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Jim - 2012-05-18
Our little guy is 4mos. old/4.5lbs and is chewing on the baseboards in the kitchen. THIS is our only problem. He is taken outside to play almost every day and is put to sleep at about 11pm and sometimes does not wake until about 8am.
Is there anything(food wise) we should keep him from eating?

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  • Jim - 2012-05-18
    How can we NOT spoil this cute little guy(Jay) even if he is bad every now and then?
  • vicest - 2012-05-30
    Your dog needs toys and more toys. I get my dog a new toy every 2-3 weeks and then after you get a bunch of toys rotate some in and out so the dog is always mentally stimulated
  • Babbs Coady - 2012-06-01
    Just a few odd ideas, try getting the dog a proper teething bone for one and at the same time wash the baseboards in something that will be safe but bad smelling and tasting to the dog (like people, dogs differ in what they may or may not like the taste and smell of.) I found this worked for many of the dogs and cats I've had over the years.
  • Jim - 2012-07-04
    Our dog has plenty of toys. This was about 2-3mos. ago and he does not do it anymore BUT does bite/chew on plastic chairs outside and wooden legs inside every now and then. One thing I have found and that is the rubber colored ring on a Target prescription bottle(large size) our dog LOVES to chew on. I DO monitor this as one he almost swollowed a couple months ago as he chewed a piece off.
  • gloria - 2012-07-23
    chocalate it will kill a dog bones like chicken bones
  • Becky - 2012-08-01
    I once had a small mixed breed that used to chew on the furniture. Our vet said that she had a vitamin deficiency and put her on a canine multi vitamin. the chewing stopped. Hope this helps
  • jim - 2012-08-30
    Our dog has his own favorite toys and others that I have made. I always supervise his chewing on toys, bones and other things. One of his favorite toys is a teething toy for babies. He'll knaw on that all day. I've had to take off a couple of parts that he got lose and started chewing on. Little buger.
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sandy s. - 2010-07-07
I have 3 wonderful dogs who I absolutely love. I researched on dog training tips from and prepared myself for training them. The tips worked great and now all 3 of my babies are well behaved and happy dogs!

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  • Dee - 2011-06-16
    Hello, do you know vizsla beeder here in Montreal?
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Kimberly - 2011-07-18
Hello! It is me again! I have a picture of Murphy!


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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-18
    It's a pretty puppy...
  • Kiersten Gaylord - 2011-09-20
    ohh he's so cute(:
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Nora - 2012-01-25
We have a 5 year old male pitbull (Fatmeg). He's so lovable that we treat him a family member, even included him in our family calendar... He sleeps on our bed with his own pillow and blanket... He's intelligent that he knows his own toys, pillow and bag of his biscuits / denta stix... He sits with us during TV time and would nudge our fathers hand to signal us he's sleepy...He's indeed aggressive to people not familiar to him. The only problem is we can not leave him alone at home even with the radio on as we used to do when he was younger... So when there's a family outing, one of us has to stay with him, haha!

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  • lora proctor - 2012-09-24
    I have owned a beautiful (and intellignet) brown red-nosed pit bull terrier ( the imperial breed) for 8 years. He is smart, protective and very loving to all members of our family and knows all of their names. I am a firm believer that if you do own a pit bull-PROTECT THEM. They have had enough bad press. Walk them on a leash as much as possible and socialize with them one on one and give them lots of loving affection. They are the BEST breed of pup-EVER!!!! Also. do not let strangers (especially unknown kids) come up to pet them, they are very protecive of their family. Let's give them a chance to have owners who lovingly want to give them GOOD PRESS-they deserve it!!
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Jackie Mayer - 2012-09-21
Dear Anonymous, My boyfriend has a red heeler about 4yrs old. He says after the age of 2yrs, your dog should start calming down. You should try an anxiety blanket on your dog.

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Debbie Hayden - 2012-09-20
We adopted a Short-haired apple head Chihuahua! He has stolen our hearts ..Hes loved by everyone he meets ..His name is Peanut. Our grandsons just adore him..

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Sherry Holmstrom - 2012-09-08
I have a 2yr old long hair chihuahua, named Emma. I took her to the groomer for the first time, and apparently wasn't clear as to the medium hair trim that I wanted for her. She came back shaved like a yorkie. I was devestated. How long will it take for her hair to grow back? Thank you.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-09-08
    She will look pretty good in about 2 - 3 months but takes about 6 months for the full coat to grow back in.  You could wait till the groomer was asleep and shave her head.  LOL   - an idea.
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amy - 2012-08-23
Just adopted 4 year old Chion. He hates being alone. When we leave we put him in kennle is this ok? He barks alot and shakes! Do they need hair cuts?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-23
    Many don't like being alone.  Try leaving an unwashed t-shirt and socks in the kennel with him.  They don't need hair cuts but they do need grooming - which in some cases is a hair cut.  If you don't keep them brushed regularly, they mat and it gets hard to get the mats out.  Shaking is part of the nature of a chihauhua - which is 50% of the Chion mixure.
  • Cara - 2012-09-06
    I have a chion girl that just tuened 3 yesturday she is such the spoiled little runt in my family I am trying to get over I have a Scottie and she is 10 so I am going to miss her alot she is such a great dog if u don't know this is really hard for me beacuse she was I think the 5-10 thing I saw when I was born
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pamela meadows - 2010-06-23
If you are still looking, someone I know is moving and must find a home 4 their old english sheepdog. He is 4 years old, well trained, up to date on shots, @ fixed.

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  • jeannine nye - 2010-09-01
    We are still looking, and this sheepdog looks good to think about.. can you get more details as to his character and behaviour in house, and with other dogs, also where he lives.>
  • pauline king - 2012-09-05
    we are looking to rescue a old english sheepdog we have always had one in our family for 25 years we lost our last one about a year ago
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Jim Ries - 2012-07-19
Our Chi has been 'honking' (like a reverse sneeze) and sometimes it will last about 2-3 minutes. It's like his whole body will jump. It worries me that something is very wrong. A family friend says her Chi does the same thing. The vet said there's nothing to worry about BUT when it goes on like this I wonder. He will do this maybe 3-4 times a week. Should I be worried like I am?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-07-20
    I don't know why they do that but they do.  It's normal, sounds really strange and of course their whole body gets into the act. I thought maybe allergies or a sinus problem.  I think they must get flem back in their throat. 
  • SAM - 2012-08-01
    My chi does the same thing and our vet told us its his airway collapsing which is a normal chi trait. Usually is not harmful to them but can be corrected with surgery if become a problem. I was told it could be exacerbated by allergies or being overweight.
  • taylordane - 2012-08-14
    I was told it was allergies and they can get a shot from the vet from time to time or a 1/2-1 teaspoon of childrens benadryl when its at its worse.
  • Jim - 2012-08-30
    Our dog goes on his 'pad' about 99% of the time. I kinda think it is psychological, but hey whatever works. I will not change.

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