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Choosing the Right Dog > Opinions on This Papillion Breeder
Sugar

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Barked: Fri Aug 1, '14 1:00pm PST 
Hi pups! It has been a looonnggg time since I visited. wave

I was offered a Papillion puppy by this breeder, and I was wondering your opinions. I declined her generous offer, as I prefer to rescue, but I have been trying to determine how reputable of a breeder this is. I noticed they aren't very specific on their health testing. I didn't know much about Papillions before, but it turns out they are awesome agility dogs and have great personalities. I think one day I will try and rescue one. Of course, the mutts always steal my heart the moment I walk into the shelter. smile So, what do you think? I am trying to be a better judge of dog breeders and figured this is a good place to start.

http://www.playfulpapillons.com/our-papillons.html
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Dog Health > Rotten Tooth-vet said okay to leave it?
Sabrina

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Barked: Fri Jul 26, '13 5:55pm PST 
Hi guys,

It has been a long time since I have posted here. Today we went to our vet (who practices holistic and coonventional medicine) for a heartworm test and med refill. I also decided to ask him about one of Sabrina's teeth, which is rotted and and barely hanging on. Her other teeth are not bad, as her bully sticks keep tarter at bay. However, this one was already damaged and not in good shape. He looked at her tooth and said it a small, minor one and we could just let it fall out on its own. He also offered to pull it out and give her a full cleaning, but he doesn't know if it is really needed. Would you have the tooth puled, or leave it be. Thank you!
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Food & Nutrition > New puppy not eating

Sugar

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Barked: Tue Jan 22, '13 6:08pm PST 
Thanks guys! She ate fine this morning and seems fine. We actually found her owners, but they basically are either going to let us keep her or give her away to someone else. They said she has never been to the vet and only had one "puppy shot" at home. If we keep her, she will be going to the vet very soon.
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Food & Nutrition > New puppy not eating

Sugar

Ooh ooh, can we- PLEASE go on a- walk!
 
 
Barked: Mon Jan 21, '13 1:51pm PST 
We recently found a pointer mix puppy on the side of the road. We haven't found her owners yet, and are considering keeping her. We found her in the evening on 1/15. She is older (we are guessing anywhere from 5-8 months), so she has just been eating the TOTW we had for our dogs. She loved it and ate plenty until last night. She ate some pieces of cheese for training at about nine last night but ignored her usual dinner. This morning she still wouldn't eat it. I mixed her dry food with some 4-health canned food we have had in the cupboard for a while and she hardly sniffed it. I can't think of anything she could have eaten that would male her sick. Any advice? I am getting worried!
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» There has since been 3 posts. Last posting by Sugar, Jan 22 6:08 pm


Puppy Place > Resident dog doesn't like new puppy.

Sabrina

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Barked: Sun Jan 20, '13 6:57pm PST 
Thank you! Today I thought they were making a lot of progress. We went on a two mile walk together, took them swimming in the pond, and played fetch with them (two diff. people with 2 diff. toys). Sabrina seemed less tense and was actually letting her sniff her a little. Then, out of no where Sabrina just attacked her. frown I was cutting an orange in the kitchen and didn't notice them both with their heads behind my sisters legs in the corner, trying to get a piece of food. I am pretty sure Sabrina bit her in the face, and I immediately grabbed the puppy (she was closer) and pulled her away. Sabrina was biting her back leg and the puppy was trying to reach around and bite her.My sister picked Sabrina up and put her outside. Afterwards, both dogs were fine but I am afraid to put them together again. The puppy is in the garage for now, and I guess she will sleep in her crate tonight. It is so discouraging to see this after they made so much progress tonight. Maybe with times they will get along better? I really like her, but if they continue to fight, I know of a few local rescues who run through foster programs. I would rather not do that, but I am feeling so conflicted right now. Since yesterday, she has already learned sit, down, and watch me. I am falling in love fast!
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Puppy Place > Resident dog doesn't like new puppy.
Sabrina

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Barked: Sat Jan 19, '13 4:42pm PST 
A few days ago we found a pointer/pit mix puppy on the side of the road. Since then, we have not found her owners. We plan to have her scanned for a microchip, but we get the feeling that she was dumped. Anyway, if we end up keeping her I am worried about how her and Sabrina will get along. Sugar and her are already pretty much best buds, but Sabrina can get very tense around her. It is worst when Sabrina has a toy, I am trying to pet them both, or if the puppy is trying to play. I can always tell when their tails go stiff and strait,they just stare at each other, and Sabrina sometimes starts to raise her hackles a little. Usually I try to diffuse the tension by calling them to me with a happy voice and separating them. However, Sabrina is only 11 pounds, and at about 6 months (a guess) the puppy is already about 20-25lbs. Is there any way I can help them get along? When they first met, they were great, but I cannot have 2 fighting dogs in the house. I know female dogs usually do not get along the best, but Sugar's submissive personality and Sabrina's more dominant demeanor always worked out fine. Sugar and Sabrina are both spayed and the puppy will be if we end up keeping her. She is a really awesome dog with us. Smart, gentle, playful, and no prey drive for our chickens. I am just starting to have my doubts though, and I was wondering if there is any way to help them get along. Thank you! smile
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Behavior & Training > Analee is getting sassy, what do I do?

Sugar

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Barked: Sat Jan 12, '13 3:58pm PST 
Sugar is about 12 years old, and her and Sabrina both usually sleep in the garage during summer. They have plenty of nice beds and blankets, fresh water, and that's where they are fed in the mornings. It is a good temperature and they are free to go outside to go potty or scare off any chicken-snatching raccoons as they please. However, in winter they are allowed to sleep upstairs because it gets too cold. Sugar usually has no issue going downstairs with me any other time, in fact, they usually follow me where ever I go. But as soon as Fall comes, when we call her to go to bed, she will turn her head from us and try to look as pathetic and helpless as she possibly can. After some coaxing or a biscuit she usually can be convinced, although there have been a few times where I had to physically pick her up. She has never growled or snapped at us though, and we have always used positive reinforcement. I guess she just wants to see if she can get her way. shrug
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Choosing the Right Dog > Favorite Doodle?

Sugar

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Barked: Sun Nov 25, '12 1:51pm PST 
It's hard for me to have a favorite "doodle" when they are all a bunch of overpriced mutts from money-grubbing backyard breeders. I wonder what they will come up with next. silenced
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Senior Dogs > Things That Make Your Senior Young Again

Sugar

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Barked: Sun Nov 25, '12 9:21am PST 
Sugar will sleep almost all day at, and she is (about) 11 1/2 years old. However, a nice walk, a bully stick, an RMB, treats, and a quality time with her people really cheer her up. It is sad to watch her walk stiffly after waking up, or sleep so much. After almost losing her last year to marijuana poisoning (from our wonderful (sarcasm) neighbors when she got out, long story), I really learned to treasure every moment. Now Sabrina too is 6 1/2, but she is still very active. I love my elderly doggies!
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Food & Nutrition > Is ToTW really the best?
Sugar

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Barked: Wed Nov 21, '12 5:31pm PST 
Our dogs eat TOTW. I rotate between all the flavors, and they do well on them all. They are eating High Prairie right now, but they like Pacific Stream the best. Sugar's allergies have disappeared, and for almost 12, she has a lot of energy. My only complaint is that if I don't feed them yogurt for a few days, they start to get very gassy.

I don't think it is the *best*, but it's a very good quality food for a very reasonable price. Only $34 here for a large bag. It works for us!
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