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    Louisville, KY
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    Greyhounds
    Belgian Malinois

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  1. Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will put in for my days off today! We're there. Can hardly wait! Thank you Mountain Hounds!
  2. I am so sorry to hear that. How awful. I know what its like when they suddenly go down like that in the yard. My deepest sympathy. At least Penny is happy and healthy now. Perhaps she will send you a sign to comfort you and let you know she is OK and that the love you 2 shared is eternal. "Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality." ~ Emily Dickinson The Way In the darkness I turned to go; my last day's done; I'll miss you so. No time even to say goodbye or to lock the tears spilling from your eyes. That's when I heard you call my name; I knew right then I must turn back to help ease your pain. Since I've no voice with which to speak, its whispers in your dreams I'll make. Ease your heart and rest your mind, my time with you was the best of kind. I couldn't have asked for a better friend, we've shared our journey to the very end. There's one final thing you need to know, I'll whisper in your ear before I go....."I'm leaving first to find the way...so I can lead you back here with me on your last day." -(SLong)
  3. Seems like Mountain Hounds has been quiet. I wonder if its still on?
  4. IMO you should not let them be together if there is any growling etc. at any time. Squeak sounds like a wonderfully levelheaded and socially confident guy! I think you should appreciate that. A lot of people would give anything to have such a social and tolerant dog. Playing tug is an expression of prey drive- a type of aggression- which of course brings in hunt drive etc. This makes Squeak uncomfortable. He likes things peaceful where there is no conflict. He is a dog and it is not his responsibility to avoid the excitement. YOU should put him in the other room so he is not confronted with it. You also should not let the pup play rough with ANY other dog. One little injury and it could turn the pup into a dog aggressive dog his entire life and talk about what a management issue that would be! Then you would appreciate Squeaks desire for peace. Squeak is a pretty smart boy. He knows whats best with the caveat that you have to be the one to honor his desire not to be around the prey aggression by putting him in another room or something while they play tug with the other dog. But long story short it is normal behavior-especially for a peace loving greyhound. IMO you should be happy you have such a peace loving hound and remove the excitement from his immediate area. JMO.
  5. I am a working K9 handler. 99.9% of our training and opinions are that once a dog is truly dog aggressive he will be that way his whole life. It is pointless to try and change him. The main thing it comes from is that said dog was at some point in his life attacked by another dog. From that point on they themselves become dog aggressive-even though they were not before. This is one of the reasons that it infuriates me when irresponsible people let their rogue dogs run loose and then they attack an innocent dog being leash walked etc. because it can turn a quiet social dog into a seriously dog aggressive dog just from that one occurrence. It can also come from people letting puppies play too soon and too rough with adult dogs. If that pup gets 'hurt' (bite/foot stepped on etc.) JUST ONCE it can make him dog aggressive his entire life. I don't have to tell you the implications of that and IMO it is a tragic occurrence. Your dog was most likely attacked at some point and as a result he is now dog aggressive. It is NOT his fault. He did nothing wrong and is doing nothing wrong. HE is the victim here. Now, it is a management issue for you but not a training issue for him as the damage is done. This is what our trainers have taught us and what experience has shown us. Just want you to know the truth as it would most likely be an exercise in futility to try and change that behavior now. The genie is out of the bottle.
  6. I would say pain is happening now for some reason when he goes on his walks. Check for corns etc. Something is occurring or has occurred-maybe even stress or psychological- but something has happened to make him change his mind like that. Could even be back pain. Dogs can be very good at hiding pain up to a point. JMO.
  7. You know I could feel his happiness and approval! I am so happy there were so many hounds and humans that participated in the Spoil Your Hound celebration that marks his birthday. Rocket will always be loved on Greytalk. In the calendar for next year and looking forward to french fry day this spring!
  8. My heart is breaking for you. The tribute you penned is beautiful and so very moving. WOW-what a lady! and how lovingly she cared for all of her family. My deepest sympathy. "Some animals...leave a trail of glory behind them. They give their spirit to the place where they have lived, and remain forever a part of the rocks and streams and the wind and sky." - Marguerite Henry
  9. I have used Bach's Rescue Remedy for several years and have found it to be highly effective as have some holistic vets. One of the great things about it is that it is very safe! You can't really give too much and unlike homeopathics there is no threat of 'proving' a remedy either because it is a different kind of energy healing. The dose most often recommended is 4 drops once or twice a day or whenever needed and that is what I have used for all my dogs. If it is a serious situation like from an unexpected startle I may double or triple the dose. I had one hound that was so spooky he got it twice a day for 2 years! but the day came he settled down and became calm and confident and didn't need it anymore unless something really unusual happened. Be advised you must use the specific and patented BACH's Rescue Remedy and not one of the cheaper clones. Also if you want you can use the bottle you purchase to make a whole lot more which is what I do because it saves a lot of money. I don't remember the exact recipe because I am not at home to look it up but basically you just add a couple drops, like 8 would be plenty, of the RR to a 1oz bottle of spring(not tap or distilled) water that has had a tablespoon of a preservative added ( I use ethanol but some people use vinegar). Sounds to me like you are doing everything perfect. I am betting she will settle down.
  10. My heart is breaking for you. Eventually you will realize that he will be with you always. Love that strong never dies. Indeed it cannot because love is energy-the most powerful in the universe- and cannot be destroyed even by cancer. Be open minded, look for signs, listen, love, be proud of Mumbo! He may send you a sign. You will know it if he does because it will be his energy which you will recognize. Many of us have experienced this. It is very real. Only Mumbo's body died. The real Mumbo that loved you and you loved is spirit and he is OK. Cancer is so limited It cannot cripple love It cannot shatter hope It cannot corrode faith It cannot destroy peace It cannot kill friendship It cannot suppress memories It cannot silence courage It cannot invade the soul It cannot steal eternal life It cannot conquer the spirit. -Anonymous The Way In the darkness I turned to go; my last day's done; I'll miss you so. No time even to say goodbye or to lock the tears spilling from your eyes. That's when I heard you call my name; I knew right then I must turn back to help ease your pain. Since I've no voice with which to speak, its whispers in your dreams I'll make. Ease your heart and rest your mind, my time with you was the best of kind. I couldn't have asked for a better friend, we've shared our journey to the very end. There's one final thing you need to know, I'll whisper in your ear before I go....."I'm leaving first to find the way...so I can lead you back here with me on your last day." -(SLong) "For love is as strong as death.... Many waters cannot quench love, nor can the floods drown it. If a man would give for love all the wealth of his house, it would be utterly despised." -Song of Solomon 8:6-7
  11. THANK YOU!!!!!! Woof-woof----whine(because Octane loves to whine about everything hehe)
  12. Wow! 7 miles and then 4 more today! He does love walking! He sure keeps you in good shape to don't he? Maybe I need to eat more turkey. I'll have to check lit out on t-day!
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