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Jim - 2012-11-07
What's the best way to clip nails on a dog that....won't let you and/or hyper(without going to the vet)?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-11-07
    A groomer?  I don't know any other way except to place the pup in my lap and hold him still with my legs and just clip the toenails.  I don't try and do 20 toenails at one time - just a few here and there as he is calm and sorta 1/2 asleep in my lap. 
  • Jim - 2012-12-01
    Well I tried to clip his nails but he won't let me. I tried to hold his paw and he backs off. He almost bit me and I think he senses that he will get hurt. I tried talking to him and my wife did too. we tried giving him a treat but still NO WAY BUDDY! I pray for the groomer.
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-12-01
    Will he let you file them - all you really need to do is take the real points off so he doesn't scrath you when jumping up.  Walking on the sidewalk will even do it.
  • Toni - 2012-12-03
    It takes two for my Bonnie's claws to get clipped. The groomer does the work while I hold her paws so that she can just barely touch the table top. Doing that keeps her mind on getting her feet under her and takes her attention off the clippers, which the groomer uses very quickly. Then she clips the long bunny feet Bonnie gets in winter, big, fluffy snow shoes on her delicate little paws. She doesn't like having her bunny feet clipped any more than having her claws clipped.
  • Jim - 2012-12-04
    All IS good now. My wife took him over to her sisters place (walked the dog there...less than a half a mile). She clipped them. It took both of them but it got the job done. My wife said he pulled her all the way going there, so he knew where he wanted to go. She has 5 dogs, 4 long haired chihushuas (our dogs mother,father, and his brothers so he has one heck of a time when he goes there. :) OH, the device we tried to use was 'Pedi-Paws.'
  • Mary Goodwill - 2013-03-24
    This method works well for me...I wrap her in a small blanket all legs except the one I am clipping. It limits her squirming. If there is someone else around I have them hold her also which is a help.
  • Debbie - 2013-07-24
    I have had dogs of all sizes. Nail trimming can be a challenge. Telling you to start early in life is probably too late for some of you, but you can get a fabric muzzle that fits comfortably on them and do it to keep from getting bitten. The worst thing is after someone has accidentally cut into the quick. They have long memories. I know it sounds horrible, but I had a rescue Doberman that we had to give a sedative to do her nails. She was the best dog I could have ever had but just wouldn't let me do her nails and the vet was scared to do it without doing something. I play with the babies feet from the time they are born, massaging them with lotion and getting them used to the touch of a human hand on their feet. Then they don't mind as much. Don't cut them too short. I just cut them back far enough that they don't disfigure the way the feet touch the floor. My babies sleep on my bed. I do it right there a little at a time - a few here and there as needed - so they are always willing to let me do what I want to do. And it is best after a bath when the nails are soft.
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laurie - 2013-01-05
I love the feisty demeanor of this breed. They are very smart. Some are couchpotatoes, some Need lots of play time. They are very entertaining. Mine is long haired & often confused with Papillions. It took 2 years to housebreak him. He knew better but was stubborn. Thank you to the family who rescued the pups. I'm sickened by human behavior.

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  • Jim - 2013-06-11
    It took our dog about a month or two after we got him. At the time we got him he was 4 weeks old. He goes on his 'puppy pad' all the time. One thing.....sometimes he will miss but don't we all miss once in a while? He's very good at sleeping at night. he will go into his cage when he's tired(10-11pm) and won't wake up until 8:30am. My wife walks him twice a day and if he had his way he'd live outside(nice weather).
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Anonymous - 2012-04-02
Hi, I have a very cute pomerainan. She is very active but I do need some help. She does not know her name. How do I get her to know her name and when to come and stay. Just wondering if you knew how to train her :)

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-02
    A trainer told me that when a pup comes to you to 'CALL HER NAME' out. Then be real happy that she has come to you and say good dog and wonderful etc. So when she comes to you for any reason - say her name and really make over her. That is what a trainer told me. I decided that the pup I had just didn't like the name I gave her. So I sat there and said a bunch of names. The one she responded to via jumping up and down and wagging the tail - she seemed to like it. So I named her SAM even though a gal but she always came when I called her after that.
  • migdalia - 2012-09-15
    I found the most beautiful miniature pomernian. It stay with me for three years. All of the sudden it died. Losing him was very hard. He was family, my baby.
  • Donna Lake - 2012-11-11
    Poms are known to have what is called the goose call. It starts with a hacking cough like their trying to cough up something. It actually is a thicking of the tricka. that leads to the tricka collapsing. Mine is 8 yrs old and, she's a mill pup for sure. she has it all that, the poms are known for. floating knees, tricka collaps. Her D.V.M. has her on rimadel & torbutrol 1 mg needed for what the call the tricka collaps a seizures. when it starts you need to move quickly to get that pill down the dog a.s.ap. to open the air ways. i have done cpr on her twice already. when it comes don't panic. Get the pill in and some air. I run mine out side and lay her on the grass and, waite. Sometimes it takes 2 to 3 min. After that and , it's still going i use another pill. if you can not get your dog out side . Put her or him on the counter and slowly breath air up their nose every few seconds. when it passes. the dog will get up on her own. Many people loose their dogs due to knowlege of this common pom issue and, it had a seizer over night. The best move is to get your dog started on rymadel and the torbutrol at 1st signs of gaging. I also use omega 3 from pet co or any pet shop or on line . It's a dietary supplement called grizzly salmon oil. it also is good for the coat, skin allergies, They love it. All they need is 1/4th tea spoon a day.
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Kathy Jane Tibbitts-Hellier - 2012-04-03
Hello I have a 2 year old hairless Chinese crested male dog which is 17 lbs. and has taken to not wanting to eat. He has lost most of his teeth now and so kibble is out of the question. He won't touch canned dog food and I have wasted a lot of money on making food that he won't touch either. I'm pulling my hair out. My opinion the vet isn't sure what to give him either. He went from having a great appetite to eating very little and he needs to see me eat it first or he won't touch it and I'm not eating dog food sorry. Please give me some suggestions cause he's only eating meat that's it.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-03
    Wild dogs/wolves hunt and they hunt for meat. That is their mainstay and they do quite well. If your little fella only wants to eat meat then let him. I'd just cook up some hamberger (or ground turkey)for him. That way you can taste it (or pretend to) and he can eat it. If you wish - a little yogurt over the top or mixed in won't hurt at all. At 17 years old - I think he should have his own way.
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Janet - 2011-01-17
I have a 5 year old Japanese chin she has gone blind overnight and I need some help I took her to the vet and she was put on steroids she is completely blind in one eye and almost all in the other, I cry all day don't know what to do for her can someone tell me what to do?

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  • brandy - 2011-06-27
    Love your puppy a lot. If it was the other way around he'd still love you and take care of you if you were the blind one.
  • brandy - 2011-06-27
    Love your puppy a lot. If it was the other way around he'd still love you and take care of you if you were the blind one.
  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-28
    I know you feel terrible and I know this is hard but it is much harder for you than the pup. I have seen blind dogs (dogs that could not see anything at all) and I had a totally blind cat. They had no problem at all. They do not know they have a problem. They adjust. You obviously can't let your dog out to go running around the neighborhood but you didn't before. Your pup will be on his leash and just walk right beside you like hehas always done making even better use of his sence of smell and hearing. He will find you in the home and find his way around the home. Maybe sometimes you will hear him bark because he is in a room and forgot where he was but just call his name and he will come to you. You know there is a problem and for us humans it is a very difficult problem. However, for your pup, with your love, he will be the same wonderful little creature he has always been. Don't cry - give him a hug.
  • donna - 2011-10-16
    Hi,
    Please dont panic. There is a site called www.blinddogs.com. You might have to register on yahoo. They have so much info. I have raised a blind from birth pug pup who lived for 7 years and it was the best 7 years of my life. Your girl will adjust. Eyesight is as important to a dogs as the sense of hearing and smell. The website will give you tons on info. good luck donna
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Janice - 2012-05-27
I have an applehead, Molly, I have had her for about 3 wks. My niece had to find her another home, because her landlord didn't allow pets in the house. I am still learning Molly's ways. I am having trouble with Molly using the outdoors for her bathroom....lol...she has become attached to me, my mom; my son. Mom is too old to take her out, so my son or I will take her. She has let me know one time that she had to go. We love her dearly, but how do I house break her? Molly is 2 yrs. old.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-05-28
    You can try and crate train her which would prevent her from going in the home and then reward her when she goes outside. Some have had good luck with the wee wee padds and placing them by the door you take her out of. Then move the wee wee pad outside. The idea is to watch her and prevent her from going inside. Crate works and is a safe place. If you see her going in circles and sniffing, grab her and get her outside.
  • Janice - 2012-06-06
    Thank you for your advice! Sounds like it will work........will give it a try and let you know if successful again thank you!
  • Paula Wilson - 2012-12-02
    I just got mine at around 5 weeks ago. She is the love of my life! She's almost housebroken & learned yesterday to dance on hind legs for a treat. But I rewarded her with a treat ( very small) every time she went potty outside. But have to watch for signs. She still has a few accidents but just a few. I've never had such a smart dog!
  • Bethany Maloney - 2013-03-20
    I live in AZ and it is relatively warm, but I still trained Rose to pads. She'll go outside when the weather is good, but in the cold, or at night she uses the pads. Chihuahuas are prone to hypothermia. In cold environments they should use pads.
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jayda farr - 2011-10-04
Cute, glad you rescued him or I would've been crying or sad.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-10-05
    Me too....
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Annie Amoroso - 2011-04-18
Hi. I think she is soooo cute. My husband I just rescued one 8 months ago. Her name is Saddie. When we got her she was only 3 1/2 pounds Now she is a healthy 9 1/2 pounds. Like you she is are little girl. Thank for listening. Annie Amoroso

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-18
    They have a terrific personality - don't they?
  • lizzie mareme - 2012-02-20
    i would like to own a male as I already have a female. They are very scarce. Kindly help/advice. From PRETORIA contact : 072 5634 026
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rose - 2008-06-05
My daughter purchased a yorkie about a year ago. He is such a joy and a very precious little dog. He knows that he is a very important part of our family and is treated as such. Cotton is his name and he is, or think he is, a big dog. Talking about protective, he is so protective. We thought we couldn't love a tiny dog but when he came home it was love at first sight. I call him my little grandpuppy (grandson) :). A very good dog and a very special part of our lives.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-05-20
    They are awesome dogs, I bet you are having a wonder ful time. My sister-in-law had one, and he had so much character! He did think he was a big dog though, and had no fear of any other dog he encountered on walks. So she had to keep a close eye on him:) Still he was such a joy!
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Caryn - 2013-03-11
Lilly is still a very active and smart chichi. I think that she thinks that we are her pets. LOL She loves people, but hates dogs. Her first pet cat has since passed away and her Lovebird, but she now plays with her Siamese Angora cat named Summer Sugar. Lilly barks at her when I scold the cat, and is like her older sister. She loves to try and catch Anoles and barks at squirrels and birds. Loves her toys, small and big. Even plays hide and go seek. Great little dog, big heart.

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