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    I live with a miniature pot bellied pig. She came...

    I live with a miniature pot bellied pig. She came into the rescue (dog and cat) but I think my housemate is planning on adopting her permanently. I personally think it's a mistake for her... Very...
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    One thing I wonder about having kids is having to...

    One thing I wonder about having kids is having to change my language when speaking to them, ha. *sweet voice* "why who is the worst dog in the room? You? No, you? You're the worst dog in the room!...
  3. Does anyone have suggestions for dosing just one...

    Does anyone have suggestions for dosing just one dog in a multi dog family with the powdered meds? My parents have two dogs but only one needs joint supplements. They're good owners but I know they...
  4. Sally Swift. I love her visualizations and...

    Sally Swift. I love her visualizations and imagery!! I haven't read another book that seemed to speak my language quite like hers.
  5. I posted about the same problem, as my dogs are...

    I posted about the same problem, as my dogs are confined in my room during the day. I've started to use old blankets on the bed during the day, leaving my pillow off the bed.
  6. This may not totally fix it but you could put the...

    This may not totally fix it but you could put the yoga mat (or carpeting, or a few layers of cardboard) underneath the plastic tray but on top of the metal frame. It will add some cushion for the...
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    We also cover the dog bed inserts with lawn and...

    We also cover the dog bed inserts with lawn and leaf garbage bags. Having foster dogs it's the only way the beds will last any time at all. I also agree with the incontinence pads that hospitals use....
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    Protecting your bed...

    As much as I love my dogs, and I do, the dog hair on the bed is driving me nuts.

    Short story, new living arrangement means the dogs are in my bedroom all day. Bed is on the floor but even if it...
  9. Thread: Do you crate?

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    My dogs have all been crate trained,but rarely...

    My dogs have all been crate trained,but rarely use them. Only if a repairman has to come over or I anticipate something being extremely exciting while I'm away for the day (landscaping/someone...
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    I fell off for the first time in, gosh, I can't...

    I fell off for the first time in, gosh, I can't remember... Maybe 7 years? Back in April/May. Went right over the horse's shoulder (wind kicked up right when we headed to the diagonal jump and it...
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    Something that got me much more comfortable with...

    Something that got me much more comfortable with bigger distances was the knowledge that it feels much better for a horse to take a bigger spot than to have to scrunch up his body and hoist...
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    I'm glad it went well! I'm late to this thread...

    I'm glad it went well! I'm late to this thread but want to add for further reference, like the op found out no not all changes are dangerous... But it's very hard to tell without having the training...
  13. Hehehe that reminds me of fostering puppies....

    Hehehe that reminds me of fostering puppies. Seems like we would have one in every litter who would scale the ex pens. What we ended up doing was similar, but we used those crate dividers zip tied at...
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    Who wants to have a potty party?! Who's a...

    Who wants to have a potty party?!

    Who's a hungry dog?

    Well I GUESS I'll feed you today... Since you insist.

    Quit humping your sister!

    Don't be rude.
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    My pants usually leave a nice long lasting...

    My pants usually leave a nice long lasting imprint on my lower leg, combination of tightness plus the knee socks on top of them, and the tight boots. Wear a belt, see if it works.
    They may tear or...
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    I don't purport to know every hint and trick to...

    I don't purport to know every hint and trick to the sitting trot, but two things I keep in mind

    Let your body bounce. You may want to, or think you should, sit perfectly still to avoid looking...
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    We had aa delightful fosternamed Darcy. Quickly...

    We had aa delightful fosternamed Darcy. Quickly learned that we couldn't let her in the front yard in the morning if I needed to leave within an hour, because she insisted on doing a solid hour run...
  18. Contrary to sound logic, I still own my Crosby...

    Contrary to sound logic, I still own my Crosby Prix de Nations saddle. Haven't ridden in it since, oh, 2011 and that was just a few times when the regular horse I ride was lame and the only alternate...
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    Neighbors of mine when I was a kid had two labs...

    Neighbors of mine when I was a kid had two labs and set up a potty area with either crushed rock or pea gravel. It worked well for them but it was a different set up than you're proposing. They...
  20. Lol I love the name Wet Paint....

    Lol I love the name Wet Paint....
  21. Can you (or have you) saved a search on petfinder...

    Can you (or have you) saved a search on petfinder and the other sites? Click to be alerted for many "short stack" breeds to get the largest selection. Someone's "Shepherd dachshund mix" may look more...
  22. My male poodle mix is slowing down as well and...

    My male poodle mix is slowing down as well and I'm facing the same realization. He's never been that wild and active for the almost 9 years I've had him (got him around 9 months old I think). Gosh...
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    My trainer includes grooming and tacking time...

    My trainer includes grooming and tacking time (horses are already in stalls) as part of the lesson for her youngest and most beginner riders. Once they are strong enough to tack up properly and...
  24. Thank you, all. It's nice to have company and...

    Thank you, all. It's nice to have company and understanding.

    The long and short of it, that it really boils down to is that I don't have the money to keep a horse. I'd been trying to figure a way...
  25. Torn up over horse leaving, also: any commiseration welcome

    I suppose I just need fellow horse people to talk with who might relate and not say, "it's just a horse."

    All summer I've had the opportunity to ride a horse who was sent to the barn to get into...
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