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12/16/12 2:40 P

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For training purposes cherios work fine. The treat can be a tiny piece of cheese, but you have to watch the fat content. Don't want to give a dog hardening of the arteries. Anything that is tiny.

It sounds like this dog needs an indoor toilet option. If you can convert an area for such a thing where the dog has a pee pad (they do sell them) you place it in a large tray and train them with that. But you can try both. The main thing is that if you adopt this pet, the vet gives it a clean bill of health and you keep it no matter what. There's nothing harder than to see a dog moved from family to family because they can't handle training it adequately. And remember, the dog whisperer might be called in. I don't think he's every had a case like this one.

Enjoy your new baby. I have a 5 year old pooch and love him to pieces. There's nothing like the bond between owner and dog. Lotsa' love and affection.

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12/16/12 11:31 A

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Thanks! The dog I am considering is one that I found on Craigslist. She is 8 years old, 3/4 poodle, 1/4 cocker spaniel. Very very sweet and cuddly. But her owner says she pees and poops in the house when it is cold or raining and refuses to go outside.
I was thinking that I would get her on a regular potty schedule and reward her when she pees or poops outside. What are good dog treats for small dogs? Her current owner says she doesn't give the dog treats except for an occasional carrot...

thanks,
Joanne


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12/16/12 5:01 A

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Yes get a dog or something that will get you out. Make sure you have a bottle of water by you and get in health snacks if you must munch

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12/15/12 6:49 P

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Hi y'all!
I have 20 pounds to lose and snack all day long and night. I work from home so it's so hard to stop. Thinking about getting a dog to get me out for walks!


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