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Food & Nutrition > Changing from 2 meals a day to 1?
Banjo

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Barked: Fri Apr 19, '13 4:11pm PST 
We have already cut his portion sizes down a fair bit. Right now he gets 1/2 cup bisuits in the morning and 1 cup of biscuits + chicken wing or mince at night. But he pretty much gets all of our food scraps everyday like toast, meat cut offs, dinner left overs ect. I just feel like he doesnt need the meal in the morning anymore with the amount of food he is getting but I dont want to completely cut out a meal.
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Food & Nutrition > Changing from 2 meals a day to 1?
Banjo

Little rascal
 
 
Barked: Fri Apr 19, '13 2:02pm PST 
So Banjo has been an only dog for about 8 months now and since he lost his companion he just doesnt get that play time anymore. He still gets walks but since the play time has stopped he has started gaining some weight. He was always a very lean dog and has always had 2 meals a day but now that he's gaining weight he just doesnt need two meals a day. We've cut down portions in the morning but because he's always had a meal in the morning I dont want to just take that away. Any ideas on a snack I could give him in the morning so he still gets to eat something but not a whole meal?
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Behavior & Training > Hes scared of everything!

Banjo

Little rascal
 
 
Barked: Mon Nov 5, '12 2:45pm PST 
Banjo has always been a fearful dog but it wasnt so bad because he always had his friend Shandi which I think gave him alot more confidence. Sadly in August we lost Shandi very suddenly when she was hit by a car and passed away. Banjo has never been on his own and it has taken a toll on him.

He's past the grieving stage now and back to his normal self. But he has changed alot. He gets crazy excited when we get home now after being out. He's alot more clingy and pretty much all over you. I understand why he's like this now and it doesnt bother me. But the one thing thats changed is his fear level. He's terrified of everything! I mean everything. A water bottle, a plate, most noises, his food bowl. The other day we tried to give him left over spaghetti and he was terrified of it. He'd grab some out of his bowl and run away then eat it. Given this was right after we had a snake in our yard but still. He was scared of food.

Since he's been on his own he's just become scared of everything and Im not really sure what to do. I know him having a friend would help but he's dog aggressive which makes it difficult.I know he could get along with another dog but it'd have to be a dog with a specific personality. Any tips of how to help him work through his fear issues? He's not scared of one specific thing he's scared of pretty much everything.
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Puppy Place > Puppy Biting - whats normal, whats not?

Banjo

Little rascal
 
 
Barked: Thu Oct 18, '12 4:01pm PST 
Banjo was really bad with biting when he was younger. What I did was redirected using a toy. When he'd bite I'd make a high pitched sound then offer him a toy to play with/chew on and when he started biting the toy id give him alot of praise. He caught on really quickly and instead of biting he turned into a massive licker because he knew he couldnt bite haha. That method worked really well for me. Smacking the dog on the bum or the nose or where ever isnt going to result in anything positive. More than anything it would probably make the dog fearful.
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Choosing the Right Dog > What breeds is SweetPea?

Banjo

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Barked: Sun Sep 30, '12 11:35pm PST 
Its hard to tell from the photos. Looks like she might have some Husky in her possibly. Whatever she is she's adorable.
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Behavior & Training > Why do dogs bury food?
Banjo

Little rascal
 
 
Barked: Sun Sep 30, '12 5:04pm PST 
I was just curious as to why dogs bury food? Banjo has always had issues with food aggression and usually eats his food straight away. Hes 3 years old now and Ive never seen him bury any food. His companion passed away about a month ago now. Ive noticed that since hes been on his own hes started burrying food in the backyard instead of eating it which is extremely odd behaviour for him. I was just wondering why dogs bury food?
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Puppy Place > Determining Adult Size of a Puppy

Banjo

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Barked: Thu Sep 13, '12 3:08pm PST 
Generally you can tell how big a dog will be by the size of their paws. The bigger the paws the bigger the dog will be.
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Choosing the Right Dog > Opinion on this breeder?

Banjo

Little rascal
 
 
Barked: Tue Sep 11, '12 5:53pm PST 
Thank you everyone for responding. Im just doing research right now and finding out more about this breeder. You've definitely given me some great questions I can ask. I know there are a few decent golden breeders down in Brisbane but a. I cant really afford to fly a puppy up and b. Banjo is dog aggressive which is the main reason I dont want to fly a puppy up and just bring it home. I want him to meet the puppy on neutral ground first and see how he reacts. I think he'll be less threatened by a puppy than an adult dog.
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Choosing the Right Dog > Opinion on this breeder?

Banjo

Little rascal
 
 
Barked: Thu Sep 6, '12 11:12pm PST 
I dont plan on getting another dog for a while but I recently discovered a golden breeder in my area. The only breeder near me. Where I live Goldens are very rare and you usually have to get them shipped from another state. This breeder is fairly new. They've only had one litter and been running for about a year. They dont have a website yet so I sent them an email and here was what I got back.

Hi,
Sorry it has taken me a little while to reply. We don't have a website yet but in the near future I will create one....

We have started to show our dogs, however things have been a little busy in the last month. We will resume again very soon. We also take them to obedience classes however we do not enter obedience trials. Its more for general behaviour training for our dogs and socialisation. Health tests, we undergo are hip, elbows, heart and eyes. The dogs general health like vaccination heart worming etc of our breeding dogs is all upto date as well. The breeds average for the hip scores is 12 and our bitch is 4. Our male is yet to be done however when he is a year old this will be done. The lower the score the better. We are intending on breeding again in November. So pups will be ready about Feb 2013. Providing everything goes well we will breed six months after this litter. After this we will not breed for some time. We currently have 2 dogs (Male and female) and we will be keeping a pup from our next litter as well as adding another pup later down the track to create our next generation of show dogs.

The pups will be born in ......, and we will be breeding from a male in Brisbane. We are a registered Breeder with the Canine Councial Control of Queensland and the pups will be registered. We haven't been breeding for a long time however have had goldens for quite some time. It has only been in the last year that we have started to breed and show our dogs. We aim to produce high quality dogs that are a golden colour, have a well balanced head (we like the finer head rather then the wider/ stronger ones) and have an exceptional nature.

A golden makes a great family pet. They are loyal and a very easy going breed. Do a little background research on the breed just so you know exactly what you are looking for. You are quite welcome to send me an email if you have any other question. I'm more then happy to answer them.

I've taken out suburb names just for privacy reasons. So what do you think of that reply? Any additional questions I should be asking? I know their is a byb of goldens in my area but I dont plan on getting a puppy from them. I really want a good quality breeder.
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Puppy Place > How often do you take your puppy out to pee?
Banjo

Little rascal
 
 
Barked: Mon Sep 3, '12 5:05pm PST 
Every dog potty trains at different speeds. I think you should take your dog our as many times as they need. You said she peed right next to the door. Maybe she was standing at the door wanting to go out but because you were in a different room you didnt see her. Sounds like she knew she needed to go outside but couldnt hold it any longer. Like you said training her to indicate when she needs to go would help alot. Maybe after her accident take her out every 1.5 hours so there arent any more accidents.
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