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    Having viewed these mixes/rescues, think you will...

    Having viewed these mixes/rescues, think you will be better served by going to a Dobe breeder or specifically Dobe rescue.
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    I think your perceptions are accurate, a male...

    I think your perceptions are accurate, a male would be best, and I would definitely check with Dobe breeders about their leads on nice male Dobes for you. You clearly like Dobes, and I'm sure there...
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    Thanks, Kyzteke! I kind of wish I hadn't seen...

    Thanks, Kyzteke!

    I kind of wish I hadn't seen that CT scan. Thank goodness Vanga didn't see it!

    She is doing great. I have friends who are wonderful dog trainers come over weekly (before our...
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    Or, depending upon the type of collar you are...

    Or, depending upon the type of collar you are using, it is really easy to teach them with clicker training to put their own collar on- stick their head through the loop in a martingale. We do this...
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    We had our Neurology consult appointment at the...

    We had our Neurology consult appointment at the vet school yesterday and Wednesday.

    Diagnosis after a CT scan was "Severe Hydroencephaly". They did not recommend a shunt, said it would likely not...
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    I am so very sorry. I know what you are going...

    I am so very sorry. I know what you are going through. We had to euthanize a beloved Irish Wolfhound who went down in the rear several weeks ago. He had gone down two months ago, but was maintained...
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    Thanks so much, K! I ended up taking Vanga,...

    Thanks so much, K!

    I ended up taking Vanga, without her dam, up to PA, a seven hour trip, to look at a couple of litters.

    She did so well! She was great travelling, and once there, was...
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    I taught one wolfhound to turn on a light switch...

    I taught one wolfhound to turn on a light switch with her nose. I kind of regretted it, as she would turn on the light whenever she was excited, and I never taught her how to turn them off. Makes...
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    Thanks, betsyk, that is a good suggestion to find...

    Thanks, betsyk, that is a good suggestion to find out about early intervention with blind children, I will do that. I've just gotten into the literature about working with blind dogs, joined several...
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    That all sounds great! With the sound...

    That all sounds great!

    With the sound recordings, that is great that she is showing little or no interest! That means you are doing it right!

    I can't tell you how many owners think they need...
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    "Remote" is a good word, Vanga is much less...

    "Remote" is a good word, Vanga is much less social, less interested in people, than my other puppies her age have been. I spend a good bit of time with her, and I think she is just starting to relate...
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    I agree with S1969. Don't worry, her...

    I agree with S1969.

    Don't worry, her confidence will come, I understand your concern.

    Is she particularly sound sensitive? I would keep working with the sound desensitization while she is...
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    Thank you so much, Jim'n'Me for coming out of...

    Thank you so much, Jim'n'Me for coming out of Lurkdome to post to help us!

    I am very thankful for your kind and thoughtful post. I am so glad to hear from another owner of a hydrocephalic giant...
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    Thanks for posting this, ThreeDog, it's a great...

    Thanks for posting this, ThreeDog, it's a great article!

    I've never used the NRM (No Reward Marker) with the wolfhounds. I tried it once a long time ago, and the dog was absolutely crestfallen,...
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    Verbal praise that conveys enthusiasm is great! ...

    Verbal praise that conveys enthusiasm is great! Using a clicker does not prevent you from doing that, simultaneously delivering a treat or whatever reinforcement you are using, tug session or...
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    That's a great suggestion about the dog door. ...

    That's a great suggestion about the dog door.

    I noticed Vanga, my seven week old IW puppy who is blind or visually impaired, was having trouble with the dog door. I thought it was too high for...
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    That is so true! I always reward effort, and...

    That is so true! I always reward effort, and being "in the game", because the wolfhounds are not as naturally inclined to find the work itself very much fun, I have to use quite a high rate of...
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    Thank you OP and all who have contributed. I had...

    Thank you OP and all who have contributed. I had never heard of SARDS, so am glad to learn a little about it when I Googled it. Truly heartbreaking!

    I have a six week old Irish Wolfhound puppy...
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    Actually her experience is not unique as far as...

    Actually her experience is not unique as far as no or very little discharge; veterinarians who perform this procedure routinely report that this is the experience of their clients.

    There seems to...
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    How are you doing with Daisy and the clicker...

    How are you doing with Daisy and the clicker training? I bet you will both love it.

    I have used it with many of my past hounds, and they have done very well. I used it with my latest CD...
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    Y Thanks! Today she wore a little kitten...

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    Thanks! Today she wore a little kitten collar, of course scratched and contorted at first, but has now accepted it. I thought it particularly important or her to accept a collar as guidance.
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  22. We've had an ongoing study at U of Pa looking for...

    We've had an ongoing study at U of Pa looking for the gene(s) for seizures in Irish Wolfhounds, I bet it has been 15 years. They keep saying they are very close to finding it, but at this point I'll...
  23. Horsegal, the Sound Proof Puppy Training folks...

    Horsegal, the Sound Proof Puppy Training folks should pay you a commission!

    I just downloaded the phone app, thanks so much. I just had my pup Vanga outside and she was afraid of the sound of...
  24. Here's a great article more about the "how to"...

    Here's a great article more about the "how to" socialize:

    http://www.clickertraining.com/dont-socialize-the-dog

    You can do harm as well as good if the puppy is too frightened or overwhelmed.
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    Yay!!!!!! Will certainly raise a glass your...

    Yay!!!!!!

    Will certainly raise a glass your way!!! Know how happy you are, and he is too!!!
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