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    I also understand that when a dog injures one...

    I also understand that when a dog injures one cruciate, they are at increased risk to injure the other one.

    I would have a hard time jumping a dog with an injured cruciate, whether in Agility or...
  2. My 60 year old sister has ALS, and two beloved...

    My 60 year old sister has ALS, and two beloved older cats. She recently placed these cats in a wonderful home, which happened to be the minister of her church.

    The point is, we do not know if we...
  3. Yes, perhaps these folks have made provisions for...

    Yes, perhaps these folks have made provisions for the puppy. I would have thought they probably would have, but you evidently think they wouldnt have, so perhaps you know something we do not.
  4. Yes, bear in mind it is not really a "fence", but...

    Yes, bear in mind it is not really a "fence", but rather, a boundary training method. People can enter and harm/steal your dogs, other dogs or animals can enter and attack, and like all training...
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    Yes LPH, I don't disagree with anything you've...

    Yes LPH, I don't disagree with anything you've said! I also hope I didn't imply that lure coursing and reliability off lead are mutually exclusive; nor are lure cousing and being safe with small...
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    With lure coursing, the emphasis is on the chase...

    With lure coursing, the emphasis is on the chase portion, they are not tested on their ability to be called off the lure.

    As you say, if a person also devotes much time to perfecting a recall off...
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    Gag!!! But, I really see the appeal of smaller...

    Gag!!!

    But, I really see the appeal of smaller breeds. I bet you can leave the dam with her puppies, we could never do that, they always must be closely supervised, each nursing bout, so 24/7 for...
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    So sorry for your loss, OP! I understand now...

    So sorry for your loss, OP!

    I understand now how you must feel about lure coursing, and as I've said, your perceptions are accurate.

    However, it does go beyond that....lots of the behaviors...
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    Or Valium, call him Val? Or Naloxone? Naltrexone?

    Or Valium, call him Val? Or Naloxone? Naltrexone?
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    OMG, just watched the video, and could they be...

    OMG, just watched the video, and could they be any cuter??!!!

    That is insane!

    I was also impressed with how coordinated and competent they seem, compared to my IW puppies of the same age.
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    Yes I think especially when you have small...

    Yes I think especially when you have small litters of one or two, the bitches are often willing to nurse them for longer. If it is a litter of ten, some bitches will look at you like "You know, I've...
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    OP, I just re-read your post, and noticed it was...

    OP, I just re-read your post, and noticed it was written in the past tense. Do you no longer have this dog?
    Were you just curious as to whether lure coursing might have been helpful, or...
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    A crate for a GSD puppy is not a huge thing, I...

    A crate for a GSD puppy is not a huge thing, I can't imagine it wouldn't fit in your bedroom.

    If you ever confine the puppy in an enclosure in the garage, I would just make sure it is well...
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    One of my friends took her Irish Wolfhound lure...

    One of my friends took her Irish Wolfhound lure coursing. That hound came home and killed her 3 barn cats in about 30 seconds.

    That said, some lure coursing hounds I know remain safe with barn...
  15. Yes I would go to a veterinary dermatologist. ...

    Yes I would go to a veterinary dermatologist. Hopefully you can find one who is both kind and practical. It will probably save you $$$ in the long run.
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    It is possible he is fawn rather than blue,...

    It is possible he is fawn rather than blue, though the ad says he is blue, and his name is Blue. I agree some owners don't know whether their dilute Dobe is blue or fawn. I found it difficult to...
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    Jim'n'Me, you definitely had me at Haagan Das! I...

    Jim'n'Me, you definitely had me at Haagan Das! I think it is an excellent policy to always have some on hand!

    I sure hope Vanga never seizures, but know that is a possibility so it would be good...
  18. I am feeding two older TB, one 30 and one 28, the...

    I am feeding two older TB, one 30 and one 28, the latter is very picky. They both get alfalfa hay which they like but it has to be well shaken out. They get soaked beet pulp, Nutrena Pro Senior,...
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    I am sure OP is aware of Color Dilution Alopecia...

    I am sure OP is aware of Color Dilution Alopecia (CDA) and other skin problems in a large percentage of blue and fawn Dobes. The Craiglist dobe is a blue and looks to already have some alopecia...
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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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