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Sports & Agility > Building a home lure course
Naya

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Barked: Tue Dec 23, '08 3:17am PST 
Took Naya to a somewhat local "FunDay" this weekend for an open lure coursing event. She was skittish after the hour ride and the sound of the Ford starter motor clicking on and off scared her. Her interest peaked when she saw that white bag zoom by. It was pretty cold and the event wasn't organized all that well. She finally got a chance to go and I could instantly tell she was into it, but not going all out. She ran the whole course through even with chickens and horses penned up right next to the course. 30 minutes later, after fighting to keep her on the leash and away from the course, she went all out on her second run.

She was the fastest of the dogs I had seen so far. The course was pretty short and the guy said he had the Ford starter motor maxed out. I have it on video and she overtakes the lure a couple of times.

She is hooked on this and her sighthound blood is really obvious now.

Some of the kits online are outrageously priced. The guy was using a Ford starter motor and probably a solenoid along with a car battery or maybe a deep cycle marine battery.

I'd like to build a course for home because most places are only purebred events which basically sucks. We have 3 acres and we already have a course sort of carved out where I have Naya chase me on my dirt bike. It gets dangerous because she likes to cut back and forth right in front of the front wheel.

I was contemplating getting the bike up on a stand, getting some sort of extended axle setup with a drive wheel and then hook up all the pullies. That seems like a cheap way but really not all that comfortable for me as I'd have to worry about operating clutch, throttle and brakes. Full out she runs as fast as low 3rd gear on the bike and if the bike is on a stand I can't be messing around with the gear lever. I'd much rather just have the ability to go with a 1 button operation.

Has anyone built their own machine? Mechanically it's really simple and if I just had some suggestions of what to look for at the local junkyard I could probably come up with something. Any website would help too. The injoy package is crazy at $37 a pulley. $1k for a package? No thanks.
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Dog Health > Neutering with undescended testicle
Naya

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Barked: Wed Oct 8, '08 4:49pm PST 
On a chihuahua Jack Russel mix, how dangerous is this procedure over a regular neutering? The dog is a couple years old-maybe 3.

I have no idea how hidden the undescended testicle is and I assume it's on a case by case basis.

Should I be looking into any specialist or will any vet trained to neuter small dogs do?

I don't believe neutering will solve its behavior problems but I'm hoping it will make it easier for him to be trained. Thing just bit me again and I'm not waiting for the 3rd time to be the time he severs some nerves/tendons.
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Food & Nutrition > What's the deal with D.A.P.?

Naya

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Barked: Fri Jul 25, '08 6:50am PST 
BUMP....

Has this been discussed to death already? I researched a little and it doesn't seem like a total fakery.

Would you try it?

I know, I'm going to try it on my girlfriends Mom's totally neurotic Jack, Chi mix. If he chills out then I'll know it works.
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Dog Laws & Legislation > Verizons Commercial

Naya

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Barked: Tue Jul 22, '08 9:17pm PST 
So what, if it was a couple of Doberman's it'd be ok?

Get real, the pit is known to be more aggressive, so they chose that. Maybe they got a better rate on the pits instead of the Doberman for that shoot.

I'd be more afraid of the doberman, personally.way to go

edit: I wrote this with no knowledge of any Doberman talk in the thread at all.
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Food & Nutrition > Evo food powdering up?

Naya

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Barked: Tue Jul 22, '08 9:11pm PST 
We switched from Kirkland (Costco) food to Evo. The stuff just doesn't hold together and sometimes half the bowl is just a powder mess and she ends up pushing it all over the floor with her tongue. Maybe I got a bad bag? My guess is that it was because this was the same bag we had in the car during our 3 day drive from NJ to TX. It stayed in a rubber sealed tupperware container, and the heat may have gotten to it.

Anyone have anything similar happen with their Evo?
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Food & Nutrition > What's the deal with D.A.P.?
Naya

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Barked: Tue Jul 22, '08 9:06pm PST 
We drove with Naya from NJ to TX a few weeks ago, and we picked up some "Dog Appeasing Pheromone" spray.

I called bogus, but at times, she seemed almost high. Maybe she was just bored. She was pretty good, but the second we'd slow down she started to pant and get anxious. I guess she was assuming we were arriving to wherever we were going. She did pretty well all in all. Had some shakes and heavy panting, but after a while she just went to sleep.

She loves her 3 acre yard now. Green anole lizards are her favorite. Just hope she doesn't find a copperhead one day!
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Behavior & Training > hypricritical??

Naya

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Barked: Sun Jul 20, '08 7:48am PST 
A pet store probably wouldn't survive selling only 1 type of anything. It's a bad business model. You don't go to the video store expecting to only see G-rated movies do you?

Don't like it? Don't buy it.

As far as Cesar Millan goes, he's got some real insight into dog behavior and the way canines think. You can't deny that. Some of his techniques might be "iffy" but every trainer I see thinks some other training technique is "iffy". Many seem to act that their way is the "correct" way.

You simply cannot deny that when Milan identifies the problem in the dog's family, he nails it every time. A lot of the time he's correcting the owners behavior, and he's showing how their behavior causes the dog to do the "bad" things it does.
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Dog Laws & Legislation > Need Advice...Dogs off a leash RANT!

Naya

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Barked: Fri May 30, '08 11:55am PST 
I remember a while back there was an anti-robbery device for women that emitted a loud piercing noise designed to confuse and stun would be muggers.

Wonder if that'd work? I've read that a lot of dogs are impervious to any pain once their prey drive has been set into "overdrive kill" mode. What about noise pain?

see "porcupine dog" for reference to the impervious to pain bit.
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Dog Laws & Legislation > I heard a woman on the radio this morning that...

Naya

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Barked: Fri May 30, '08 11:46am PST 
mods please delete-double post.
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Dog Laws & Legislation > I heard a woman on the radio this morning that...
Naya

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Barked: Fri May 30, '08 11:46am PST 
The cop did the right thing. Not all states approve taser use. If a taser was used it may have killed the dog too.

The owner of the pit should be charged accordingly. At least it only attacked another dog, instead of a toddler or something.

Face it, it was bound to happen with that guys dog-based on description of what happened. Totally unprovoked attack like that...yeah, that was one dangerous dog that shouldn't have been in most homes. Wonder where he got it? It's too bad it wasn't singled out for rehab treatment in the appropriate home.
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