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Theodore

Discussion in 'Photography, Artwork & Videos' started by Nat Ursula, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. Madeleinemom

    Madeleinemom MS Bites, My Dog Didn't Staff Member Super Moderator

    I am sorry, but I cannot resist the temptation:

    Nat might be getting a Pocket Pit!!

    This statement is made for entertainment purposes only :p
     
  2. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    That is what he looks like, doesn't he?
     
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  3. Capt. Roxy

    Capt. Roxy Good Dog Premium Member

    Oh my gosh! He's adorable!! Our paws are crossed here!
     
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  4. pitbulldogs

    pitbulldogs OHMUHGERD Staff Member Administrator

    He is a little stocky guy hehe! I wonder how tall he is at the withers.
     
  5. Derek1

    Derek1 Big Dog

    Yup shorty, I think he is tall like Rocco. Just a little thicker for now. Your gonna be surprised how short he is. His pics with the tiles on the floor next to his body are giving me a good estimate. Short thick and super strong.
     
  6. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    I told the lady who came to do the home check that he is just the way Tonka was when she came to live with us. Any dog he seesf, he runs at them wanting to play. It doesn't matter size or age. Even if the dog is in no condition to play. He charges at them and wants to play. She said, "You mean he is rude?"
     
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  7. Capt. Roxy

    Capt. Roxy Good Dog Premium Member

    Roxy barks, barks, BARKS!! She does do an arc when greeting and when initiating play she will stand side ways or give her butt so they know she is no threat but she doesn't get to greet the dogs in our neighborhood or any dog I don't know. She does scare the bajeesus out of everyone though on leash when she loses her marbles. LOL- :(
    Did you train Tonka not to do that? Or did it come with age? I know Tonka is super friendly... I'm just curious how you managed that.
     
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  8. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    I think it was a little of both. We took three or four classes with her. We took her out and walked her all the time. She was allowed to greet the neighbor's dogs. It seemed like she figured out that we would let her see them and she didn't have to pull hard on the leash. It took longer for her to understand that we would. It let her meet every dog. She did a high pitched puppy bark when she saw her "friends." She didn't do that for more than a few months. She never barked like what Roxy does out of excitement.
     
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  9. steve07

    steve07 Good Dog Premium Member

    Any update on this?!?!?!
     
  10. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    image.jpg image.jpg I got a call yesterday saying that they tried to make a video of his temperament eval and that he did excellent but the video got messed up. They said he did very well with the Boxers at the rescue and then they took him outside the rescue and he did very well there too. I'm a little freaked out because he was a 45 lb strong little guy in August when he was picked up by Animal Control. It looks like he gained 15.5 lbs of pure muscle! (They are planning on having him here by Mon. But since he is not leash trained so great I think they need to provide a gentle leader or easy leader or something and use it on him before he comes.)

    My plan to take him out of his crate on a slip lead is not going to work.
     
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  11. steve07

    steve07 Good Dog Premium Member

    Nat for leash training. Me personally I highly recommend the prong collar. I kno some people are against them ( I was at first) but if used correctly and fit correctly. They make an excellent training tool. My 8 year old niece can walk my mini tank (Blue) with no issues.

    If this is the route u go and need any help let me kno I will be more then happy to help.
     
  12. Capt. Roxy

    Capt. Roxy Good Dog Premium Member

    Oh wow!! Look at him!!!! He's so handsome! So he was 45lbs but he has since then put on 15.5lbs?! Holy cow, that's a lot of weight in 5 months!!
    Couple months back I found a 10 month old 86lb chocolate lab running around town zig zagging across streets so I called him and he followed me home. I just knew he had to be a neighbor's dog that is new and I had not seen before. Well, I decided to take him to the vet to get him scanned but I didn't have access to any of my cars so we had to walk. He did well around the block so I thought it was safe but boy, was that a mistake! He saw something and took off running with me dragging me behind him!!! Both my knees were bloody, completely bruised down to the bones, my scrubs were ripped at both knees, my palms were bleeding...I had blood all over my turquoise blue scrubs they looked maroon! LOL, I now have scars on both my knees and couldn't walk without a limp for 3 weeks. I totally agree that sometimes you just need the extra step to help secure a strong one.
    The most messed up thing about returning this amazing sweet dog is that he is not treated well.
     
  13. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    We used one on our Boxer and on Tonka when we first got her. Then we had issues with her skin problems and switched to the gentle leader. I need something that I can easily put on and off while my husband is not home. I still have not decided on a crate yet...
     
  14. Capt. Roxy

    Capt. Roxy Good Dog Premium Member

    Does Blue ever just lose control sometimes and try to go against the prong anyways? Or does he stop automatically?
     
  15. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Roxy, Tonka did that at some point. It rained and several coyotes were seen in our neighborhood. She was determined to sniff an sniff. She did that for a few days with the pinch on. I found about three holes in her neck. I think you have to have it pretty tight to start out. Then they feel a pinch. If it is too loose it can come off or harm them.
     
  16. steve07

    steve07 Good Dog Premium Member

    @Nat Ursula - you can try and train him to sit and wait once u open the crate and put whatever it is u decide on before taking him out. Just like anything else they have to get used to the routine

    @Capt. Roxy - luckily enough never had that happen. Once Jose collars are on there totally different dogs. Even at the vet. But I usually wait outside with Blue at the vet. He's a vocal fella.
     
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  17. Madeleinemom

    Madeleinemom MS Bites, My Dog Didn't Staff Member Super Moderator

    We used the prong with Trusty years ago, because he was such a powerhouse - prong didn't do diddly ... :p
     
  18. Madeleinemom

    Madeleinemom MS Bites, My Dog Didn't Staff Member Super Moderator

    Nat - is it possible Theo just added weight, aka "blubber" because of inactivity during his long stay at the shelter?
     
  19. Derek1

    Derek1 Big Dog

    I agree with above, he'll probably shed a few pounds once he starts getting regular excersise.
     
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  20. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    I hope so. I was not expecting him to weigh more than Tonka. The Rescue says he is highly motivated by human praise. Right now he looks like a beefy monster! Lol
     
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