Hello, well, I'm back. Lucky it's after O,cause I don't think there's going to be much gio in the next couple days.
Korin, yeah we asked, even started a poll, where tons of people responded saying they'd like it, Des and I offered to mod, but we were told there was no need for one and it could just be talked about where ever else. So there are more separate threads on here than you can shake a stick out where nobody even hangs out, but a resounding NO to a forum tons of people want. Oh well. (can anyone tell I'm in a total bitch of a mood??)
Sorry bout your cat though Korin, fortunately Scout is not a puker, he has however brought dead stuff in and put it on Steve's pillow--I mean it would be a bad thing if he put them on my pillow, but for Steve's it's just amusing
Elena, that's too bad about your dog, I can just about guarentee that if he actually walks nice on a Halti, I could have him healing on a prong in about a 20 minutes. The primary problem with prong collars is that us schutzhund people who've been using them for forever used to be looked apon as cruel horrible trainers, then a university in Germany did a huge study and several North American Universitys followed suit following dogs through life and post mortem using prongs, chokes, flat collars and at least when University of Guelph (our local vet school) did they also included Haltis. In every single study post mortem neck problems where almost non existent in the prong collar group. Chokes showed a fair number of larynx issues, as did flat collars, Haltis showed an injury rate over 60% and the injuries where fairly serious quite often. The were originally developed as a restraint device, they became dangerous when people started trying to use them as a training tool, dog's were not meant to have their head's cranked around by the nose. So after these studies were released all these trainers jumped on the prong collar wagon but never bothered to learn how to properly use them and fit them. If it left marks on his neck, i can guarentee it wasn't fitted properly. I've used prongs for 15 years and never left a mark on a dog's neck, and I even use them for during bite work when the dog's adrenaline level is extremely high.
So, the little spat with Steve is still going strong. he seems to think he has just SO many jobs around here and never has any free time to himself. His jobs are, do the dishes every night and clean the bathroom once a week, and in summer mow the lawn. He let the lawn go to the point where it was a three day job, for 4 weeks straight I asked him if he was going to mow it, oh yeah, I'm going to do it tomorrow--4 damn weeks of tomorrow. Then today he tries to use the fact that the lawn took forever as an excuse!!!!!! He totally doesn't get why that bugs the sh!t out of me!!! He plays that card with the dishes too, well, I mean honey it took me an hour to do the dishes--well, Steve, if you did them everynight it would take you 10 minutes, but when you put it off and put it off, damn right it takes longer. ARRRRGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!! I'm not even remotely a neat freak, I'm actually a slob, but laziness drives me insane!! He doesn't get that I don't have the option of putting things off, I told him once that I was going to start, putting off making dinner for a few days, maybe I'd put off the grocery shopping too, maybe I'll put off making his lunches for him so I can play a video game!!
Thanks for letting me rant, I hope this mood passes before too long