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Re: Post your Pet Photos

Post by Britkid » Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:59 pm

I thought I would consolidate into an existing thread that I knew dog lovers would be watching rather than start another one, admittedly that may have been a mistake, I did not even realise there would be a whole section of the forum devoted to pets and animals. The breed I don't know someone told me maybe a cross breed of part poodle and/or cocker, I wouldn't know myself. The dog, which is male, has not been fixed.

Just having a look now at Cesar's website, thanks for that.

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Re: Post your Pet Photos

Post by thaitochile » Tue Dec 09, 2014 5:09 pm

Britkid wrote:I thought I would consolidate into an existing thread that I knew dog lovers would be watching rather than start another one, admittedly that may have been a mistake, I did not even realise there would be a whole section of the forum devoted to pets and animals. The breed I don't know someone told me maybe a cross breed of part poodle and/or cocker, I wouldn't know myself. The dog, which is male, has not been fixed.

Just having a look now at Cesar's website, thanks for that.
How old was he when you got him? Do you have any idea when he was separated from his liter...at what age? I'm trying to determine what is called "bite inhibition".
Well he is likely an intelligent dog if a true cockapoo....but they can be a bit anxious sometimes....separation anxiety especially.
Also, does he really bite or does he take your hand in his mouth and light-medium bite down without breaking the skin...called mouthing?
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Re: Post your Pet Photos

Post by Britkid » Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:23 pm

He was very young when separated, like a couple of months maybe. Probably too young. He probably hadn't been cared for very well, we could not get him to eat or drink much and he had to spend about 3 days at the vet under professional care, right at the start, and I think he was dehydrated when we got him.

He does bite I'd say, I mean it hurts and he can draw blood (not much).

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Re: Post your Pet Photos

Post by thaitochile » Sat Dec 13, 2014 4:12 am

Britkid wrote:He was very young when separated, like a couple of months maybe. Probably too young. He probably hadn't been cared for very well, we could not get him to eat or drink much and he had to spend about 3 days at the vet under professional care, right at the start, and I think he was dehydrated when we got him.

He does bite I'd say, I mean it hurts and he can draw blood (not much).
Okay, since you aren't sure when Lucas was separated from the mom and especially his liter mates it may just be a "bite inhibition" issue. Please Google this. Many dogs in Thailand have this issue due to the Thai's separating them from the liter at 6 weeks rather than 8+. This may be what is going on with Lucas....he never learned from his liter mates how hard is too hard to bite when playing and also doesn't know that human skin is even more sensitive. Please read more but basically when he bites you do not pull away (I realize that this is very hard to do) but when you pull away a dogs reaction is to lunge forward and bite harder...you'll also scrape your hand on his teeth frequently doing this. Instead when he bites you let your hand go limp and loudly yelp like a puppy would. I know this seems funny but it will usually stop the action immediately and you remove your hand. Also, if he was taken away and mistreated at that age he likely is suffering from a type of separation anxiety....read some on this as well.
Hope that helps a little.
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Re: Post your Pet Photos

Post by Britkid » Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:08 pm

Thanks, just having a look online now, and will give it a shot.

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Re: Post your Pet Photos

Post by Mustachemike » Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:45 am

Moving to Guaquen La Ligua do you think Roscoe will have a hard time meeting other dogs not knowing the language[/size]
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Re: Post your Pet Photos

Post by at46 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:13 pm

Mustachemike wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:45 am
Moving to Guaquen La Ligua do you think Roscoe will have a hard time meeting other dogs not knowing the language[/size]
Google Translate should help :)

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Re: Post your Pet Photos

Post by admin » Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:01 pm

I have a Japanese chin, born in Florida, that has been in Chile over 10 years. He still speaks crap for Spanish. I have to give him commands in English. Just like all the gringos around here though, he has learned a few key Spanish terms. Like, "asado".

He seems happy. Among the half-dozen animals between my house, my sister in law's house next door, our neighbors; he is the Alpha male by default. All the other dogs are females (and about 20 to 30 times his size). Not bad retirement for a 8 inch tall dog.
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