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post #63261 of 71165 (permalink) Old 06-13-2013, 12:41 PM
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I heard you want a high energy dog.... How about a JRT mix?! Shelters are packed with them bc people don't understand the energy requirements. I had to walk Coco up to 4x a day on his high-energy days. And afterwards those walks included a 15-30 minute intense chase-tug play session. I'm telling you, you will be turning down hanging out with friends and sleepovers bc you'll have to walk your dog! Guaranteed! And for a long time. Terriers live forever.
that'd be cool! i can't have one yet, but i definitely will be keeping that in mind. i certainly plan on a shelter dog. it might not be until i move out or get a better job at least. but i'd love a dog i can walk for miles ;)
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NP! The shelters here are packed with them and shepherd cross dogs. Oh and labs and lab crosses. Mostly lab x shepherds ;) They are really alert and keen on your emotions too. At least that was my experience with Coco, up until his last day. Willing to do anything at anytime!

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Obedience is a great way of tiring active dogs out. Our oldest girl can walk for hours and come home still raring to go. All I do if I am just walking her is creating a fitter and fitter dog.

However, if I incorporate in a short session of obedience work or something she has to think about (the other day we went around a course of horse cross-country jumps at the local park) she gets mentally tired and is happy to come home and crash.

Also, trying to switch my juveniles onto pellets and they are not liking it. I have left a bunch in there so hopefully they will pick at them as they soften up.


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There was a beautiful boxer cross the local shelter posted on petfinder. i wanted her but she waa snatched up fast. there's also a sweet looking young lab mix. i am probably for now just going to try training Zoey but she just never did well on a leash. guess i have a project!
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There you go. Here's a story, I'll try to keep it short. So we got Coco when I was just about 10 years old. We took him out and stuff but then neighborhood kids hit him with hockey sticks and he bit them. From then on mom wouldn't let us take him out. He lived inside until he was about 7 years old. Then we moved to a place without a b-y so we HAD to walk him. Mom hated this and tried to "train" him but was so nervous on the leash that he lunged at people so my sister and I had to "train" him.

We would tie his leash to a clothesline and take him to a school's field to let him blow off steam. But we would always have control by holding on to the clothesline thing. We would commence "training" after he ran for 15 minutes or so. Some dogs work best when they're tired, like LBF's dogs :) mental stimulation goes a long way. Physical stimulation was effective on my wild terrier.

After a couple years of that, Coco was very responsive to our voice while walking "cross the street", "be good", "that's a little dog", "where's Dusti"(our old tomcat)...etc.

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how cool!! I bet Zoey would get used to it if i really worked with her.

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Hmm I think my killifish are trying to spawn. I just put some java moss in their tank and the male and female are both in it. Guess they do like their new tank.


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We found a house. Yay! It's brand new construction and has everything we want. I'm not going to have a huge bedroom but I'll have an office where I can keep my computer and some of my fish. Lol
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We won't be able to get into it for another 4 or 5 weeks, though. But that's ok. My SILsaid there was no rush. She has been very nice and patient with me using the security system.
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