• Why is GllntKnight so mean?

    ● "Why is GllntKnight so mean?" As none of those who've so far seen your question are [GllntKnight], how are WE supposed to know? Unless he has blocked your e-address, you can go to his Activity Page and e-mail him to find out. If he has blocked you, you can try waiting until he has answered someone else's question then see... show more
    ● "Why is GllntKnight so mean?" As none of those who've so far seen your question are [GllntKnight], how are WE supposed to know? Unless he has blocked your e-address, you can go to his Activity Page and e-mail him to find out. If he has blocked you, you can try waiting until he has answered someone else's question then see whether his block prevents you from adding a Comment under his answer, and asking him there. If you are also blocked there, give up, forget him. BTW: Although I've no wish to become a monkey's uncle: Unlike [Newf], I too regard [Gllnt] as male. Of females, the only ones I can think of who wore armour were Boadicea/Boudica (and she had an EXTREMELY valid reason for being angry with the enemy!) and Jeanne d'Arc (Joan of Arc: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_3ne5V8... ) - and as far as I know, neither was entitled to be called the "Sir" that is the proper way to address a knight. But yeah - many under-educated people in Y!A are too damned lazy to learn actual ENGLISH and what words MEAN, and which of them refer to a specific gender. But people who are bitter, mean to others, are usually one or more of: πŸ‘Ώsoured by a series of bitter misfortunes, 🀒have "mental" persecution problems, 😑hate EVERYBODY, so spew their venom at every opportunity, 🀯 have never recovered from some form of molestation when they were young, πŸ’€have become so old & full of physical problems & pains that it sours their whole outlook. ● "Hes answered me a couple of times, usually with insults, and I’ve seen his answers to a couple others and WOW he’s rude...what a loser." Rude people aren't necessarily losers - think about the current POTUS! My main objection to [Gllnt] is that he is a THIEF - he expects to steal 2 points each time his past states that he REFUSES to answer the actual Question that's been asked. In his early days he used to refer people to specific pages in a web-site he ran - but seems to have discovered that the Askers too lazy to learn how to search on-line for information are also too stupidly lazy to actually go TO the web-pages offered. He then switched to announcing that he wasn't going to look at the web-pages Askers linked us to in various photo-sites to show us the pooch or wound they were talking about. πŸ• There are perhaps 8 people in Y!A /Dogs who actually know what they're talking about re a specific breed of dog - most of them have GERMAN pr Belgian dog breeds! To get useful advice from people who KNOW the breed or breed-mix of your pet, you are better to find some still active e-groups, as linked to below my dashed line, that SPECIALISE in one of the breeds you are interested in.. CURIOSITY : I don't think I've ever eaten an Oreo, although they have been on the shelf in the supermarket I use. So I looked up meanings of the word, and was given two: 😊1: a chocolate biscuit with a white creme filling. 🀯2: an Afro-American who is seen, especially by other Afro-Americans, as wishing to be part of the "white" establishment. My Q: Why did you choose [Oreo] as your ID/username? - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - πŸ˜› To discuss GSDs, join some groups such as https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/GSD_... by sending an e-mail about yourself to the Subscribe address on that page. The people in them KNOW about GSDs. Plus you can include several actual photos in your posts. To find other groups or breeds, type the breed-name into the top field of https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/dir then choose a couple of groups to Join - use the group's Message History on its /info page to make sure that it still has members who are ACTIVE. πŸ˜› Add https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/The_GSD_Source/info to your browser, so that you can easily look up all sorts of information about dogs, especially GSDs. It is an "encyclopaedia" group (to which members can ask for new sources to be added), not a discussion group. King Les The Lofty - first pup in 1950; GSD breeder & trainer as of 1968
    6 answers · Dogs · 2 days ago
  • How can I make my dog lose weight fast?

    ● "How can I make my dog lose weight fast?" Stop feeding it.... GUARANTEED to lose weight FAST. It will, of course, die, As others have told you, "FAST" is not good when it comes to weight loss. ● "I have a Maltese dog and I have noticed that he is very overweight. He is just coming out of puppyhood, and weighs almost... show more
    ● "How can I make my dog lose weight fast?" Stop feeding it.... GUARANTEED to lose weight FAST. It will, of course, die, As others have told you, "FAST" is not good when it comes to weight loss. ● "I have a Maltese dog and I have noticed that he is very overweight. He is just coming out of puppyhood, and weighs almost double of what he should weigh. Any suggestions?" Learn to supply USEFUL INFORMATION ! πŸ’€ Actual AGE? πŸ’€ Actual WEIGHT? πŸ’€ Actual HEIGHT from concrete to top of his withers vertically above his elbow-point while standing on all fours? πŸ’€ What EXERCISE does he get each day? πŸ’€ How many MEALS does he get each day? πŸ’€ What FOODS (raw bones? raw meat? canned meat? kibbles? something else? does he get per day, and what AMOUNT in total per day? πŸ’€ If you use any kinds of food rewards aka "treats", what amount of what treat? Without KNOWING that information, we cannot give VALID advice. To ADD the answers to your question, click the [Edit] label then the [Add Update] that will pop up, after which you type into the new field that appears. To avoid endangering his health more than his probable current weight already is, the best I can do at present is urge you to: 🀯1: Remove ALL cereals & starches from his diet - goodbye kibbles except for VERY small additions! 🀒2: Base his diet on RAW LEAN meats (all parts of dairy cows, eggs, fish, hares, lambs, ostriches, poultry, rabbits). Remove all "needle"-bones from the fish. Last thing at night supply a suitably small raw bone to give his teeth exercise and relieve his boredom while you sleep. 🀯3: Per day, supply about ΒΎs of his current food-amount for about 3 weeks, to help shrink his stomach a little. Then supply about Β½ of his pre-16 October 2018 amount for the same period of time. 🀒4; Several times a week feel where his ribs are supposed to be. If you can't feel them, he IS still obese! If you can't feel them for a month, again slightly DECREASE his daily food but increase his exercise. If you CAN feel them but he acts without energy, slightly INCREASE his daily food. 😊5: When you CAN easily feel them, start evaluating his energy & his interesting in exploration & playing, and make VERY tiny adjustments to his food intake & exercise. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - πŸ˜› To discuss GSDs, join some groups such as https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/GSD_... by sending an e-mail about yourself to the Subscribe address on that page. The people in them KNOW about GSDs. Plus you can include several actual photos in your posts. To find other groups or breeds, type the breed-name into the top field of https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/dir then choose a couple of groups to Join - use the group's Message History on its /info page to make sure that it still has members who are ACTIVE. πŸ˜› To discuss a breed, type the breed-name into the top field of https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/dir then choose a couple of groups to Join - use the group's Message History on its /info page to make sure that it still has members who are ACTIVE. Then send an e-mail about yourself to the Subscribe address on that page. The people in them KNOW about that breed. Plus you can include several actual photos in your posts. πŸ˜› Add https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/The_GSD_Source/info to your browser, so that you can easily look up all sorts of information about dogs, especially GSDs. It is an "encyclopaedia" group (to which members can ask for new sources to be added), not a discussion group. King Les The Lofty - first pup in 1950; GSD breeder & trainer as of 1968
    19 answers · Dogs · 5 days ago
  • How often do dogs come into heat per year?

    ● "How often do dogs come into heat per year?" πŸ’₯Dogs - as a gender - are on the lookout for mating opportunities the whole time, starting as young as 4 months old. πŸ’₯For bỉtches there is no SIMPLE answer. On AVERAGE they come in twice a year, but as of my first computer I stored the dates on which I first noticed any indication of a... show more
    ● "How often do dogs come into heat per year?" πŸ’₯Dogs - as a gender - are on the lookout for mating opportunities the whole time, starting as young as 4 months old. πŸ’₯For bỉtches there is no SIMPLE answer. On AVERAGE they come in twice a year, but as of my first computer I stored the dates on which I first noticed any indication of a "heat". In the case of Offa, born in August 2000, she had heats in June, November, March, August, December, May, October, March, June, November, March, July, December, April, August, January, May, August, December, May, November, April, October, December, June. And that was far from unusual for a "6 monthly bỉtch". The 1969 bỉtch from whom she had 4 lines of descent had HER heats every 4 months. The first 3 times we mated her she did not get pregnant - however, she quietly "whispered" to the very young son we'd kept from her 3rd litter that "Mumsy likes to be mated on her first day on heat", and had a litter. 🀯So if you intend to be a careful breeder (but as you couldn't ask HER breeder this question I doubt that she is of breeding quality), you require escape-proof fencing, mating-proof roofed pens, and a VERY alert eye (for her sexy actions regardless of whether there is blood yet) and a keen nose (smoking, or wearing perfume, will ruin your ability to smell the pheromones she produces as she comes "on-heat"). 🀒If your question was a lead-up to asking about neutering, THAT should NOT be done before the gonads have finishing sending chemical signals to tell the growth-plates in the legs to all stop growing at the same time, so that the various joints fit WELL, as Nature intended. For small dogs, that doesn't happen before 10 months old. For medium sized dogs you should wait until they are at least 18 months old. Giant breeds should wait even longer. Yes, vets prefer them at 5-6 months old, because there is less cutting & stitching to do, and the incisions heal quicker during that period of very fast growth. BUT.... πŸ‘ΏThe vet doesn't live with the long-term consequences of early neutering (of which incontinence is the most likely). Indeed, they PROFIT from them by supplying the chemicals to reduce them, or performing the surgery to correct them. After joining the last group I link you to, click https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/The_... and study the research reports stating the various possible long-term consequences and - in several of the articles - the odds aka risk of each one actually afflicting YOUR pet. 😑HOWEVER - - - IF your pet gets mismated before being neutered: πŸ•1: Write down the date her "heat" started, and of the first mating. πŸ•2: Ring the vet clinic, state those 2 dates and ask for a gravid spay date. Expect it be at least 21 days after the "heat" started, but less than 21 days after the first mating. Clinics that don't open at weekends will have to make a small adjustment to that expectation. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - πŸ˜› To discuss a breed, type the breed-name into the top field of https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/dir then choose a couple of groups to Join - use the group's Message History on its /info page to make sure that it still has members who are ACTIVE. Then send an e-mail about yourself to the Subscribe address on that page. The people in them KNOW about that breed. Plus you can include several actual photos in your posts. πŸ˜› Add https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/The_... to your browser, so that you can easily look up all sorts of information about dogs, especially GSDs. It is an "encyclopaedia" group (to which members can ask for new sources to be added), not a discussion group. King Les The Lofty - first pup in 1950; GSD breeder & trainer as of 1968
    8 answers · Dogs · 5 days ago
  • So my dog has 7nipples but why not 8 so then she ll have 4 on each side of her stomach. Not sure if it matters, but she s a German Shepard?

    ● "So my dog has 7nipples but why not 8 so then she ll have 4 on each side of her stomach. Not sure if it matters, but she s a German Shepard?" Hi, [Mariya]. Firstly learn that this breed was developed to HERD sheep, so is one of MANY breeds of shepherd dog. Secondly learn that its original name - Deutsche SchΓ€ferhund - translates... show more
    ● "So my dog has 7nipples but why not 8 so then she ll have 4 on each side of her stomach. Not sure if it matters, but she s a German Shepard?" Hi, [Mariya]. Firstly learn that this breed was developed to HERD sheep, so is one of MANY breeds of shepherd dog. Secondly learn that its original name - Deutsche SchΓ€ferhund - translates exactly with THREE words: German Shepherd Dog. Study http://www.fci.be/Nomenclature/Standards... to learn the important requirements for a pooch to be worthy of the breed-name German Shepherd Dog, aka GSD. Most of the world is much stricter than are the kennel clubs of Britain, Canada, the USA (those 3 have each invented their own pseudo "Standard" instead of accepting the real one). We are NOT supposed to force a first-time brood to feed & rear more than 5 pups - which means one of: πŸ•1: bottle-feeding the "spares" (forget about sleeping - for a while pups need to be fed every 2 hours! They also need to be kept warm, and to be massaged to stimulate them to piddle poo - normally the dam licks their orifices, but I decline to do that!) πŸ•2: finding a foster-mother whose few own pups are within 2 or 3 days of your litter's birthdate. Difficult - and it is common for the foster brood to kill the pups that aren't hers. If you ever need to try this, get an EXPERIENCED adviser to help you do the finding & the checking! πŸ•3: selecting the 5 that you & a GSD-experienced friend think likely to be the BEST, then have the "spares" put to "sleep" forever. And no more than 6 pups in any following litters. So your pet has PLENTY of nipples. 🀯But her 7 nipples are not TYPICAL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97WyL0bF... However, being new to Y!A, you didn't think to tell us how OLD your pet is, and how long you've had her, why you chose HER instead of some other, where she sleeps. whether you have arranged to be home 24/7 for at least the next fortnight to (1 help her like & TRUST you, and (2) watch her the WHOLE time she is awake (no computer, phone, tv until she is asleep) so you learn her "timings" (how long after: - waking? - eating or drinking? - playing or exercising?) and signal (usually an anxious nose-down circling to choose a spot to piddle-poo on) for Wanna go toilet!", whereupon you talk nicely to her, pick her up & carry her to the designated spot, put her down, stand boringly still & silent until she remembers what she wanted to do, so does it. Whereupon you INSTANTLY enthusiastically praise (e.g., "Good girl Bella TOILET! Clever Bella went TOILET!") and reward (e,g., rubs on her croup or between her front legs, a game of bouncing ball chase or tug-o-war). 🀒As you had to ask in Y!A instead of asking her breeder, she is unlikely to be of breeding quality anyway. But join some of the Yahoo Groups dedicated to GSDs, tell them about her, why you chose HER, her AGE, how LONG you've had her, where she sleeps. Then ask about rearing, training, neutering her. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - πŸ˜› To discuss GSDs, join some groups such as https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/GSD_... by sending an e-mail about yourself to the Subscribe address on that page. The people in them KNOW about GSDs. Plus you can include several actual photos in your posts. To find other groups or breeds, type the breed-name into the top field of https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/dir then choose a couple of groups to Join - use the group's Message History on its /info page to make sure that it still has members who are ACTIVE. πŸ˜› Add https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/The_GSD_Source/info to your browser, so that you can easily look up all sorts of information about dogs, especially GSDs. It is an "encyclopaedia" group (to which members can ask for new sources to be added), not a discussion group. King Les The Lofty - first pup in 1950; GSD breeder & trainer as of 1968
    4 answers · Dogs · 6 days ago
  • German Shepard biting leash and me?

    ● "German Shepard biting leash and me" I believe you - but you've been in Y!A for more than 3 years so should KNOW that that first field is supposed to ASK your MA IN question. But the ONLY question you've asked on this page is your very LAST sentence! To go into that first field it should have been worded something like: ●... show more
    ● "German Shepard biting leash and me" I believe you - but you've been in Y!A for more than 3 years so should KNOW that that first field is supposed to ASK your MA IN question. But the ONLY question you've asked on this page is your very LAST sentence! To go into that first field it should have been worded something like: ● "Does anyone know what causes this 8 month German Shepherd Dog to bite the leash and me, and what can help stop this behavior?" However, BEFORE you got this pup you should have studied enough to know that the breed was developed to HERD sheep, and so the English translation of the breed's name is German Shepherd Dog - giving GSD as the abbreviation. Also that the PROPER time to bring one home is at 7-through-9 weeks old (there is always a BAD reason why a pup is still with the breeder at 9 or 10 months old). So please click [Edit] then [Add Update] and answer these queries in the new field that will appear: πŸ’₯1: WHY did you choose a 10 months old pup? πŸ’₯2: What "story" were you given as to why she was available? πŸ’₯3: Have you arranged your life to be WITH HER 24/7 (no computer or phone or tv) while she's awake, for at least the first fortnight - in this case, probably longer than a month? πŸ’₯4: Where does she sleep? πŸ’₯5: Is she neutered, or fertile? πŸ’₯6: Do you have a back yard suitably fenced for her to chase balls & bring them to you? Note the ability of a fit GSD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtYz7EHp... and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mO4gKn6t... (I DON'T like the bike riding! But the FIRST family has stupidly trained their pet to ESCAPE from its pen.) πŸ’₯7: How does she react to cats, dogs, children? πŸ’₯8: Have you arranged to join a competent weekly training group where an instructor will watch YOUR attempts plus the bỉtch's responses (or lack of taking any notice) then start COACHING you, one problem at a time, improving your AWARENESS, body-language, TIMING & use of the leash and your voice-tones and the essential praise-&-reward? (Most people need to be there for about a year., Starting so late, you will probably need to be there longer.) You DO need to quickly gain your bỉtch's friendship & trust before actually starting in the class. If you are as unknowing as you seem in this post, I suspect that you will need to have PRIVATE lessons for a few weeks before getting into the class with other dogs & their pet humans. ● "she starts to jump on me and bite my arms and my hands she will also bite the leash and pull away. She usually won’t move forward at all when she’s doing this but after she walks normally again." She is BORED so is playing HER games with you. Unless she is drawing blood she isn't actually BITING you - just play-biting as though you were her litter-mate. But you definitely need help at finding ways to occupy her MIND. Do you have a dumbbell you can throw for her? A tennis ball you can bounce-throw for her to chase then fetch? A knotted rope or towel you can use to play Tug-o'-War with her? ● "Does anyone know what causes this or what can help stop this behavior?" I think by now you will have worked out that the answer here is "YOU haven't had tine to train her, and SHE is working out what she can get away with." I WISH you had a Profile on your Activity Page to tell us what year you were born and what activities you enjoy. I HOPE you are old enough & solid enough to restrain an adult GSD that wants to chase a cat or dog or push-bike or .... ! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - πŸ˜› To discuss GSDs, join some groups such as https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/GSD_... by sending an e-mail about yourself to the Subscribe address on that page. The people in them KNOW about GSDs. Plus you can include several actual photos in your posts. To find other groups or breeds, type the breed-name into the top field of https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/dir then choose a couple of groups to Join - use the group's Message History on its /info page to make sure that it still has members who are ACTIVE. πŸ˜› Add https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/The_GSD_Source/info to your browser, so that you can easily look up all sorts of information about dogs, especially GSDs. It is an "encyclopaedia" group (to which members can ask for new sources to be added), not a discussion group. King Les The Lofty - first pup in 1950; GSD breeder & trainer as of 1968
    10 answers · Dogs · 1 week ago
  • When is the right age to spay a female dog?

    ● "When is the right age to spay a female dog?" As you already knew, THAT is regarded as a matter of OPINION - especially by those who are FULL of opinions (especially ignorant ones) and so wrongly recommend a stage BEFORE the growth plates have received the hormonal signal from the gonads to tell ALL the growth plates to STOP adding... show more
    ● "When is the right age to spay a female dog?" As you already knew, THAT is regarded as a matter of OPINION - especially by those who are FULL of opinions (especially ignorant ones) and so wrongly recommend a stage BEFORE the growth plates have received the hormonal signal from the gonads to tell ALL the growth plates to STOP adding length so that each growth plate in each part of the leg-joints STOPS simultaneously aka in synchronisation, giving the pooch the best possible chance of having correctly fitting joints in the fore-quarter and in the hind-quarter. Several "advisors" pass the buck to their or your vet. The problem THERE is that the vet's advice is based on the facts that: (a) less anaesthetic is needed for a young pup and there is less to remove then seal the places where the tissues have been removed, so their fees is less, and (b) wounds heal fastest while the pup is still growing rapidly. So VETS advise anywhere in the 4-through-6 months age-range. However, most of them are aware that the earlier the neutering the greater the risk of various UNWANTED consequences as an adult - problems they will charge you highly for massive surgery to correct, or will charge you for the rest of your pet's life for the medication to ease the pain of ill-fitting joints or to "tighten" such as the pooch's bladder sphincter. πŸ˜– Incontinence is, from tired (I should have been in bed 2+ hours ago...) memory, the most likely consequence (apart from the desired lack of sexual intercourse), with πŸ˜– joints probably second. However, there have been several studies relating the age-at-neutering to various problems in middle or old age. After you join the group I tell people to Add to their browser, click https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/The_... and study at least the research articles - especially those that state how high or low the risk is of your pet developing a particular problem, based in its age-at-neutering. BTW: Rescued pups are a special case - a fact some of your previous answerers seem unaware of. Because the rescue charity (1) KNOWS from bitter experience what liars many of their customers are, (2) doesn't KNOW the pups' pedigree & family history or even the sire, (3) often charges you less for a neutered pup with at least its first CORE vaccination already injected than those 2 processes COST the charity, AND (4) because young pups NEED to be with their "forever humans" by 10 weeks old, the charity quietly has the neutering performed then requires owners to be extra gentle with the pup until its scrotum or belly has healed. So I'm changing your question to: ● "What is the best stage to neuter a pooch ?" - to which there are TWO answers. The first is the ideal and applies regardless of whether the pooch is a dog or a bỉtch. The second doesn't apply to males, just to bỉtches whose owner was careless. πŸ’₯#1: Once the growth plates have co-ordinated the end of growth from those growth plates. You DIDN'T tell us what breed or breeds your pet is. Even in Toy breeds that is unlikely to be before 10 months. In "working breeds" (herders, retrievers, etc) it is unlikely to be before 18 months, and for the VERY LARGE breeds it can be as late as 30 months. Assuming that you know your pet's ancestry and trust your vet, you could "innocently" ask him/her (your VET, not the girl at the front desk) when you can expect your bỉtch's growth plates to have finished growing. 🀒#2: If the bỉtch gets mismated (I disapprove of even Toys getting mated before 18 months old. Labradors etc should not be mated before 2 years old) you then tell the vet the DATE on which her "heat" started, the DATE on which the first mating happened, and ask for a suitable DATE & time on which to bring her in to be spayed. In general, expect the date to be more than 21 days after the "heat" started, less than 21 days after the first (and ONLY, we hope!) mating. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - πŸ˜› To discuss GSDs, join some groups such as https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/GSD_... sending an e-mail about yourself to the Subscribe address on that page. The people in them KNOW about GSDs. Plus you can include several actual photos in your posts. To find other groups or breeds, type the breed-name into the top field of https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/dir then choose a couple of groups to Join - use the group's Message History on its /info page to make sure that it still has members who are ACTIVE. Because Y!A is so stingy about activating hot-links (3's the limit!), you'll need to copy&paste the next address to your browser's address-line: πŸ˜› Add https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/The_GSD_Source/info to your browser, so that you can easily look up all sorts of information about dogs, especially GSDs. It is an "encyclopaedia" group (to which members can ask for new sources to be added), not a discussion group. King Les The Lofty - first pup in 1950; GSD breeder & trainer as of 1968
    21 answers · Dogs · 2 weeks ago
  • Can dogs have flour & eggs?

    ● "Can dogs have flour & eggs?" Depending on the dog, there can be reactions to flour. The only disadvantage of eggs is that the raw albumen absorbs many of the nutrients in whatever else they are fed with. But a famous breeder 60 years ago used to feed her pregnant bỉtches and her nursing bỉtches a dozen raw eggs each day (she had... show more
    ● "Can dogs have flour & eggs?" Depending on the dog, there can be reactions to flour. The only disadvantage of eggs is that the raw albumen absorbs many of the nutrients in whatever else they are fed with. But a famous breeder 60 years ago used to feed her pregnant bỉtches and her nursing bỉtches a dozen raw eggs each day (she had LOTS of hens!), and you will be cooking the eggs - the cooking does slightly de-nature the yolk, but I doubt that that will trouble your pets. ● "im making homemade dog bones! :-)" WHY? You're obviously NOT a nutritionist, so all you're doing is using up electricity & time wastefully making poor substitutes for the natural REAL things! πŸ•The PROPER diet for dogs is based on RAW animal proteins (birds, eggs, fish, insects, mammals, reptiles) complete with the calcium in the RAW bones (but remove the needle-like bones from fish, so that they don't stick into - and THROUGH! - the lining of the mouth & gullet & stomach & intestines). The RAW BONES are especially important to dogs. Not only do they need the balanced proportions of calcium & phosphorous gained from digesting bones, but the GNAWING is also important for dislodging "puppy teeth", cleaning the teeth of pups & adults, and keeping the permanent teeth firmly anchored into the sockets. For the same reason, you should feed the egg-SHELLS, too. In 1968 while we were out shopping, my Zacki jumped through the open vertical sash window about 6 feet above her pen then opened the refrigerator and polished off the meat that was supposed to be dinner for the next 3 nights, and washed it down with the dozen eggs that had been in a carton! There was no trace of egg or shells on the lino. AND she had the cheek to expect to be fed at doggy-dinner time that night! ● "Is either of these harmful for them?" Them? - but you haven't TOLD us what AGES, and BREED or breeds, and GENDERS (and whether fertile or neutered) your pets are! Your previous question told us that you have an 11-years old Labrador bỉtch. But that is ALL! No, flour & eggs aren't really harmful - but nor are the plant-derived proteins digested as quickly as is needed in the short digestive tract of canids. What goes into a dog's mouth can often come out the other end as soon as 4 hours later. And dogs lack the enzymes that can dissolve the cellulose walls of plant cells, so leaves & stalks & flowers emerge almost the same as they went in (and so plant FIBRES such as rhubarb are included in kibbles to provide some "bulk" that will squeeze against the gland each side of a dog's anus, to massage some of each anal-gland's contents out), unless the materials has been ground to break open the cell walls. A dog's enzymes do better with the starches in GROUND seeds (=flour), but even so, digestion of the starches is incomplete; plus starches have few vitamins, and the cooking destroys most vitamins. The creatures that thrive on plants have MUCH longer digestive systems. A cow πŸ„ can spend 4 or more DAYS digesting what is in its stomachs. Focus on ANIMAL proteins, plus raw bones of suitable sizes for the Labrador and whatever other pooches you have, to spend ages gnawing away before eventually chomping each bone into bits small enough for that dog to swallow & digest. My Diet Sheet ( https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/GSD_... ) for dogs 1 or more years old recommends breakfast: large dog biscuits, with full-cream milk poured over them. supper: raw meat (chunks, not minced) plus a raw gnaw bone. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - πŸ˜› To discuss a breed, type the breed-name into the top field of https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/dir then choose a couple of groups to Join - use the group's Message History on its /info page to make sure that it still has members who are ACTIVE. Then send an e-mail about yourself to the Subscribe address on that page. The people in them KNOW about that breed. Plus you can include several actual photos in your posts. πŸ˜› Add https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/The_... to your browser, so that you can easily look up all sorts of information about dogs, especially GSDs. It is an "encyclopaedia" group (to which members can ask for new sources to be added), not a discussion group. King Les The Lofty - first pup in 1950; GSD breeder & trainer as of 1968
    10 answers · Dogs · 2 weeks ago
  • Ok so why are pit bulls banned in England?

    ● "Ok so why are pit bulls banned in England?" As a pit bull would be a male bovine (=bull) that, like a pit pony, works in a mine (=pit), WHY are you asking your question HERE instead of in a category such as Politics & Government or whatever else you deem to be relevant to banning things? Do you think that a bull in a pit would be... show more
    ● "Ok so why are pit bulls banned in England?" As a pit bull would be a male bovine (=bull) that, like a pit pony, works in a mine (=pit), WHY are you asking your question HERE instead of in a category such as Politics & Government or whatever else you deem to be relevant to banning things? Do you think that a bull in a pit would be more, or less, dangerous than Audrey II in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7SkrYF8... ? Unlike you, a majority of politicians know the origins of the "Pit Bull Terriers" - deviations from the Bull Terriers originating in Britain - and the horrid "kill or be killed" uses to which they were put so that bored so-called "gentlemen" could bet on which of 2 dogs tossed into the fence-enclosed "pit" would win. Those bred-&-reared to be "Nanny dogs" are not usually the problem, but the ones bred and/or reared to be nasty ARE a BIG problem. Could it be Pit Bull Terriers that were the origin of the expression: "Give a dog a bad name"? Are you aware enough to know that there is only ONE kennel club in the whole world that will register a Pit Bull Terrier - actually, an American Pit Bull Terrier? That's the breed name that Chauncey, owner of Bennett's Ring, used when he created the United KC: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Ken... so he could get "registration" for his Ring. And are you aware that the UKC is an organisation that NO internationally accepted kennel organisation accepts the "papers", titles, etc from? ● "Apparently my dog is a pit bull because she’s a mix of 3 bully breeds" I WISH you & others would learn to use words correctly & logically. A bully is: "a person who uses strength or influence to harm or intimidate those who are weaker". Those people who lazily use "bully" to mean: "dogs based on the Bulldog breed" are just hastening the arrival of the next Tower of Babel, after which no-one can understand anyone else's speech. They are also unaware that usually the pooches they THINK are breeds mostly have a LOT of genes from Mastiff breeds to get more size & weight, rather than the original Bulldogs and Terriers that produced the 4 Bull Terrier breeds that ARE recognised by all kennel clubs (trust the AKC to accept a breed name that drops the word "Terrier" and uses a locality name - "American Staffordshire" - indicating that the breed originated simultaneously in 2 different nations separated by the Atlantic Ocean!) And GEEZ I wish YOU would organise your thoughts into SENTENCES instead of rambling on and on as follows: ● "and now she’s been confiscated β—Š I’ll explain why β—Š she barked a lot β—Š the Neighbours complained β—Š some lady from the council shows up at my door but the b**ch didn’t say anything β—Š she was stroking my dog and saying she was cute β—Š only to return the next day with the police to take Her β—Š she wouldn’t say it to my face β—Š that stupid b**ch β—Š now they have to do all sorts of temperament tests on my girl β—Š Ever heard of punctuation? Its function is much the same as traffic lights: To tell people where to stop, then start a new thought. Each β—Š I've placed above & below is PROBABLY where you should have had a full-stop (a period, if you're a Yank) or a comma or maybe a colon - but it is impossible to be certain whether the "I'll explain why" belongs with "confiscated" or with "she". "Neighbours" (except for the name of the tv series) and "Her" are NOT proper nouns; nor do they start sentences in your stream, so should NOT start with a capital letter. But there are about 5 places in that scrambled set of thoughts, and 7 in the following bit, that NEED full-stops & capital letters. And you have NOT explained "why she barked a lot". That reason is IMPORTANT, and almost certainly exposes YOU as the culprit by thoughtlessly keeping a dog in a situation that is NOT suitable for a dog's mental & physical stimulation. But you HAVE irritated me by misusing the word "bỉtch" - it's people like you who caused Greataunt Victoria Yahoo to censor the proper spelling of the word. As a teacher, I had no trouble explaining to children as young as 7 the correct meaning of the word - and that I WOULD punish anybody I heard using it to refer to a female human, as YOU have just done TWICE. ● "I’ve had her for 3 years β—Š she’s an angel β—Š every one who knows her loves her β—Š she does look intimidating but she has a heart of gold β—Š she’s so goofy and lovely β—Š why Is it illegal to mix bulldogs but not to mix other dogs β—Š I swear u have more chance of being bitten by my chihuahua than poufina β—Š It is NOT illegal to mix Bulldogs with Bull Terriers or Bull Terriers (Miniature) or Bullmastiffs or French Bulldogs or Staffordshire Bull Terriers. But the people who do so can NOT register the results as an actual BREED. And most of those people are so ignorant of genetics + breed characteristics + the hereditary problems carried by the sire & the dam they allowed to mate, that what they sell is HIGHLY risky. Modern Bulldogs, in particular, are so messed up that almost none of the males can actually mate a bỉtch, and this millennium it is probably unknown for any Bulldog bỉtch to have birthed a litter without needing a Caesarean. If your Chihuahua is likely to bite then he/she is also a disgrace to the breeder & you. GEEZ you were in a hurry to choose a Best Answer to :https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index... version of this question! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - πŸ˜› To discuss a breed, type the breed-name into the top field of https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/dir then choose a couple of groups to Join - use the group's Message History on its /info page to make sure that it still has members who are ACTIVE. Then send an e-mail about yourself to the Subscribe address on that page. The people in them KNOW about that breed. Plus you can include several actual photos in your posts. πŸ˜› Add https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/The_GSD_Source/info to your browser, so that you can easily look up all sorts of information about dogs, especially GSDs. It is an "encyclopaedia" group (to which members can ask for new sources to be added), not a discussion group. King Les The Lofty - first pup in 1950; GSD breeder & trainer as of 1968
    12 answers · Dogs · 2 weeks ago
  • How much should I feed my overweight black lab?

    ,● "How much should I feed my overweight black lab?" LESS than you have been at present, if she is overweight! But you haven't TOLD us how much per day she is currently getting, of what "foods" - so how can we recommend an actual AMOUNT? πŸ’₯First recommendation is that, if she is being fed only once a day, you change that to... show more
    ,● "How much should I feed my overweight black lab?" LESS than you have been at present, if she is overweight! But you haven't TOLD us how much per day she is currently getting, of what "foods" - so how can we recommend an actual AMOUNT? πŸ’₯First recommendation is that, if she is being fed only once a day, you change that to TWICE a day; possibly thrice a day. The TOTAL daily supply should initially be about 2/3rds of what she is currently getting fat on. After roughly 3 weeks you evaluate whether she needs that amount increased or decreased. And KEEP re-evaluating her daily intake of food compared to how much exercise she gets. At 11 a Retriever tends to be slowing down on its use of energy - but they stay "gutses" for life! There is NO great objection to what some folks call "people food" (unless you are upsetting parents by feeding their children to your dogs!). Seriously: People are omnivores - we can (and many of us DO!) eat ANY kind of "food". But dogs are carnivores who need ANIMAL protein - which DOES include "eating people", albeit not QUITE the way meant in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjAHw2DE... The objections are to when it is IN ADDITION TO their normal diet, and when it is highly spiced (especially highly SALTED!). If your family are overweight, the objection increases, as obviously the foods your family eat are heavy in fats & starches & sugars. πŸ’₯But when you feed table-scraps to your dogs you should subtract an EQUIVALENT (thinking of CALORIES from carbohydrates + fats + starches + sugars) amount from the next meal. (I find that MUCH easier to do for my dogs than for myself!) ● "how much food should I give her? how many cups( the one cup measuring cup )" Bleagh! I have NEVER used cups to measure what I feed to my dogs! That you DO proves that you are using mini-kibbles. STOP it! Dogs should be fed stuff that they cannot merely lick-up-&-swallow! Things like a large chunk of chook or cow or goat or horse or pig or shark or sheep or turkey are perfect: 😊1: The pooch has to slowly chomp away to break the chunk into bits small enough to be swallowed. 😊2: This avoids GDV-Bloat by making it NOT possible for the pooch to almost instantly fill its stomach and produce the huge amount of gastric gases that bloat the stomach, causing it to revolve and "capture" then kill the spleen by cutting off its blood supply. 😊3: The gnawing helps clean the teeth and anchor them into their jaw. ● "She is 65 lbs and she is looks like she is getting bigger: https://www.thelabradorsite.com/how-much... will help you develop an idea of what is a FIT weight for her, using eye-sight & touch. She is currently toward the HEAVY end of the range, but you haven't told us her WITHER HEIGHT when standing on such as concrete. To meet the International Standard of the breed she should be 54–to-56cms / 21ΒΌ-to-22 inches. ● "the neighborhood that we are in now isn't good and I can't walk her(im only 15)" WRONG! You CAN walk her, but will need the ASSISTANCE of a parent to drive you to somewhere SAFE for about an hour, so you AND your pet can get fitter. Meantime, as you shouldn't have a dog unless you have a safely fenced property, you can spend time in that yard throwing balls & dumbbells for her to fetch, can teach her to play Tug-o'-War using a knotted towel or rope. ● "how can I get her to lose weight?" By giving her no alternative choices! (That MIGHT include convincing brothers or sisters or parents to NOT give her tidbits or scraps - they can put them in the feed-bowl in the fridge so that at each doggy-meal-time you can see how many calories are already waiting!) There are only TWO known methods, apart from liposuction - a method not really suitable for dogs or people! 🀯1: Reduce daily intake of calories while maintaining water intake. 🀯2: Increase daily burn-off of calories by indulging in suitable exercises. It's not an "either this, or that" choice - it takes BOTH operating to produce a suitable gain in available energy & fitness and replace blubber with muscle. 🀒 No, it's not a matter of BUYING her things (unless you have no suitable bouncy ball or dumbbell or tug-rope or tug-towel or slip-chain-&-leash) - it is a matter of making her life-style more active and INTERESTING. πŸ™ˆπŸ™‰πŸ™Š UPDATE:πŸ™ˆπŸ™‰πŸ™Š 3 days have passed but you have added NO information! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - πŸ˜› To discuss a breed, type the breed-name into the top field of https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/dir then choose a couple of groups to Join - use the group's Message History on its /info page to make sure that it still has members who are ACTIVE. Then send an e-mail about yourself to the Subscribe address on that page. The people in them KNOW about that breed. Plus you can include several actual photos in your posts. πŸ˜› Add https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/The_GSD_Source/info to your browser, so that you can easily look up all sorts of information about dogs, especially GSDs. It is an "encyclopaedia" group (to which members can ask for new sources to be added), not a discussion group. King Les The Lofty - first pup in 1950; GSD breeder & trainer as of 1968
    10 answers · Dogs · 2 weeks ago
  • We want to buy my partners family a puppy for Christmas?

    ● "We want to buy my partners family a puppy for Christmas" I believe you - but it is a STUPID STUPID *S*T*U*P*I*D* idea! πŸ‘Ώ It's on the same level as buying a toddler from a highly fertile penniless woman and giving it as a "surprise" to a childless family where both adults work long hours and whose property is periodically... show more
    ● "We want to buy my partners family a puppy for Christmas" I believe you - but it is a STUPID STUPID *S*T*U*P*I*D* idea! πŸ‘Ώ It's on the same level as buying a toddler from a highly fertile penniless woman and giving it as a "surprise" to a childless family where both adults work long hours and whose property is periodically invaded by alligators or crocodiles. There is a very LOW probability of the "gift" being welcomed by "Mum & Dad", and of the toddler seeing the following Christmas! πŸ‘Ώ As for doing it at CHRISTMAS (or ANY public holiday!), when friends & relatives keep "dropping in" - HooWHEEEEEE!!!! A new dog needs the new owner's attention 100% while the dog is awake during the first fortnight:- firstly to help it accept and LIKE the new human, secondly to learn the dog's signal & "timings" (How long after: - waking? - eating or drinking? - playing or exercise?) for "Wanna go toilet!" so that the human can be right there, pick the pup up and cheerfully carry it to the designated toilet-place then stand boringly still & silent until Pup remembers what it wanted to do, so does it. The owner then enthusiastically praises and rewards the pooch for using the right place. For new owners there is NO computer time, NO watching tv, NO chatting on the phone, NO being sociable to visitors EXCEPT while the dog is asleep. (By which time most humans also want to sleep!) And it is NOT a question - how can you have survived in Y!A for 3 years without discovering that that first field is for your MAIN QUESTION? 🌏 You also have not yet discovered that you are supposed to choose a Best Answer for every question you post. In most cases that should be possible during the first week. If no suitable answer arrives within a fortnight, the fault is yours for the way you worded a question. Of your 7 questions, you have awarded a BA to only ONE. It's not called the "Sweetest Answer". Nor "The Answer that Matches my Beliefs". It is to reward whoever took time to supply the BEST, most HELPFUL answer, out of whatever your question attracted. ● "They have more than enough space (lots of land, big house) for one and can definitely afford it, but his dad has been the only one against it as they haven't got a fenced off garden." "Dad" COULD be rightfully proud of his garden so doesn't want it dug up. But more important is that your phrasing implies that their PROPERTY is NOT FENCED. NO responsible person (dog rescue charity such as the SPCA or HSUS, reputable breeder) will allow you to obtain a dog WITHOUT having personally inspected the seeker's property for suitability (shelter, fences) and personally checked the seekers' household. So all that would be available as a "gift" would be something from the SCUM of the Earth: con-artists, greedy & ignorant BYBers, puppy millers, and those greedy pet-shops who, like everyone I've mentioned in this sentence, care for only THE MONEY. From none of those sources will a dog-buyer get a printed & signed Guarantee. Nor any follow-up assistance. And the dog's genetics are likely be HIGHLY risky. ● "We are seriously considering just turning up a couple of days after Christmas with a puppy (Border Collie as they have had one before) along with a box of toys, puppy supplies etc." TOTALLY thoughtless and unrealistic! You are now 19 (Β± a few months). so are not yet the 26 years old at which most humans' brains finally develop good sense (I suspect that your "partner" hasn't, either) . You can therefore be forgiven for not yet having good sense - but NOT if you go ahead with this inconsiderate BADLY-timed idea. Many people love their first dog so much that they cannot stand having another of the same breed. I'll bet you haven't asked the father & mother whether they'd LIKE another Border Collie once the fences are up, or whether there are any other breeds they would prefer. Have you never noticed how Santa Claus asked city kids what they'd like for Xmas? - and how one of the parents is listening VERY carefully? ● "I would love to hear your thoughts and/or tips on how to do this the best way? Just turn up with one and surprise everyone or speak to the dad just to check its okay beforehand? Choose the puppy for them or pay for it and let them choose one? " It took you 699 characters, 137 words, to FINALLY come up with a realistic possibility in your very LAST 4 words. You obviously aren't yet aware of how important appearance & personality are! I hope you would NEVER think of turning up at your unmarried brother's house with a lass in a wedding gown and shouting : "SURPRISE - here's the bride you are marrying as soon as the Registrar arrives!" πŸ€―πŸ™ˆπŸ™‰πŸ™Š - or at your unmarried sister's house with a tuxedo-wearing chap and the equivalent speech! 🎷 Maybe, being young, you and your partner could spend the week after Xmas BUILDING a fence the way that father wants? Plus building a roofed SECURITY run with a raised sleeping box at the far end for when the dog has to be outside? 🎷 The only viable alternative is to print an ornate "GIFT CERTIFICATE" promising to pay the first $XXXX for purchasing whatever dog or bỉtch that your bf's "Dad" chooses for his family once the property is fenced. And YAY - I have been able to award 3 TUs - one of them to [Darkness] - probably the first time in her & mine when I can wholeheartedly agree with her! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - πŸ˜› To discuss a breed, type the breed-name into the top field of https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/dir then choose a couple of groups to Join - use the group's Message History on its /info page to make sure that it still has members who are ACTIVE. Then send an e-mail about yourself to the Subscribe address on that page. The people in them KNOW about that breed. Plus you can include several actual photos in your posts. πŸ˜› Add https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/The_... to your browser, so that you can easily look up all sorts of information about dogs, especially GSDs. It is an "encyclopaedia" group (to which members can ask for new sources to be added), not a discussion group. King Les The Lofty - first pup in 1950; GSD breeder & trainer as of 1968
    36 answers · Dogs · 2 weeks ago
  • I have a 4 week old Yorkie,mom Was took from the yard.my Question is can he be vaccinated at five weeks or does it have to be at 6 weeks.?

    ● "I have a 4 week old Yorkie,mom Was took from the yard.my Question is can he be vaccinated at five weeks or does it have to be at 6 weeks." WHY did you end with a full-stop? (a period, if you're a Yank) Full-stops are to end each thing that you TELL us about. As that first field is meant to be your MAIN question, Y!A automatically... show more
    ● "I have a 4 week old Yorkie,mom Was took from the yard.my Question is can he be vaccinated at five weeks or does it have to be at 6 weeks." WHY did you end with a full-stop? (a period, if you're a Yank) Full-stops are to end each thing that you TELL us about. As that first field is meant to be your MAIN question, Y!A automatically added a ? at the end. THIS time Y!A was right (but usually it is wrong - many disorganised people accidentally leave that field in the middle of their sentence but continue the sentence in the second field, the one for details...). I am VERY disappointed that your bỉtch was able to be stolen from (or to escape from) your yard. But as your pup is now 4 weeks old he must have done the early suckling from his dam that is needed to provide what is called "passive immunity" (the dam's first milk - called colostrum - has in it the antibodies she herself has developed; and initially they survive the immature pup's digestive system so end up in the pup's blood, where they are needed). Those "passive immunity" antibodies get used up as they kill each bacteria or virus that reaches the pup's blood - they can't be replaced until the ACTIVE immune system develops. And even without battling viruses, an antibody-cell has a fairly short life-span In a normal situation, we guess at how many are left at each age. If the pups have stayed healthy (BEFORE giving each vaccine, the vet does various checks to MAKE SURE each one is still healthy before injecting the vaccine), a precautionary vaccination is given at πŸ• 8 weeks old - but the "passive immunity" will usually still be strong enough to kill those viruses before the immature active immune system has time to "learn" how to recognise those viruses and how to destroy them. So the vaccination procedure is repeated at πŸ• 12 weeks old, with a high chance of success - but just in case, it is repeated at πŸ• 16 weeks old. In my nation, that is the end of vaccination, and consists of what are called the CORE vaccines - basically distemper, hepatitis (adenovirus), and parvovirus, although in some districts an additional virus such as bordetella bronchiseptica and/or leptospira might need to be included. 🌏 KEEP the Vaccination Record Card safe - it is required in several situations, especially in rabies areas: πŸ• If you live in an unfortunate nation, the law will require periodic vaccination against rabies (persuade the vet to wait until at LEAST 18 weeks old - the CORE vaccinations stress pups to some extent, but give them 2 weeks before the rabies shot causes a massive stress). πŸ• In districts plagued by mosquitoes he will need a monthly preventative starting at 7 months old, with a test each 6 months to make sure there are no ADULT heartworms in him: https://www.heartwormsociety.org/pet-own... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - πŸ˜› To discuss a breed, type the breed-name into the top field of https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/dir then choose a couple of groups to Join - use the group's Message History on its /info page to make sure that it still has members who are ACTIVE. Then send an e-mail about yourself to the Subscribe address on that page. The people in them KNOW about that breed. Plus you can include several actual photos in your posts. πŸ˜› Add https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/The_... to your browser, so that you can easily look up all sorts of information about dogs, especially GSDs. It is an "encyclopaedia" group (to which members can ask for new sources to be added), not a discussion group. King Les The Lofty - first pup in 1950; GSD breeder & trainer as of 1968
    5 answers · Dogs · 2 weeks ago
  • How to train a dog Sit down ?

    ● "How to train a dog Sit down ?" As you're such a fan of https://trainingdog.blog I'm surprised that you haven't looked there. Nor have I looked there - owners of blogs almost always have egos MUCH bigger than their actual experience & knowledge. You didn't think to HELP us by stating the AGE, BREED or breeds,... show more
    ● "How to train a dog Sit down ?" As you're such a fan of https://trainingdog.blog I'm surprised that you haven't looked there. Nor have I looked there - owners of blogs almost always have egos MUCH bigger than their actual experience & knowledge. You didn't think to HELP us by stating the AGE, BREED or breeds, and GENDER of your pet; whether he/she is FERTILE or NEUTERED, and what you want him/her to be able to when he/she is a trained adult. Nor how long you have HAD him/her. Each of those makes a big difference! And with over 300 breeds plus a myriad of cross-breeds and mongrels, the variations are IMMENSE. There is still time to click [Edit] then [Add Update] and type that information in for us. However, you have asked about one of the 2 most EASILY trained commands if you start as soon as the dog likes & trusts you. (And if it doesn't like & trust you, you cannot train it except by bullying it and risking it savagely attacking you.) But first, YOU must learn that "Sit" and "Down" are 2 very different commands, and you should NOT use both words together to mean "Sit", nor to mean "Down". You asked about "Sit", for which there are 2 tried-&-true methods. πŸ•1: Off leash: Have a pea-sized tidbit (whichever Pup likes best of: baked liver, baked sausage, a salted peanut, some hard cheese, a mini-kibble) in your right hand, with that arm hanging by your side. Call Pup to you. When it reaches you, slowly move the tidbit towards its nose (so Pup can smell the aroma it likes) then bend your elbow and slowly raise your hand so that you finish with your elbow down but your hand above Pup's head and just out of reach. If Pup automatically sits to think about what to do next, INSTANTLY tell Pup (I'll pretend its name is Harley): "GOOD boy Harley SIT!" and drop the tidbit on its nostrils. If Pup doesn't instinctively sit you'll need to silently move a bit away from pup and try again. If Pup 3 times comes but doesn't sit, switch to rewarding him for coming - you don't want him getting the idea that coming doesn't get him any rewards. πŸ•2: On leash: With a tidbit in your shirt pocket and the leash in your right hand, quietly walk forwards a few steps then stop, place your left hand or fist on his croup (do NOT squeeze his kidneys) and - from your right elbow - raise the leash while slightly pulling it backwards so that it keeps Pup's head up but moving a little backwards to encourage his hindquarters to fold as your left hand persuades him to sit. As soon as he sits, praise & reward (I suggest a chest rub) then take the tidbit out of your pocket and let him take it from your palm. That way he thinks he's getting TWO rewards for sitting. 🚦TRAINING: Book yourself into a reputable training class so that 2 weeks after the 3rd CORE vaccination (by then he'll be 18-to-22 weeks old) there is a gap in the class for you & Pup to be observed then, one flaw at a time, you will be coached to improve whatever most needs improving of your awareness, your body language (note that I tried to describe exactly the action of the right hand & elbow to produce the traditional body-signal for Sit), your timing, your use of voice-tones + the leash + praise & reward. Back in the 1960s the only rewards allowed were the praising voice-tone plus some rubs on the croup or ear-bases or between the front legs. Food can hasten some learning - but NEVER rely on it as the main or ONLY reward. For active dogs (like my GSDs, like Border Collies, like Terriers), chasing a ball is usually a huge reward, although not suitable in a class where the other dogs might also be tempted to chase the ball. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - πŸ˜› To discuss GSDs, join some groups such as https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/GSD_... by sending an e-mail about yourself to the Subscribe address on that page. The people in them KNOW about GSDs. Plus you can include several actual photos in your posts. To find other groups or breeds, type the breed-name into the top field of https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/dir then choose a couple of groups to Join - use the group's Message History on its /info page to make sure that it still has members who are ACTIVE. πŸ˜› Add https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/The_GSD_Source/info to your browser, so that you can easily look up all sorts of information about dogs, especially GSDs. It is an "encyclopaedia" group (to which members can ask for new sources to be added), not a discussion group. King Les The Lofty - first pup in 1950; GSD breeder & trainer as of 1968
    6 answers · Dogs · 3 weeks ago
  • Should animals be owned as β€œpets”?

    ● "Should animals be owned as β€œpets”?" Depending on your definition of "owned" (mine requires a lot of awareness & empathy by the owner), and why you put "pets" in quote marks, my answer is likely to be "Yes!" 😊. As a pre-schooler, my task was to walk around the paddock (with water oozing to the surface... show more
    ● "Should animals be owned as β€œpets”?" Depending on your definition of "owned" (mine requires a lot of awareness & empathy by the owner), and why you put "pets" in quote marks, my answer is likely to be "Yes!" 😊. As a pre-schooler, my task was to walk around the paddock (with water oozing to the surface in one swampy area) and collect the eggs our free range hens laid in clumps of marsh-grass wherever they felt like laying . Mum would smear them with Ovaline and periodically donate them to be taken to Britain for the people besieged there by WW2. But the hens πŸ“ were NOT pets, and each Xmas Dad would behead one that we would then have to pluck. I was given a cavy (Guinea Pig) when I was about 4, but it wasn't much of a pet, and I wasn't much of a protector - it disappeared one night. Whether a ferret or stoat or weasel got it we never knew. When I was 9 or 10, Gran gave me a Smooth Fox Terrier x hunting Cocker Spaniel pup. But there was no vaccination for distemper, and the pup died very soon. Gran gave me a replacement Fox Terrier x hunting Cocker Spaniel almost as soon as the vaccination was available, and Pal was a good companion for a boy living so isolated that the ONLY 2 children my age were 10 miles away by push-bike. As a bachelor teacher I had independent tabby cats - very little care needed, but they had affection - one liked to ride on my shoulder as I drove my under-powered convertible around - until she decided to leap from my shoulder and was caught by the draft and flipped onto the boot-lid instead of landing on the top of the rear seat. She promptly hid in the long grass, but I found her. After marriage, my bride demanded a GSD (German Shepherd Dog), and for Β£5 we bought Caesar - unregisterable, but with all the calmness, intelligence & willingness-to-be-trained that GSDs were developed for. Ever since, I have HATED each period during which I was without a GSD. ● "I am curious about how it all began in the first place. Unfortunately the people who were hunting wild beasts and gathering berries, fruits and root-vegetables weren't writers (unless you count the painting in various caves), but the archaeological evidence indicates that dogs domesticated themselves. πŸ• 133,000Β± BC appears to be when the dog-line and the wolf-line separated, based on early DNA research. πŸ• 31,000Β± BC according to a study, published in March 2013, of ancient DNA from a believed 33,000-year old Pleistocene "dog" from the Altai Republic in Russia whose DNA is more dog-like than wolf-like, that was the ancestor of domestic dogs: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article... πŸ• 30,000Β± BC, and in East Asia, according to Dr Zhang et al in the journal Nature Communications in May 2013, is about when the split started: https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms28... Those early "dogs" would have encountered small bands of hunter-gatherers - people didn't settle into farming villages until about 8,000 BC. The "dogs" would have been attracted to the bones & spoiled meat that cave-dwellers threw away onto middens. Dogs that threatened the hunter-gatherers would have been killed - and if it happened in spring the children would find a hungry pup crying for food. Some of the pups would have been fed by the children, and the pups that survived would have become "imprinted" on those humans. (Search for "imprinting" and "Konrad Lorenz" if that term is unfamiliar to you.) πŸ• 12,885Β± BC - the separation was a "mere" 14,900 years ago, according to the 2014 article at: http://journals.plos.org/plosgenetics/ar... (Because Y!A is so stingy about hot-links, after that one you need to copy &-paste web-addresses into your browser's web-address line - so I've put each in its own line.) πŸ• 12,690Β± BC - a domestic dog was buried in Bonn-Oberkassel, Germany: http://www.donsmaps.com/oberkassel.html The well-preserved lower jaw & teeth directly associated with a human double grave of a 50-year-old man and a 20-25-year-old woman suggest a small sheep dog. Mitochondrial DNA analysis confirms that the Oberkassel animal skeleton is a direct ancestor of today’s dogs. These 14,700 years old burial remains are the earliest evidence of a domesticated dog. But dog-like remains 31,000 years old were found in Belgium, and 15,000 years old in western Russia. 🐈 The earliest evidence for cat domestication is only around 8,000-9,500 years ago. By that era, most humans were peasant-farmers - and rodents were great at getting into early grain-stores. Cats that wanted to catch & kill rats & mice in the grain-store were USEFUL to those farmers, as were the terrier dogs that dug out & killed rats & mice & rabbits & hares. At times it is hard to believe that cats are fully domesticated yet - generations will tell! ● "How did the idea of breeding and domesticating animals come to life?" The domesticating was "chosen" by the dogs, and encouraged by the hunter-gatherer humans - dogs are EXCELLENT for tracking down "meat animals" and distracting them while the human hunters get into position to deliver the coup de gras. Dogs that were possessive of the meat they had tracked down were killed, for being too dangerous to those humans. That left the "tamer" dogs to do the breeding. Selecting mating pairs purely for "tameness" has produced many unexpected side-effects: https://www.firstpost.com/tech/science/domestication-can-be-traced-back-to-an-animals-genes-a-60-year-study-reveals-4920181.html Foxes ARE members of the Canid family, and so that 60-years-long experiment has relevance to dogs, wolves, and the other canids. But an EXPECTED effect of selective breeding is that when you mate a dedicated herder-&-protector to another dedicated herder-&-protector - or a dedicated hunter to another dedicated hunter - SOME of the pups are likely to be even BETTER herder-&-protectors or hunters than either parent was. πŸƒ πŸ„ 🐎 πŸ– πŸ‘ 🐐 Cats similarly proved useful when humans became grain farmers. And THEN people started deliberately deciding which phenotype features they wanted to retain or emphasise - with sad results for many breeds of cats & dogs forced to endure with legs that are painful & too short, skulls that are too wide & short and/or overshot, spines that are too long, etc, etc.. ● "Why is it seen as normal? Should it be?" "Normal " to you is what you became USED TO when you were growing up. Therefore much that was "normal" to Australopithecus would NOT have been "normal" to Homo habilus. Much that was "normal" to Homo habilus would NOT have been "normal" to Homo erectus (the earliest to use fire then to develop cooking). Much that was "normal" to Homo erectus would NOT have been "normal" to Homo heidelbergensis (the first to develop clothes). Much that was "normal" to Homo heidelbergensis would NOT have been "normal" to Homo sapiens. Much that was "normal" to Homo sapiens 2000 years ago would NOT be "normal" to today's Homo sapiens - and vice versa (our antibiotics, astronomical telescopes, binoculars, bombs, bungy jumping (invented in my country, so OUR spelling should be accepted), cameras, cars, computers, electric lights, electric ovens, flushing toilets, flying machines, guns, hot-water taps, jet-boats, long-range weather forecasts, milking machines, movies, parachutes, plastics, radios, refrigerators, robot machines, skyscrapers, suspension bridges, tar-sealed roads, telephones, television, Toy dog breeds, vaccinations, vacuum cleaners, Velcro fasteners, voting, wristwatches, x-ray machines, zippers.) Therefore MUCH - but not ALL! - that OWNERS of pet animals and farm animals do nowadays seems "normal" to modern people and their neighbours. πŸ™ˆπŸ™‰πŸ™ŠAs for whether anything "should be" - THAT is going to depend on the customs & laws & religious beliefs you & the people you versus I mix with have adopted. Some people STILL approve of "an eye for an eye" as justice, some people approve of "beheading" as justice (it certainly prevents further repetition of that person's crimes!); some people approve of long-term imprisonment as justice (but many prisoners develop nastier attitudes & better criminal skills while in those "educational institutions" known as prisons). While in my country in the early 1800s, Samuel Butler wrote "Erewhon" (read it backwards), in which people who let themselves get sick are imprisoned, people who commit such as theft are treated with sympathy & attempts to help them overcome their sickness. It's not a pot-boiler, but read the Wikipedia page about it then see whether your library can get a copy for you. I personally differentiate between "domesticated" as in: "tamed and kept as a household pet", and "farmed" as in: "kept for its fur/wool or meat, milk, leather, eggs, or for transportation or other work". πŸͺπŸ¦’πŸƒ πŸ‚ πŸ„ 🐎 πŸ–πŸ‘πŸπŸ¦ŒπŸ•πŸ‡πŸ“πŸ¦ƒ 🚦At present, I believe that pets AND farmed animals have their place - but as we have not adequately restricted our OWN fertility it could be that during your lifetime there won't be enough room on which to grow animals to feed us AND our pets, in which case both kinds of animals will have to become extinct. King Les The Lofty - first pup in 1950; GSD breeder & trainer as of 1968
    10 answers · Other - Pets · 3 weeks ago
  • Why is the Western world so obsessed with cats and dogs?

    ● "Why is the Western world so obsessed with cats and dogs?" 🀯Hmmm#1 - I wonder what YOU regard as "the western world"? See, my nation is the first place in the world to see the sun rise on New Year's Day (you MIGHT have discovered that the sun rises from the east and sets to the west). We had some tourists come here on... show more
    ● "Why is the Western world so obsessed with cats and dogs?" 🀯Hmmm#1 - I wonder what YOU regard as "the western world"? See, my nation is the first place in the world to see the sun rise on New Year's Day (you MIGHT have discovered that the sun rises from the east and sets to the west). We had some tourists come here on 31.12.1999 to be the first people in the world to greet the new (but mathematically false! This millennium started on 1.1.2001, not 1.1.2000) millennium next day. You can either visit our East Cape Lighthouse, or sail 150km further east to our Chatham Islands. If you look at maps showing the International Date Line, you will see that our only rival for "first to see the sun" might be Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, the eastern tip of Russia washed by the Bering Straits. There ARE some sneaky Polynesians east of us in Tonga, Tokelau, Samoa, and Kiribati who, years ago, paddled to their west, picked up the International Date Line, bent it, and strenuously hauled it to be EAST of Kiribati, as you will see on atlases and Google Maps. Allegedly it was so that they could have their calendars on the same day as us, their friendliest almost-neighbours: https://www.worldatlas.com/aatlas/infopa... (Naturally American Samoa stayed on the same day as the USA.) But because of the position of the International Date Line, EVERYONE (apart from those still living on THOSE Polynesian nations or "mine") is a "westerner" to me. 🀯Hmmm#2 - I wonder what YOU define as "dogs" and "cats"? I define all canids as dogs, all felids as cats - and, sadly, the big felids are bigger, and accelerate faster, than the big dogs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7g4SUomZ... although the canids have the endurance to outdistance the felids if not caught in the first dash. All canids and felids can be traced back 40 million years ago to a weasel-like animal called the Miacis which dwelt in trees and dens. The Miacis later evolved into the Tomarctus, a direct forbear of the genus Canis, which includes the wolf, coyote and jackal as well as the dog. However, part of the answer to your question is sure to be that dogs were the first animals to domesticate themselves, somewhere between 31,000Β± BC and 12,690Β± BC. The earliest evidence for cat domestication is only around 8,000 to 9,500 years ago - somewhere between 7500 BC and 6000 BC. [🀴🏽 Anyone who wants details of my "history" of dogs researches, some with web-links to their source included, is welcome to send me their personal e-address & preferred breed(s) via Y!A's so-called "e-mail" link on my Activity page. No WAY am I going to break it up into the tiny little bits that are all that Y!A's "web-mail" form allows!] But more than just CATS (26 nations: Armenia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, England, Ethiopia, Guyana, India, Iran, Isle of Man, Kenya, Liberia, Libya, Luxemburg, Malaysia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nederlands, Romania, Rwanda, Singapore, Somalia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Vietnam) and DOGS (10 nations: Algeria, Croatia, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Malta, Paraguay, Portugal, Serbia, Turkey) are regarded as worthy symbols of Asian, Middle Eastern, African, European, or American nations: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_na... Would you regard THAT as being "obsessed" with animals? I imagine that the BIG cats were chosen for their ferocity, size & speed; the wild dogs chosen for their ferocity, the domesticated dogs for their faithfulness & work-ethic. The other animals were usually historically or mythologically connected with that nation. πŸ™ˆπŸ™‰Would you believe it that, of the world's current 195 nations, 135 have either changed their name or changed their type of governance (democratically elected government, dictatorship, monarchy, oligarchy) since I was born (MANY as a result of WW2), yet NOT ONE consulted me as to their flag or symbol?!!! ● "Update: You have to feed and take groom them. And you can't pour out your miseries to your pet." Oh - how sad. Are you perhaps terminally LAZY? 🀒1: Feeding: Choose WISELY and the DOMESTICATED dog will help feed YOU, as [Latcho] periodically states about his herding dogs. The dogs used by bird hunters or deer hunters or pig hunters also help feed their humans. The Terriers repay their food by killing the rodents that are trying to eat our stores of food. And the DOMESTICATED cats are notorious for bringing inside the bird or mouse or rat they have caught, and depositing it on your floor, still alive - could that be their attempt to feed us? As cats prefer their meat VERY fresh, could that be why they don't kill the prey before "offering" it to us? 🀒2: Grooming: Again: Choose wisely and you will find that there is very little grooming that is necessary with a suitable cat or dog. But yeah, the breeds regarded as "cute" DO tend to have far too much coat. I've had GSDs that ENJOYED a bath - one hopped into the bath without being told to - hopped out and waited while I went to get the anti-flea shampoo I'd forgotten to prepare, then hopped back in when I returned - and yet he had only 4, maybe 5, baths in his 10 or 11 years life! 🀒3: Miseries? Live well and you won't have many. As [Jojo] pointed out: Many of us CAN "pour out our miseries to our pet". But WE aren't gullible enough to expect our pets to give us ADVICE! But if you aren't evil, you might discover just how patiently they wait and allow you to express your thinking out loud to them. Especially if you use a cheerful tone of voice and do such as rub or scritch-scratch the parts they LIKE to be rubbed. (Aware people know that rubbing along fur soothes us.) However, because our brain controls the chemicals circulating in our blood and exuded through our pores, and because dogs have such superb scenting ability, they CAN smell whether you are angry, happy, ill, plotting evil, sad, scared. I object STRONGLY to your ● "That man had his own problems and perversions. Plus he's a vegetarian and comes from a culture where they worship cows." Comment to [Lorraine]. πŸ‘€1: EVERYONE has "problems". πŸ‘€2: I'm no expert on Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, an intelligent man who got his ideas about pacifism from Taranaki's Te Whiti. But the web-pages alleging that Ghandi was a pervert seem to be based on him testing his willpower by sleeping naked with a naked girl. An unusual way of testing willpower, but was certainly demonstrating confidence in his willpower! (I hope he was successful!) Mahatma doesn't mean "Saint" - a holy man, a leader, a sage, are better concepts. πŸ‘€3: I'm no vegetarian - my limited study of nutrition indicates that the human brain NEEDS animal proteins as well as vegetable proteins during the period in which it develops. On that basis, a vegetarian who refuses to let a child eat meats is guilty of cruelty & neglect by depriving the child of the intelligence its genetics were intended to produce. So I'm glad that I was raised in a nation where the dairy industry is very important, and I got LOTS of milk - human until my first birthday, then plentiful cows' milk that had been simmered in a billy on a wood-stove to (we hoped) kill any "germs" in the milk. But Indians do NOT "worship cows"! Reading http://theconversation.com/hinduism-and-its-complicated-history-with-cows-and-people-who-eat-them-80586 (because Y!A is stingy and I've already used 3 web-links, you'll have to copy & paste that address and the rest to your browser's address-line) will tell you that the "Rig Veda" (about 1500 B.C.) and "Brahmanas" (about 900 B.C.) and texts from the third century B.C that taught religious duty (dharma). say that a bull or cow should be killed to be eaten when a guest arrives. The article explains why the cow is the more precious - EVERY competent livestock breeder knows that the female is the more precious of the 2 genders! There is a BIG difference between #1: cows (the female bovines. Male bovines are bulls) being SACRED as you allege, and #2: RESPECTING life so that it is not wantonly wasted. Thuggees were, of course, notorious for wantonly taking human lives: https://www.google.com/search?q=Thuggees If you are willing to read about Te Whiti: http://pukeariki.com/Learning-Research/Taranaki-Research-Centre/Taranaki-Stories/Taranaki-Story/id/334/title/pacifist-of-parihaka-te-whiti-o-rongomai https://nzhistory.govt.nz/parihaka-ploughing-campaign-begins My greatgreatgrandfather was probably one of the British troops that arrested him and Tohu Kakahi (Sgt.Bosworth arrived in 1961 - but might have become Governor of New Plymouth Prison by the time of Te Whiti's arrest). I spent a couple of years as a pupil at the Pungarehu School that Parihaka children went to. My mother's sister married a farmer who leased land that had been confiscated. Thirteen years later it was the 3rd school I was a teacher at; I also drove the bus that collected the children from the pa. 🌏 UPDATE for [Kanabij]:🌏 I don't have to "try very hard" - my father was told my IQ in 1948. In 1990 I sat an "Executive Test" and the norms didn't reach up to my score. King Les The Lofty - first pup in 1950; GSD breeder & trainer as of 1968
    18 answers · Dogs · 3 weeks ago
  • Best collar or harness for tieing up dog while at work? If so which brand for hyper active dogs that like to pull?

    ● "Best collar or harness for tieing up dog while at work? If so which brand for hyper active dogs that like to pull?" If you have a dog that you can't take with you, AND the property is yours, your choices are: πŸ’₯1: Build Dog a concrete-floored, robust, roofed run at least 5 times the dog's length and at least 4 feet/1.22metres... show more
    ● "Best collar or harness for tieing up dog while at work? If so which brand for hyper active dogs that like to pull?" If you have a dog that you can't take with you, AND the property is yours, your choices are: πŸ’₯1: Build Dog a concrete-floored, robust, roofed run at least 5 times the dog's length and at least 4 feet/1.22metres wide, with a raised sleeping box at the far end. πŸ’₯2: Put Dog inside your home, with the windows protected by strong grilles on the INSIDE of the room so that the dog cannot dive out the window. πŸ’₯3: Create an escape-proofed boundary fence (so high that your dogs cannot clear jump it), with an inward-leaning topping so that even if they manage to hold the top of the inwards section, their back feet cannot reach the vertical part of the fence to push them higher- thus your dog gradually tires, lets go, and falls back inside the fenced property. NOTICE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtNrpxpp... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4oPew_U... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgOStBOJ... All 3 would easily climb over a 6 foot high vertical fence! If the property ISN'T yours, then it's time to move to a property that already has the "fortifications" your dogs require, and in the meantime: πŸ’₯4: Put Dog in "day care" while you are at work. ● "I have 2 pit bull/ blue heeled mixes" This is the DOGS section, and no such DOGS exist. 🀯If a pit bull existed it would be a male bovine (=bull) that works in a mine (=pit), just as a pit pony does. 🀒Perhaps you are thinking of the American Pit Bull Terrier - a breed recognised by only ONE kennel club in the world - the UKC, which was founded on 10 February, 1898 by Chauncey Zachariah Bennett so that he could register his β€œBennett's Ring” as an American Pit Bull Terrier. The breed's name derives from a Bull Terrier being placed in a pit or a fenced ring so that bored "gentlemen" can bet on how long it would take to kill every rat that would be tipped into the pit/ring, or which of two dogs dropped into the ring would win a fight. 🀯Nor is there a "blue heeled" creature. 🀒Perhaps you are thinking of the "Blue Heeler"? That is a nickname for the "blue-grey" coated Australian Cattle Dog. It, and the red-coated "Red Heeler" version, work by nipping at the heels of cattle that won't move quickly enough - hence the "Heeler" part of the nickname. The ACD is also quite often used as a pig-dog by hunters. If you are going to OWN a dog, then SURELY you could raise the sense to find out what its background breeds are, and what you can expect from that combination? As for having TWO of them: I have to ask WHY??? Surely you haven't bought 2 unregisterable cross-breeds as a mating pair?! ● "When I have to go to work they unfortunately have to be tied up with chains" No they don't - you CHOSE to do that rather than pay for any of the PROPER ways of confining a dog. ● "reason I have to tie down is due to them not liking other dogs or animals" Obviously that combination of genes does NOT produce the "Nanny dogs" that many Yanks adore. And DUH - how come you haven't noticed that PBTs are not SUPPOSED to "like" other dogs? But even more, your dogs' dislike is because you HAVE been chaining them and ISOLATING them, instead of taking ONE at a time to neutral territory (especially a DOG TRAINING CLASS!) and CONTROLLING it so that, over a period of weeks, each comes to realise that "Daddy doesn't like me charging at other animals". ● "my neighbors have 2 small dog outside I don’t want to come back to realize they have done something bad." Your dogs WON'T have done anything "bad", once you use any of the 3 ways I suggested PLUS get coached on how to train them to be obedient. The Day Care is the only risky one. ● "does anyone recommend a certain harness to put on them were is comfortable for them but hard enough to contain them without breaking?!?" No - and after all the years since 1949-50 when I was given my first pup, I would use a chain only as a VERY TEMPORARY last resort while building pens and a decent boundary fence. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - πŸ˜› To discuss a breed, type the breed-name into the top field of https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/dir then choose a couple of groups to Join - use the group's Message History on its /info page to make sure that it still has members who are ACTIVE. Then send an e-mail about yourself to the Subscribe address on that page. The people in them KNOW about that breed. Plus you can include several actual photos in your posts. πŸ˜› Add https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/The_GSD_Source/info to your browser, so that you can easily look up all sorts of information about dogs, especially GSDs. It is an "encyclopaedia" group (to which members can ask for new sources to be added), not a discussion group. King Les The Lofty - first pup in 1950; GSD breeder & trainer as of 1968
    7 answers · Dogs · 4 weeks ago
  • What is the process of registering a dog into my name, who is already registered to someone else?

    ● "What is the process of registering a dog into my name, who is already registered to someone else?" That is going to need some clarifications. πŸ’₯1: Registered with WHICH organisation - a kennel club, or a city council, or the vet you will be using? πŸ’₯2: Who did you get the pooch from - the breeder, the city Pound, the previous buyer, a... show more
    ● "What is the process of registering a dog into my name, who is already registered to someone else?" That is going to need some clarifications. πŸ’₯1: Registered with WHICH organisation - a kennel club, or a city council, or the vet you will be using? πŸ’₯2: Who did you get the pooch from - the breeder, the city Pound, the previous buyer, a dog-rescue charity such as the SPCA or HSUS? Or what? πŸ’₯3: Why can't you ask the person you got this pooch from? πŸ’₯4: How long have you had this pooch, and what do you want him/her to do for you once it is a trained adult? πŸ’₯5: Which independent country or state do you live on? As you are brand-new to Y!A, the way to add the information to your questions is: 🀯1: Click the [Edit] under your Question. 🀯2: Click the [Add Update] that will pop up. 🀯3: Type your answers into the new field that will appear. It would be nice to also be given some details such as the AGE and BREED (or breeds) and GENDER of the pooch, and whether it is fertile or neutered. I hope to see your additions when I return in about 25 hours. πŸ‘ΏπŸ’€πŸ€’ UPDATE πŸ€’πŸ’€πŸ‘Ώ Hmmmm.... SEVEN more days have passed but you have NOT added the requested information. Nor have you chosen a Best Answer. YOU are not playing FAIR, [rachel]. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - πŸ˜› To discuss a breed, type the breed-name into the top field of https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/dir then choose a couple of groups to Join - use the group's Message History on its /info page to make sure that it still has members who are ACTIVE. Then send an e-mail about yourself to the Subscribe address on that page. The people in them KNOW about that breed. Plus you can include several actual photos in your posts. πŸ˜› Add https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/The_... to your browser, so that you can easily look up all sorts of information about dogs, especially GSDs. It is an "encyclopaedia" group (to which members can ask for new sources to be added), not a discussion group. King Les The Lofty - first pup in 1950; GSD breeder & trainer as of 1968
    5 answers · Dogs · 4 weeks ago
  • This may sound dumb, my dog is fixed but is there any way to somehow get an offspring?

    Best answer: ● "This may sound dumb, my dog is fixed but is there any way to somehow get an offspring" Yes, but... but, but... but, but, but.... There is a HUGE list of buts! 🀯 ViaGen currently charges $50,000 to clone a dog. But if your pet's successor is worth that much to you, click: https://viagenpets.com/dog-cloning/ 🀒 But... show more
    Best answer: ● "This may sound dumb, my dog is fixed but is there any way to somehow get an offspring" Yes, but... but, but... but, but, but.... There is a HUGE list of buts! 🀯 ViaGen currently charges $50,000 to clone a dog. But if your pet's successor is worth that much to you, click: https://viagenpets.com/dog-cloning/ 🀒 But be aware that the process is NOT reliable - go read about Dolly, the first cloned mammal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tELZEPcg... πŸ˜– and Daisy, the first cloned cow: https://www.livescience.com/23615-transg... Among the problems is that each chromosome is enclosed in a casing, and each end of that casing is capped by a telomere. The telomere is, in some ways, a "time fuse". Each time the cell divides (and each & every day some of your cells die & are replaced by one of their neighbours dividing to become TWO cells), its telomeres get shorter - and eventually the telomeres are so short that the cell can no longer divide. Dolly's mother was already 6 years old when her cells were taken to be cloned - although some sheep die as young as 4 and a few survive to 20 years, a typical life span is 10-to-12 years. And so Dolly's cellular regeneration was in trouble after just a few years, and she was euthanased at 6Β½ years old because of progressive lung disease and severe arthritis. 😟Be aware that a clone of your dog is NOT exactly YOUR current dog. The genes & chromosomes are the same, but the surrogate dam's influence is different than what your pet's dam provided, the influences of the people who raised the clone are different - and I'll bet that the way YOU will raise your cloned pup won't be the same as you used with the neutered pooch. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - πŸ˜› To discuss GSDs, join some groups such as https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/GSD_Friendly/info by sending an e-mail about yourself to the Subscribe address on that page. The people in them KNOW about GSDs. Plus you can include several actual photos in your posts. To find other groups or breeds, type the breed-name into the top field of https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/dir then choose a couple of groups to Join - use the group's Message History on its /info page to make sure that it still has members who are ACTIVE. πŸ˜› Add https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/The_GSD_Source/info to your browser, so that you can easily look up all sorts of information about dogs, especially GSDs. It is an "encyclopaedia" group (to which members can ask for new sources to be added), not a discussion group. King Les The Lofty - first pup in 1950; GSD breeder & trainer as of 1968
    20 answers · Dogs · 4 weeks ago
  • What type of dog do you think he is? Thanks. https://ibb.co/nsxzMp https://ibb.co/b32oE9 https://ibb.co/hsojnU?

    Best answer: ● "What type of dog do you think he is?" A hunting or guardian type. Probably originating in Asia. ● "We think maybe German Shepherd or husky mix" IF it is an actual breed, I see no GSD in it - you are possibly misled by it having erect ears. If by "husky" you mean the Siberian Husky breed, no way - but... show more
    Best answer: ● "What type of dog do you think he is?" A hunting or guardian type. Probably originating in Asia. ● "We think maybe German Shepherd or husky mix" IF it is an actual breed, I see no GSD in it - you are possibly misled by it having erect ears. If by "husky" you mean the Siberian Husky breed, no way - but you are in the right CATEGORY, which is the Spitz and primitive breeds: http://www.fci.be/en/nomenclature/5-Spit... - a Group in which the FCI places 3 categories of Nordic dogs, 2 categories of Spitz dogs, and 2 categories of Primitive dogs. The Siberian Husky is a Nordic Spitz. My preference is STRONGLY for the herding dogs (especially the GSD!) that the FCI (International Canine Federation, in English) places in its Group 1. However, from my very limited experience researching in the other groups, I think the dog you sent pics of is either a very pale member of one of 2 breeds in the Asian Spitz category, or a pale cross between them, or a back-cross between the first breed and a pale cross-breed pooch produced by such as a 'yellow' Labrador or a Golden Retriever mating a member of the first breed. The 2 likely breeds are, in my opinion: πŸ•#1 The Shikoku (a Japanese breed). You might also be interested in the Wikipedia site about the breed. πŸ•#2: The Korean Jindo. Many of them ARE very pale. However, they are VERY rare outside South Korea, so are unlikely to be owned by anyone careless enough to let it be involved in cross-breeding. Again, the Wikipedia site about the breed is likely to also interest you. Do use the link I supplied to the FCI web-site to get the International Standard of each breed. The kennel clubs of Britain, Canada, the USA are almost the only kennel clubs in the world that are too arrogantly "independent" to belong to it. Always be aware that when Google presents you with a selection of photos about a breed such as the German Shepherd Dog, only ONE word (eg., "German" or "Shepherd" or "Dog") might be true for a particular photo! Google really should change its algorithm so that the first screen presented shows us ONLY photos that match EVERY word in our Search seed, leaving the partial-match photos for pages labelled to state how many of the search-words are in the photo's label. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - πŸ˜› To discuss a breed, type the breed-name into the top field of https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/dir then choose a couple of groups to Join - use the group's Message History on its /info page to make sure that it still has members who are ACTIVE. Then send an e-mail about yourself to the Subscribe address on that page. The people in them KNOW about that breed. Plus you can include several actual photos in your posts. πŸ˜› Add https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/The_... to your browser, so that you can easily look up all sorts of information about dogs, especially GSDs. It is an "encyclopaedia" group (to which members can ask for new sources to be added), not a discussion group. King Les The Lofty - first pup in 1950; GSD breeder & trainer as of 1968
    7 answers · Dogs · 4 weeks ago
  • If i neuter my male dog, what are the benefits of it...?

    ● "If i neuter my male dog, what are the benefits of it...?" 🀯 If YOU perform it, there are probably none - except that your neighbours might be pleased that your dog no longer barks at things (it can't, because it has died from shock or internal bleeding). 🀒 If a qualified VET does it, there is really only ONE benefit: 1: He can... show more
    ● "If i neuter my male dog, what are the benefits of it...?" 🀯 If YOU perform it, there are probably none - except that your neighbours might be pleased that your dog no longer barks at things (it can't, because it has died from shock or internal bleeding). 🀒 If a qualified VET does it, there is really only ONE benefit: 1: He can no longer produce pups. 2: He also cannot get testicular cancer - but THAT cancer is very rare anyway. Against that, there is a long list of possible disadvantages. The likelihood of each one becoming actual depends on the age at which the neutering was done. The younger it was done, and the longer the pooch lives, the higher the risk of one of the possibilities become actuality. The most likely bad consequence is urinary incontinence. The only male I've had neutered came home late that afternoon and proceeded to start humping his 3-years younger sister. But his libido did fade away during the next 3 or 4 years. πŸ‘ΏTo find out how high or low the risks are for whatever age-at-neutering you are thinking of, click: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/The_... , read the page, then click its Subscribe link and send in a few details about yourself & your dog. Note: Yahoo doesn't speak English well, There is NO subscription fee to join any Yahoo Group. As soon as you are ACCEPTED, click https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/The_... and read at least the research reports. It is an "encyclopaedia" group (to which members can ask the Owner address for new sources to be added), not a discussion group. So once you are a member, add that first web-address to your browser's Bookmark or Favorites, so you can easily reach it whenever you want to check something. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - πŸ˜› To discuss GSDs, join some groups such as https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/GSD_... by sending an e-mail about yourself to the Subscribe address on that page. The people in them KNOW about GSDs. Plus you can include several actual photos in your posts. πŸ˜› To find other groups or breeds, type the breed-name into the top field of https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/dir then choose a couple of groups to Join - use the group's Message History on its /info page to make sure that it still has members who are ACTIVE. King Les The Lofty - first pup in 1950; GSD breeder & trainer as of 1968
    6 answers · Dogs · 4 weeks ago
  • How do i become a successful dog trainer?

    ● "How do i become a successful dog trainer?" 🀒1: LEARN about dogs - the BREEDS, the differences in attitude. character, determination, instincts, size, trainability. 🀒2: LEARN about the different TYPES of canine tasks: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_dog_sports lists most of them. (Note that I disapprove of Dock Jumping because of... show more
    ● "How do i become a successful dog trainer?" 🀒1: LEARN about dogs - the BREEDS, the differences in attitude. character, determination, instincts, size, trainability. 🀒2: LEARN about the different TYPES of canine tasks: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_do... lists most of them. (Note that I disapprove of Dock Jumping because of probable ear infections.) Aide-dogs, guide dogs, tracking dogs aka rescue dogs are, to me, the elite. And the HERDING breeds do VERY well at all 3 activities 🀯3: Buy a pup from a breeder who focuses on suitability for training to do the things YOU are interested in. πŸ˜›4: Get coached in a weekly or twice-weekly training class on how to train it. Practice at home. 😊5: COMPETE in events for that type of training, and develop a reputation for almost always being in the first 3 places. If you wish to graduate to being an instructor: 🀯6: Return to step 3, but get a very DIFFERENT type of dog, so that your awareness and skills are improved. πŸ™‰7: When your instructors think you are ready, sit the examination. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - πŸ˜› To discuss a breed, type the breed-name into the top field of https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/dir then choose a couple of groups to Join - use the group's Message History on its /info page to make sure that it still has members who are ACTIVE. Then send an e-mail about yourself to the Subscribe address on that page. The people in them KNOW about that breed. Plus you can include several actual photos in your posts. πŸ˜› Add https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/The_... to your browser, so that you can easily look up all sorts of information about dogs, especially GSDs. It is an "encyclopaedia" group (to which members can ask for new sources to be added), not a discussion group. King Les The Lofty - first pup in 1950; GSD breeder & trainer as of 1968
    6 answers · Dogs · 4 weeks ago