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Month: June 2015

How Do You Bathe a Dog Who is Afraid of Water?

How Do You Bathe a Dog Who is Afraid of Water?

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I know that I made many mistakes with Misha. I realize there are things I should have done differently. Hindsight is 50/50 as they say. When Misha was little she was afraid of water. Not just a bath, but water. She hated the rain, would walk way out of her way to avoid a lawn sprinkle, and tried to flee if someone had on a water house. Don’t even sprinkle water on her! I attempted to bathe her on occasion…

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My Dog’s Favorite Treats

My Dog’s Favorite Treats

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I’m participating in Ruthi’s and Valentino’s PAWSit Dog Hop Saturday. This one is a week late, but I thought I’d go with it anyway. The question this week is what is my dog’s favorite treat.  Since we’re talking about Misha, the answer could be “all of them.”  She will eat anything… seriously. She really loves the Itty Bitty Buddy Biscuits and the Old Mother Hubbard Mini Bones.  Any flavor will do, but this dog is partial to peanut butter.  Put…

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Better Leash Control on Dog Walks

Better Leash Control on Dog Walks

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(First in my series on how my dog, Misha, has grown since her bad phase after my dad died.  Today, I’ll discuss taking her for walks.) Walking your dog…part of the daily routine for most dog owners.  From the start, Misha was a challenge on leash.  Misha was awful that first year.  For many weeks, she walked on two legs in front of me gasping at the end of the leash. I eventually got her to walk on all four…

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Hey, Whose Bed is it Anyway?

Hey, Whose Bed is it Anyway?

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The other night Misha walked right in front of me and yawned.  I think she wanted me to know that it was time to go outside, get her treats, and get to bed.   Off we went for the last potty break, then to play some hide and seek with dog treats. Normally, I put the tent on the floor. She either sleeps at the end of my bed, next to me (hogging most of the bed), or in her tent….

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Getting Your Dog to Pee in a Cup

Getting Your Dog to Pee in a Cup

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Oh, the joys of dog ownership.  This was my latest challenge. My little nervous midget dog would not relax enough even on acepromazine to let the veterinary tech get a sterile urine sample.  So, I got to collect the sample. There are logistics to consider when trying to get a 7 lb. Jack Russell Terrier to pee in a cup.  For one thing, she is only a couple of inches off the ground.  Where the heck do you stick the…

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Three Weeks off Hormones for My Dog

Three Weeks off Hormones for My Dog

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Misha went for her first vet visit after being on DES (hormones) a month.  It’s recommended that blood work be done periodically to ward off any potential health problems.  DES can cause certain cancers and anemia, as well as other problems. So, it was another sedate, trap, and hood moment.  I think I’m getting better at this because she barely struggled.  I’ve found relaxing music playing low in the background helps relax her. When the result came back, there was…

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