” actually match what breed(s) you have?
The Animal Planet one is a good one. Do you results match what breed(s) you actually have?

http://animal.discovery.com/breedselector/dogselectorindex.do

Mine don’t. Greyhound, Golden Retriever and Wheaten Terriers are the ones that usually come up in my results but I have a Staffy cross (though I’ve always loved Goldens). One test actually told me bully breeds were the breeds I should avoid. Me and my boy do ok together so I guess it proves such tests are too simplistic not be relied on completely, certainly not over real research. Great as a guide, but I don’t think you should base your choice on what breed to get on one of these tests fully. They were wrong about me.
KellyO, that’s basically what I have just said. Did I not say in my question that those tests are not to be relied upon? I just want to know whether people have the breeds that, according to the test, they’re supposed to have.
It seems to me people are not reading the whole question here.

Best answer:

Answer by KellyO
The breed selecter is just a general guideline. It gives you an idea of what may suit you based on the information you put in. If you live in an apartment and have a sedentary life style, but love Golden Retreivers, the program won’t pick that up.

It’s a good place to start, but nothing replaces doing your own research – or even asking questions here on Yahoo.

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Folic Acid/Fish Oil Vitamins Good For My Dog?

Question by smile!: Folic Acid/Fish Oil Vitamins Good For My Dog?
I have a little Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Roxy and as I was taking my vitamins this evening, I dropped my fish oil and folic acid vitamins on the floor and Roxy gobbled them right up, and that is when a light bulb turned on in my head!

Would it be safe for her to have these vitamins in human doses?
Maybe half a pill every day? I want her coat to look and feel great. She doesn’t have any health problems. What are some other good vitamins would you recommend?

Oh and I don’t want people to get shitty about how I am “giving her PEOPLE vitamins”
The last time I checked, folic acid IS folic acid, whether or not it is put in dog vitamins or if you got it from walmart for yourself. I don’t feel like spending 25 bucks on a month supply of vitamins for my dog.

Thanks! ^_^

Best answer:

Answer by oekaki2003
Don’t give your human vitamins to dogs. In high doses, a vitamin becomes a poison. They make special vitamins for dogs in different dosages than the amount taken by humans. Your veterinarian will sell you some if you talk to him/her. Fish oil and vitamin E are common supplements given to dogs to improve the quality of their coat. My mom feeds eggs occasionally to her dogs, too, because she swears it makes their fur shinier.

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