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Lizabeth

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About Lizabeth

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  • Birthday 10/18/1963

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    Female
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    Spokane WA
  1. Thank you everyone,she does get a great deal of exercise, i have noticed over the past few weeks that she is starting to bulk up more getting more muscle mass about her. i have decided to just keep an eye on her not going to worry about her being too thin, even though i get asked often from well meaning dog owners at the new dog park we have been going to about her being so as they say "tiny and too skinny" i just smile and point to her and say I wish i could run along with her, Id be skinny too... That seems to drop the discussion lol.
  2. Sorry about that, thank you for the chart
  3. I had this with Gidget, she had a very bad sinus infection and allergies. She is doing great now.
  4. I have been told that she is too skinny, I need to bulk her up. The vet has suggested 1 raw chicken thigh once a week then a good run so she will bulk up not have it go to fat. Is she really that bad? 13 months old
  5. I have been told that she is too skinny, I need to bulk her up. The vet has suggested 1 raw chicken thigh once a week then a good run so she will bulk up not have it go to fat. Is she really that bad? 13 months old
  6. I am in the same boat with my old girl Poppy, my heart goes out to you and Buddy.
  7. A black and yellow chew bone, she is on her 3rd one, they do not make or sell them anymore so we are working to find a replacement. Anything Kong, anything that squeaks is an added bonus. Stuffed animals! Grand dog has taught her they are good fun to rip the stuffing out of, so she seldom gets them only when I am feeling like dealing with the mess. Off topic, She knows each and every toy she has by its name. I tell her to get her toy by name, she will go find that toy! Never fails to bring me the correct toy. I find it pretty impressive as we have quite a few toys in and out of the house.
  8. We have a few kongs around the house, half the time I don't even stuff them with anything she just chews them, she can not go to bed at night without her chew toy lol.
  9. I have been told the same thing about dogs greeting on leashes, it can promote aggression, they even have signs posted at the dog park telling you to remove the dogs leash before entering. What I have done is just move out of the way when I see people with dogs walking towards us ( i do this with runners joggers bikers baby buggies and what not ) she sits at my side as we let them pass. A simple leave it or sit stay is all she needs to let them go past with no issues. Little by little she has gotten used to all the things that pass us, we even at times just keep walking with no issue. I just keep an eye on her, if she seems to be excited then its off to the side sit while they pass. For mine she is just a busy body! She thinks the world is there for her entertainment.
  10. Gidget 13 months rescued aprox 7 months ago. Is being trained to be a mobility service dog. Bad things. She is forever coming up with new bad habits, no sooner is one issue resolved a new one pops up. She just about quit eating, yet guarding her food bowl protecting it from everything, shadows people other dogs you name it. She would run to that food bowl and guard over it hunched over letting everyone know it was not to be touched, or lay watching it like it was going to run away. I took her to the store let her pick out her very own food bowl, problem solved She has decided it is great fun to untie my shoes while on outdoor off leash play time. That has not worked out as fun as she thought it was lol. Heal. Now don't get me wrong here, little girl can heal like a dream! She has more then one way that we walk due to my disability and heal is just not good enough for her, she seems to think that she is to always be tending to my needs and healing is just not doing what she should. she likes to be a bit more in front of me guiding me keeping me from walking crooked or possibly falling over. She is great about loose leash walking in that position she just is not happy at my side she wants to be up in front a bit. though in public at public places I have no problems what ever I want. Part of it is she don't like her toes stepped on and yes that happens time to time so I don't really blame her. She thinks she is a princess Good things I can call her off a flock of geese, quail, chickens, deer you name it! She knows to leave them alone and totally ignores them. She no longer takes off on me, comes when called!! Her barking has gotten better. She has been learning things very fast, anything I ask of her so far she has learned to do and doing rather well. She has learned to play well with other dogs, she just loves loves to play with dogs any dogs now no matter how big they are. She has come to trust me more and more, in-spite of the terrible things that happened to her and I. Gidg has learned that I can and will protect her and keep us safe, it is not all her responsibility to protect us both from everything and everyone. She has a new sort calm about her, when unsure about things now she gives me this look. I can not describe the look but I know what it means. I just give her a simple reassuring nod and she knows everything is fine, she goes back to whatever she is doing, just a simple nod...... Wow have we come a long way! We have come a long way, I have to say She and I both are stronger, more confident it is amazing! In fact I WE are getting ready for a huge change in our life, we are preparing to make a bit of a long distance move here in the next few months. Going to miss our awesome trails we love so much, the dog park and well the weather too. We are leaving this big crazy city and all the craziness behind. Moving to a small town in Texas, with no tweakers and so much less confusion. Time to find new trails new lakes to play in, in a simpler more relaxing way of life out in the country Who knows maybe I will get some chickens
  11. Yes someone here actually had said about using the long line when I was first working with Gidget, it worked wonders. Now we have a shorter line that we use, still do bring out the longer one from time to time, but I am using the shorter hands free line now more often as we are training for going for walks into public areas and stores. Once again this weekend I have not been able to work with her at all, was not home, couldn't bring her with me, so I hope tomorrow I can have a productive day with the dogs.
  12. Seems to be helping, she isn't running away from this stuff like the other stuff
  13. Id like a remo for Gidget, on, off, slow. reverse, pause, mute, oh how nice that would be, and while I am at it how about a set of blinders, like they put on horses!! Little miss busy body over here is so interested in what the other dogs are doing, not wanting to miss out on any fun, never goes potty, she will wimpier to go out, then forgets! I tell Orion no playing Gidget has to potty, she still forgets, even when I tell her. So after I have gotten totally tired of it, I make her hold it tell her back teeth are floating, then she will go (maybe). Even if I put her out by herself she forgets to potty! She is such a silly little thing at times. It could be worse, we had a couple times where she was too scared to go outside for whatever reasons, now its just shes too busy having fun or sticking her nose in the other dogs business to bother to think about her own. That's my girl!
  14. Thanks for the video and the input, they used to bark just when someone came to the door, then they started this barking at people who walked past the house, some of you know just how out of hand that got when we first got Gidget, Then it settled down, now it has become just a horrible habit that the more we tell them to stop the worse it has gotten. So far so good on curbing it, I will watch the video after I wake up a bit. It is like one starts the other follows, then the youngster "Gidget" gets way too excited and hyped up we have to nip this one in the bud. They want to please so I do have that working in my favor.
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