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Forum: Pets   02-15-2007, 10:52 PM
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Posted By shannon0218
Ok, I got to look at it..I have never seen one...

Ok, I got to look at it..I have never seen one up close so I'm giving my perception from a look at a website, but I would NOT use that and here are my reasons.
First off, it's a harness, there are...
Forum: Pets   02-15-2007, 10:44 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By shannon0218
Yeah...what Joanna said but I think she was...

Yeah...what Joanna said but I think she was being conservative on the amount.
Forum: Pets   02-15-2007, 10:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 996
Posted By shannon0218
Its all in how the collar is used. I use prong...

Its all in how the collar is used. I use prong collars with probably 70% of my training clients and I don't know of one single owner still routinely using the prong. Havoc and Bedlam were both...
Forum: Pets   02-15-2007, 10:03 PM
Replies: 26
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Posted By shannon0218
I'm not sure if you are aware of this but Susan...

I'm not sure if you are aware of this but Susan is actually a huge proponent of prong collars and is currently involved in the movement AGAINST gentle leaders--it was a client of hers who's lab was...
Forum: Pets   02-15-2007, 09:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 996
Posted By shannon0218
Ok, well they've basically already said it all! ...

Ok, well they've basically already said it all!
First things first, go get a size medium prong collar and come back and I'll go over how to fit it properly and use it properly--basically this will...
Forum: Pets   02-15-2007, 05:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 927
Posted By shannon0218
And I do strongly agree that looking to a breed...

And I do strongly agree that looking to a breed specific rescue for an adult would be better suited to you Shenjall.
Forum: Pets   02-15-2007, 05:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 927
Posted By shannon0218
There in lies the misunderstanding! I was very...

There in lies the misunderstanding! I was very aware you were far from new to dogs--and I should have said that. But I was fairly sure you were new to Anatolians (I was kicking myself because I...
Forum: Pets   02-15-2007, 05:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 927
Posted By shannon0218
Quote: Originally Posted by avengingophelia...

Quote:
Originally Posted by avengingophelia http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/7310125)
First, I am not a newbie, and you are...
Forum: Pets   02-15-2007, 05:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 927
Posted By shannon0218
Joanna said it better than I could without all...

Joanna said it better than I could without all the mumbo jumbo. I too am really glad you love your dog, I have a pathetic excuse for a german shepherd that shares my house--but I would never...
Forum: Pets   02-15-2007, 05:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 927
Posted By shannon0218
To a certain extent, yes, not conforming to...

To a certain extent, yes, not conforming to breed standard is a detriment and can lead to a certain level of neurosis. To be honest...I've yet to meet a border collie with no drive--I've seen some...
Forum: Pets   02-15-2007, 05:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 623
Posted By shannon0218
http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/ye...

http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/yeahthat.gif:
Forum: Pets   02-15-2007, 05:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 927
Posted By shannon0218
If he's easily ammenable to commands and...

If he's easily ammenable to commands and direction than NO, he's not fitting the standard--they are supposed to question authority, it's what they're about--just like a border collie inately knows...
Forum: Pets   02-15-2007, 04:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,214
Posted By shannon0218
Quote: Originally Posted by frog...

Quote:
Originally Posted by frog http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/7309616)
This may be OT, and I'm not clear on whether...
Forum: Pets   02-15-2007, 04:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,214
Posted By shannon0218
And even though APBTluv and myself and Joanna...

And even though APBTluv and myself and Joanna have disagreed often (actually all 3 of us have frequently disagreed) I for one have a lot of respect for the knowledge I KNOW they all possess. It's...
Forum: Pets   02-15-2007, 04:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 927
Posted By shannon0218
It means that a soft LGD is not conforming to...

It means that a soft LGD is not conforming to breed standard--just like a border collie who yawns and looks away from a flock of sheep is not conforming to breed standard. Certain behaviors are...
Forum: Pets   02-15-2007, 04:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 927
Posted By shannon0218
I also would NEVER recomend any of the LGD's to...

I also would NEVER recomend any of the LGD's to a novice owner--not just a first timer, they are TOUGH, TOUGH dogs and if they aren't--they aren't living up to their breed standard in the least....
Forum: Pets   02-15-2007, 03:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,214
Posted By shannon0218
Joanna, I totally agree with you regarding the...

Joanna, I totally agree with you regarding the warden system in Germany, the only part I strongly support is proving a dog is worthy of breeding by titling in conformation/work or preferably BOTH. I...
Forum: Pets   02-15-2007, 03:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 623
Posted By shannon0218
Well, unfortunately for the work I like to...

Well, unfortunately for the work I like to do...he's right, I work dogs that are too big for me--ever had to lift a 100 lb over numerous fences when you're only 5' tall (and at that point 122 lbs)...
Forum: Pets   02-15-2007, 01:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 424
Posted By shannon0218
Hold off on the divider, she's been in a crate...

Hold off on the divider, she's been in a crate larger than your's most of her time here--actually--once I caught her in the act and corrected her she's been in the 8x8 run except when I was...
Forum: Pets   02-15-2007, 12:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 424
Posted By shannon0218
Don't know if you're still around or not but...

Don't know if you're still around or not but call me in the morning on my cell # (the number you usually call), if you leave me a message by 11 I can bring Sally with me if you want her early in the...
Forum: Pets   02-15-2007, 12:30 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,214
Posted By shannon0218
Also and yeah, I know it may not be liked here...

Also and yeah, I know it may not be liked here but *some* animals are better off put to sleep. Often it's because they've been screwed up with too badly or they are injured or sick. I personally...
Forum: Pets   02-15-2007, 12:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 623
Posted By shannon0218
Wow...I gotta stop typing! APBTluv, remember a...

Wow...I gotta stop typing!
APBTluv, remember a while ago when you posted a pic of that brindly dog, too big to be a pit, too small for one of the larger mastiffs...with what looked like a double...
Forum: Pets   02-15-2007, 12:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 623
Posted By shannon0218
Primitive Rott sounds like a good description...

Primitive Rott sounds like a good description actually--before they got oversized and overbred. An all purpose dog that has not yet been ruined (but I think they look neat enough that if they catch...
Forum: Pets   02-15-2007, 12:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 623
Posted By shannon0218
oh and the ears are cut that way, in a round...

oh and the ears are cut that way, in a round shape. I think the round shape sort of defeats the purpose--the roundness makes them LOOK teddybearish..they'd be more intimidating looking with natural...
Forum: Pets   02-15-2007, 12:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 623
Posted By shannon0218
25-35 kg for the male, 20-30 for bitches. I...

25-35 kg for the male, 20-30 for bitches.
I think they're neat but it would take a fair bit to get me away from shepherds--that said, if he hands me the leash of the perfect smallish male...well, I...
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