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Joan Brundage - 2014-05-28
We adopted a Smooth collie mix---he is just lovely! Just a little bit stockier than a purebred. We've never had a collie before so I'm wondering---do Smooth Collies like to hunt rabbits? He is mesmerized by rabbits, not birds though. And he hardly ever barks except to let us know he wants to go for a walk---and that's a short commanding bark. He also tries to sing with me when I sing and have a voice lesson. He is VERY vocally expressive. When strangers come to the door, he doesn't bark but stands with me. I'd appreciate any knowledge you'd like to share with me about Smooth Collies you've known and loved. Thanks.

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Kathy - 2012-01-28
My chow chow is now one year and three months old...oh my...you have
your work cut out for you..unless you can devote 24/7 to your chow then
not a good pet for you..they need alot of attention..and training will
produce great results but you must start when they are puppies in a puppy
class then obedience classes..and keep them there...they are very stuborn
and want to do everything their way..so patience..if you have none then
your chow will take the alpha roll and dominate you..and this you do not
want..good luck...

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  • hello its me - 2014-05-28
    yup
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Leanne - 2014-05-28
Hi, I have a 2 year old chug who will not wee or poo outside especially when it's wet. I take him out all the time and still nothing. When it's dry he sometimes goes out by himself so I know that he knows what to do he's just lazy at times. He wees up the table and I've tried putting vinegar up it which is meant to make them not ewe there again but still no joy. When I take him outside when it's wet he just stands there and shivers!? Help he is wrecking my house!!

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Char - 2014-05-26
I am a new breeder of Havanese. My sister has been breeding this breed for 20 years. They should be around 14-17 pounds. They are now being bred for tiny. My first Havanese is under 8 lbs and 8-1/2 inches high. She is a little thin but my vet said to give her pot pies to put weight on. They are a lovely dog. My second girl is 14 lbs and seems to be a perfect weight. I have found that NurtiSource is the best food nutrition wise and particularly for their coats.

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Landon - 2014-05-21
Ok so my wiener dog won't stop crying she is 2 years old and we feed her regularly but she won't stop crying. Sometimes if one of her toys is under a blanket she does it but now she just randomly cries. Please help.

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amanda - 2014-02-23
My 4 year old female chihuahua, Bella, is due with chion pups at the end of march! :) It's her 2nd litter. We are super excited! :) Can't wait!

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  • Cora - 2014-03-03
    How much would you sell a Chion for?
  • theresa - 2014-05-15
    Hi Amanda would you please let me know if you're going to sell your pup and how much?
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Miles Cabrera - 2012-09-15
I recently adopted a 5 year old male pit bull mix ( I think he's mixed with a lab) he's well behaved and shows manors. I walk out the door first and got him to stop tugging the leash on our walks by simply pulling the leash up instead of back ( thanks to the dog whisper). He's a friendly dog but I feel he may be to friendly. How do I know if he will protect my family if we are in danger? There are also sometimes where I'll give him a tug  and and he doesn't respond, I've asked how to change this and people have told me to hit him hard. Is there another way to get this pit to respect and listen without beating him? I don't want him to become vicious I have a 4 year old and I don't need dog to attack. I just need him to respect what I say and protect my family. Are there any other methods ????

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-09-15
    I do not know how you train a pitt bull - I do know that you should never hit or beat a dog -
  • Anonymous - 2012-09-16
    Thanx but that really doesn't help much. Does anyone else know what to do ?
  • Robert - 2012-09-16
    Many say they have a  pitt bull lab mix - and I am not quite sure if I believe there are that many pitt bull lab mixes running around. In any case - you are saying you do not have complete control of the pup - then I would under no circumstances have him around a 4 year old child. Kids play, they make noise, they throw stuff animals for fun, and you do not know what will set the pup off - too many articles with these dogs hurting children. In some cases killing them. They are all friendly - till they are not. They require a strong, knowledgeable consistent trainer with a lot of experience.
  • Tabitha Boggs - 2012-11-23
    I personally use a 'pinch collar' to walk my pitbulls, both my pits are males, one neutered ones not. And without a pinch collar they pull me all over the place. With a pinch collar, it does not choke the dog in any way if fitted properly, and causes no harm IF used properly. It just causes a 'pinch' to the neck of the dog if they are pulling, 9 times out of 10 one little 'tug' (PLEASE never ever yank or pull extremely hard on the leash when using a pinch collar as it could cause damage to your dogs neck) a quick snap of the leash always puts my dogs right back at my side. Without having to use any type of 'hitting' your dog, you should never hit your dog, that will only cause him to become afraid of people and possibly even aggression. Hope this helps. Literally the first walk with a pinch collar had an amazing difference my dogs, Blade and Kadar now enjoy daily walks, and I now enjoy them as well because I'm not being pulled every which a way. :)
  • Tabitha Boggs - 2012-11-23
    As Far as protection goes a 'pitbull' or 'pitbull mix' become very attached to their owners. And though they may never show any signs of aggression or protection once your dog has had time to bond to you and your family I can ensure that he will protect you and your child. My dogs have had no training other than basic training (sit, come, stay, heal basic stuff) and I have no doubt in my mind they will protect me and they have proven it time and time again. 'Pitbulls' are naturally protective, but it would be wise to be extremely aware of your dogs body language around other dogs, no matter how friendly he seems with other dogs, some dogs can be fine with 100 dogs then for no reason whatsoever attack the 101st dog. If you don't put your dog in a situation to fail then he can't fail. Example: Pitbulls especially males can be dog aggressive so for obivious reasons my dogs don't go to the dog park. If you don't put your dog into a situation where something bad could happen and cause more people to fear the breed then you should have no problems with your new dog. I'm not saying keep him away from every other dog, i'm just saying it is wise to very slowly introduce your dog to any other dog you'd want them to play with. You need to be very aware of your dogs body language as almost always they give warning signs before they bite/attack.
  • kyliegh stevens - 2014-05-20
    If your dog is pulling you, you should use a head halter. It helps to get the dogs attention and keep him from pulling so much. I used it with my pit bulls. I have been around so many dogs in my life and I am only 13. Right now I have a chihuahua/pit bull mix and she is a devil. I am working with her. Just try to teach her some things like (watch me) and (sit and stay) and she will use them automatically. If you have her do them lots of times each day. You should never hit a dog. If you have had the dog for awhile, it will have a connection with you, and it will protect you in certain situations. Your dog will protect you when it comes time to. My chihuahua/pit bull gets along great with my lab, (both females) and my chihuahua/pit bull helped bring out the puppy part in my 6 year old lab. Pit bulls (no matter the case) will love you no matter what. Even if her old owner beat her, she will look for affection and wag her tail. (and if you have any info on how to get a dog to stop chewing her dog bowl please tell me.) My dog is in her teething stages, she is 9 months.
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melissa chauvin - 2014-05-19
My future mother in law & father in law have an apple head chihuahua, she is 14 pounds. I'm wondering if this is healthy?

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disneah - 2014-05-18
Hi! I'm disneah I'm 12 y/o my dog is so cute his name is PUCHO he is Pomeranian spitz, his favorite toy is fake bone and his favorite activity is running with me outside of our house and going poop outside. He is now 3 y/o when I called his name he looks at me and when he barks I told him that don't bark he don't bark at all I love my dog.

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Ellen - 2013-12-22
Hi everyone,,, I have a 6mnth old Bully. His name is Fritzie,,,recently fixed. He is very dominant. Which is to be expected. As in most of the comments I've read about Bully's he jumps on me to enforce his will. When I ignore him or turn and try to walk away, he starts nipping me everywhere. On my anckles, calves and arms. He then gets in front of me and jumps up bitting my t-shirt or shorts ( I call it my Bully outfit).Positively I can say he is intelligent and like to be challenged mentaly. I gave him a ice cream tub in which I taught him to put is small toys in, which he then carry in his mouth ect. He learned to sit in under an hour, and now do so without a verbal command. I only need to show him with my hand. He sprints avoer our lawn when I throw his ball, and when he gets to me he slows down so that I can hold him on is back from behind and then I must run with him, toy in his mouth. At night he 'asks' to go into his crate when he wants to gomto sleep (awesomeness) Did I mention that he is OH SO CUTE! I've learned to wait for the appropriate opportunity to give him any affection. HOW CAN I STOP HIM FROM NIPPING ME IN ORDER TO BE CONSISTENT WITH MY DISIPLINE! !!! I have a 11 year old daughter, ,,, she is also very much in love with him as I am. At the moment I am the only one who's brave enough to face him.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-12-26
    He sounds like an adorable puppy, but yes, you do have a problem. From what I've read, you don't want to allow your puppy to get away with biting and nipping because if you do, he may develop behavioural problems later in life.

    Training that I've read suggests that you treat the nipping the same way his mother would; yelp loudly and then say 'NO' in a firm, disapproving tone. This lets your puppy know that he's hurting you. It's okay to over-react and sound a little more hurt than you actually are, as this helps him under stand that his bite hurts and that biting humans is wrong. Then turn away from him, ignore him for about 60 seconds, and then play with him a bit. YOu can give him a rubber bone or toy to chew on so he learns that its okay to chew on it, just not on you or other people.
  • Zoe C - 2014-05-18
    Oh I remember this stage so well lol I've still got the little rips in the knees and ankles of my pj bottoms and several pairs of jeans! I too thought my dog had a problem and I even worried at one point if he would become aggressive but I needn't have, he is a big softie :) Here's what I did, I got a crate and used it for a doggy time out ;) Every time he nipped or tugged on my clothes I would tell him 'NO' in a very firm deep voice, if he ignored my warning and continued to nip/ bite I took him by the collar to his 'naughty crate' as you would a child by the hand to a naughty step! He went in his crate for 5-10 mins but he was always in the same room. I felt this was important because he could still see the rest of the family, interacting/playing etc.... only he couldn't join in, he was excluded from whatever we were doing. And of course he wanted to join in. After 5-10 mins he was allowed out to join the rest of  'the pack' but the second he nipped he was straight back in the crate. He soon got the hang of it as he didn't like to be excluded from his 'pack'. Also, I made whoever he nipped put him in his crate, so if he nipped my 9yr old she would take him by the collar to his crate. This also helped him to know his place with the kids and prevent him from attempting to dominate them. It is just a phase though and he will stop, especially if you consistently tell him off for it. The crate thing worked well for me. Good luck
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