What is the best way to train recall in your dog?
I have a Hungarian wirehaired vizsla, and all the documentation and forums seem to suggest that this breed only responds to positive reinforcement and that sanctions for unwanted behaviour just won't work. But if your dog disappears to chase snipe in the middle of a field and you need to get to work, for example, how can you use positive reinforcement? Would love to hear what works for others.
my cat Rookie was about 12 or 13 years old and he Was playful and loving as always. Today we woke up and he was sweet and happy, I left the room and when I came back he was on the floor not moving with a little bit of puke next to him. We took him to the vet and we wanted to know what happened to him because he seemed to be in perfect health, so we got an autopsy but the vet said there was nothing wrong... they said he wasn’t very old and he had no bruises on him and there was nothing wrong with any organs or his heart and that he was in 100% perfect health. The dr actually said he was in better health then most of the cats he sees that age. If anyone has any idea of what might have happened please let me know.
I never wanted to be the person that rehomed their pets. I love my cats but they need new homes. They are sweet, loving cats who deserve so much more than we can give them at the moment. We live in the Durham NC area. Any suggestions or anyone looking for a cat please message me. We are trying to find the best homes for them.
A Hand full
We have received from our grandson a Miniature Schnauzer for Christmas. He is a hand full but loving also. He is 15 weeks old and weighs 5.7 lbs. His full name is Oscar Martin Van Buren. He likes to chew on anything he comes in contact with, including us. We are trying to train him. We are taking him tomorrow to get him groomed. What would be a good cut for him? he is like a little fur ball.
My Jack Russell was hit by a car 2 weeks ago. He's recovering well but .when he's sitting near me and my daughter comes to pet him he's shows his teeth n snaps. He then moves closer to me and sits on my lap. He's never ever shows signs of agression.
My dog just had puppies and none of the puppies made it cuz they develop that puppy fading syndrome well it's been like a week and I noticed that my dog is already dried up and she's got some red and looks like a little bit of blood in her tits where her milk is drying up is that normal
Plaaswag Boerboele- DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY
I would not recommend anyone buying a boerboel puppy from a
dishonest company. I unfortunately had such a bad experience. I ordered two
Boerboel puppies from the owner of Plaaswag Boerboele on the 28th of July 2018,
with an instant payment of R14000. My circumstances changed real quickly
as I found out my husband and I had to leave for the United States of America
in a matter of days. I called the owner explaining my situation and that I sadly
had to cancel my order for the two puppies. The owner only paid me back R7000. After numerous emails
back and forth I am still waiting for the rest of my money to be paid
back. The owner told me in his emails he will pay me back in “two
weeks time” and then when the day arrives, he is “ waiting for the payment to
show”, then still nothing. When I emailed again after a few days asking for the payment
he had another excuse.I was generous enough to give the owner 6 months to pay me
back the outstanding amount after the 25% paid for booking admin and handling
fees, which I really think was enough time.This was such a bad experience, as I really wanted to keep a
good relationship with the owner for future business, but I really can’t deal
with dishonest people.
Coat is wavy
My American Eskimo or German spitz I adopted from the animal shelter was shaved completely there because of mats. His first coat is growing in wavy. Does this mean he is mixed? He looks exactly like all the pictures that are on the internet concerning this breed. He doesn't seem to shed at all when we brush him. He is 8 yrs. old and all white. His temperament seems to fit exactly also, though in 2 months we have only heard him bark twice.
How to cope with the death of young kittens
I got a new baby kitten around thanksgiving a few weeks ago as a first trimester senior year in High school gift. He was a very cute little grey kitten who was silly and brought personality to my household. We have two other pets so at first we kept him in a room superset until they got comfortable with each other through a slow process. We found that he was a very social kitten and wanted to be around our family. He cuddled,nursed and played with us all day. Two days ago everyone in my family left the house to go watch my last senior year winter dance concert that I have been practicing with my team for a really long time. When I came back to my house I invited my friends over for a little after party because winter break was coming and concert was very successful. We wanted to put the animals in a separate room so they wouldn’t go outside but we couldn’t find the new baby kitten. My parents left upstairs and later ended up finding the kitten dead. I was unaware of this because they didn’t want to tell me with all my friends there. The next day we were leaving out of town to go celebrate my 18th birthday with my family and my parents let me know that my baby kitten died while we were probably at the dance concert because he went into the my parents bathroom and started playing in the little trash can. He started playing with a plastic bag when we were unaware of this and suffocated and died that night. I have never lost a pet so unexpectedly and sudden. I lost two cats around middle school which we owned before I was born but they were old cats so their deaths were a little sad but also a celebration of a very long life. I lost my grandpa around my sophomore year in high school and his death was also very sad but it wasn’t super hard on me emotionally because he had dementia for at least two years and was expected to die soon. I thought I had 20 years with this kitten. I thought I would see his personality when he became a grown cat, watch him play with my other animals and he would be in my life for many eventful moments like graduating high school. I feel silly for being so sad about a kitten I have only had for a few weeks. I don’t know how to properly cope with this grief. My birthday was today and it has been two days since the kittens death. I cried multiple times alone because I didn’t want others knowing my grief on my birthday because I still had a wonderful day but am still dealing with this sadness. I want to know if these accidents are common, any healthy tips for dealing with this grief and also knowing whether getting another cat that’s not a kitten is a good idea and how long I should wait. The kitten brought so much spirit to my family and it feels so weird without his energy and I wanna respect his death and my feelings but I get the sense another animal will help me move on. Any thoughts?
4 Month old Kitten Dies Overnight.
I recently left town so I could visit my friends in St. Louis for the holidays. I adopted my kitten Willow back in October from the humane society. I woke up this morning to my third day in St. Louis and my mother notified me that my kitten had passed away. They woke up to her sleeping on a shelf in the living room and she was not responsive. My mother and step father noticed that her tongue was slightly bloody which leads them to think she had a seizure of some sort. It is hard for me to believe it was heart problems because she was so young. She was a normal playful baby who showed no signs of sickness. This whole experience has been very emotionally draining and i just want to know if anyone knows what could of happen to my cat. Thank you!
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