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  1. The pug might have bit Lady first, but I believe that was because the Pug was trying to get Lady to stop. This was mainly the people's fault because they didn't see the issue as a problem until it got too out of control. For the record, Lady is a VERY nippy dog. It's always play bites except for the really bad one. I think the pug was getting sick of being harassed, chased around and nipped because it has been happening for a while and nobody else saw it as a problem until now. I strongly agree that we need to have a meeting and I will get that done soon. If it were my dog, she would not be going to dog parks anymore. Even though her owner says she is great off leash at the dog park, I think that a bad incident can happen in seconds if you're not careful. And if a strangers dog gets hurt he may end up with a law suit or worse, have to get rid of the dog. I've talked to him about this and he simply says that that's my opinion and he doesn't agree with me. I guess then it isn't my fault if she get's into a fight at the dog park. I warned him. As for the house, Lady stays in her crate almost all day. This may change if she calms down when she gets older and once her training classes start.
  2. I live in a cooperative house with 25 other people and 4 dogs. One of my housemates just adopted a new dog a few weeks ago, and so far she has been pretty good. She's young, only about a year and a half, and very hyper. I would guess that she's a lab-pitbull mix. Most of the day she stays in her crate while her owner is at work and she comes out briefly to go on walks and be let outside. The other three dogs are allowed to run around the house and when the new dog "Lady" gets out of her crate to play, trouble occurs. Two days ago we had a huge incident that makes me not want to live with this dog anymore. Lady was playing with the pug in the house and the pug was not happy about it. The pug growled at her and gave her a small nip to stop. Lady lunged at the pug and bit her hard in the face. The pug had to be taken to the vet immediately to get stitches. The two of them have not been allowed together since unless Lady is on a leash. She's always been very tough on the other dogs, especially the pug, who she will not leave alone even if the pug is growling at her. I'm persistent about separating them as soon as possible but other people I live with, including Lady's owner, always brush it off as play time and nothing more. That is, until the pug had to get stitches. I personally think these things need to be dealt with as soon as possible before the incident occurs again. Even though this dog is being separated from the pug, she is not being separated from the other dogs including my border collie. My bc will growl at her too, and I'm terrified that they'll get into a fight some day. Her owner still wants to take her to dog parks, dog training classes and doggie day care, where in all cases she will be subject to strange dogs. I'm worried that if he isn't careful and on top of her every second, she may end up attacking a stranger's dog, or worse, biting a person who is trying to separate her from their dog. I want this dog out of my house. I don't think that living with 26 people and 3 other dogs is a good place for any dog with behavioral problems to be. She needs to be in a home with less people so training can stay consistent and strict. It also isn't fair for her to stay in a crate or on a leash all the time because she has to be under control whenever other dogs are around in the home. Then again, maybe I'm jumping to conclusions too quickly. I know lots of dogs get into fights and never do so again. She's a very sweet dog and her owner loves her very much and I really want what's best for her. Am I being paranoid?
  3. Thanks everyone! Cricket is doing much better today. I diluted some chicken broth in a large bowl for him and he drank the whole thing. I've never seen him pee so much. The diarrhea is better as well but I have been slowly getting him back on his dogfood after yesterday by mixing it with rice. He's been lapping up his water dish without me making a fuss. If this keeps up I won't need to call the vet.
  4. This has been an ongoing problem for a few weeks but has gotten especially bad lately since the temp has been in the 90s. We don't have air conditioning so Cricket mainly stays cool by playing in the hose and sitting in front of the fan. Lately he has been really stubborn about not drinking water. I've never had a dog refuse to drink before. I've tried changing the dish between a plastic and glass one, washing the dish several times, moving it to different areas in the house as well as giving him ice or even spoon feeding him the water. There has been little luck getting him to consume more than a few sips. He isn't urinating as much as usual and last night he had diarrhea in the house. I'm really worried he's dehydrated but I can't force the water down his throat. I'm going to buy him some bullion cubes to see if chicken broth is a little more appetizing. He still has a huge appetite and his nose and tongue are wet. Any ideas?
  5. The weather here has finally gotten nice enough for me to open up my back porch. The only problem with that is our porch is covered floor to ceiling with peeling lead paint. I've told my landlord several times that this needs to be taken care of, but they won't budge on it. Cricket LOVES the porch and it's his first time using it since I've only had him since September. I figured the lead paint wouldn't be a problem as long as he lays on the rugs I put out and doesn't lick the ground. Everything was going fine until I noticed today that he had chips of the paint in his coat! I quickly brushed it out but now I'm worried he may have consumed some while grooming himself. I haven't let him back out on the porch since but now I'm really concerned at how much paint he may have eaten. Maybe even the dust out here is dangerous!!! I feel like a terrible owner. Thankfully it's only been three days of porch time before I stopped it. Still...is there ways to know if he's consumed any, or am I just being paranoid?
  6. "...then Blue Maid gets a nasty glint in her eye and her slaves hasten to obey." Sure sounds like a BC to me! Thanks so much for the lovely videos! It's always nice to learn about BC history
  7. Good boy, Kelso! He has blossomed so well under your care, it is just amazing! I'm sure you'll find him the forever home that will love and cherish him as much as you have. And please post some pictures of that little kitten with him! I can't imagine how adorable that must be!
  8. http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/crime_and_courts/woman-whose-dog-was-killed-by-trap-won-t-file/article_e1b1e9b4-0a72-11e1-8ea4-001cc4c002e0.html I met the woman who had this happen to her dog. I felt awful and I thought I'd share her story with you guys. Hopefully we can try to warn other dog owners about the risks of trapping.
  9. Such a sad story. At least you know that you've done all you can for Boots, no matter what you choose to do. At least for that small amount of time that she lived with you she had some love in her life. Just a quick question, what are the bite levels? I'm guessing that a level 4 or 5 would have to break the skin and therefore the dog would be considered dangerous, right?
  10. Looks like he's going to be a rough coat! Love those pink toes!
  11. Good girl Kit! Such good news! I even cried a bit.
  12. Sorry, dumb question... What is a BAER test? Is it a DNA test or do they actually test the dog's hearing?
  13. We brought Cricket (formerly known as Riot) home two weeks ago. I finally got my camera to work today..... In case you don't remember me, I was the one debating on whether to get a male or female dog. Eventually it didn't really matter and I took him home twenty minutes after meeting him. He's a great dog. Almost never barks and loves people, even strangers. He bonded with me after the first day and now follows me everywhere. I call him my little duckling. He's not big on toys, won't retrieve anything unless maybe I was able to throw a squirrel or rabbit. If he could herd squirrels I bet he'd be the happiest dog ever. We got him at a shelter in Illinois where they estimate that he's about 1-2 yrs. They found him as a stray running around someone's farm. My guess is that he either ran away from someone or they released him to the wild when they couldn't take care of him anymore . Poor baby.
  14. Different one. This is Riot. Not sure If I'll keep the name. Is he a cutie pie or no?
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