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    Chickadee's Dog Thread

    My munchkin is looking to be a dog-mommy. It isn't happening for a while, but in the meantime, she wants to learn about the different kids of dogs and their personalities.

    So share your stories (and pictures)!!
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    Behold! Gary the Snail the Dog, as named by my littlest one, Toodles.

    He is a Chi-weenie, a mix of Chihuahua and Dachshund. They are little bundles of energy for sure. But Gary is very smart and very loving. Sometimes his intelligence comes across as very poor behaviors, when he grew to full size he was able to leap onto my kitchen counter and table like a cat, but like all pets he had learned this is a HUGE no-no. This is my first time with a small dog but since we have an apartment it felt right for our space.

    Gary Pros:
    Very loving and affectionate.
    Loves to play with the kids.
    Can appreciate lounging on the couch with mommy.
    Fast learner.
    Moderately, borderline extremely, quiet. He only barks at the doorbell.
    Super cute, I mean, look at him!

    Cons of having a Gary:
    Fast learning means he also finds new things to try out, which means I'm constantly having to intervene and teach him whether or not his new behavior/activity/chew toy is acceptable. (He doesn't chew on many things though)
    He naturally has the anxiety both parent dogs breed carry and can be very distressed if left alone for a while. He usually cries when I go to work, but My SO says he only does it for a few minutes now.
    Is rather skittery around new people.
    I'm unsure if it's just him or if many small dogs are Like this, but his nails grow so fast. I clip them very frequently so that he cannot scratch the kids when they play.
    He can be easily excited, which means tons of piddle spots. I thought he would grow out of this, not so much... I'm sure this is tied to his nerves as well.

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    Re: Chickadee's Dog Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by thalassa View Post
    My munchkin is looking to be a dog-mommy. It isn't happening for a while, but in the meantime, she wants to learn about the different kids of dogs and their personalities.

    So share your stories (and pictures)!!
    I don't own a dog, but I literally have a trillion stories about dogs. And being an experienced and qualified Vet Nurse I also know a great deal about dogs, dog breeds, health concerns, personality concerns and what may or may not suit a particular family.

    So... I am probably more helpful as a source to answer specific questions about specific things or to make suggestions based on Chickadee's (and your) preferences. Let me know if you want that, else I'll accidentally end up spamming your thread with my thoughts.

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    Re: Chickadee's Dog Thread

    I've had a few dogs. Pitbull. Rotty and a beautiful German Shepard. They are all excellent dogs for families. But I'm betting that't not what you want! How much will you be doing the major exercise, training and feeding?
    Also I found some cool links. Hope it helps:
    http://www.sheknows.com/pets-and-ani...reeds-for-kids
    http://animal.discovery.com/pets/10-...small-dogs.htm

    Rule of thumb: Big dogs need lots of exercise. And not the slow walk to go potty outside for 20 minutes. But on a leash while you pedal a bike etc.

    Small dogs need lots of mind games. Hide and seek of items. Fetching. Finding food. They are small but wicked smaaat (Afleck accent )

    And I would say go to a pound. But first dogs for kids you might want to think of a breeder. I would also investigate any pure bred dog. I just watched a sad documentary on what happens medically to pure bred dogs now. So many issues with force mutations etc.

    Also Cesar Milan does an excellent video on youtube about raising a good puppy from the start. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANpMApPnWCM
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    Re: Chickadee's Dog Thread

    Whatever you do, DO NOT take advice from Cesar Milan.

    Some of what he says is legit. Most of it is good old fashioned emotional and physical abuse. If you saw what he did off camera you'd cry.

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    Re: Chickadee's Dog Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Rae'ya View Post
    Whatever you do, DO NOT take advice from Cesar Milan.

    Some of what he says is legit. Most of it is good old fashioned emotional and physical abuse. If you saw what he did off camera you'd cry.
    Such as? I'm a fan of his. But I'm open minded to this. My ex was and is a dog trainer specializing in security type dogs. Hence why we had the dogs I mentioned. Pretty much how he works with the dogs is the way we did as well. Well we also use to smack our pitbull with a 2 by 4. But that was because she loved it so much. She was solid muscle! Then again my cat did kick her ass.
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    Re: Chickadee's Dog Thread

    I have two dogs -- a lab/retriever/sheltie mix and a lab/chow mix.

    These are the only two I've ever had. Labs are smart and want to make you happy. Maybe they are common, but I think there's good reason.
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    Re: Chickadee's Dog Thread

    I have a chow-based mix. They are great dogs, very loyal, but also very territorial. Maybe not the best breed for kids, though.

    But look up pictures of "panda chows." They look exactly like panda bears. K'Roe would get one, but I like dogs that look like dogs.

    Labs are wonderful though, and so are golden retrievers. Phenomenal pets... They quickly become family.
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    Re: Chickadee's Dog Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    Such as? I'm a fan of his. But I'm open minded to this. My ex was and is a dog trainer specializing in security type dogs. Hence why we had the dogs I mentioned. Pretty much how he works with the dogs is the way we did as well. Well we also use to smack our pitbull with a 2 by 4. But that was because she loved it so much. She was solid muscle! Then again my cat did kick her ass.
    Twenty years ago it was acceptable to physically hit dogs, to choke them, to pin them to the ground, to put spiked collars on them, to 'dominate' them and show them who was 'leader' through physical abuse and to generally beat them into submission until they do what they are told because they are frightened of the consequences.

    It's not acceptable anymore.

    It's NOT okay to choke a dog until it turns blue. It's NOT okay to hold a dog up off the ground by it's lead until it passes out. It's NOT okay to continuously beat a 'problem' dog until it's will is broken.

    Our understanding of dogs has evolved a great deal in the past twenty years. We now know that they do not form pack hierarchies similar to wolves. They don't have alpha dogs. They have complex and changing social hierarchies within fluid groups that are based on the needs of the current group. They also respond to positive reinforcement and consistent boundaries a great deal better than they do to physical punishment. They experience anxiety and phobias. They experience physical and emotional pain. There are better ways to do things now days.

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    Re: Chickadee's Dog Thread

    Are you saying Milan hits and chokes dogs till they are blue? I'm not sure where that is coming from. I'll ask again. What information do you have about Milan that is different then what he teaches? If you have it, I'd love to know. I wouldn't like someone at all who did that.

    EDIT. Wait, You aren't referring to me are you? If you are, please don't worry. I would never hit an animal. Only small children.
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