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  1. Noah George

    Just because

    Yea, the Kurgo ones are just regular carabiners as far as the clip goes, they're just set up to swivel, so ease of use would probably be equivalent to a snap clip. Honestly, for Eva, even that would probably be overkill. I just like the aesthetics (we're outdoorsy, what can I say?). Still...
  2. Noah George

    Just because

    Haha, thanks! It's still kind of bizarre to me that being back in school is the reason I have more time to be on here. I was curious if it were the Kurgo because if it were I was going to ask whether it were the snap clip or the carabiner design and how you liked it. x'D Totally selfish reasons...
  3. Noah George

    Starting to do some research.

    x'Dx'D No problem, man. This "catching up" thing involves a lot of clicking, haha. And one or two threads where I'm itching to respond, because I feel I have something to offer, but that haven't had a post in almost a month, so I feel I missed the boat (not this one, obviously).
  4. Noah George

    Just because

    Working on catching up here (and the Photography sub-forum seems the best and easiest way to do so, haha): loving the pictures, everyone! I really like that idea of incorporating an A-frame into flirtpole sessions, especially given that I want to try my girl out in agility, as well. And the...
  5. Noah George

    From pup to Adult

    I missed those earlier updates while busy with my preceptorship, but, man, Broly is looking great! I love watching him work. Derek, that sounds like my kind of Chi. x'D
  6. Noah George

    Chronic hair and skin issue

    Did all of this start before or after the new carpet?
  7. Noah George

    All Points Bulletin for Noah George!!!

    x'Dx'D Thanks, everybody. My preceptorship started on the 5th and basically has the same hours as a full-time job: most days I'm there 8hrs+, and my commute is about 1hr 20mins one way (but cheaper to drive than rent, I determined). When I'm not scheduled, I've been trying to catch up on...
  8. Noah George

    Heat cycle questions, new to this.

    How do you keep track of their cycle? Is it like clockwork or is it approximately every 6 months? It really depends on the dog how "regular" they are and/or how often they go into heat: some are like clockwork, some not as much. How often can also be breed and breed-size dependent. Given her age...
  9. Noah George

    Heat cycle questions, new to this.

    I'm on break at my preceptorship right now, but this evening, once I'm home, I can type up a response for you, Worg. (Reception is crap where I am right now.) As it turns out, I've been reading more on this subject just recently, so your question is well-timed, at least as far as that goes.
  10. Noah George

    Chronic hair and skin issue

    The triple antibiotic ointment recommendation came straight from the Merck Veterinary Manual, which also advises that bacterial cases should be approached both systemically and topically due to the nature of the bacterial infections that may cause these sort of lesions. If the bacteria has...
  11. Noah George

    Eva Girl

    x'D For a while I considered grabbing a horse lead for the girl, but I think the main reason I never did was it just seemed like overkill. Really, even the Stillwater one feels like overkill for this roughly 40lb dog that, by and large, doesn't pull a whole lot and who has been fine on a store...
  12. Noah George

    Cutting your dogs nails

    Absolutely! I'm sure you'll do (did?) fine! Just remember, take a little off at a time, be patient, and take your time. It's all right if you don't get them all done at once, but also don't be afraid to be firm if need be. Sometimes, too, it's better to leave a little bit of length than to quick...
  13. Noah George

    Chronic hair and skin issue

    Hey, Trevor, sorry to hear you and Roger are dealing with this. I have some questions to try and get some more information, then a few suggestions and potential things to try. (By the way, cute kid -- he looks good in that hat, haha.) So, questions first: When they performed the scrapes, did...
  14. Noah George

    Eva Girl

    Thanks, Nat. :) Do you mean in that very last pic? Not gonna lie, when I saw your comment/question I took a look and investigated the spot: I think her hair just sticks out a little bit there for some reason, because I couldn't feel or see anything, even after double- and triple-checking (I...
  15. Noah George

    Cutting your dogs nails

    @EstyEsty, no problem! So many people are far more intimidated by nail clipping than they need to be. :) @pitbulldogs, I wish way more people were made aware of the importance of conditioning their puppies to being handled and groomed, but I suppose that's asking a bit much when so many don't...
  16. Noah George

    Help! Dogs started fighting.

    I, too, hope that you decide to start separating them when they'll be unsupervised. It's truly a better safe than very much sorry situation. All of us here are just trying to prevent true devastation (a fight that results in injury or worse). Since they have now had a number of scuffles, please...
  17. Noah George

    New annoying habit.

    Could be worse: could be a husky breed or Malamute. (Both found using a Google search.)
  18. Noah George

    Cutting your dogs nails

    First step is getting the right nail clippers. Don't bother with the guillotine style: they need to be used a very certain way and they come loose and can dull quickly, both of which can apply unnecessary, and uncomfortable, pressure to the nail without cutting it properly. For anything larger...
  19. Noah George

    Help! Dogs started fighting.

    It may not seem like it, but you're lucky: the louder and scarier the fights, generally, the less serious. This is evidenced by your saying/implication that no injuries have happened (yet). Speaking from experience, you don't always get these preludes with bull breed dogs, and this can happen...
  20. Noah George

    Eva Girl

    He tends to be heavy-handed -- often unnecessarily so -- and impatient, expecting behavior without working with the dog on what he wants. To his credit, it seems he was the only one walking her for a while, but he's not really a dog/animal person. Haha, I put all of that up there while I was...