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  1. Awww, I absolutely adore chow mix pups! Let your mom play with him a little while and maybe she'll fall for him. :wink: Good luck! And we must have more pictures! :lol:
  2. Oh dear, this definitely isn't good. :-? I'd definitely be up for writing some letters to representatives or anything to help.
  3. I'm really sorry to hear this news. :( Good thoughts coming to you and Cheech.
  4. I'm comfortable around most dogs. I usually make a point to take out the older or more "difficult" dogs when I volunteer at the shelter. The only thing that makes me feel uncomfortable is when the dog is [i]totally[/i] uninterested in me, because then the animal's feelings/what he or she is going to do can be harder to read.
  5. [quote]If both dogs are on lead it wouldnt be too hard too keep them apart.[/quote] :o Are you sure about that? Even dogs that aren't all muscle can show some amazing hidden strength when they want to get to another dog. Abby is (now) passive dog aggressive and I would still never, ever attempt to walk her next to another dog she didn't know, even if they were both on short leads. It's just way too risky. Even if you're using a choke collar or prong, with both hands being utilized to control the dogs it's hard to use those tools correctly and effeciantly. I just really can't fathom anyone being able to do that safely.
  6. [quote name='ESSlover'][quote name='abker17']I read the other thread and in defense of Dr. J I never got the impression that he was being "holier than thou", ESS. I too think he deserves an apology. [/quote] I know. I'm sorry, Jeff.[/quote] Oh ESS, I meant I thought that R2's personal attacks were uncalled for and that deserved an apology from her. That's between them though, just my opinion. :) [quote]I guess I just know that R2's training methods *do* work, and the way he was putting them down was just pissing me off. She doesnt know all she learned from a book, she has hands on experience.[/quote] I understand your frustration, were I in your position I would probably feel the same way. :)
  7. I read the other thread and in defense of Dr. J I never got the impression that he was being "holier than thou", ESS. I too think he deserves an apology. As for Cesar I really don't know much about him. Does anyone have any relatively unbiased articles/websites/whatever on him and his practices? Can I hear both sides of the debate? What don't you like about his practices R2?
  8. I saw a news program on this when I was very young that was pretty traumatizing. I'm not going to watch the video but I trust it is very bad. The methods used to kill the animals is disgusting and my heart aches that such cruelty is committed whilst the animals stand there wagging their tails at their murderers. :( If I'm understanding the letter correctly they want us to boycott all Chinese goods? That's very hard to do, so many things are imported from China. I already boycott things made with fur and I think that's a better solution. There should also be more publicity on this, I'm sure if the average person knew the animals were tortured in such a horrific manner they wouldn't buy products made with fur.
  9. Okay, update. Right after I wrote the first post I didn't see Bella outside anywhere so I decided to try to get Abby (Who was basically bouncing off the walls,) a walk. As soon as we got across the street little Bella, who had apparently been camping out beside her owner's house, came running out at us baying like the antichrist had arrived. She kept her distance at first, and Abby's hackles were raised so I was trying to keep my distance as well. But I soon realized that she was going to follow us. So I walked up to the owner's house, and the guy came out and told me to take Abby up onto his porch and lure her up there. By this point Abby is snarling and being her un-friendly self, but I managed to pull her onto the porch and keep her away from Bella long enough for the woman to grab her and shove her inside. :roll: I was so shaken up that I didn't remember to ask the man how Bella keeps getting out or offer him any re-call training tips. (Not that they would probably bother to use them anyway.) :x
  10. The people that live across the street from me have a beagle named Bella. This dog gets out at least once every two weeks. Right now it's pitch black outside, raining, and the traffic is heavy. So of course, just as I come outside to walk Abby, I see Bella running around. Now you'd think that when someone's dog gets out they'd want to go chase after it and try to lure it back home... not Bella's owners. Instead they stand on their screened porch and WATCH the dog weave through traffic whilst *I* try to get her to come to me. I never really chase her, I just bend down near her and call her name, act real happy etc. I've caught her once before. And here's the kicker. These people stand out on their porch WITH THEIR CHILDREN, who are both under the age of 5. The little kids stand there and call Bella's name. What happens if Bella gets hit right in front of the children, which is a good possibility? Do these people even think? I'm so frustrated. This poor little dog. I chased her around for awhile but I'm so afraid I'm going to accidently chase her into the road or see her get hit. :(
  11. Hehe Abby loves getting ice from the ice maker! Whenever she hears it going she runs in and waits for an ice cube. :lol: She hasn't figured out how to get them herself though, thank god. :lol:
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