iluvk9 wrote:Well, he "let me" use scissors on his butt and stomach to cut the fur back. He "let me" clean his ears again. He ate the Cepha pill right out of my hand, not knowing what it was, I guess. He also played with Truman a little.
I didn't feel like he was going to bite me, so I guess that is good. I starting playing with the muzzle with him so he will get used to it, because soon I have to clip those nails WAY down.
call2arms wrote:Tired dogs are good dogs...
mnp13 wrote:I'm not a big fan of muzzles, but if you have to use one, you have to use one. I'd suggest you make the muzzle a GREAT thing, not just what you stick on him when bad things are about to happen. Put hot dog pieces in it so he stuffs his face into it to get them. Let him play with it on, have him wear it in the house, make it the most wonderful part of his life.
Be careful that he doesn't view the muzzle as the bad guy, or you may end up with a devil on your hands every time he sees it come out.
Michelle brings up a good point...she knows I know this situation all too well...
Can I get a surgical cutdown of nails? I may have to do it to Rocky...
airwalk wrote:I'm gonna jump in here and probably get smacked..but Joyce I think, from your descriptions, you are doing fine. A new home, new people, new expectations, new dogs, new smells, new routines, a trip to the vet, probably a change in food and the amount of food, new parameters, grooming...this dog has frankly handled a lot of it pretty well from your descriptions.
My advise, be patient, it may take 90 days for him to settle down and understand what you expect and become confident in a stable environment. Now that said, in 90 days you may have the same dog just more confident in his snarkiness...but you may have a really nice dog too.
Magnolia618 wrote:Turn him into a horse
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SisMorphine wrote:My advice is to get a nice short trim but don't have him shaved. When you shave a double coated breed they have a difficult time regulating their body temperature in both cold and heat if you shave them down.
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