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DeDe Rigeot

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  • Oh Misha, I am so, so sorry for your loss. (Sorry I am only replying now, I have not been on this forum in maybe a year...)
  • Hi Ponyo, I really HIGHLY recommend some sort of obedience class. It helps teach you ways to train them (they can be very stubborn and are often too smart) and it's good for the dogs as it gives them some structure and socialization. When we got Ki…
  • Kiska goes sporadically right now since I'm not working and I'm home with her. I'd say she goes probably a few times a month. I alternate between one daycare place that is right nearby - it's quite fancy! - and one that's a bit more no-frills, a b…
  • Hmmmph, I just picked her up from daycare and they were all "we were just about to call you" and they said that she had thrown up bile and that she had been straining to poop but nothing was coming out. They ended by saying we should not attend the…
  • Hmmm, interesting point, Max. But Kiska has been on a raw fed diet since about the end of January; she seemed fine until now... She hasn't been eating any more fat than usual - this past weekend she had some bone in chicken breast without the skin…
  • Well, I'm pretty sure the meat is unenhanced - the chicken she's been eating the last few days is from Whole Foods, as is the lamb. The pork she eats is from Key Foods - the labels don't say anything about it being enhanced, and she's had pork and …
  • Wow, sounds like everyone has really, really good prices where they live! I occasionally see meats on sale at $1.99/lb but that's really the lowest price I've ever seen - most stuff is between $2.99/lb - $9.99/lb in my area, depending on what it is…
  • Hi, Thanks for the replies! I feel much more relieved now! No, I didn't let her eat the sardine she threw up, though I hesitated, but then as it was, I was the weirdo who gave my dog an entire fish, so I wasn't sure I should also let her eat it of…
  • My friend has a dog who is allergic to cats...! Apparently he sneezes and rubs his eyes when he's around them...! I've noticed that Kiska has been having eye goobers too. When we first brought her home, she had minor eye goop, and she was on kibb…
  • Kiska does the exact same thing - she'll sometimes do it with small dogs too, but she loooves to do it with big dogs! It's like her most favorite thing in the world, as soon as she sees a dog her size or bigger, to get up on her hind legs and paw t…
  • Hi all, Thanks for your input! Pebbles, I looked at the videos but they didn't help much because Kiska is more or less okay at leash walking when she is not in our immediate neighborhood (sometimes we take her to visit new neighborhoods in the city,…
  • Ok, my husband just took her out and said she just did a really huge poop and that it was a bit on the soft/runny side. I have been giving her at least one bone-in meal a day. Should I increase it to two bone-in meals a day? I was until recently …
  • Thanks for everyone's answers! I looked at the labels on the pork that I bought (I got pork shoulder and pork ribs) and there is no label saying they are enhanced. There is a "safe-handling" label and then one that says "USDA Choice". So are all …
  • Hmm, regarding enhanced pork, I just got some pork from the supermarket and there is no labeling on it saying it is enhanced. Is all enhanced pork required to be labeled that it is?
  • Thanks for everyone's answers! One more question - should I cut the fat off the pork? Or should I just let Kiska eat it?
  • I don't know if Maya is as panicky as Kiska - I tried using treats to distract Kiska, and she is super crazy food motivated! It did not work at all; it was like once she was off barking at whatever it was that offended her, she was in a whole other…
  • Hi, I have a similar problem with Kiska - although she is generally just very shy and wary of people. But with her, it was also really just all of a sudden, one day she just went crazy and started barking at any and all of the following: children (…
  • Hmmm. I took another look at the lamb stew meat and the bones seemed awfully hard, so I don't know that I'm comfortable with feeding those. For pork ribs, is there a specific type of ribs I should get? I don't know if maybe it would be too much b…
  • Well, the whole sitting on the bench by the river did not work out yesterday, because it had gotten super windy - too windy to sit outside! so we went back home instead Today it's too cold to sit outside but it's supposed to get warmer later this …
  • Hi everyone! We're back from our trip to France! Misha, congrats on the progress! Sizzle, sorry, I don't know anything about showing dogs...have you decided yet though what you want to do? BTW, yes, we think Kiska's leash walking issues are definit…
  • Hi everyone! So, we are back from France (we think Kiska had a great time!), and we are getting more consistent now with the raw feeding. We are slowly scaling back the canned/kibble, time permitting, and increasing the raw. So far, Kiska has been m…
  • Hi, I don't have much to add because I think the answers from Misha and Sizzle are on the mark. I will say that Kiska didn't talk for about 1 - 2 weeks when we first brought her home but now that she's not afraid of us anymore, she is very talkative…
  • Awww, that is too cute, I can totally imagine Misha running around with the Milk Bone in his mouth! Once when I was walking Kiska, some kid threw a snowball in our direction, and she immediately ran and grabbed it. I thought she dropped it right a…
  • Thanks Sizzle and Misha for the clicker training help. I'll try to buy one tomorrow afternoon if we have time - we're having a small dinner party for my birthday tomorrow and then on Sunday we leave for Paris...! My husband and I were saying that it…
  • Ugh, I can totally sympathize! My in-laws, they HATE pitbulls! We got into a HUGE argument when they were visiting us here in the US (they are French) and they were like, "Everyone knows that pitbulls are all evil, killing creatures and they ALL n…
  • Huh, that might be a possibility to try the clicker training. The only problem I see with that is that she has almost NEVER been calm around children or wheels! I'll discuss it with Kiska's teacher at her puppy play group tonight. Her teacher seem…
  • Hi Sizzle, Yeah, I am not so sure anymore that Kiska is guarding us, but I really think it's overstimulation. We took her in her bag on the bus to the small dog park today; she did bark a bit in her bag when some kids got on the bus - not sure how …
  • Thanks for the answers - I gave her one last night with some boneless chicken. At first she seemed a little confused about it and licked it and then she started trying to eat it. She seemed to have a lot of trouble eating it, and she seemed unable…
  • For treats, Kiska goes crazy for ANYTHING. She is extremely food motivated. We have a whole variety of treats - we have Wellness Pure Rewards which is easiest for training because they are easy to break up into small pieces. We also have Stella &…
  • Wow, Sizzle is beautiful! I think the red/white AKK's are very beautiful! Misha, I have noticed when Kiska plays with dogs, that even though some dogs are shorter or smaller, they have much more muscle and can play really rough. When we took her …

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