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Forum: General Discussion 01-07-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,523
Posted By k8nkane
I just wanted to add that a month isn't really...

I just wanted to add that a month isn't really that long for a dog to settle into a new home, especially one that was picked up as a stray (after being on the streets for who knows how long). If...
Forum: General Discussion 01-07-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 582
Posted By k8nkane
Agreed. I would try to find a daycare staffed by...

Agreed. I would try to find a daycare staffed by more knowledgeable people. If other dogs aren't putting Taz in his place, the staff needs to be stepping in at that point and doing it for them....
Forum: General Discussion 01-01-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,528
Posted By k8nkane
Some dogs just don't like other dogs. And...

Some dogs just don't like other dogs. And considering your rescues history, why force him to socialize with the very thing he fears and hates the most?

As long as he's good with people, I would...
Forum: General Discussion 01-01-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,091
Posted By k8nkane
I never said I didn't or don't socialize my dog....

I never said I didn't or don't socialize my dog. Have you read any of my posts?

I'm one of the ONLY members here who took their dog to the dog park and doggy daycare. Everyone here will tell you...
Forum: Pictures 12-31-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,287
Posted By k8nkane
Chopper is (at least partly) a Rhodesian...

Chopper is (at least partly) a Rhodesian Ridgeback. The hair on the back is supposed to be like that (at least that's what breeders breed for). It's a genetic mutation that makes the hairs grow in...
Forum: Pictures 12-31-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,287
Posted By k8nkane
Ridgebacks are nice dogs! Very athletic. Is he...

Ridgebacks are nice dogs! Very athletic. Is he pure or a mix?
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,091
Posted By k8nkane
All breeds are NOT equal, though. That's why they...

All breeds are NOT equal, though. That's why they are BREEDS. Each dog has qualities that come from their breeds that you have to keep in mind, respect, and sometimes manage.

If you get a herding...
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2011, 03:39 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,091
Posted By k8nkane
OP, here are some great links to help you...

OP, here are some great links to help you understand dog aggression in petbulls.

Dog Aggression in Pit Bulls | PitBulls (http://www.pitbulls.org/article/dog-aggression-pit-bulls)

Dog/Dog...
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2011, 03:19 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,091
Posted By k8nkane
Dog aggression has a genetic component. It's true...

Dog aggression has a genetic component. It's true there are some dogs that never display dog aggression. But to say that your dog is only dog aggressive because you didn't socialize it enough is...
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2011, 12:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,911
Posted By k8nkane
Some, but not ALL dogs can have a second Fear...

Some, but not ALL dogs can have a second Fear Period in the 6-14 month range. Developmental Stages (http://www.diamondsintheruff.com/DevelopmentalStages.html)

For this second stage, it's best to...
Forum: Health & Nutrition 12-31-2011, 12:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,153
Posted By k8nkane
1. You should take him in to see the vet right...

1. You should take him in to see the vet right now. He should be started on dewormer as every puppy has worms and then depending on the vet, they will start vaccinations. I like Dr. Jean Dodds...
Forum: General Discussion 12-30-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,091
Posted By k8nkane
The problem with genetics is that once you breed...

The problem with genetics is that once you breed something in, it's hard to breed it back out, especially after hundreds of generations. Especially something like dog aggression, which we know has a...
Forum: General Discussion 12-30-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,091
Posted By k8nkane
It wouldn't have to be a training issue if you...

It wouldn't have to be a training issue if you socialized the potential issue first.

But you're right. We're coming from two different places here. :)
Forum: Pictures 12-30-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By k8nkane
Plain yogurt is great to add. It has probiotics...

Plain yogurt is great to add. It has probiotics and stuff that's just as healthy for dogs as it is for us. Pumpkin is good too. You might want to look in the Health section for things you can add to...
Forum: General Discussion 12-30-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,091
Posted By k8nkane
This is where I'm going to disagree. I think it's...

This is where I'm going to disagree. I think it's important to socialize your dog to other dogs as it builds valuable communication skills and manners, that way you can walk your dog on the street or...
Forum: General Discussion 12-30-2011, 05:14 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,091
Posted By k8nkane
How is that not BSL?? If you HAVE to do those...

How is that not BSL?? If you HAVE to do those things in order to have a pit bull type dog, that's BSL. I don't have to do any of that with Kane for the area I live in.

Good tips on socialization,...
Forum: Obedience Training 12-30-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 627
Posted By k8nkane
At 4 months, I think it's ok to take Taz to doggy...

At 4 months, I think it's ok to take Taz to doggy daycare, since they only have 3-4 dogs out at a time. Make sure you ask them if they accept pit bulls as some places don't. I'd probably pull him out...
Forum: Pictures 12-30-2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By k8nkane
He looks fine. As he gets older, you'll see the...

He looks fine. As he gets older, you'll see the genetics start to play out in the amount of muscle tone and definition he gets without you working him out.

I would avoid giving him the cow's milk,...
Forum: Pictures 12-30-2011, 01:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By k8nkane
He looks fine to me, although the angle of the...

He looks fine to me, although the angle of the pics isn't the best.

I get told all the time that Kane is too skinny when he's exactly where he should be. Too many people own fat dogs. You should...
Forum: Health & Nutrition 12-30-2011, 01:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,547
Posted By k8nkane
I give Kane 3-3 1/2 cups of Taste of the Wild...

I give Kane 3-3 1/2 cups of Taste of the Wild twice a day, half a tablet of his glucosamine/chondroitin supplement, and bits of table scraps here and there. I don't really do anything special with...
Forum: Positive Pitbull News 12-29-2011, 04:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 956
Posted By k8nkane
How can they take his service dog away when under...

How can they take his service dog away when under the ADA, a FEDERAL law which is followed over state and local laws, he is allowed to have a dog that would otherwise be banned?

From Department of...
Forum: General Discussion 12-29-2011, 03:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 44,501
Posted By k8nkane
:goodpost::goodpost: Cow's milk can give...

:goodpost::goodpost:

Cow's milk can give your puppy digestive issues as dog's don't have the same ability to process it as we do.

I got my boy Kane at 4 1/2 weeks due to his mother starting to...
Forum: General Discussion 12-29-2011, 03:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,116
Posted By k8nkane
First, never leave your dog unsupervised in the...

First, never leave your dog unsupervised in the backyard, even if it's only for a couple of minutes. That's just asking for trouble, whether from your dog getting out, someone stealing or poisoning...
Forum: General Discussion 12-29-2011, 02:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,948
Posted By k8nkane
Have you considered trying to build her drive,...

Have you considered trying to build her drive, even if it's just to play fetch or tug?

edit: Here's a funny video I always think of when building drive. :)

Building Drive by 'being' a Bad Dog...
Forum: Obedience Training 12-29-2011, 02:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,681
Posted By k8nkane
Alpha rolling can be done successfully to a very...

Alpha rolling can be done successfully to a very small percentage of dogs. .5% or so, IMO, that have the right personality and attitude that it becomes necessary--when done by a trainer who KNOWS...
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