Hello, /an/. My mom has been thinking of getting a dog for a while now. My parents, and I, have no experience of ever having had a pet. I was hoping you guys could help me narrow down on viable breeds. Details are as below:
>Parents live by themselves. Father has lived and worked with livestock for several years, but no dogs.
>Temperate climate: Hot summers(105F) and cold winters (35F)
>A large house, but not much scope of exercise from parents other than regular walks. They... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Mutt from shelter. Short-ish hair because of that hot weather (they can wear sweaters on walks in winter). About 2-4 years old would be best. That way dog should already be house trained and not quite so needy as puppies can be.
Greys are typically lazy despite being famous for speed so your parents walks would suffice. Only thing is they are quite tall. Boxers are more energetic so excercise would be a thing, but getting another dog or teaching it fetch would mitigate this. Lab is somewhere in the middle.
But like i said mixed breeds are preferable in all aspects, just look out for those three... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
do any anons here think that putting it down for an injury like that was right? don't know anything about owls and was wondering if anyone here could tell me what it's wing injury meant for it, or if there would be any way to fix it. probably not, but, worth asking.
>>2253715 Depending on where the break is, the owl would likely never be able to fly again. An owl who can't fly is an owl who can't hunt, it's as simple as that.
There is no real point in prolonging its life after that. What type of life would it be for a bird who can't fly? Owls aren't like parrots and don't have a drive to be social, so trying to keep it as a pet wouldn't really work (not to mention illegal).
>>2253727 thanks for replying. i was unsure because i've heard of professionals who take care of animals that are unable to live in the wild, but i don't know much more than that. but i just have one question- if it's a baby that has never experienced flying before would it make much of a difference?
>>2253715 In my state we have laws about animal rehab. If there is no way the animal can return back to the wild, it's only other option to live will be for educational purposes. An adult owl wouldn't be able to do this, as it would freak the fuck out on someone's arm or being kept in a small cage for people to look at him.
ib4 >>>/vet/ She's already been to the vet and we've been sent to a specialist. I'm asking more about affording this, what customary rates should be, and generally how to cope.
TL;DR: Puppers keeps peeing. One vet says $4K just to work her up (imaging studies). Likely will need surgical correction.
The little bundle of joy in pic related came to us with a pee-stained butt, and the seller said he didn't wash her for [stupid reason]. Okay, he got us. She keeps leaking drip by drip. We thought it might be a UTI or even just behavioral... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2253446 Will pet insurance cover preexisting or congenital conditions?? Vet has already said there's something obviously abnormal with her urination patterns. Not a diagnosis per se, though I'm sure she'd put down urinary incontinence.
Okay insurance is an interesting thought but it's looking unlikely. I did some checking and, as anticipated, insurance that will cover preexisting conditions is very uncommon. One plan I found would only cover stuff that happens after 180 days after the plan started. And the coverage limit for the hereditary disorder endorsement was WAY lower than the $4K the work-up is going to take.
Of course, insurance tends to negotiate things down, at least with human doctors. Part of what's pissing me off so much is that they're charging that much for a CT. The same... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2252438 >best looking dogs Ok, I like pitbulls and all, but really I cannot see why you would think they are the best looking. They're not ugly, and they're cute because they're dogs, but there are way more beautiful-looking dogs out there.
As far as dogs go? >Establish that you are the one calling shots >bite their ear, hold them down, make sure youre communication is physical at first >command respect and they will sooner rather than later come to love you >make sure they know their name and that you gave it to them >spend time with them
Dogs are simply emotional and physical beings, basically human 3 year olds that can rough house
Simply know the animal. Know their behavior. There are books that explain why cats (for example) behave the way they do. You learn then, and mimmick them.
For example, when a cat looks at you, slowly closes it's eyes and turns away, it is saying "I see you, I know you see me, but I don't want to start a fight with you, and I trust you not to attack me." ... you look away immediately. If you try to pet or pick up the cat right after that, you are engaging it. Sound stupid? Here comes... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
This is good advice generally, except I guess the ear biting is just for dogs. I'm pretty sure if I did that to a person, it would be illegal.
Not to say it wouldn't be equally effective though.
Language confuses us. It makes us forget that interaction with people is still the act of interfacing with a large ape. The expectation that it understands or will respond favorably is very highly over-estimated.
I am reminded of the old question "Is it better to be feared or loved?".... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2250042 My friends had one, they said it had allergies to a lot of dog food (which they also said was common) so they had to supplement it's food with real meat. If they weren't just bullshitting or dumb I guess you need to factor that in when seeing if a dog like that would fit your budget.
Czech wolf dog isn't a real wolf x dog crossbreed but rather an established breed of dog with a known and predictable temperament. If you want a dog that kind of looks like a wolf get one. However don't get an actual wolf/dog hybrid you literally won't know what you're getting into.
There's a raccoon that got into my house and I'm worried that it will hurt my small dogs. It sprints under the pile of chairs and tables whenever I turn the light on and it's impossible to catch. I've left the door open and it won't leave. Sometimes it goes up into the rafters like in pic related because it ate the pink fluff to dig a tunnel between the walls.
What is the best way to capture it for cheap? I don't want to hurt or kill it, I just want it out of my house.
>>2236989 Most likely none. Today's animals which are (or were) useful in warfare are all mammalian and fairly intelligent.(Dogs, Horses, Elephants) Dinosaurs were on average not as clever, would probably be harder to train, and could at best be used to aid while hunting like falcons are today.
My family has a cat who hates going outdoors. She sleeps in the closet all day and only comes out to eat or shit. Sometimes shits on the rug or couch even if litterbox is cleaned and free of pee and poo. If thrown outside she will fervently paw at the door and meow loudly. Doesn't do shit with her life.
HOW THE FUCK DO I TRAIN MY RESCUE DOG TO NOT PULL?
Stopping the walk doesn't work. He just goes and sniffs, or will literally sit there tensed against the leash for 10-15 minutes (I sat around and did obedience with my other dog and he didn't care). Prong collars, martingales, flat collars, squirt bottles, and choke chains don't work. He just ignores them after a while. Front clip harness don't work. Back clip harnesses don't work. High value treats don't work. Nothing is more interesting than smells or squirrels. Clickers... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2252943 You have to be more detailed. What did you do with those training tools? Not all of them are meant for the method of staying still when pulling. If you're having trouble gaining your dog's attention, I'd recommend attention building exercises. You can even do it between commercial breaks while watching shows.
Have you tried running him on something like a treadmill or tiring him out on an extra long hike then rewarding his calm behaviour on the walk home? The dog should put up less resistance if it's exhausted. Given this does take a lot of time and work on your part
I'm thinking of adopting a manx cat from the shelter, but I was reading up and it seems like "Manx syndrome" can cause them to have leaky bladders/sphincters.
If I'm adopting a manx of dubious origins, what are the odds it's gonna leak urine and shit? Is this something that starts happening when they're young? The cat is already 6 years old and hasn't had any issues (supposedly), so am I in the clear? Are there other health problems I should be concerned about? I also read that some have trouble keeping their butts clean.... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2252890 from what I know about manx cats that aren't actually manx but just fucked up cats... they're basically deformed so you should know about it when they're young. there's no health concerns associated with actual manx and other tailless breeds.
Are there ways to get rid of cat pee smell in a certain room? The cat is female and is fixed. I clean the cat box every day once and it is an enclosed box. The smell is slowly spreading through out the entire house. Help
>>2252884 Despite what any other cat owner here will tell you, the smell doesn't go away. It doesn't matter how you clean, how often you clean, or even if you get rid of the cat. I've been house shopping and you can smell if a cat has lived there immediately, even if the house has been vacant for months.
You'll probably adjust to the stench eventually but don't be surprised if people stop coming over.
>>2252781 It is false. Goose is not agressive, in goose world it is actually very friendly gesture. Goose want to hug and nibble kiss a little. Absolutely you have nothing to be afraid of. Goose is a Feathered friend.
Gives the prisoners an opportunity to provide a positive and productive input that will better someone's life. It's a good program. It's good for the prisoners, good for the dogs, and good for those in need of a service dog.
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