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Dog Laws & Legislation > Cease selling all prong dog training collars and related abusive devices forever
Koby

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Barked: Fri May 22, '15 3:59am PST 
I used a prong collar on Koby. "Used Correctly", it's an effective "Training Tool". I didn't want to have to use one, but with Koby's aggression, it was a matter of safety. I "had to have complete control of him". I don't use it anymore, but it kept both him and other people safe. I believe the same for the shock collars. I saw a dog go after someone and the collar redirected him and kept him from actually landing a bite. In that case, a shock collar was effective, "as a training tool" and/or as a safety measure.
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Dog Health > Labrador front leg limp
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Barked: Thu May 21, '15 4:00am PST 
You could try low impact exercise, like swimming or walking. Koby has bad hips and he's much worse when he doesn't get exercise. Walking on hard surfaces like sidewalks and streets are hard on the joints. We take him to the local state forest where the ground is softer to walk on. We also gave him a Kiddie pool to play in during the warmer months. Those things keep him mobile and more comfortable overall. Running and jumping make him suffer terribly. Hope that helps. Good Luck!
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Dog Health > Labrador front leg limp

Koby

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Barked: Wed May 20, '15 3:54am PST 
It still could be a soft tissue injury. Koby had one in his front leg and it seemed like it took forever to heal. The most frustrating thing was that it seemed to get better then he would either re-injury it or it would just come back. It was hard, but we kept him on crate rest for a while. After that, he was as good as new. Good Luck.
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Dog Health > Labrador front leg limp

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Barked: Mon May 18, '15 4:05am PST 
Glad he's getting better.
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Dog Health > Is it normal for a dog's coat to change after neutering?

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Barked: Sun May 17, '15 5:03pm PST 
Koby's not a Mutt. There was no choice for his breed, so I have the closest breeds to him. It's in his profile.
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Dog Health > Is it normal for a dog's coat to change after neutering?
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Barked: Sat May 16, '15 5:34am PST 
In general, Koby gets groomed every Sunday by me. Everyone wants to know where I take him, and they are a bit surprised when I say "I do it". My husband says our dogs look like they're "going to Sunday School". It was definitely from being neutered, because he's starting to look like his old self from the supplement changes I made an egg every day. When I posted the original question, he hadn't had a bath for 3 weeks.
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Dog Health > Is it normal for a dog's coat to change after neutering?

Koby

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Barked: Fri May 15, '15 5:12pm PST 
After being on Fish oil for a few weeks, Koby's coat looks much better. Thanks for the advice. way to go
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Dog Laws & Legislation > Neighbor Might Assault My Dog

Koby

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Barked: Wed May 13, '15 6:36pm PST 
If you have a smart phone, you can video tape anything that you see her do that's out of line. Although, I'm not sure what the laws are regarding video taping. You might want to find out just in case, so you don't get arrested. You might be able to set up a camera & DVR and record your yard on the side where she lives. That really doesn't stop her from harassing your dog, but at least you could have some proof if it's needed. I would also keep a log of all the incidents, date, time and what it was she did. I would also check your yard periodically for anything she might throw over your fence that could hurt him. I'm not trying to scare you, but people throw harmful things within dogs' reach all the time. I wish I had some better advice, but unfortunately, I'm pretty sure nothing can be done until something actually happens. That's totally unfortunate. Meanwhile, if you haven't already, I would get your dog CGC certified (Canine Good Citizenship Certified). That way, if she tried to lie about anything that your dog did/didn't do, you have that piece of paper to prove his obedience and good manners. I wish I had more/better advice. Good Luck and please keep us posted. hug
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Choosing the Right Dog > How are Japanese Mastiffs?

Koby

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Barked: Sun May 10, '15 7:21am PST 
Since you have 2 small children and other small animals, I would look for a different breed. The Tosa (Japanese Mastiff) was originally breed as a fighting dog, according to a few websites I was on (esp. this one- http://www.bulldoginformation.com/Tosa-inu.html). I could be wrong, maybe someone else can jump in. Esp. since you have an Akita mix, I think you should look for a dog that's a bit more easy going. The things you have going on in your house are the very things they warn against. Think about the dog where it would end up if it doesn't work out. Good Luck in your search.
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Dog Health > Cushings disease?
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Barked: Fri May 8, '15 3:56am PST 
Hopefully, Scruffy will see this post and offer some advice. She has extensive experience with kidney issues. hug
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