Postings by Star BN RN RA

GO!

(Page 1 of 12: Viewing entries 1 to 10)  
Page Links: 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  

Choosing the Right Dog > I Need Pictures!
Star BN RN- RA

IM too CUTE
 
 
Barked: Sun Apr 13, '14 10:51am PST 
What kind of pictures are you looking for? just any dog related or do you want pictures of specific activities?
[notify]
» There has since been 14 posts. Last posting by Gizmo, Thu 2:26 pm

Behavior & Training > older Bernese attacking puppy
Star BN RN- RA

IM too CUTE
 
 
Barked: Mon Mar 17, '14 5:11pm PST 
Contacting a behaviorist is a great idea but you may also want to contact your breeder for suggestions.

The BMD people i know are always wanting people who purchase their puppies to contact them with any issues and to keep a line of communication open for the dogs entire life (and sometimes longer). They try their best to develop a friendship between puppy buyer and breeder. Since the breeder is familiar with the breed they may have some suggestions that a behaviorist would not think of.
[notify]
» There has since been 8 posts. Last posting by Kali, Mar 19 4:11 pm


Dog Laws & Legislation > Breeder broke contract

Star BN RN- RA

IM too CUTE
 
 
Barked: Wed Mar 12, '14 5:23pm PST 
Im with Toto. I have also shown dogs for people for many years. I have shown many different breeds including but not limited to Bernese Mountain Dogs, Golden Retrievers, Borzoi, Whippets, Samoyed, etc. I know that some of these dogs had umbilical hernias and they were still show quality and almost all of them achieved their championships (and some are even grand champions). None that I know of had to have surgery to repair the hernia.

Also about the whole having to be a champion before you can breed the dog, that is a standard practice in most breeds especially if this is the first dog you have gotten from the breeder. They want to make sure that you have good intentions of showing the dog and furthering the health of the breed and not just breeding to make money. I am surprised that is all the breeder has as being required to breed the dog, most require that the dog not only is a champion but has all health tests that are relevant to the breed such as eye, heart, hips, and elbow clearances.
[notify]
» There has since been 0 posts. Last posting by Star BN RN RA, Mar 12 5:23 pm


Dog Health > Why my samoyed has fifth nail???

Star BN RN- RA

IM too CUTE
 
 
Barked: Thu Mar 6, '14 6:31pm PST 
Many dogs are born with front and rear dewclaws (some even have double dewclaws like Great Pyrenees). Most breeders will remove them at 3 - 4 days old (before the nerves have developed). By the standard Samoyed's should not have rear dewclaws but lots of dogs are born with them, the breeder will usually have them removed.

Just because your Samoyed has rear dewclaws does not mean it is not pure Samoyed, it just means the breeder for whatever reason decided not to have the rear dewclaws removed.
[notify]
» There has since been 1 post. Last posting by Dona, Mar 7 4:57 am


Dog Health > 2 year old Great Dane Torn ACL

Star BN RN- RA

IM too CUTE
 
 
Barked: Thu Mar 6, '14 6:21pm PST 
We have a few dogs who come to my work (grooming shop) with torn ACL's (some have had surgery and rehab, some just surgery, some did nothing).

From what I have seen, the dogs with the surgery and rehab are back to normal and very happy. The ones who just have the surgery and do not do the rehab limp but will occasionally put weight on the leg. The ones who have nothing done are arthritic and very painful whenever you handle the leg, some even bite when we look like we are going to touch the leg (these are dogs that were fine before they torn their ACL) these dogs also cannot put ANY weight on their leg and we have to hold them up for most of the grooming.

Like I said these are just my observations, I have personally not had any dog who torn an ACL
[notify]
» There has since been 0 posts. Last posting by Star BN RN RA, Mar 6 6:21 pm

Dog Health > Is it Horner's? Droopy ear, lip and eyelid that doesnt blink and his eye jumps
Star BN RN- RA

IM too CUTE
 
 
Barked: Sat Mar 1, '14 4:42pm PST 
I actually had this EXACT thing happen to my friends Bernese Mountain Dog a few years ago. The whole right side of his face was paralyzed, the vets had no idea. Tests reveled nothing, then my friend demanded a test for Lymes disease (after all Lymes can cause facial paralysis in people right). Well the test came back positive, the vets thought it was just a coincidence. They started the treatment for Lymes and the dog was back to normal within 2 days and has not had an issue since.

Lymes usually causes dogs to limp but it can have other symptoms, such as the partial facial paralysis that my friends BMD experienced. I would highly recommend getting a Lymes test done.
[notify]
» There has since been 0 posts. Last posting by Star BN RN RA, Mar 1 4:42 pm


Behavior & Training > Beginner Novice Obedience/Novice Rally

Star BN RN- RA

IM too CUTE
 
 
Barked: Thu Dec 12, '13 5:32pm PST 
I do a mini show to determine if mine are ready. We go to a store that we do not usually go to on a busy weekend and do all the heeling, sits, downs, etc (all on leash) and see how they do with distractions. If they listen and do everything I ask then we are ready, if not then we have more work to do.

Also, start with rally! It is much more relaxed then obedience.
[notify]
» There has since been 2 posts. Last posting by Risa W-FDM/MF RE RL1 CA CGC, Dec 13 5:49 pm


Choosing the Right Dog > Conformation specialty show, tips and advice.

Star BN RN- RA

IM too CUTE
 
 
Barked: Mon Nov 25, '13 3:24pm PST 
I would suggest not taking your dogs, you dont want to have to worry about them while at a show where your main focus should be looking at the poodles and talking to breeders.

Remember do not touch the poodles (or any dog) unless given permission! I made this mistake once and got screamed at which I now understand given all the grooming that goes into a show cut.

Most importantly have fun, ask questions, and relax! Make sure if you are interested in more then just confirmation (such as obedience or rally or agility) you ask the breeders if they have any dogs who do your other interest also.
[notify]
» There has since been 4 posts. Last posting by Calamity Jane, Nov 27 12:45 pm


Choosing the Right Dog > Finding the Right Adult Dog

Star BN RN- RA

IM too CUTE
 
 
Barked: Mon Jul 15, '13 6:58pm PST 
If you contact a couple breeders you will probably be able to find a great bombproof dog...not only do they occasionally get returns but when the adults are being retired they tend to place them. My friend got a great 3 yr old golden from a breeder who was retiring her from the show ring the dog is bombproof..it comes to work every day and is wonderful.
[notify]
» There has since been 3 posts. Last posting by Leia, Jul 17 4:35 pm

Dog Laws & Legislation > Help with neighbors little dog
Star BN RN- RA

IM too CUTE
 
 
Barked: Sat Jul 6, '13 9:03am PST 
This is very similar to what I went through with one of my neighbors. I wrote a forum about it http://www.dogster.com/forums/Behavior_and_Training/thread/773893

It is very frustrating, try an approach them with concern for the dog like "I saw him running across the street today and he almost got hit, i would hate for him to get hurt while out running. Since he is so small people might not be able to see him when driving" or something along those lines...Good luck
[notify]
» There has since been 1 post. Last posting by Fritz, Sep 29 8:14 am

(Page 1 of 12: Viewing entries 1 to 10)  
Page Links: 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the rapid nature of forum postings, it's quite possible our calculation of the number of ensuing forum posts may be off by one or two or more at any given moment.