Archive for November, 2008

23 Arrested In dog fighting ring

23 Arrested In dog fighting ring
Nine dogs rescued after Police bust the biggest dog fighting operation they’ve seen in Indy Indianapolis police say they’ve busted the biggest dog fighting operation they’ve ever seen. Nearly two dozen people were arrested and nine dogs rescued in the 3000 block of West 60th Street just after 10:30 on Friday night.
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What is a “false pregnancy” is a dog?

Question by Tiffany G: What is a “false pregnancy” is a dog?

Best answer:

Answer by SmartStuff
where the dog is in heat and you think that the mating process took, (but it didn’t)

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Question by alias boxer: Do you ever run into conflict with others because of your “dog knowledge”?
I know it’s got to happen with others besides myself. Either with friends, family, or new acquaintances… do you ever get into conversations about dogs and end up sharing knowledge or giving sincere advice that offends the other person? Ever talked to someone about something dog-related, where you just had to keep your mouth shut in order to keep the conversation polite, or when you just plain can’t hold your tongue? Please share with me because I’d hate to be the only one that goes through this!

For instance, my mom has a 1 yr old “maltepoo” (whom she rescued, thank goodness) who barks at EVERYTHING. When this first started, I offered to help her with training, told her how to handle the barking, printed out articles from the internet that covered this topic… I felt like she refused to listen to me. One suggestion I made was to use a squirt bottle of water on the dog when she barked too much. My mom acted like it was cruel to get her wet all the time. A week later she bought the dog a shock collar (which she has never used, thank God). ???? Electric shock is more humane than a spray of water???? I just don’t get it.

A month ago I ran into a lady with a 1 yr old lab mix from a shelter. She told me that the dog was being fed “expensive food” (Science Diet) when she got it as a puppy, so she continues to buy that for her, and THAT is what keeps her coat so shiny. I kept my mouth shut for that one.

Just an hour ago I met someone at a friend’s house who is looking to breed his 2 yr old English Bulldog b*tch. This came up as I was telling everyone about my new puppy-sitting job with a 14-wk-old English Bulldog pup (male). When he said he had a female for breeding, I told him that the puppy I’m caring for is deaf. He said “So?” I said “It’s genetic.” He said, “Who cares?” So we got into it, and he ended up walking away from me without a word. What would you have done?
Thanks everyone for your replies.

I have learned, after many heated arguments with loved ones, that it’s best to keep my mouth shut. I’ve gotten into it with BF, my parents, my extended family, friends…. and finally given up. My mom’s “maltepoo” still drives her absolutely insane (I actually just gave her the “OK” on a new collar that vibrates instead of shocks, just to avoid a fight) and my BF is finally soaking in the reality of my “cancer trip” (when recently I did a lot or research on cancer in dogs after finding out that Caney is genetically predisposed to hemangiosarcoma). A few months ago when I was reading about cancer and sharing with BF and the roommate, they thought I was nuts. Two days ago Creek was diagnosed with a MCT. Wasn’t so crazy after all, was I??
As for the guy tonight — I explained to him how hard bulldogs are to breed, often requiring artificial insemination and C-sections. He said that “not all of them need that.” ?? OK I said, that’s true, not all of them need that. BUT it’s still risky. Then I asked him if he loved his dog. He said “yes.” I told him that breeding her would risk her life, and that breeding should be done out of love for the breed, NOT love for ones dog. Then I went on about my boxers, how wonderful and beautiful they are, and how I STILL would never put them through that (because I love them, because they haven’t been health tested or shown, etc). THAT is when he walked away, claiming that he had also done research that I had done, but still disagreed with what I was saying.

One last thing — his main reason for breeding her was because his family wanted a puppy from her. UGH.

Best answer:

Answer by Wheaten Mom
If they ask, I’ll answer.

Otherwise, it’s like kids, no one wants to listen to advice.

I would have had a hard time with the breeding question- I mean for gosh sakes he’s putting his own dog at risk. (not even to mention the genetics of the thing!)

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Dog training row breaks out: Should we dominate or treat them as equals?

Dog training row breaks out: Should we dominate or treat them as equals?
One side insists it is fine to pin dogs to the ground in an ‘alpha roll’, while other trainers are fierce advocates of the more modern technique of ‘positive rewarding’.
Read more on Daily Mail

Four-legged service
Get FREE Daily Headlines by email! Marcie Davis remembers exactly the day her life changed for the better. It was the day she got Ramona, her first service dog.
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Faith The Dog

An amazing story of a two legged dog.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Anne Heche, Denis Leary, Willie Nelson, Kirsten Dunst, William H. Macy, Woody Harrelson. Directed by Barry Levinson. Release Date: 17 December 1997
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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.
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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