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This is a page to share with you all what we are going through right now; what we are learning, and what we are struggling through, in hopes that we can inspire some of you to research new ways to work through the issues in your own lives.  

Browsing Archive: November, 2010

Max Update #2 @ 1.5 weeks

Posted by Amanda Beasley on Thursday, November 18, 2010, In : Foster Care 

Max has been here for a week and a half, and we have definitely turned a corner!

Max has learned to go potty as soon as he goes outside, and to run and play while out there, rather than just run around marking. He is still on leash or on his line while outside, but he has learned that fun things happen on it, so he likes it.

Using the line has also helped in teaching Max to be more tolerant. He is learning not to bark every time he does not get what he wants. At first I thought that Max was b...


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Max update 1 @ 6 days

Posted by Amanda Beasley on Thursday, November 18, 2010, In : Foster Care 

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Itching and Scratching and Coughing, Oh My!

Posted by Amanda Beasley on Monday, November 15, 2010, In : Dog Care 
Kenzie, on the first day in our home, started coughing, and showing signs of getting Kennel Caugh. I straight away put her on echinacea (1cc, 2 times a day). She kept coughing/wheezing for a couple more days, but now she has been caugh free for three days! Kenzie has also started itching quite a bit on her back/rump, and I have found quite a few scabs under her collar. I am going to try bathing her in the oatmeal, tea tree oil, papaya oil and aloe vera. A good webpage about natural itch relef...
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New Anti Marking Protocol For Adult Male Dogs

Posted by Amanda Beasley on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, In : Dog Training 
Our new foster dog is such a sweetie, but we figured out very quickly that there was a little problem that needed immediate attention: he was peeing on EVERYTHING. He literally did not want to play with Riley, he just wanted to walk around and find more things to mark. I was nervous to bring him in the house, but I knew I had to do it sometime. I waited until I thought that surely he had gotten everything out, and then took him inside on leash. I followed him around like a hawk, waiting for h...
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Our New Dog!!!!! Miss Kenzington!

Posted by Amanda Beasley on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, In : Dog Care 

Ok, so her real name is McKenzie, but we call her Kenzie, Kenz, and Miss Kenzington already, and we have only had her for three days! She has quickly stolen both Steve and My hearts, and we cannot imagine a more perfect dog for our family. She is gorgeous red merle Border Collie, and I am trying to figure out if she has Aussie in her as well, which would explain the unusual color. She moves as a border collie, and has the right shape and coat texture to be a full border collie, the coloring i...


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