Jump to content
BC Boards


Registered Users
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About nowwown

  • Rank
    Senior Member
  • Birthday 11/18/1958

Contact Methods

  • Website URL
  • ICQ

Profile Information

  • Location
    Charlotte, NC, USA

Recent Profile Visitors

873 profile views
  1. Rebecca, you are amazing in your knowledge, your ability to explain your knowledge so well and your willingness to share your knowledge and expertise. You have always had excellent advice and in my three years of owning a similar dog to Dave, you have been an incredible teacher. Thank you.
  2. Hi, I have been taking Cody to some "fun" classes that are focused on him getting tested for his Canine Good Citizen designation. Now I got into the testing session for May 31. What does it mean exactly if the dog has his CGC? Can he get more pay? Better benefits? A bigger company car?
  3. Ha! You are dating yourself but I am too, as I very much remember that! And of course Charlie perfume which was introduced back then. And let's not forget Love's Fresh Lemon.
  4. This morning on our walk, a mid-sized, mixed-breed dog started following us, showing alot of interest in us but not particularly friendly or unfriendly. This is the fourth or fifth time in a month this dog has been loose in the neighborhood, and we don't know who he belongs to. Several times, I turned around to yell at the dog to leave us alone, but it kept getting closer and I didn't want to deal with a potential fight of Cody on his leash and this strange dog. I even picked up some wood chips to throw at the dog to scare him (not to hit him or hurt him) but the dog kept following us
  5. I have to remember to bring some training treats on our walks and focus him on a trick or obedience activity instead of just walking. That's a great idea, thanks.
  6. Hi, we have had pretty much the same routines for all of Cody's three years. Walk in the morning, walk in the afternoon, playtime and training every day, walk in the evening. Lately we notice him being jumpy and nervous. If a dog barks in a backyard as we walk in front of the house, he literally jumps out of surprise and then hustles to walk faster by the house, acting nervous. If a large SUV drives by, he's way more jumpy and excited about it going by than in the past. Same routines, same food, same everything pretty much. Any ideas what can be casuing the nervousness and jumpiness?
  7. I think Mary's response should be included at the top of the pages as something for all to read when considering a BC!
  8. I'm a diligent person around the house and keep everything very neat and organized (EXCEPT my paper filing which I never seem to get around to). But closets and drawers are very organized. I married a German guy and he's very much that way too! LOL ! But I'm like that with Cody too: I use disposable foam/paper plates that are recyclable, every day I just toss the dirty one so no food bowls to wash. Water bowl is one of those 1-gallon dispensers. He goes through that in about 3-4 days so each time I refill I clean out the bowl part with hot soapy water first. I brush Cody once a w
  9. Thanks for this good advice. Kind of like canned food = gravy for mashed potatoes for humans, right? A little goes a long way! I think that is where I can definitely cut back for him and help save money.
  10. Boy, I'm realizing from all this that I am way overfeeding Cody. He gets 1/2- 3/4 can of Wellness Core canned, plus 2 cups-2-1/2 cups of the Wellness Core dry each day. He's 50 lbs. and solid muscle, no fat. Plus he gets a small handful of treats a day for training purposes, and one dried fish piece. I did notice that the Wellness Core canned is only 12.5 oz. vs. others are 14-15 oz cans, for the same price. That makes Wellness Core way more expensive! I will start buying the larger bag, I'm always worried though that it will go stale.
  11. Hi, my DH and I were going over finances/budget and he about had a heart attack when he saw I spend about $100-$150 a month on food and treats for Cody. That includes 2 15-lb. bags a month of Wellness Core dry and about 15 cans of the Wellness Core canned. Plus training treats (fish/potato based only). Cody has alot of food allergies and this has been one of the only brands he can tolerate without severe diarrhea and staph infections. So I feel this cost is justified. My DH said when he has had dogs in the past, they were healthy and happy and lived to 15+ years on Purina Dog Chow
  12. Cody is now 2-1/2. He spends 40-70% of his day at home by himself. The balance is with his humans, when we spend alot of time playing, ball throwing, walking, etc. Very little interaction with other dogs. I think as a result, he has become very uninterested in his previous "friends" -- other dogs that he sees in our neighborhood, whether he's on leash for a walk or running around a dead-end street area at the back end of our neighborhood. It usually starts out well, the other dog is very excited to see him, and Cody seems semi-interested; he is wagging his tail and friendly but aloo
  13. Hi, I usually "lurk" but was disturbed by Cody's behavior this holiday weekend at my sister's home. We had a 12-hour drive to their house, Cody was his usual excellent traveler self, although he was somewhat stressed and didn't take any water or food during the trip. But once we got there, he was great with everyone, including for the most part the family's Shih Tsu, Chelsea. The six-year-old ShihTsu was not that friendly to Cody. The two dogs were territorial around their own food, although we fed and watered them in separate rooms. Cody got himself a bloody nose from pushing his fo
  14. Cody has a very thin, uneven stripe up his face (see the avatar to the side). So he looks quite black-faced, especially from a distance. I think they are way more imposing and sometimes scary looking, especially to little children, without a lot of white. That can be good or bad, since his standoffishness with little kids, combined with that "scary" looking face, deter the little ones in our neighborhood from approaching Cody and me when we're walking around the neighborhood (on leash). Better for safety anyway, I guess.
  15. I love BARK! I subscribe to it! And the newest issue has TWO BCs on the front cover! And I've read Donald McCaig's book and loved it. BARK rocks!
  • Create New...