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Posted on: 9:02:09 AM 7/7/2007

We keep our crate in a separate room downstairs for our 5month old. He has done fine with it. I think it helps him to be alone at night and develop some ability to be alone for a bit]). And we never leave him more than 8 hours at a time at night. My ...

Posted on: 4:51:54 PM 7/5/2007

I said the same thing to the vet, but he said to me, "when you were sent to your room as a kid, did you hate your room? No, you hated the isolation." And we do take time to crate him in positive ways too, telling him he is a good dog and giving ample...

Posted on: 4:45:29 PM 7/5/2007

Yes a bit harsh, but consider this. again this is only if the dog drew blood on a kid. What if he bites a baby? that could easily result in death. its just not worth it to me to take the chance. i believe that there is some truth to the observation t...

Posted on: 4:27:40 PM 7/5/2007

What do you guys think about getting older dogs for puppies to play with? I realize all the variables that go into adopting older dogs, but I think it might be good for my little ball of hyper energy to have a playmate. I exercise my dog 2 to 4 hours...

Posted on: 4:23:00 PM 7/5/2007

This will not be a popular opinion, but in my family the rule was as follows. If a dog bites a child (and we now it really happened) and draws blood (this is the important part. because if the dog went to bite out of reaction and inhibited itself, th...

Posted on: 4:16:27 PM 7/5/2007

Another question. My vet has raised terriers for awhile now and gave me the following advice. When the dog bites or does some completely unacceptable behavior, he suggested we discipline him using isolation. Keep in mind that I do not want this dog t...

Posted on: 4:10:32 PM 7/5/2007

So, I have not killed my 5 month old shiba/terrier and I am very happy about that 8-). Thanks to you guys, I have gotten him somewhat under control. Here is an interesting problem that has been developing lately that I am sure you are all aware of an...

Posted on: 10:43:15 AM 6/30/2007

Thanks everyone! All of your comments are very helpful and have already made things better. I think the powers that be have given me this dog to learn patience from!

Sean

Posted on: 8:47:53 PM 6/29/2007

Hey all!

This letter is for self therapy as much as to get advice. Please read onů

I am looking for some knowledgeable advice, and I thought I would look here. We have a new Shiba Inu/Rat Terrier mix 5 month old puppy. He is a g...

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