(Closed) Our new addition!

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Congratulations! She’s so sweet. We adopted our girl too and despite a number of obstacles (health realted) she has been our dream-pup.

Good luck with training

 

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Congrats! She’s adorable!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

She’s so cute!

I was thinking the same thing when you said her name is Babe. That would get so confusing!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Awe, congrats! She looks like such a sweetie!

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

So cute, yup, get the rawhides out.  I lost two pairs of shoes in the last two weeks to mine.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Awww I love shelter puppies :-)! Good for you for getting an animal that was rescued. I can’t wait till we live in a house and can rescue a dog!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

She looks like a very sweet dog! Congrats!

I went throught a lot training my shelter dog to walk on a leash. he pulled a lot too and was very scared of everything, the road, cars, people, etc… I eventually let my ex bf’s mother talk be into using a prong collar, which stopped the pulling but I regret it now. I tried stopping when he was pulling and moving forward when he stopped, but I think it takes a while for the dog to get what you’re doing. I’d follow Cesar Milan’s advice now, keeping the leash short, the collar high on the neck and using short, quick, tugs when the dog’s pulling.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Yay!  Congrats!  

As for walking, like @mrstilly: said, put the collar high up right behind her ears.  That way it’s not down at the strongest part of her neck.  Then tug and release.  They can’t pull if there’s nothing to pull against.  (This is for walking her right next to you by the way.  I don’t let a dog walk out in front of me until they learn to walk nicely at heel.)  If you find that her collar doesn’t work well for that try something like this or a choke chain if you can use it properly.  (Give and take rather than constant pressure.)  Good luck!  I’ll bet she has lots and lots of energy to burn!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Awwww, she’s adorable.  Congrats on the new member of your family!

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