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DemExpat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-27-05 08:52 AM
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27. I agree with most of the tips given here:
Lots of attention, fun, and activity to tire her out

1 year old is not too old for crate training, and this could really help you out. Those Cong toys are fabulous and keep my 2 year old terrier very happily busy when we are indoors and she wants something to do!

Give her food on a more regular schedule to get her bowels predictable.

Look for dog walkers to give her extra diversion and exercise.

I wish you all the best in the coming period!

:hug:

DemEx

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  -Dog issues AGAIN for me :( purr  Jun-27-05 06:59 AM   #0 
  - Congratulations on the new baby! Sorry to hear about the dog.  xultar   Jun-27-05 07:02 AM   #1 
  - Thanks :)  purr   Jun-27-05 07:09 AM   #5 
  - Take it slow with the crate. Start now! So the dog wont think the baby  xultar   Jun-27-05 07:22 AM   #12 
  - For maybe 3 nights, tops  China_cat   Jun-27-05 09:17 AM   #31 
  - yes... sounds like an unhappy pooch trying to get your attention...  hlthe2b   Jun-27-05 07:19 AM   #9 
     - I agree with the doggie daycare too. IT does work wonders for pups  xultar   Jun-27-05 07:24 AM   #14 
        - No doggie daycare in the area :(  purr   Jun-27-05 07:36 AM   #18 
           - Interesting twist to the poop story..  purr   Jun-27-05 07:47 AM   #19 
           - Letting the dog out in to the backyard isn't always enough for their  xultar   Jun-27-05 08:31 AM   #25 
              - The Kong is the red ball shaped thing right?  purr   Jun-27-05 12:21 PM   #37 
                 - Shaped like a cone hard plastic with a hole @ both ends.  xultar   Jun-27-05 02:30 PM   #47 
  - I'm not a pet expert, but..  BlondieK143   Jun-27-05 07:03 AM   #2 
  - Dog gets as much attention as I possibly can give her..  purr   Jun-27-05 07:08 AM   #4 
  - Crate Training. Seriously.  IdaBriggs   Jun-27-05 07:07 AM   #3 
  - She a year old and I had her since October.  purr   Jun-27-05 07:14 AM   #8 
  - Not an expert, but longtime pet owner  thinkingwoman   Jun-27-05 07:12 AM   #6 
  - That could be it.. I'll try giving her more attention and see if that  purr   Jun-27-05 07:22 AM   #11 
  - I have had dogs all my life  caty   Jun-27-05 01:26 PM   #43 
  - I don't think she's too old for crate training.  Bunny   Jun-27-05 07:12 AM   #7 
  - She always had 'accidents' since we brought her home.  purr   Jun-27-05 07:26 AM   #15 
  - A year old is NOT too old to crate train.  mutley_r_us   Jun-27-05 07:59 AM   #20 
  - Shes absolutely great with the kids...  purr   Jun-27-05 08:04 AM   #21 
     - She's liable to do some crying at first  mutley_r_us   Jun-27-05 08:16 AM   #24 
  - Was she spayed real early?  China_cat   Jun-27-05 09:19 AM   #32 
     - DES?  purr   Jun-27-05 12:22 PM   #38 
        - Diethyl stilbesterol  China_cat   Jun-27-05 01:27 PM   #44 
  - Yep! Crate training is the way to go!  mgdecombe   Jun-27-05 02:39 PM   #48 
  - we 're-housebroke' or older dog  indy_azcat   Jun-27-05 07:21 AM   #10 
  - Wow! 15!!  purr   Jun-27-05 07:31 AM   #16 
  - do you have a regular feeding schedule?  Scout   Jun-27-05 07:23 AM   #13 
  - I usually fill her bowl up in the AM and it lasts until  purr   Jun-27-05 07:35 AM   #17 
     - you might consider just giving her only as much as she will eat  Scout   Jun-27-05 08:04 AM   #22 
        - I could do that too. more routine.  purr   Jun-27-05 08:09 AM   #23 
  - I know that, a friend of mine in college who was blind...  texas1928   Jun-27-05 08:38 AM   #26 
  - Oh wow!!  purr   Jun-27-05 12:27 PM   #41 
  - I agree with most of the tips given here:  DemExpat   Jun-27-05 08:52 AM   #27 
  - Thansk :) I'll post in the AM with updates of the first night of crating.  purr   Jun-27-05 12:25 PM   #40 
     - Don't you need to slowly build up crate time during the day  DemExpat   Jun-27-05 04:24 PM   #50 
  - Can you only feed her in the morning, and after dinner take away her water  radwriter0555   Jun-27-05 08:55 AM   #28 
  - I'll start walking her closer to my due date..  purr   Jun-27-05 12:24 PM   #39 
  - Depending on the breed...my Jack Russell is happy and  DemExpat   Jun-27-05 04:26 PM   #51 
  - doggie sounds jealous  jukes   Jun-27-05 09:00 AM   #29 
  - Thats interesting.. never thought of my pheromones!  purr   Jun-27-05 12:20 PM   #36 
     - X=time  jukes   Jun-27-05 12:51 PM   #42 
  - Your vet is just flat WRONG  China_cat   Jun-27-05 09:16 AM   #30 
  - I agree totally.  auburngrad82   Jun-27-05 09:27 AM   #33 
  - I'm having my doubts here about my vet lately...  purr   Jun-27-05 12:10 PM   #35 
  - No filthy conditions here... I think i have OCD w/ cleaning.  purr   Jun-27-05 12:10 PM   #34 
     - Of course you'll need some kind of mat or bedding  China_cat   Jun-27-05 01:33 PM   #45 
  - what about doggie diapers?  Corgigal   Jun-27-05 01:34 PM   #46 
  - Try to also remember that this dog is  China_cat   Jun-27-05 03:30 PM   #49 
 

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