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  • v -WRKNG2ABTTRME-
    Stopping by from the ROME WASNT BUILT IN A DAY team to wish you a good day. Stop by and let us know how you are doing.

    ~Nancy~
    2147 days ago
  • v PHILLIPS66
    Donna...congradulations of everything....Here's what I would do to Max...you have to see him as a dog and not a person...which I hope you do..He's trying to dominate over you and if he steals food jumps up on you or anything else you don't want him to do..he is dominating over you..plus bulldogs have a built in dominating gene...more than most dogs..because this breed was made to dominate over large bulls..as in bulldog...they could take a 2ton animal and make it obey..so you are just a play thing to him....What I want you to do is the next time you put something on the counter or table and you know he's going to go for it..be ready..make your hand into a claw.and when he starts to go for anything up you take your hand and touch his neck but so he can feel it and at the same time make the pstt. sound hey it sounds funny but it works everytime..then you have to be consistant with it...you seem like the type of person who loves to talk to your animals..that's great they love the noise..but they don't hear words..this sound and action is what a parental dog would do if the puppy gets out of control or does something they are not supposed to do...my mother and brother share a house..he is 46now..and has schitzophrenia and is bipolar...I taught them to control their pug..dog..which can be very taxing dogs..smart but taxing...he wanted to beg for food while they ate and my mom would say...no Jack...no jack..until the cows come home..I taught her and him to make him wait till they were done eating..and now they are happy with him....most problems are created by the owner of the dogs...or allowed by the owners...you have to be the leader to your dog or he will dominate over you more and more.....that goes for anydog...esp..a bulldog....they are bread for it....I've had 3 in my lifetime...one I bought for my dad...he did nothing with it..so I raised it...and the other I got for myself..the last one named max was a stray...and the best dog I've had since my 1st dog....which I still miss...and I was 5 when I got him...at 7 I got a boxer from the pd..as a puppy...loved him from the start...never learned to control him..so when we moved from OR to AR my dad gave him to a person for a guard dog....sad huh...I have always had and loved dogs...esp. bulldogs..well I hope this helps remember your not being mean to an animal when you discipline it you are correcting a behavior...and making the dog more ballanced....and happy...he doesnt want to run the house but he will if you allow him to....he's not a puppy anymore...he's a dog..they act very different than puppies and you have to be the pack leader....have fun..and again tell me how it goes..consistancy..consistancy...Rico emoticon emoticon
    3398 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/30/2010 9:31:58 AM
  • v PHILLIPS66
    Donna-wow your 1st dog since you were a teenager...I bet that brings back some great memories...If you have any dog handling problems just ask me I'm like the dog whisperer..I can handle most problems dogs throw my way...I took the new 2.5 month old beagles on their 1st big hunt..they sniffed some but were more interrested in smelling everything and that's a good sign of a hunting dog....I play games with them and make them scent me..and then I'll get a dead rabbit or squirrel and drag it around me yard which is about 2achers in size and let them try to find the prize...it's alot of fun...my son trained the 1st two and the rest of the dogs just learn from them....in time sometimes the kids get better than the parents...sometimes...did you say you have a new boyfriend...if so congradulations...if not I must have miss read what you said...anyway I'm happy for you and am glad that you are happy with all that you do...keep on sparkin...I love talking to you..even if it is just now and then...Rico emoticon
    3401 days ago
  • v PHILLIPS66
    Donna I was just typing a message to you and it disappeard...it was weird...I love your max picture I commented on it on your page..just click on the picture and you can see it...I'm enjoying my running again...can't wait to weigh in Mond...in my classroom..I do it religiously befor i start my day...but no other time...I'm so proud of you being smoke free for this long time...I went back to tobacco after being free for 1.5 yrs...but now I've been off for a month...I just don't see myself being healthy while doing that...and that's what I'm trying to do is become healthy...I can feel a great difference in my mental and physical state without it...pray that I will remain nicotine free...and I will you too....go girl...well goto go for now...have fun in Canada....Rico emoticon
    3402 days ago
  • v PHILLIPS66
    Donna--thanks for keeping me as your friend for as long as I've been gone I didn't think I'd see anyone still writting to me..I have been sick and not able to loose wt. much because like you said." the key is the excercise..and that is the truth..I ran my first race last wkend in over 6 months..was my worst time..but I felt good about it because I tried..and that's more then I have been doing for quite a while...good to hear your still doing great...talk to you later...Rico emoticon ps we got three new kittens almost cats now this summer..and we got two new beagle puppies this summer too....can't wait to start hunting with them..they are about 10 wks old and ready to start training....take care Rico emoticon ps..I finally found a good place to run stairs or walk stairs...what do you do...walk or run...I find it hard to keep going for long..must be my low energy talking...anyway just wanted to let you know I'm walking stairs with you now..Rico
    3408 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/24/2010 11:36:19 AM
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