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Dog Laws & Legislation > Vietnam: Make It Illegal to Torture an Animal
Opheila

It ain't over- till the fat- kitty sings
 
 
Barked: Thu Mar 12, '15 8:47pm PST 
It is horrible how in the Arab countries dogs are seen as equal to roaches as pests, in some countries they might be lunch. Just for a moment...in America, I work for a big box hardware store. Many customers are looking for the most effective way of killing rats and mice. I also work for a big box pet store and have rats as companion animals at home. Do you see how confusing this can be? The best food for healthy rats and mice. Knowing how intelligent rats are in comparison to how fast they can breach a garbage can? It's the animal, it's the culture.
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Choosing the Right Dog > Bullmastiff protection question
Opheila

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Barked: Thu Mar 12, '15 8:35pm PST 
I would say if your pup is over 60lb that's all the defense you need. Sophie is terrified of human strangers. But people will cross the street to avoid her face to face. Especially with bully mixes or mastiff mixes, just from a visual standpoint...bad guys will not come near your home.
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Other Barks & Woofs > SPAM, Poop, & Morlocks

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Barked: Tue Feb 17, '15 8:59pm PST 
I'm curious, haven't been here in a dog's age but saw that Dogster is taking over Dog Fancy...did they get rid of the durned spambots or what?
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Behavior & Training > Dangerous Dogs Indeed...

Opheila

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Barked: Sun Jun 15, '14 9:55am PST 
Yes you made a good point there. All the breeds on the list are not for first time dog owners no matter how well meaning they might be. And also yes despite the fact that even a cocker spaniel will attack if you beat it bad enough...a bigger stronger dog is going to more damage. I just hate seeing bullies on another **** list. Like you say most people can't identify an actual pit bull, it's usually subjective. It also turns into journalistic shorthand...dog attack...pitbull...and it was a big headed akita mix...just sad.
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Puppy Place > Let's Play "Guess My Breed!"

Opheila

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Barked: Sat Jun 14, '14 12:31pm PST 
I definitely see chi, I am kissing my computer screenlittle angel
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Puppy Place > Third time seeing neighbor's dog loose...any advice..?
Opheila

It ain't over- till the fat- kitty sings
 
 
Barked: Thu Jun 12, '14 6:41pm PST 
I agree, in this situation you might be able to reason with these people somehow. You're worried about their dogs, you're worried about your dogs, and maybe you can find a way to work together.
I just hate electric fences...
There are people down the way that have one up to the sidewalk line. It's facing a busy street and there are wild critters around here too. We have to avoid that block and that poor dog is a sitting duck.
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Dog Laws & Legislation > Outback Steak Restaurant in Cumming Georgia Defends dog locked in Hot Car

Opheila

It ain't over- till the fat- kitty sings
 
 
Barked: Thu Jun 12, '14 12:52pm PST 
That's outrageous...where we live if you leave a dog in a car even on a cool day and someone reports it the police come, animal control comes, they open your car or truck, take custody of the dog, and give you a lecture on why you don't leave critters in the car, and then a huge fine besides.
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Behavior & Training > Help! My dog suddenly hates me, wont behave, and is snappy!

Opheila

It ain't over- till the fat- kitty sings
 
 
Barked: Thu Jun 5, '14 4:39pm PST 
Oh my, I'm sorry this is happening to you. You answered my question so let me try to help you. The first thing I would tell you to do is call your vet first thing tomorrow. If it is something physical you want to get it taken care of before it gets worse. Pain can make critters snappy certainly.
If it isn't something definitely physical then a behaviorist. It sounds like somebody needs some retraining, you have to get the upper hand again. And you will...Hugs and best of luck!
PS I know it's hard when our babies get defiant. But really don't take it personally. You can get this behavior turned around, believe in yourself.
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Behavior & Training > Interview Tomorrow-Need Training Buzzwords

Opheila

It ain't over- till the fat- kitty sings
 
 
Barked: Thu Jun 5, '14 3:29pm PST 
Thank you Faith, you gave me some good ideas to work with. My training experience with my dogs is more cause and effect. If you do what I tell you to do you get yummies and tushy rubs, if you don't listen to me I can talk like Joe Pescilaugh out loud
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Behavior & Training > I really need help with my stubborn bulldog!
Opheila

It ain't over- till the fat- kitty sings
 
 
Barked: Wed Jun 4, '14 6:45pm PST 
Since our dogs came to us as adults I don't know the stages of puppyhood. But from what I understand dogs go through an adolescence where they test boundaries. Also two hallmarks of bulldogs as a breed in general, strong and stubborn. Even when well-trained and easygoing...strong and stubborn.
Others can give you training advice. I would seriously suggest strength training. I got my present job the same year we adopted Callie. The daily heavy lifting has given me the muscle to handle both dogs much easier. Sophie used to pull me off my feet! It will get easier as your dog gets older too.
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