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Grassy Lexi

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Cesar Milan – the Dog Torturer

I had to stop watching this. What an ass. And then I can’t believe Nat Geo puts the clip online to promote the show. If that clip isn’t enough to make you NOT want to watch him, I don’t know … Continue reading

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Take Two – Leash Extension

We recently purchased the Petmate “Take Two Leash Extension” and we’ve found it helpful on walks with our two Rat Terriers, Mindy and Lexi. It’s important to remember that the dogs should be fairly similar in size, and even then, … Continue reading

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Stopping Fish Oil Before Surgery

Lexi is scheduled for her spay surgery next Friday. I had learned previously that it’s best to stop fish oil 7-10 days before surgery, because of the anti-clotting properties. I stopped giving it the other day. I also just realized … Continue reading

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Lexi Nipping & Biting

We had a full day out with Lexi yesterday. First going to visit a friend’s house, and then visiting family at the hospital. Lexi was terrific. She just loves to sit quietly on my lap. Nothing like at home. People … Continue reading

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Found a Lump on Lexi’s Leg

This morning, I was petting Lexi, and I noticed that there was a strange lump on Lexi’s right upper thigh. I checked her other leg to see if it was symmetrical, but didn’t feel anything. I didn’t panic, because right … Continue reading

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Lexi Finds Her “Bark” Then Dashes

We were sitting outside in our favorite spot on the lawn (side yard) and our across street neighbors were outside with their dog. The kids were playing basketball, and I think the dog was barking a little. Their house is … Continue reading

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Negative Results from “Aversive” Dog Training

New research from University of Pennsylvania that disputes the “aversive” training methods of Cesar Millan the Dog Whisperer: http://www.upenn.edu/pennnews/current/research/030509.html I personally had a negative outcome with Mindy when I tried to incorporate this method of training a couple of years … Continue reading

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The Dog Whisperer

I admit, I occasionally watch the TV show “The Dog Whisperer” but I don’t agree with his training methods. I believe in positive re-enforcement, and not forcing the dog to do something. I am not alone in my disbelief of … Continue reading

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Mindy Just Peed on Mike’s Chair

I am so shocked, but Mike told me Mindy jumped up on his chair (leather recliner) like she always does, and she turned around (facing away from him) and peed right on the foot rest by his legs. I think … Continue reading

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