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Behavior & Training > learning to use dog door.
Cocoa Loco

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Barked: Mon Nov 3, '14 3:58am PST 
I have finally gotten used to the single dog door. Not looking forward to learning to use it as a double.
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Behavior & Training > learning to use dog door.
Cocoa Loco

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Barked: Sun Oct 19, '14 11:17am PST 
I am having a really hard time learning to use our new dog door. (The door is sized for smaller dogs and it opens out to a covered dog run where Bella and I can be safe outside.)

We have had the door for two weeks. One of the flaps has been removed to make it easier for us to learn to use the door. (It is a double flap model) Our person has been using treats and working on getting us to push with our noses to open the flap and go through.

Bella, my little 5 pound friend, learned to go in and out within 48 hours. She zooms in and out all day long.
I however am not making much progress. red face

If I am offered a treat I can push the flap open, after a couple of tries I can come through the flap. (It usually takes 2 to 3 tries for me to get through the flap)

This is the point where Bella figured out she could go in and out and never looked back. However, I will just bark at the flap, cry, scratch....I can't seem to grasp how to use the door.

Any ideas other then continuing to tempt me in and out with treats? I do like to go outside, my person is sure I will enjoy being able to come and go like Bella does if I can just get the hang of independently using the door.
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Puppy Place > Let's Play "Guess My Breed!"

Cocoa Loco

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Barked: Sat Jun 14, '14 8:04am PST 
I'm sure you are part Chi. Your coat look rough, not silky. Maybe part rough jack Russell? What ever you are, you are cuteness personified. way to go
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Dog Health > Slipping Patella, price differences for surgery

Cocoa Loco

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Barked: Fri Jun 6, '14 3:56am PST 
Ewwwwwwwwwwww, I hope his teeth got taken care of eventually. I have had good luck with my local vet (cheaper one) they seem to be pretty progressive and do really well with very small dogs. (I take my two little ones there in Mobile instead of our truly local vet in Citronelle who is a good vet but doesn't seem to do as well with small dogs)

Cocoa's speci alist will deepen the groove in Cocoa's knee, realign his ligament, reattach it with a pin, and he will check his cruciate ligament and put in a suture if it looks strained or weakened by the knee problem.

I suspect the local vet only deepens the groove and does none of the rest of the procedure. I am glad I requested the referral. I plan to stay in Mandeville Louisiana at a B&B while Cocoa has his surgery, hopefully he will be able to go home the next day.
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Dog Health > Slipping Patella, price differences for surgery

Cocoa Loco

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Barked: Thu Jun 5, '14 3:41pm PST 
The funny part is that the local vet referred me. Cocoa's surgeon is a board certified spec ialist.
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Dog Health > Slipping Patella, price differences for surgery
Cocoa Loco

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Barked: Sun Jun 1, '14 7:24am PST 
Cocoa has a level 2 slipping patella. The vet said we could repair it or wait and see. Because of Cocoa's age and athletic tendencies (He spends his days running and jumping like a flea); we decided to get the surgery. He is scheduled for June 19. The surgery will be around $2000, his insurance will pay 3/4 of the cost.

However, I am wondering about the pricing. When I picked up his Trifexis at the local vet (a spec ialist is doing the surgery) the receptionist mentioned that they would to the surgery for $500.

We are not tempted to change, but I am wondering why the price difference.
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Plus Power of the Paw > Cocoa may need to have his knee fixed

Cocoa Loco

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Barked: Tue May 20, '14 6:00am PST 
Hi, we are posting here because the regular forum is too hard to navigate due to all of the spam.

Cocoa has a grade 1 slipping patella in his right leg and a grade 2 in his left. We went to Louisiana yesterday to see a spec ialst. He gave us the pros and cons of doing the surgery and just watching the knee.

I lean toward fixing the knee before Cocoa hurts himself running full out and jumping like a grass hopper but I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has any experience with knee problems and surgery.
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Dogs and a Clean Home > Dogs always ripping stuffing from toys! Help?

Cocoa Loco

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Barked: Wed May 14, '14 1:09pm PST 
I love to destuff toys too. It is how I have fun. I get a lot of lower cost toys, sale toys.....and I have a really good time eviscerating them. If you give a toy to a dog to have fun with, why would you train him not to do what he considers fun?

I have found a few toys that last a little longer, we get the stuffing free toys and then there is no mess when we remove the squeaker. Some stuffed toys for hard chewers last a little longer and we enjoy playing with the empty toys once the horrible squeaker and stuffing is good and dead.
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Dog Health > alternatives to trifexis

Cocoa Loco

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Barked: Wed Apr 30, '14 5:44am PST 
I can't speak about trifexis but we have had really good luck using Comfortis. It is the flea side of trifexis. I am planning to try trifexis after our next HW test.
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Behavior & Training > Messing with me.
Cocoa Loco

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Barked: Sat Dec 14, '13 3:42pm PST 
Bol, I was let outside late at night, did my business and zipped back in the door with some of the gang. I slipped into bed, under the blankets. My person didn't see me come in and didn't realize I was the lump in the bed, she went out to search the yard and the pasture in the rain, it was around 1am. She finally came in to wake up her husband to help search and found us snuggled up together.

big laugh This has occurred on at least 3 occasions, it is wonderful how brown dogs blend into the dark.
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