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Dog General - Winston Edition

Old Thread: >>2934234

Dog food review site - https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com

Puppy guide - http://drsfostersmith.com/pic/article.cfm?articleid=1449

Discord link goes to /an/cord's dog hub:
https://discord.gg/3xGbBG2

>What should I feed my dog?
>What breed of dog should I get?
>How do I train my dog?
>Rate my dog!
>Should I bring my dog to a vet?
>What breed is my dog?
>What toys should I get my dog?
>My dog is doing x, what do I do?
>Where do I get a dog?
>How do I take care of a puppy?
>How do I house train a dog?
>Can my dog eat this?
>Let me blog post!
And much more!
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>>2934235
winston is a fucking faggot
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>>2934235
winston is honored and proud
thank you for doing this
winston loves you
here is winston in his new sweater
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Reminder that taking pics of your dog's anus and posting them online is not normal in any way.
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>>2934241
i love you winston
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>>2934249
winston loves you too
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>>2934243
I don't think anyone needed that reminder but thanks anon
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My parent's dog (Japanese Akita, 8 years old) recently got a new bed as her last one was destroyed in a flood and she refuses to sleep or lay on it.
She simply bites in and uses it as a kill toy if I don't sit on it, then she places her head on it.
Is there any way I could tempt her to do this by herself?
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>>2934336
how is this bed different than the previous
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how do i stop my dog from being overprotective of me? if my gf and i start cuddling on the couch she will run over and knock her out of the way and start licking my face or bite her hair. she is a 9 month old pup but 75 lbs and very strong.
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>>2934388
Stop fucking your dog
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Fug off
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>>2934284
Winston faggot does, he's done it in the past.
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>>2934235
Can someone help me get a name for this puppy? My mom got her from a woman who was tying to throw the dog to a river.
Its a female. Lurcher/pariah type.
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>>2934473
What's the name of the river? The name or the river or a name based off the name of the river would be cool.
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>>2934535
Rio Tula. In other spanish speaking countries it can be intepreted as Penis River.
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>>2934542
Scratch that then I guess. Unless you just want to call her Rio. That's not a bad name in and of itself.
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>>2934235
Is this the creepy faggot who takes weird pics of his dog? We need to do some /b/ sleuthing and get animal services on this freak!

>>2934241
Nice samefag
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Are there any extra danger factors in neutering an older dog?
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>>2934388
google 'how to socialize an overprotective dog'
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>>2934336
put treats on it?
how long have you tried warming her up to it?
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I started transitioning my dog into a raw food diet. He was doing great (solid oddorless stools) until about two days ago that he started having dhiarrea like 5 times a day. He is energetic, and acts normal, but the dhiarrea is still there. Was the transitioning period too short? I gave him kibble for about 10 days and then he was great on 100% raw food. Or maybe I’m mixing too much? Recently I’ve been giving him chicken (legs and breast) and also ground beef in the same meal (I do give him fish and liver once a week too) I was thinking on going back to 50% kibble and 50% raw and see how it goes? As I mention before, he is still energetic as fuck and doesn’t seem to be in pain, but still worries me.
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>>2934697
It seems like a case of intestinal infection lol
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>>2934697
the high water content of raw meat can lead to diarrhea during the switch from dry food. I wouldn't worry. if any of you feed dry dog food, at least water it pls to at least try to avoid any potential health risks that could come from such unnatural food.
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>>2934781
Wouldn’t a stomach infection hurt though? He ascts as if nothing happened. And he is a highly energetic dog. We play catch and frisbee two hours daily and he’s been just fine, just dhiarrea.

>>2934784
This makes sense. As I mentioned before he works out 2 hours a day (fetch and frisbee) and that makes him drink a LOT of water. Should I try to feed him again kibble today and just low fat raw meat (chicken breast) to see how he does? I was also thinking I might be feeding him too much meat. He’s 16kg and I used to feed him about 300 grams of meat a day, but then a friend said I should be feeding him 600 grams and I did and I think that’s when the dhiarrea started. Maybe it’s too much for him? He’s a cattle dog.
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>>2934545
This, Rio/River is a cute name.
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Me laying down on a bed on my backyard, underv a hot argentinian day during a blackout
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>>2934886
what board/general do you think this is
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>>2934886
Our big gal german sheperd contested my rightful right to lay on the bed
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>>2934889
She got it
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>>2934886
>>2934889
>>2934891
As bad as America is, I should thank God I'm not a third-worlder. Yikes!
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>>2934897
t. La Criatura
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>>2934889
>>2934891
kek i stand corrected on my previous post (>>2934888), i'm glad you put these here
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Just postin my pup, don’t mind me
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>>2934910
fuckin cute
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>>2934910
gorgeous
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Zeus says hi!
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>>2935023
asuh dude
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Is it possible to train a Keeshond to not bark? Bc mine is loud as shit. Ps they're bred to be watch dogs.
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>>2934826
>Should I try to feed him again kibble today and just low fat raw meat (chicken breast) to see how he does?

frequent/premature switching will not tell you a whole lot as you can't attribute any change reliably to the change in food. I feed soaked dry food and raw meats in a 1:3 ratio and have been cycling through it to the point where my dog is used to all food types and does no longer respond negatively to change. I feed mostly beef, tripe-facemeat-skirt mix being the staple with heart and liver being fed every other day in addition and udders and snouts being given as treats 1-2 times a week because they are very chewy. additionally spongy bones. do not feed load bearing compact bones to your dog, it will wreck their teeth and gums. when starting with bones, ease them in with chicken wings so they can learn how to eat them and increase the size to a drummet, thigh, turkey leg depending on success. first time she ate a cow's knee cartilage she puked it right back put a few minutes later. today it's one of her favourite foods. if you want that, you'll have to cycle and wait. if not, stick to one type of food and routine and let the dog adjust.

>I was also thinking I might be feeding him too much meat. He’s 16kg and I used to feed him about 300 grams of meat a day, but then a friend said I should be feeding him 600 grams and I did and I think that’s when the dhiarrea started. Maybe it’s too much for him? He’s a cattle dog.

600g would be a lot. I feed 450g to a 19kg aus.shep. who is active 3hrs a day - take that as a rough guide only. you will need to weigh your dog daily, keep a log of weight, activity and food intake and adjust your feeding accordingly. it's very likely the runny stool is a result of the increased amount of food with high water content. if you drink 2-3l of water in a few minutes you too will get the shits.
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Oh I guess I posted in the old thread. Less than 2 weeks till I'll be with my dogs again after 6months abroad.
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>>2935273
Dog 2
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>>2935274
Dog 3
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>>2935275
Dog 4
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>>2935283
I'll never forget how she used to look like that. When I picked her up in one hand and he front legs and back legs would both be touching the side of my hand.
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>>2935285
Dogue is lyf, dogue is loof.
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>>2935288
only thing better than dogue is moar dogue!
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>>2935289
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>>2935291
derpy dogue is best dogue
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>>2935292
okay reddit calm down now
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>>2935296
I'm a known an shitposter and I've never been reddit.
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>>2935298
wow so epic my good sir well memed!!!!!!! such an epic well known poster
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>>2935298
bullshit, i'm here all the time and i've never seen you here
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>>2935300
how about you post dogs instead of whatever it is you are doing now?
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>>2935301
I'm "brush you dog's teeth regularly and don't give them hard plastic chew toy shit!" anon.
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>>2935302
i don't have a dog tho
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>>2935304
no you aren't ffs, i'm that anon
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>>2934388
Why do you own a reactive, aggression prone breed when you don't know how to handle it? I feel bad for both bitches.
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So my dogs are stuck together except they're standing side by they just can't move

Not sure if this counts as mating or if I should intervene somehow here...
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>>2935489
They're free but the males walking with a limp seems the bitch just pulled

I feel bad for him
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>>2934388
your gf isliterally going to die soon
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>>2934910
patrician breed
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How do I get my dog to let me trim his nails? He pulls his legs away when I try to do it.
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Are GSD good dogs? Thinking of getting one.
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>>2935543
If you have to ask this, it's absolutely NOT the right dog for you.

>>2934388
I wish fucking idiots would stop getting strong dogs they don't know anything about.
Absolute cancer.
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>>2935543
yes but only get one if you know what you're doing
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Every time I try to exercise Zeus, he always gets super disinterested like 5 minutes in. Am I doing something wrong?
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>>2935630
My dog is the same way. Usually I solve this by rotating toys, he gets bored less quickly that way. Like, don't have all of his toys readily available, just a couple, and then whip out some of the stashed ones on special occasion.

But that doesn't always help, sometimes he just loses interest real quick. I guess it doesn't help that I still haven't figured out what kind of toys my dog actually likes that isn't ripping up cardboard.
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winston is an oversized rat like his owner
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>gf's dad is visiting, first time meeting him
>he accompanies Merle and I on a walk
>had Merle off leash and in heel most of the time, letting him "break" occasionally to pee
>get back and gf's dad keeps going on about how impressively trained the dog is

The best part of having a well trained dog is having a well trained dog, but easily impressing folks is a nice added bonus.
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>>2935503

Try to get him to start associating having his paws/nails touched with lots of positive feedback. Work up to touching the clippers to his nails with the same methodology. Once you go for actually trimming them, also try having him on his back with his face pointed away from you and someone holding his attention.
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>>2935646
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>>2935671
What a good wingman
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>>2935273
Your dogs are beautiful, anon. Some great photos, too! I love this one with the mountains in the background. I bet that was a lovely day.

>>2935671
Good job making a good first impression, Merle!
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I have a mongrel rottweiler and some smaller bull breed and he's 10-11 years old now which is pretty old for his size.
Recently all he wants to do is lie outside on the grass even when it's 35-40 degrees celcius and i'm scared he's doing it cause he's just waiting to die.
Is this odd behaviour? Started doing it night too even though he's an indoors dog
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>>2935803
that is handsome if not dirty doggo what breed?
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>>2935129
This was incredibly helpful. I fed him kibble for breakfast and a bit of chicken breast at noon and he’s doing better. I’ll try to slow things down for him. Thank you so much for taking your time to reply, I really, really appreciate it.
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How do I make my dogs fur softer? He's alright after a bath but nigs it up in a couple days.
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>>2935912
not maple's owner but that's an english shepherd

>>2935896
I would say any behavior that your dog suddenly decided to do regularly after not doing it for 10-11 years is odd behavior. Recommend a vet visit.
>>2935671
What'd you do to train him to walk off-leash so well? I'd like to do the same with my dog at some point when he gets more disciplined overall.
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>>2935803
It was a wonderful day, which was pretty much every day last summer. Can't wait to get home to them all next week. That's a nice pic too, really reminds me of where I live I'll try and take some more wintery pics of mine.
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Guys, Zeus' ear has gotten really really red. I'm starting to get kind of concerned here.
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>>2936273

>What'd you do to train him to walk off-leash so well? I'd like to do the same with my dog at some point when he gets more disciplined overall.

I worked with a local trainer and Merle and I did a four week intensive course. It's a little much to go over in a post here but, for the four weeks, if you were at home and awake, you were training your dog.
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>>2934235
>>2934235
So my dog has diarrhea and I cannot figure out for the life of me what to get him to stop shiting liquid. He's been to the vet he's on antidiarrheals he's got an infection and so he's on some antibiotics from that I got them on a heart pill. I'm mostly switch to chicken and rice at this point but he still shitz liquid so I switched to chicken after the rice really was not helping at all even when it was the main part of the dish. I've looked online for other things but I..I'm I'm out of ideas at this point.
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>>2936616
you'll want to take him to the vet there

dogs ears are notorious fragile and if he's itching or shaking his head frequently, it can become an aural hematoma, where blood fills up between the front and back patches of his ear flap

and since i'm not a vet and don't know what this is in the first place, you want to take him to a vet bc it not only might be dangerous for him but it might be something contagious to people

let us know how it goes
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>>2936639
His name is sprinkles he's fifteen and I've got him walking off leash and everything
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>>2936639
obvs make sure he's not dehydrated. Diarrhea is terribly dehydrating so even if you need to get a baby bottle to make sure he's drinking clean water, that's impportant.

what diagnosis did your vet say?
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>>2936642
I have a new phone so I have very few pictures of him as of this moment
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>>2936643
They said it was an infection probably related to his teeth. He got thrush in his mouth from growing up on a farm with very little supervision. He was owned by Mexicans who didn't give a f*** about him and left him behind when they couldn't pay rent. At this point he had a lot of heart problems and due to his age and how sick he gets randomly I've been very nervous about putting him through anesthesia and at this point I think the infection is gone too bad.
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>>2936647
Sorry about grammar I am phone posting. That feeling when I am his cancer
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>>2936643
I'm going to stop trying to fill up the thread with this but he normally has a lot of water and I have increased the amount of water bowls the house which seems to have helped. I'll also encouraged him to drink whenever we get up to go for a walk or Come Back Inn
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>>2936650
make some bone broth soup by cracking a few bones and some chicken thighs and boiling them in water. then feed the broth water to the dog to get it to drink. this will help fight dehydration.
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>>2936654
Cool I might try this Ty. I have a bunch of spare chicken bones right now cuz he's been eating chicken
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>>2935912
>>2936273 is correct, she's an English Shepherd! :)

>>2936029
Adding some fish oil, coconut oil, or egg to his diet can help with coat health. But some dogs just have coarser/less soft coat types genetically and there's not much you can do to change that. I think there are leave-in conditioners that might help?

>>2936554
Thank you, anon! And I'd love to see your wintery pictures. I took that one in Maine in October on a trip, but we live in Alabama and we don't get much winter here (pic related from last year, that's the most snow we got,) so I like being able to live vicariously through everyone's pictures of their dogs having fun in the snow.

>>2936273
Good off leash reliability, in my opinion, starts with building a lot of value in staying close to you. Make it the best, funnest thing to be near you. Reinforce the dog checking in on their own. Train a reliable recall with high value rewards. Train a heel behavior separately, and reinforce that a lot too. Once your dog has a solid understanding of all these concepts and a good reinforcement history for all of them, you can work up to more and more distracting environments. And you use being allowed to go sniff/pee on things as a reward for walking nicely by your side, which further reinforces that behavior.
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My dog damaged $12 worth of underpinning in a trailer. I got an eviction notice for it. Pray the next tenant burns the place down or is just horrible. Biggest complaint on me was that i am not friendly to the other neighbors. I didn't know my rental agreement included kissing ass, making friends, and being an errand/loan boy. My mistake. Fuck dog hating landlords. That is all.
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Can you teach small dogs to fetch? The only thing they put in their mouths are things they intend to eat and otherwise I'm not even sure if the smallest balls I can find in stores are things they can bite down on.
Otherwise I need ideas for other games to play.
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>>2936826
Winston plays ball all the time, it's all about the balls so yeah
try Kong balls they make them in all sizes

dogs love tug of war and that's a great game because you can do it with all kinds of fabrics and textures: rope, fabric, plastic bones and toys

training new tricks with treats for motivation is always a good game. sit, stay, stand, shake, roll over
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>>2935803
fucking beautiful pic and dog, this is my new pc wallpaper, cheers. where was this taken? i wish i lived somewhere that beautiful, or could afford to visit one. i live in a shitty fucking ghetto swamp (louisiana lol) and theres literally nothing good about the scenery or weather here. god why couldnt i have been born somewhere else, ill never have enough money to go somewhere nice
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>>2936835
grass is always greener. I am jelly of Maple though ;_;
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Quebeley says hello to the thread, from beyond the rainbow bridge.
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>>2936898
looks cuddly af. did he like to cuddle in life? pic doesn't, she hates the heat. she just switches between one place on the cold tiles to the next.
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>>2936904
It was his thing, yeah. And he wouldn't just curl up, he'd do the 360 walk and then DROP on you - whether you were on the couch, on the floor, in bed, wherever.

Fresh haircut for summer in Arizona.
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>>2936904
Also gorgeous colors on yours.
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>>2936912
mostest goodest buoye/10. wud cuddle and boop da snoot.
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>>2936898
i think she's playing with Zoey
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>take puppy out for 30 minutes
>rolls in dirt
>bring back inside
>shits on floor
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>>2936955

>take puppy out for 30 minutes
>rolls in dirt
>bring back inside
>give puppy bath in sink
>brush puppys teeth
>blowdry puppy
put puppy down, turn around
>shits on floor
>rolls in shit
>rubs it into carpet
>eats some

fucking two year old children
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>>2936554
>>2936558
>>2936560
Wow great pics anon
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when's a good time to get another dog? when my current one is 7YO? and then keep getting another one once the next is 7YO?
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Thanks anon. I don't usually take any electronics with me when I walk them but I'm considering buying a proper camera just to take a few nice pics as memories.
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Just wanted to share Wrecks' first major accomplishment as he passed his first test on the road to becoming a GSAR tech yesterday!! But you know, beagles are just stupid hunting dogs...
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>>2937338
>GSAR tech

what?
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>>2937237
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>Why yes sir, I was watching the perimeter dilligently all day!

such cute, much snoot boop.
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>>2937349
She's a good girl when she's tired but she takes a lot of walking. I'm not that other poster but GSAR is search and rescue not sure what a gsar tech is
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looks like a lovely place, where is that? I'd be afraid of that razor wire though because mine would just jump the fence when she wants...
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>>2937367
That's in the UK. She's got very used to it and she's never left out without me being with her anyway so it's not really a worry. I've seen her jump too if she wanted out she'd clear it pretty comfortably but luckily that's never happened, for a husky she's very relaxed, almost cat like. She's actually pretty odd for a pure bred husky, she's never grown a thick coat no matter how much snow we get so she looks tiny, like a puppy, despite being 5 years old and her weight and height are actually on the high end for a female husky. Compared to her parents and siblings she looks like a different breed.
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wow such purdy!
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This is my first post in an
Meet my good boi jerry :)
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Anyone here ever owned a french bulldog/lived in an apartment?

Considering one, share experience please.
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>>2937404
French bulldogs' existences are cruel. Don't support them by owning one they're one of the worst examples of how human breeding can produce a monstrocity.
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>>2937407
yeah I have heard about all the health issues the poor things have

what kind of dog would you recommend for an apartment setting? I've had dogs my whole life and I have the time for one again


looking for something lazy that doesn't shed a bunch
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>>2937409
>>2937407
>>2937404
I've seen a couple at the dog park. they don't seem as bad as pugs health wise. they play around just like any other dog their size. if you find one at a shelter and take it in, you aren't supporting the breeders....
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>>2937342
Ground Search and Rescue.
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>>2937459
Forgot pic.
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>>2937460
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good buoys
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My lil plant boi
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Greeting, /dog/

I never had a doggo (I am /bunn/ to the bone) but my wife dreamed of getting one since childhood so I got her pic related for birthday. Could you guys give some general advices? I am terrified, it's such a stark contrast with our buns, who are mostly silent and don't smell. Thank god they get along well.
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>>2937579
DO NOT BUY PETS FOR OTHER PPL YOU STUPID FUCK!
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>>2937582
You seem mad. What's your reasoning?
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>>2937586
a. you might buy the wrong breed
b. you might buy the wrong individual
c. person might not actually be really ready for the dog despite claiming to be
d. person may not have the needed education on how to take care of the dog
e. person may not have the time/money to take care of the dog

etc.
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>>2937590
>a. you might buy the wrong breed
>b. you might buy the wrong individual
I have really done some research on these matters beforehand and got the exact breed I knew she wanted.
>c. person might not actually be really ready for the dog despite claiming to be
No idea how to make sure you're really ready unless you get into it and start learning even if you're making few minor mistakes along the way.
>d. person may not have the needed education on how to take care of the dog
See above, I guess
>e. person may not have the time/money to take care of the dog
Did you miss the part where I say it's my fucking wife? Which heavily implies we'll be sharing responsibility and budget. It's not like I bought a pupper for some dumb kid and fucked off never caring about the poor thing. It's my pet as well.
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>>2937596
>No idea how to make sure you're really ready

good start would be by letting the person interested in the dog buy it on their own.
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>>2937597
Okay, I understand your concern, I guess, and you have some good points, even if I can't agree with you on everything in your list, but I can assure you, she's really happy with the pupper. Can we get this out of the way now?
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>>2936835
Thanks anon! That picture was taken in Acadia National Park in Maine, this October. We don't live up there (though we plan to move to Maine when we can,) we live in Alabama so I feel your pain about gross swampiness.

>>2936853
What a cute pup!

>>2937232
It's up to you. A lot of people get them at 5 year increments. I think 7 works too. Maple is 7 years old and I have a deposit down on a puppy for this spring..
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>>2937386
>>2937484
>>2937460
OMG IS QT
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>>2937338
>But you know, beagles are just stupid hunting dogs...
literally nobody has ever said this. but congrats.
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>>2937579
>get a dog
>know nothing about taking care of the dog

Google. If you have specific questions, come back to this thread with them. And do NOT buy pets for other people.
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>>2937621
What kind of puppy is Maple's sibling going to be?
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>>2937799
Another English Shepherd! She'll be related to Maple (not super closely, but a bit) as well
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Wrecks was just diagnosed with Lyme disease. Started a 3 week course of antibiotics tonight. The symptoms happened so fast. Fine this morning, went to wake him up for his walk and he could hardly stand. Vet expects a full recovery and his kidney function seems fine.
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>>2937814
how well would you recommend an english shepherd for a first time owner but experience in volunteering at shelters (well, i havent actually yet, but thats my plan, volunteer first to gain experience and knowledge on dogs in general and a while down the line get a dog of my own) for info, i am active and can spend plenty of time dedicated each day
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>>2937837
poor wrecks
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>>2937873
not him and do not have an ES but this "dogs for first time owners" crap is just crap. the difference between a lab, a golden retriever, an ES, an AS or a BC or a beagle are marginal and depend a lot/just as much on the individual dog as well. you can expect to have to spend somewhere between 1 to 3 hours of quality play, socialization with other dogs and training time with your dog a day to keep it exercised, well adjusted and mentally stimulated. expect the collie types to be more towards the 3hrs than the 1hr in their need. but ask yourself if 2.5hrs a day is really that different from the the 1.5-2hrs a beagle or poodle or spitz might need?
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>>2937873
To be honest, I'm of the opinion that if you do your research, are dedicated and realistic about what you can provide for a dog, any breed can be fine for a first time owner. What's important is getting the right dog that suits you, not getting a "beginner" dog that is less suited to what you're looking for just 'cause conventional advice tells you they're easier. I don't like that elitist gate-keeping nonsense

That said, ES and other collie types are generally higher energy and very intelligent. Mental stimulation is just as important, if not moreso, than physical exercise. A high-energy, smart biddable dog can be both a blessing and a curse. They learn fast which means they pick up things you teach them very readily--including things you don't realize you're teaching them. So you just have to have the right mindset--being aware of what your dog is learning at all times. Some people find this difficult. I personally enjoy it

Also, these are dogs who want & have to be with you. They thrive on that closeness. Not independent, hands-off dogs. I put a lot into Maple. Great thing about these dogs is that whatever you put into them, they will give back to you ten-fold, so owning one is incredibly rewarding. But you have to be willing to invest in them. If you're someone who doesn't want to do a lot with your dog, you may find their velcro tendencies annoying

I will say that there's a fair bit of variety in the breed so if you want an ES that is more on the chiller side, you can find that if you pick the right breeding (just be honest with the breeder about what you want.) Also, ES are known for having a good off switch--if you teach them to, they will be chill when it's time to chill, and be ready to go whenever you are

Honestly, it's not that hard to own one if they suit what you want from a dog/you have the right mindset to enjoy them. Just be realistic with your expectations--what you want from a dog, and what you can offer that dog--and you're golden!
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>>2937837
Oh no, I'm sorry anon. Ticks are fucking awful. I hope he's feeling better soon.

>>2938126
He's very cute!
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>>2938236
>>2938020
Thanks anons. He already seems to be feeling better and the medican has knocked the swelling in his joints way down already. The tick population has exploded in my area and they now claim 1:3 ticks carries lyme, compared to 5 years ago when it was 1:25. I've personally had it twice and it sucks every bit as much as you think it would.
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>>2938246
>ticks
>lyme
>winter (in northern hemisphere)

so you're Australian or what?


>>2938235
>Mental stimulation is just as important, if not moreso, than physical exercise.

I know we've had this issue before but just to repeat my 2ccs: The split between these two is very gradual - if at all present. if you throw a frisbee the dog has to think about where it's going just as much as it has to run and jump. this tires them out mentally too and both components being part of frisbee at the same time is why it's such a great exercise and very time efficient. when they fool around with other dogs, they again need to think about where the other dog is running, what the ground is like, where the fences are etc. etc. - I find it hard to envision a form of physical exercise which does not have a considerable mental component to it. when we go to the hare field where the terrier owners let their rat dogs digg for stuff you can see these dogs completely spent after a bit of digging while the average no-dog-experience person would think nosework would qualify more as "mental" exercise.

>I don't like that elitist gate-keeping nonsense

this.

>Also, ES are known for having a good off switch--if you teach them to, they will be chill when it's time to chill, and be ready to go whenever you are

yeah. this in fact worries me. the fact that in the morning my dog will jump out of bed and go 300mph no fucks given can't be healthy. I've talked to some collie type owners and they say it's a result of the stop and go nature of herding where the dog runs a bit, then lays down for a bit and repeats that ad infinitum throughout the day but I'm still worried. can't be good for their joints. which is why we try to do a thorough warm up before we play...
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>>2938256
>The split between these two is very gradual - if at all present. if you throw a frisbee the dog has to think about where it's going just as much as it has to run and jump. this tires them out mentally too and both components being part of frisbee at the same time is why it's such a great exercise and very time efficient.
Yeah, of course! Don't let it be said that mental and physical stimulation can't be concurrent! But there are types of physical exercise that are less or more mentally stimulating, and ways to incorporate more mental stimulation into various types of physical exercise. Mindless jogging, for instance, is less mentally stimulating than flirt pole or fetch.
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>neighbors dog will start barking
>won't stop for like 10-12 hours
>been doing this for 4 days now

what do?
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>>2938261
go see what's up. 10hrs of barking isn't normal.
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>>2938262
At time of writing he has been going for 5 hours now, not literally non stop but a handful of barks every 30-60 seconds, rarely he'll take a break for 2 minutes or so and then get back to it.
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>>2938264
go check it out, thats abuse.
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>>2938258
>flirt pole or fetch

did you know they now make small gym balls for treiball which are only O 35cm?

https://www.fressnapf.de/p/anione-treibball-35cm
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>>2938278
>treiball
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wREWKq8izyg

>>2937621
>I have a deposit down on a puppy for this spring

how much does an ES go for then?
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Hello /dog/, what's your opinion on Frontline Plus? My brother wants to use it for our dog. She's been getting fleas recently, I find 2 or 3 on her every few days. Even tho we bathe her every 2 weeks. I've been reading (and watching videos) about it being highly toxic, and not sure if I should use it on her or just stick to tick and flea dog shampoos.
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>>2938286
>or just stick to tick and flea dog shampoos

these usually have the same active ingredients
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>>2938256
East Coast of Canada. Right in one of the Lyme hot beds. Lyme can take months to show symptoms and ticks are active anytime the temperature is above 5°C which happens a ton this time of year in Nova Scotia. It was 8°C yesterday, and -4°C this morning, welcome to the Canadian Maritime winters.
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I have a Patterdale x staff, as can be seen in pic related. She's in season and the opportunity of studding her has arisen, with a springer spaniel. Would they make good working dogs or is it an incredibly bad idea?
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>>2938278
Treiball seems really fun

>>2938284
English Shepherds are fairly cheap compared to other purebred dog breeds. I'd say the normal range is between $400-$800 for an ES from a responsible breeder.

>>2938286
I use the generic version of Frontline Plus. Any flea/tick preventative is gonna have the ~muh chemicals~ people making complaints about it. The truth is side effects are rare and usually mild, and that goes for pretty much all the flea/tick products on the market. Flea and tick shampoos generally will have the same active ingredients as well.

Be aware that a good preventative is only part of getting rid of a flea problem. You will also need to scour your home and vacuum thoroughly every day. Start by feeding a Capstar pill to the dog and giving the preventative, and treat your home. Keep obsessively cleaning your home for a little while. Reapply the preventative as directed (usually this is every 30 days.)
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>>2938295
If you have to ask that question, the answer is probably yeah, it's a bad idea.

Unless both dogs have been health tested, have stable, compatible temperaments, and you have a purpose in mind for the pups (and demand for them,) don't breed.
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>>2938295
what would be the purpose of the mix and who would buy it? there are plenty of mutts in shelters already. do the dogs have the needed health check ups for HD, ED, eyes etc.?
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>>2938301
>>2938303
Both dogs are perfect in health, and both dogs grew up around kids. They're both fully trained. I live in farmers town here in the UK and would be selling them to the farmers, as working dogs. I'd keep the pick of the litter for myself to help work with ratting. I've just never seen a patt x springer before so have no idea on what the potential litter would look/behave like.
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>>2938306
"In perfect health" and "health tested" aren't the same thing. Hip x-rays are important. Genetic testing, depending on the breeds.

If you don't know what the mix would be like, see if you can do some research on it, is my suggestion
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>>2938290
>Nova Scotia
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>>2938317
What a beauty! I love the NS tollers. They're so much fun to go ducking with. They play in the water to attract the ducks, then retrieve them after they're downed. Makes me miss hunting with Grandfather something awful thinking about them.
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>>2938288
>>2938298
Thank you for the response!
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Hey /dog/
I have a malamute and I’m trying to introduce him to a new kitten. I already have two cats in the house so I wasn’t expecting it to be so difficult. I have the kitten in her own room and thankfully the dog crate fits perfectly in the doorway. The dog can come into the room and see the kitten whenever. He mostly lost interest after two days. But what concerns me is that if he is laying in the cage and the kitten runs against it, he’ll pull his lips up. I give him a treat if he sniffs and looks away but it’s been over a week and it’s still 50/50 whether he’ll bare his teeth or sniff.

The kitten is very affectionate and has no fear of the dog at all. I trust my dog not to chase the kitten but I know she’ll try rub against the dog as soon as that barrier is gone.

However, my dog has always been very defensive if he feels trapped/restrained. So I don’t know if he’ll still be like without the crate between them. He tolerates the other cats affections but I had both those cats when he was a puppy. Should I give it more time?
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This is Fandango. Say something nice about him.
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>>2938321
sure. you could also get a collar with an active substance:

https://www.merck-animal-health-usa.com/product/canine/Scalibor-Protector-Band/1
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deltamethrin
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>>2938325
PUGE/10
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>>2938286
I used frontline plus on my dalmation mix for 13 years and now i use it on my terrier. never any problems, never any ticks or fleas.

if your dog is getting fleas regularly, you need to find where she's picking them up, the vector source
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>>2938325
Fandango has my cuddles
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Thinking about getting a dog who I can go on runs with, it'd be my first one
I have a house with a lot of outdoor space
I took one of those online quiz things but I'm pretty sure I got not beginner friendly dogs at all
There's a guy in town with chocolate lab puppies, thinking about copping one

But if anyone is interested in the list it was
-Great Dane
-Siberian Husky
-Irish shepherd
-Australian shepherd
All got near 100%
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>>2938382
Lol Great Danes can’t run for shit
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>>2938389
lmao that adorable
but hey what dog should i get?
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>>2938382

read this:
>>2938235
>>2938256

>-Irish shepherd

what?
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>>2938393
HAHA im going off memory, it was irish something
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>>2938394
those quizzes suck ass. also, just going with huskies, dogs with the cardiovascular capacity of a pug have been showing up in pet stores etc. with some frequency in recent years. probably due to inbreeding. it's useful to do the research and extrapolate based on general breed characteristics but without meeting the dog and giving it some time to adjust to you you will not find the best fit... just go to a shelter and take the dog that responds best to you.
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>>2938298
>Treiball seems really fun

it is.

>English Shepherds are fairly cheap

weird. they should be rather rare and kinda sort of a gucci dog thus commanding a higher price...
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>>2938382
try dalmatian bro they're amazing for running
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>>2938490
Dalmatians are terrible for first time dog owners
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>>2934235
Redpill me on Beagles.
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When will this little antichrist stop biting? Everytime were together he wants to bite and chew my hands, then when he doesn't get his way he goes for my arms or pulls my trousers. It's so fucking annoyance, no matter what I do he won't stop. He obeys me all of the time but this is the one sticking point. I always speak in an assertive tone, tried grabbing the scruff of his neck, even tried pressing down on his tongue bit nothing works. He only does it to me too and I'm really at a loss here.
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>>2935543
They are great but require a fuck ton of effort.
They tend to be a bit goofy but they are really intelligent and require a strong leader otherwise they will walk all over you.
They need a ton of training, a ton of exercise, a ton of mental stimulation and a ton of attention.
This dog breed wants to be with the family all the time they are not to be left alone for too long.

I'd research the breed before getting one, they are very popular so there is plenty of reading material and online forums for GSDs alone.
I'd recommend getting a book about them, a good guy on youtube is the German Shepherd man.
He enjoys the baby talk with his dogs and hot wife but his advice and knowledge is pretty sound.
Make sure to buy from a good breeder, you don't want a dog with fucked up hips and elbows.

Just a heads up that nobody ever mentioned is that German Sheperd puppies are cute but are worse than Hitler.
All puppies bite but GSD puppies will bite the shit out of you.
My Boy basically bit me as much as possible and hung out of clothes all the time.
Nothing I could do would get him to stop he eventually just grew out of it.
Toys help though.
My hands were covered in cuts for months.
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>>2936826
Yes, you can teach most dogs to fetch but it varies from dog to dog, some just don't give a fuck.
Most Jack Russels I have know were obsessed with tennis balls, my friends one has one constantly in his mouth or he is constantly dropping it in your lap so you will throw it.
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>>2937409
Retired Greyhound.
If they get their daily walkies they turn into couch potatoes for the rest of the time.
You just can't have small animals in the house or walk them of leash.
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>>2938699
why do you say that
my Zoey was a lab-dal mix and she really wasn't too bad
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>>2938749
>howl
>howl
>howl
>eat
>sleep
>howl
>get ears cleaned
>howl
>howl
>howl
>cuddle
>be cranky
>howl
>eat
>sleep
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>>2938803
Labs are good bois, Dalmatians aren't
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>>2937409
Labs are pretty good for apartment living.
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>>2936616
looks like fungus
take it to the vet
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>>2938749
Amazing family dogs. Generally toted as one of the most affectionate and friendly breeds. How friendly? So friendly they're the most used dog in animal testing, because even when people hurt them they still leave their kennels willingly just to get that small 5 seconds of attention. They get along with pretty much everyone and everything. Wicked smart, but training them to keep focus and ignore their nose can be difficult. Extremely energetic, especially during the first 2 years. Wrecks (before his fight with Lyme started) would easily walk 8-10Km a day, play fetch for an hour or 2 and still has go left in him. After 2 years of age they're typically pretty happy to just be part of the family.
The bad is they can be loud and insanely stubborn at times, especially when that nose detects and new or interesting set.
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>>2939039
I somehow forgot the shedding...

They shed like fucking crazy. I brush ours every two days and the amount of fur on everything is still insane.
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>>2938940
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>>2938932
if you're trying to make sure winston doesn't meme you're doing it wrong bro
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So my husky just had another seizure.
I heard her running around with my other dog one minute, then a lot of banging and yelping. I thought maybe they'd been chasing a cat or possum and caught it. But she'd crawled behind the narrow gap behind the shed and fence and had a seizure in there. I can't get in there to pull her out so she banged herself up pretty badly. It seems her seizures happen every 6 months apart. Her first was Feb 16 last year, though it was only a partial seizure, then a grand mal seizure on june 13. At least if they're predictable I can prepare for them. Epilepsy sucks, and I know it only gets worse over time.
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>>2939155
who dat
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>>2939145
>I can't get in there to pull her out so she banged herself up pretty badly.

fucking save the dog and take it to a vet? ffs.
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>>2939184
Wat. She’s obviously been to the vet. No cure for brain lesions, dude. They don’t medicate until seizures happen more than once a month because seizure meds cause pretty severe side effects.
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>>2939175
Chihuahua anon.
A troll who posts screenshots from other people's YouTube videos, then makes posts claiming they own the dog usually with some ridiculous story all in an effort to get (You)'s.
This troll is currently shitting on another /an/ troll, Winstonfag,which is slightly amusing.
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I have a 9 week old Irish setter puppy.
She plays way too rough; her idea of "play" is to relentlessly bite the everliving shit out of my hands, feet, ankles, and calves.

Why is she doing this? What can I do?
I want to curtail this as soon as possible so she doesn't do it when she's bigger.
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>>2939175
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>>2939202
being a bit bitey is normal for puppies but it's not normal for them to draw blood. when it happens, consistently give a negative verbal cue like NO! and stop the playing. as soon as the dog has its shot and the vet says it's ok, start socialization with other dogs and people too.
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>>2939202
https://youtu.be/_97UJ243e_Q
Basically guy imitates bite with his hand as mothers would do when pups gets too far with their play.
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>>2938422
>they should be rather rare and kinda sort of a gucci dog thus commanding a higher price
They are pretty uncommon, but also not highly sought-out by a lot of people. Most of the general public doesn't even know they exist, so there's not a huge demand for them and they're not seen as luxury dogs like some breeds are. Most ES are also bred by farmers themselves, who work their dogs in practical context (as actual stock dogs, farm helpers, guardians, hunters, etc.) instead of showing and titling them (ES are not an AKC breed) so that causes a lower price too, I think, because showing and titling dogs gets very expensive.
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>>2939338
how much time do you spend on dog-dog socialization for Maple?
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>>2939397
We live with family and there are 4 other dogs here, so she gets a lot of interaction with them. She enjoys playing with them. Chasing, running around, wrestling, bitey-face.

Other than that, Maple is very dog-neutral and I love it. Out in public, if she meets a dog she'll do a short, polite greeting, then she just disengages entirely and practically ignores their existence. If we're at the dog park, if a dog doesn't come up to her to say hi, she won't even bother with a greeting and just continues about her business with me. She's not interested in playing with dogs she doesn't know, but she also doesn't dislike them. They're just...there. This honestly makes her the ideal dog to help with socializing other dogs, because she's not overly friendly (that sort of pushiness can be intimidating for dogs) nor is she a bully. Her being calm and neutral with dogs is helpful for both overexuberant puppies and nervous dogs. She doesn't overstep other dogs' boundaries, and she's great at dodging unwanted interaction which can shape more polite behavior in puppies/other dogs; at the same time, she's not a pushover and will give appropriately measured corrections to another dog who's being rude/a bully and not getting the picture. So she's my go-to girl when someone needs help socializing a dog or puppy.

I hope that answers your question?
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>>2939410
>I hope that answers your question?

sure, ty. I otoh have a problem with this:

>However, the same bossy nature which this breed excels at in keeping order on the farm can cause havoc in the local dog park where the English Shepherd often appoints himself as the leader.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_Shepherd

having a dog who likes to play policeman is kinda weird. she even foretold a fight in which a dog was bitten in the face and had to be put down as a result by NOT being there and instead sticking to me. at that time, I just didn't know that was fear and how I should interprete that change in behaviour... now I know.
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>>2936898
I'm sure Trixie's waving an ear from up there, too.
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>ate an entire pizza
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>>2938325
Enjoy your PDE you dumb worthless breed of oriental tomfoolery.
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>>2939442
Maple does play enforcer/reporter of rule-breaking at home (she herds cats (but doesn't chase them if they're not breaking a rule,) informs me if things are out of order like the front door being left open, and barks at the other dogs for not coming when called out in the yard and tried to collect them, etc.) I like to joke that she's like that one mob enforcer robot from Futurama ("you want me to clamp 'em, boss??") She's honestly really helpful. And absolutely if poorly manifested, this trait can be problematic when applied in inappropriate contexts. But Maple seems to have a good sense of what things are "our business" and what things are not, so it's never caused a problem. That sort of intuition is a prized trait in ES.

>she even foretold a fight in which a dog was bitten in the face and had to be put down as a result by NOT being there and instead sticking to me
It sounds like your girl knew that dog was trouble and wanted nothing to do with them. That's smart.
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Good boiii
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>>2939936
gudboi
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>>2939933
>splitting
https://naturaldogtraining.com/blog/what-is-splitting-behavior/
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When did these threads turn into nothing but shitposts and the same few blogposters circlejerking about how perfect their dogs are? What happened to the general discussions?
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>>2940118
>https://naturaldogtraining.com/blog/what-is-splitting-behavior/

ty for link. read it. can't believe what I was reading. god job by the Münsterländer (?) of disrupting them, the small terrier would have harmed the visibly passive AS otherwise.
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>chihuanon challenges ratfag for world heavyweight champion of faggotry
It's like poetry. It rhymes.
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>>2940174
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>>2938749
good boys. very vocal, tolerate "talking" a fair amount because they'll do that. i have a foxhound/beagle mix and boy does he fuckin hate deer. He'll get up in the middle of the night dead-ass asleep to go run to the window across the house to bark at a deer nobody even knew was there.
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I've accidentally been overfeeding my dog. He got a little chub. Guess we'll bump up the walks/day by one and start feeding him less, whoops
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imagine being so autistic you make like 70 images to shit on someone's dog on one of the slowest boards on a mongolian basket weaving website
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>>2940440
T. Ratfag
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>>2940404
he looks like a good boi
feed less or exercise more
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>>2940440
> mongolian basket weaving website
kek
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>>2940467
he's the best
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>Have a 1year old german sheperd who like to play rough and be a bit noisy while doing it.
>Just moved in new appartement.
>Finally have a garden to play with dog without a 20min trip to local park.
>Heard from neighbours there's a bunch of peoples poisoning local pets.
>oh boy.

Am i going to need to do a search every time i'm going outside to play ?
What should i look for ?
Will i have time to get my dog to a vet if he get poisoned and how could i even see it before he spill his guts on the floor.

Please help ?
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>>2940477
>What should i look for ?
you should be asking your neighbors this, really depends on how they're doing it.

I'd just keep an eye on your dog to make sure he doesn't eat anything while you're out there together, and if he goes out, go out with him. If you think he ate something and you aren't sure what, look up how to induce vomiting in dogs and take him to the vet. It could just be a rumor.
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>>2940482
The guy living upstair said that the previous tenant of my appartement had "one of those little dogs that keep barking" at some point it presumably ate something in the evening got really sick and died in the night.
The girl wasn't a great owner from what i've been told, the careless kind ; she didn't take the dog to a vet just let it sleep it off...

There is also a bunch of stray cats around here and they've been sometime found dead in garden stiff as a stick.

So i assume it's poisonned food with like antifreeze and such but what i don't know and fear is the time i got to react if shit happens.
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>>2940469
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>>2940503
Based as fuck and also dedicated
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>>2940507
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>>2938382
>-Great Dane
They die in like 5 years
>-Siberian Husky
Possessed by demons
>-Irish shepherd
Idk what that is
>-Australian shepherd
Meth dogs

Get a skinny mutt from a shelter, they'll generally have better endurance than a stockier one. A lab would probably be good too.
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Is unfriendliness/mild aggression with other dogs always worse when it's the same gender?
When I got my (F) dog from the shelter they said she was iffy with other females, but she doesn't do great with either if she hasn't met them before. I want to eventually be able to get another dog but don't know if that would make a big difference in how they get along.
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fuck dogs
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How loud is a basset hound's bark relative to a dachshund?
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>>2940639
I've never heard a basset hound in person, but I bet they're going to be howling a lot more than a wiener. Hounds are autistically loud, my dachshund is maybe 20 pounds and can shatter your eardrums with a high pitched bork. My cousin has two that are similarly loud. Though, I've seen those nervous looking brown ones that are fairly quiet.

If noise is an issue a hound is not the way to go. Bassets are bigger, so they're probably Bloodborne levels of noise.
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she a good dog
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>>2940161
thats not winston it's my doggo jerry he is a malteser <3
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>>2940477
Can you muzzle him while you're outside with him to prevent him from picking anything up? A basket muzzle that allows the dog to pant and drink water but not pick things up off the ground would be ideal.

>>2940590
Not always, but yes, same sex aggression is more common in general.

>>2940905
Cute dog
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Can't this be considered spam? Shit's fucking annoying.
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These threads are awful. What happened /an/?
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looks like my dog has some thickish green shit all over her eye and the eye itself is kinda red. I'm thinking it's dry eye after looking it up a little, but is there anything else anon thinks it could be?
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I'm scared guys. Dog has had """normal""" diarrhea yesterday which progressed to liquid bloody diarrhea today. Took him to the vet as soon as I saw this happen and they juat told me to leave him there as theyll put him on an infusion so he regains his strength. Hopefully he'll be okay though
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>>2941519
see a vet. now.
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>>2941453
>>2941420
there's a troll who hates the "The Daily Winston" threads and since somebody used Winston as the general. he's here to troll.
And the mods know, and do nothing, so it's possible he's a mod himself. Who fucking cares, really? Just him.
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>>2941657
following up. its gone now. maybe allergies or whacked it on something...
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>>2941668
>Ratfag obnoxiously spambumps his retarded threads
>(((Somebody))) used ratfag's dog as the general
>There's only one person who is sick of ratfag's faggotry
Ratfag, do us all a favour and fuck off, cunt.
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>>2942187
nope
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So minor issue with my dog. I ran out of dog kibble, but have been feeding him canned food and white rice. Per feeding guides he should have had enough food, but he keeps crying for more. Should I give him more? He never begs for food so it’s kinda worrying, but I am 93% certain I have given him enough food. What do I do?
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>>2942189
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>>2936748
I appreciate this man's tongue!
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>>2941657
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>>2942189
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15 years and going strong.
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based winstonbtfoposter
keep em coming
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>>2942190
How big is your dog, how much are you feeding him, age and breed?
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>>2942243
is there a better pic?

>>2942222
you wasted quads on that low quality post kek
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How do I convince my girlfriend that we should have a dog?
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>>2942287tell her you’ll kill your self unless she says yes.
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>>2942287
how much do you love your girlfriend? do you see yourself moving forward to marriage at some point in the quasi-near future? because that's how she will interpret you wanting a dog, which is fine as long as that 's what you want her to think.

beyond that, just start making everything adorable puppies and goodlooking dogs. stay away from pits and the like and just show her the sweeties. and the first moment you see her start to soften in any way, you go out and adopt whatever kind of fucking dog you want anon. and she will love him.
make it a male dog if it's a small breed and female if larger. she wants to feel it will defend her but not turn on her, this dog is an extension of you now.
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>>2942287
She'll kill it if you two break up, remember that.
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Ratfag shook status:
Shooketh
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I travel a lot and want to get a dog with me for my travels. I'm thinking border terrier for several reasons (but open to breed suggestions). Gotta be:
>small to medium
>good with kids
>good with crates / travel
>healthy

I'm leaning towards getting one from a breeder so I can know his health is good and has a good lineage. But they're so damn expensive, 800-1000k USD.

Any suggestions on other breeds or getting a healthy dog without breeders?
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>>2942682
pic related. I love the scruffy, yet dignified, terrier look
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>>2935287
You said it best,brutha.
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>>2934388
You gf is only 9 months old?
Not cool bruh,not cool at all.
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My dog had two tumors in her belly. We sent her to the vet, and after a few days of giving her all the food she wants, and medicine and the cone around her neck, she's fine now.
Turns out they were benign.
All is well
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>>2943336
awesome
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>>2943336
Good to hear anon I'm glad she's okay
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Why do so many people want pitbulls
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just fishing for compliments for this oaf
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>>2943659
is it a corgy-border collie mix?

absolute cute
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>>2943661
full corgi. hes a cardigan.
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>>2943659
he's your own little obama
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i will miss you,my dear tara, thanks for all these years
i can say wyou were the best
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>>2943824
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>>2943824
FFFFF
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My 17yo Lab has started farting whenever he wakes up at night for his dinner. It's light noises with no foul smell and it's just 2-3 trumpets so I wonder if it's just due to him now sleeping most of the day. He has no farting during the morning when he gets breakfast and his daily walk.
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>>2943659
I love him, he's adorable. Cardigans are my favorite corgi. I love their ears so much.
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>>2944078
here have another anon
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>>2944271
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>no /dog grneral/ Maple edition
Life is suffering
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>>2944302
I AGREE when this one 404's you should definitely start the next one bc maple is a good dog
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>>2944392
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My boy does not like to eat without me.
My wife feeds him in the morning because I leave fairly early for work and he will refuse to eat it until about 1 pm and no coaxing will change his mind until he gets hungry.
On my days off when I feed him he eats his breakfast straight away.
At dinner time he does the same when I give him his food.

Any reason to explain this behavior? While he eats I groom him and talk to him.
If I leave the room he will keep checking on me and then return back to the bowl to eat, he will do this 4 or 5 times until the bowl is empty.
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>>2945143
>trains dog through physical contact to only eat when being protected by one particular person
>wonders why dog will only eat with physical contact and feeling protected by one particular person
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>>2945147
I suppose that makes sense.
He is also a GSD and I am his favorite.
I was just a bit worried he was ill in the morning.



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