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ShatteringGlass

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About ShatteringGlass

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  • Location
    Massachusetts
  • Interests
    Dalmatians, music (The Smashing Pumpkins/Zwan/Billy Corgan), movies, 2D Animation
  • Occupation
    Dog Groomer
  1. ShatteringGlass

    Bit by a Bouvier!!!

    [quote name='rotten_two']sorry you got bitten -- that sucks! could you not have moved him completely to another run and then retrieved the nozzle? reaching and grabbing and pushing and pulling in crate/run scenario is dangerous. maybe you do it all the time with no problem. there is always that one incident tho that makes you go oh yeah they have 42 teeth and i should really be more cautious. at least your reminder was relatively mild![/quote] I've been working as a groomer for almost 4 years. This is the first time a bite has resulted in a big bruise. I'm usually very aware and careful with dogs. If the dog showed signs of aggression before hand, I defenetly wouldnt of been sticking my hands in there with him in it. I wasnt pushing, grabbing, or pulling. I was simply standing my ground in front of the crate opening (so my body was blocking the opening) and just bit my leg. I guess he really wanted to get out of the cage! But he didnt have to bite me! :lol:
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    fetch????

    I'm actually just started teaching Sydney to retrieve. She is NOT a retrieving dog at all! :lol: But we're taking small baby steps with clicker training, and she's showing progress!! I want her to retrieve dumbells for obedience, but I couldn't find any wooden ones in any stores, only online, so I bought a squeaky tennis-ball dumbell toy that was at my work to start with anyways. I used the advice in this article: [url]http://www.geocities.com/jetflair/retrievearticle.html[/url] She learned very quickly that as soon as she touched her nose to the dumbell, click & treat. We repeated this A LOT. Then when she put her nose on it, I DIDN'T click & treat, then she got frustrated a little, and would mouth a little at it, then I click & treat. Then, I put some peanut butter on the dumbell to get her to lick and mouth at it a little more, then click & treat. With each reward, she would open her mouth a little more, then I would move the dumbell in her mouth a little, click & treat. With each reward, she accepts the dumbell in her mouth more and more. That's where we left off today, and for a dog that would NEVER just take a dumbell from my hand, I am majorly impressed with how well this method has worked for her so far! :D
  3. ShatteringGlass

    Happy Anniversary!!

    Thanks everyone! I know I can't believe it's been a whole year allready, feels like I just got her! :lol:
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    Happy Anniversary!!

    One year ago today I first brought Sydney home :D :bday: [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v133/ShatteringGlass/010bb2fe.jpg[/img]
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    FURminator!!!

    my co-worker has one, it works great on certain coats, others it wont do much for. I used it on a Husky today, who wasnt as thick as most, but it got a lot of dead hair out. I always ask her to borrow it whenever i have to furminate a dog :D
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    Jerkwad gives pitties a bad name.....

    :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:
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    Dalmatian Specialty Show!

    I'm not showing, just going to be a spectator, Im defenetly going to bring my camera :D
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    I can't believe it, this is awful...

    I find it VERY hard to believe that D-Bo did anything but wag his tail at this guy. This dog had been groomed by myself or my co-workers about 9 or 10 times, never once growled, snarled, showed teeth, or even looked at me funny. If a dog can pleasant while under stress like being groomed, theres no way he tried to bite anyone while just walking in a yard. He just came in earlier this month for a groom, and the onwer just moved like a week ago, and we only have her old address. I called her veterinarian to see if they would give us her new address to send a card, but they cant give out that information. Should we just send it to the vet and have them send it to her?
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    Dog Food anyone????

    Sydney is on Canidae all life stages. She also gets a few things added in with it. Every day I add in 1 1/2 table spoons of In-Flight Coat Formula, and a 1000mg of fish oil to each meal. Every other day or so she gets some baby carrots, sweet potatoes, green beans, and plain yogurt. I also give her a whole raw egg 1-2 times a week.
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    Licked dry?

    After I come home from work and my feet are nice and stinky, Sydney likes to lick them :o Gross, I know, but it's still funny :lol:
  11. ShatteringGlass

    Training for Novice Obedience

    Thanks, I found a few clubs in my area that I'm going to look into. I'll also check out those books :D
  12. ShatteringGlass

    Is this wrong? Rescue question

    I would hope not, because you have the dog's safety and well-being in mind and a priority
  13. ShatteringGlass

    allergies

    holy cow :o she's got a lot of allergies! And human dander? I know people can be allergic to dog dander, but I never knew it could be the other way around! :lol:
  14. ShatteringGlass

    AKC Dobermans

    I remember some customers came into my work with a Cavalier puppy they bought from the pet store :roll: And they claimed this dog was top notch show quality because it was AKC registered and they paid over $1,000 for it :roll: :lol:
  15. ShatteringGlass

    Has anyone ever used a bark translator

    they used to sell those things at my work (Petco) nobody bought them, even when they went on clearance :lol: waste of money if you ask me
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