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by Layla
Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:53 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Clicker training, multiple dogs, impromptu training...
Replies: 3
Views: 1081

Re: Clicker training, multiple dogs, impromptu training...

Personally, i would think about 'marking' the behaviour with another sound / word to keep the click salient. When i'm training this behaviour i just the treat without a marker as soon as they pause. Then i stretch it out to reawrding when they look at me, then they have to turn to me, then come to m...
by Layla
Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New Owner (sort-of) Needs Advice
Replies: 2
Views: 869

Re: New Owner (sort-of) Needs Advice

Your baby chowling needs to go out to potty at least every 4 hours during the day. My adult chows have access to potty 4 times a day, but they needed to go out far more as pups. I would also say that adult chows in apartments benefit from 2 short, or 1 longer walk a day (at least 45-50mins) to allow...
by Layla
Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:35 am
Forum: Memorials and Prayers
Topic: Ivana has left us
Replies: 20
Views: 3541

Re: Ivana has left us

I'm so sorry. Run free Ivana.
by Layla
Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:42 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: eye green discharge
Replies: 4
Views: 1058

Re: eye green discharge

Green discharge from an eye would make me take Pong to the vet. It sounds like an infection that will need treatment or may turn into an ulcer, or even damage his vision. Let us know how he does!
by Layla
Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:58 pm
Forum: Grooming
Topic: Urine staines
Replies: 4
Views: 1004

Re: Urine staines

Oh yes, i love the white on white for Millie. I would swear by the black on black for my Alfie's coat. It was always GORGEOUSLY back & shiny. They are natural, with none of the hardh chemicals you often find in these kind of shampoos, a big plus for me. I think CC does a 'trial' or 'travel' pack...
by Layla
Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Run Up to Crufts
Replies: 13
Views: 1213

Re: Run Up to Crufts

That's the perfect attitude! She's a winner for YOU & that is all that matters. I'd take her temperament over a beautiful yet nasty dog any day. I think showing teaches me a marvellous 'poker face' Just be nice to everyone & vent when you get home Sirol :wink: I just don't get involved.
by Layla
Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: Grooming
Topic: Urine staines
Replies: 4
Views: 1004

Re: Urine staines

I use a lot of Chris Christenson products on my creamy girl. A lot of whitening shampoos will help with staining btu this http://www.chrissystems.com/iceonice1.htm sprayed on, prevents the issue :D
by Layla
Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Run Up to Crufts
Replies: 13
Views: 1213

Re: Run Up to Crufts

The show world reminds me more of the school playground at times... & I hated that place! It's a DOG show people, not the Nobel physics prize! Politics aside, all you are playing for is another's (hopefully educated in & lovers of the breed) OPINION of your dogs. How they feel the dog measur...
by Layla
Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:38 am
Forum: Grooming
Topic: Weepy eye cleaning
Replies: 6
Views: 2174

Re: Weepy eye cleaning

Hi Karen, I feel your pain. Millie is just the same & it looks so ugly against that cream fur. I've has a lot of sucess with the top two products on this page http://k9rawdiet.com/Ear-and-Eye-Cleaners-c-27.html (Mindy's website) I use the pads mostly. Hope that helps 8)
by Layla
Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:38 am
Forum: Grooming
Topic: Weepy eye cleaning
Replies: 6
Views: 2174

Re: Weepy eye cleaning

Hi Karen, I feel your pain. Millie is just the same & it looks so ugly against that cream fur. I've has a lot of sucess with the top two products on this page http://k9rawdiet.com/Ear-and-Eye-Cleaners-c-27.html (Mindy's website) I use the pads mostly. Hope that helps 8)
by Layla
Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Ketamine recall
Replies: 2
Views: 499

Ketamine recall

Just wanted to make sure everyone is aware of this recall. The scarey thing is it's been an issue since July & only at the end of December were Vets told. The article below talks about all of it. My friend has the chow in the article & called me the day it happened to Ruskin. Having seen her...
by Layla
Sun Jan 10, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Coco got snow too!
Replies: 12
Views: 1578

Re: Coco got snow too!

Wonderful snow pictures!
by Layla
Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:32 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Bramble snow video
Replies: 16
Views: 1987

Re: Bramble snow video

Excellent video! Love her excitement over the flower pot :lol:
by Layla
Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:04 pm
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: How Cold Is It??
Replies: 31
Views: 2454

Re: How Cold Is It??

Ha ha! It's been about 55 or warmer here in seattle most days. I haven't needed a coat to walk in a week or so :lol: 8)
by Layla
Fri Jan 01, 2010 5:40 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Bald & Bloody Spot
Replies: 7
Views: 1141

Re: Bald & Bloody Spot

Maybe he got wet / damp there & it didn't dry well? That's has happened to Millie in that area before. Really worried me at the time, but since i've been more careful, never seen it again.
by Layla
Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:52 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How Long do you Walk?
Replies: 15
Views: 11850

Re: How Long do you Walk?

That's far too long! Even an adult chow doesn't tend to need that much exercise daily. I tend to walk mine twice a day for about 40mins then 15mins. If we go out snowshoeing they just about go for 2hours & they only get 1-2 short walks the next day. At 6months, you chow isn't fully grown yet &am...
by Layla
Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:47 am
Forum: Grooming
Topic: Coat question
Replies: 15
Views: 2812

Re: Coat question

Anytime :D
by Layla
Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:32 pm
Forum: Grooming
Topic: Coat question
Replies: 15
Views: 2812

Re: Coat question

The fluctuation in temperature are causing mine to shed a little as well. My best advice is groom, groom, groom as it encourages coat growth & conditioning. Coming in & out of season will also affect coat in bitches. Louie is shedding like crazy, in the middle of a coat change & entered ...
by Layla
Sat Dec 05, 2009 10:02 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: When a Chow's tail suddenly stops curling over the back
Replies: 5
Views: 3653

Re: When a Chow's tail suddenly stops curling over the back

Most chows put their tail down when they are scare, unhappy or in discomfort. Of an older or sick chow it can just be more comfortable to leave it down rather than exert the muscles to keep in on their backs. Maybe worth a check-up to see if any arthritis is suspected him the back or legs.
by Layla
Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:57 pm
Forum: Grooming
Topic: How to maintain that freshly groomed, fluffy look?
Replies: 8
Views: 6392

Re: How to maintain that freshly groomed, fluffy look?

Glad to help! Also, try lots of short brushstrokes rather than long ones. That helps :D

Thanks for the compliment on Louie, i love grooming but he's the only chow that enjoys it as much as i do. Millie would rather not thanks :roll:
by Layla
Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:14 am
Forum: Memorials and Prayers
Topic: Vickie's beloved Kyra has crossed the Rainbow Bridge
Replies: 17
Views: 2766

Re: Vickie's beloved Kyra has crossed the Rainbow Bridge

It's been a hard year for loosing chows. Unfortunately, Ky will have stellar company up there. Run free sweet Kyra, x
by Layla
Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:42 pm
Forum: Grooming
Topic: How to maintain that freshly groomed, fluffy look?
Replies: 8
Views: 6392

Re: How to maintain that freshly groomed, fluffy look?

Nope, you need a force air dryer, it makes a huge difference to their 'fluff factor' Also, always brush / comb towards the head (apart from their legs) I give them a quick blow out then spray with grooming spray before most groomings. A slicker will also help you. Here is Louie (at 3months old) afte...
by Layla
Wed Nov 25, 2009 6:28 pm
Forum: Grooming
Topic: How to maintain that freshly groomed, fluffy look?
Replies: 8
Views: 6392

Re: How to maintain that freshly groomed, fluffy look?

DO you have a dog dryer? It really makes a huge difference in making their coat look fluffy. I can take mine to the dogs & fluff them up even without wahing them. It's awesome!
by Layla
Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:32 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: what color will this Chow be?
Replies: 12
Views: 1555

Re: what color will this Chow be?

I guess red!
by Layla
Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Cinder has moved on
Replies: 31
Views: 2780

Re: Cinder has moved on

I'm so sorry to hear about Cinder. My deepest sympathies & empathy. Take good care, x

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