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  1. I don't believe that they train each other or...

    I don't believe that they train each other or teach each other behaviors.. I do believe that they pick up on anxiety from humans in a given situation and this conditions a response.. A good example...
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    I would rate you as agreed but have to spread...

    I would rate you as agreed but have to spread around some rep, but you are right.. I forgot to add that you must be in charge and the dog must view you as in charge for corrections to have an effect.
  3. Dogs do things for a reason, not just out of the...

    Dogs do things for a reason, not just out of the blue... for a yin there is a yang... and so forth... look closely into what you are or are not doing.. There is something or a trigger that is making...
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    Thanks I will... Begone, scurry away now... back...

    Thanks I will... Begone, scurry away now... back to the soccer field, and all the other moms...
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    Don't understand the question...

    Don't understand the question...
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    When he begins to go into this mode give him a...

    When he begins to go into this mode give him a stern correction of Ah or No and continue until he is calm.. and check the leash.. Once he is calm.. give him praise...
  7. Ok, First and foremost the dog does not...

    Ok,
    First and foremost the dog does not fear the smell of lamb... The dog may have a negative association with the smell but there is no instinctual reason for a dog to fear cooking lambs...
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    My dogs I have 5 I only feed once a day in the...

    My dogs I have 5 I only feed once a day in the evening and the do fine. But Ruby is more than likely correct in her response..
  9. Found a link talking about garlic powder and...

    Found a link talking about garlic powder and fleas

    Hood River Organic Seed Garlic - Garlic for Pets - Garlic, Softneck, Hardneck
  10. Question: Diarrhea

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    What is his diet? I have noticed that some soft...

    What is his diet? I have noticed that some soft foods or holistic varieties will give them mucous covered soft stool.. Is he on commercial dry chow? Is he getting enough fiber in his diet to keep his...
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    Well if she is drinking that is a good sign, as...

    Well if she is drinking that is a good sign, as for lack of appetite she could just be not feeling well.. At that age they have up days and down days... I would really worry unless there was a good...
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    All I have to say is for those to POLITICALLY...

    All I have to say is for those to POLITICALLY CORRECT INDIVIDUALS in here, that did not have the intestenal fortitude to actually speak their mind, notice that I PAWSDOGDAYCARE got mentioned as...
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    Then I would summize that it is highly likely...

    Then I would summize that it is highly likely that "nature found a way", If there was any time that she was left unatended in the presence of a male dog or if she eloped on her own recently it is...
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    The reason that a dog does not urinate in the...

    The reason that a dog does not urinate in the house, is the very same reason that they do not urinate in a crate.. They have a natural instinct to not deficate or urinate in their den... Me thinks...
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    Usually with vet prescribed de-wormings your dog...

    Usually with vet prescribed de-wormings your dog will be worm free within a week... As part of our business (Dog Daycare) we are always watching poop (30-40 times a day) and occasionally a clients...
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    I would say the swollen breasts would be a good...

    I would say the swollen breasts would be a good sign.. was she recently in heat?
  17. You should also not have it in your bedroom at...

    You should also not have it in your bedroom at night, you should leave it crated until it gets this problem under control... Labmans advice was spot on..
  18. Don't think that it would increase appetite,...

    Don't think that it would increase appetite, however it is suppposed to be good at lessing parasites, such as fleas and ticks.. never tried it but know a few people that swear by it as a flea...
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    If your in this forum asking for opinions from...

    If your in this forum asking for opinions from total strangers regarding your inability to get some then yes it is sad... If you are proactively seeking to change your situation but have just been...
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    If he is actually trying to initiate human to...

    If he is actually trying to initiate human to human contact with another dude while his girl watches.. I sugest that she go to the fire department and get some HALON, cause he's a flamer..
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    He's just looking for a booty call..

    He's just looking for a booty call..
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    Very intuitive and I give you credit on your...

    Very intuitive and I give you credit on your knowledge of the breed, and knowing about their natural suspicion of strangers. I have had and worked with numerous Aussies in my career both in herding...
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    Ah don't worry about it, he's probably knocking...

    Ah don't worry about it, he's probably knocking down some hot foreign chic on his business trip..

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    Wire haired breeds don't shed, are intellegent,...

    Wire haired breeds don't shed, are intellegent, and small, but need exercise, every dog needs exercise... for their own benefit and happyness... unless you plan on hiring a dog walker.. you could...
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    And we are supposed to just coddle people... This...

    And we are supposed to just coddle people... This is a forum where we speak our minds, what I said is more than likely true... and just because I had the sack to say it doesn't mean that you should...
  26. Agreed, dog is in sick... go to vet..

    Agreed, dog is in sick... go to vet..
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    Place your hands on the top of the dogs snout...

    Place your hands on the top of the dogs snout with the index and middle finger on one side and your thumb on the other... Press inwards causing the mouth to open.. with other hand push pill into back...
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    Crate Training is the way to go.

    Crate Training is the way to go.
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    I heard that you could use Dawn Dish Soap, I...

    I heard that you could use Dawn Dish Soap, I believe that labman already referenced the appropriate previous posts.
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    Nothing like a good dog from the pound.. I have 4...

    Nothing like a good dog from the pound.. I have 4 dogs, a rotty mix, two Aussies, and a chocolate lab.. All well behaved and xcellent dogs.. However the best guard/watch dog is my female Aussie...
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    Ah don't worry about it, he's probably knocking...

    Ah don't worry about it, he's probably knocking down some hot foreign chic on his business trip..
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    Ok I'm lost, you invented a rule of thumb? The 30...

    Ok I'm lost, you invented a rule of thumb? The 30 minute thing? It's been around for years.. Hey... did you know Al Gore invented the Internet? Are you two related? Me thinks maybe... ...
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    I aggee you should contact your vet and describe...

    I aggee you should contact your vet and describe the problem to them.
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    Let her no that this behavior is unacceptable,...

    Let her no that this behavior is unacceptable, Don't baby them too much but you need to understand what kind of dog that you really have.. what is it's natural personality.. some dogs may never...
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    Interesting, I would give her about half as much...

    Interesting, I would give her about half as much food as you are giving her and feed her more frequently.. perhaps she is just gourging herself and that is the cause of the vomiting issue.
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    Dogs are oportunistic eaters and as such will eat...

    Dogs are oportunistic eaters and as such will eat basically anything that looks tasty.. You said she vomited straw.. do you have a barn on your premises or nearby with tasty cowpies or horse poo... (...
  37. Ask your vet for a recommendation, my opinion...

    Ask your vet for a recommendation, my opinion would be puppy chow at 4-6 weeks..
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    Agreed, Parvo is a life threatening condition....

    Agreed, Parvo is a life threatening condition. The problem with a combination of vomiting and diarrhea is dehydration, and a puppy can be affected by this much easier than a larger dog.. Get her to...
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    Absolutely normal, they will fall out and be...

    Absolutely normal, they will fall out and be replaced just like people teeth...
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    As long as you don't have anything in the area...

    As long as you don't have anything in the area that you plan to gate off that you consider valuable... (puppy proof everything), and anything you leave will be chewed, peed on or otherwise maimed if...
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    It may be much easier to teach the puppy to deal...

    It may be much easier to teach the puppy to deal with the cat, than the cat to deal with the puppy... ideally you would want to start working with the puppy now and give the "ahh or scold when he...
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    It's 11 weeks old, this is a natural part of...

    It's 11 weeks old, this is a natural part of puppy hood, and you will probably have to deal with this until he is 4 months old or so... Puppies don't have a lot of control... especially when they are...
  43. Agree, get her to the vet... She is getting up in...

    Agree, get her to the vet... She is getting up in age for her breed and may start to have a myriad of various health conditions...
  44. Agreee exercise her and get the bowels moving,...

    Agreee exercise her and get the bowels moving, Also begin crate training her, i.e... leaving her in the crate until it is time to go out and potty... A good rule of thumb is 30 minutes for every...
  45. Question: Dog Scared

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    I would also welcome any comments on my...

    I would also welcome any comments on my explanation of the personalities..
  46. Question: Dog Scared

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    Another thing that you might want to consider is...

    Another thing that you might want to consider is what is the basic personality of the dog. So Dogs are naturally shy while others are not.. I have actually written a good bit about the subject and...
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    Uncooked bones are usually not a problem, while...

    Uncooked bones are usually not a problem, while cooked bones may fragment and cause injury...
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    Agree Go Vet Now!!

    Agree Go Vet Now!!
  49. Question: Guard Dog

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    I think the correct answer is, what exactly are...

    I think the correct answer is, what exactly are you looking for a guard dog or a watch dog? Most any breed will make an excellent watch dog, even a nice Chocolate Lab with it's deep bark will disuade...
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    Depressed? Perhaps you are humanizing the dog...

    Depressed? Perhaps you are humanizing the dog just a bit. It is more than likely pack behavior and his way of adjusting to this new situation. Some dogs tend to withdrawl when a new pack member comes...
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