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by Laura
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Training
Topic: My two chow mixes are fighting badly
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Re: My two chow mixes are fighting badly

I lived through the same thing with 2 males raised together from puppyhood. Both neutered young. The fights were few and far between for years but eventually got worse, very frequent, and with the last resulting in trips to the vet. Complete and total separation was the only answer. It will only get...
by Laura
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Kids and my Chow
Replies: 4
Views: 516

Re: Kids and my Chow

You are forcing a 9 week old puppy to sleep outside alone? Of course the baby doesn't want to be alone and separated from the family! My question is why get the puppy, especially a Chow, if you have a terrified child and why get a puppy you want to force outside alone at night? These are the most im...
by Laura
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Vacuum Cleaner suggestions
Replies: 41
Views: 14649

Re: Vacuum Cleaner suggestions

I agree on the Shark! The Shark Navigator Professional is the best vacuum ever! I too have owned Chows for 30+ years and what seems like a million different vacuums. It works on carpets and hardwoods equally well.
by Laura
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Help Collars cause matting on my ChowI
Replies: 4
Views: 321

Re: Help Collars cause matting on my ChowI

I use a harness for walks and a rolled leather collar for tags at other times. You can google the collar for pics. Bought both at Petsmart. Thank you for saving her.
by Laura
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: Itchy chow chow
Replies: 1
Views: 257

Re: Itchy chow chow

Flea allergy?
by Laura
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Memorials and Prayers
Topic: RIP
Replies: 1
Views: 579

Re: RIP

I am very sorry for your loss.
by Laura
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: New Chow Chow Owners
Topic: Best Way to Discipline Chow?
Replies: 5
Views: 548

Re: Best Way to Discipline Chow?

Positive reinforcement and positive training methods. No hitting, yelling, rolling, or other such nonsense. Build love and trust, not fear and dominance. There are plenty of positive training references on this site. Use the search function.
by Laura
Thu May 31, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: Trust issue
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: Trust issue

I'm sure he will be fine. I left my Shuggy for a week when he was 4 months old. He stayed with my aunt at her house and I worried he would forget me or bond with her or think I abandoned him but I worried for nothing. He still loved me when we got home and all was well. :)
by Laura
Wed May 30, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: Trust issue
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: Trust issue

Where will he be staying while you are gone?
by Laura
Wed May 23, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Grooming
Topic: Shedding ... how long does it last??
Replies: 3
Views: 482

Re: Shedding ... how long does it last??

It goes on until you can't believe they have any hair left. Mine go the groomers once a month which really helps but I still brush and brush and it just keeps coming. So I guess 'all summer' is my answer. :)
by Laura
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: My chow chow can not get used of the city
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Re: My chow chow can not get used of the city

Short answer is no please do not return her. That would break her heart and is completely unnecessary. She would not be happier without you. That would be devastating. Just love her and keep working with her but even if she remains 'skittish around town' that is no reason to take away her whole worl...
by Laura
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Uncertain and Somewhat Shy 3 months old Chow Lady
Replies: 6
Views: 735

Re: Uncertain and Somewhat Shy 3 months old Chow Lady

So at this point it is on you to keep her safe. If this forced socialization handling results in her biting someone not so forgiving then what happens? You get sued? She gets put down? She is a puppy now but not for long. What happens in a few months when she weighs 50lbs and bites someone you have ...
by Laura
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Uncertain and Somewhat Shy 3 months old Chow Lady
Replies: 6
Views: 735

Re: Uncertain and Somewhat Shy 3 months old Chow Lady

Is she frightened or does she just prefer (as many chows do) not to be touched and fawned over by strangers? I'm sure she probably was frightened when you put her in someone's arms and I definitely do not recommend a repeat of that. Many chows prefer their families and have zero desire to be touched...
by Laura
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Introducing a new chow, female vs female
Replies: 2
Views: 609

Re: Introducing a new chow, female vs female

Male / female is my suggestion. Let your mom keep the other female and you try the male. You do not let them 'fight it out'. You also owe Sinny the safe loving home you brought her in to. Many have tried same gender chows and many have failed. Yes there are many success stories but bloodshed in your...
by Laura
Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: What do you think she is a pure breed?
Replies: 3
Views: 634

Re: What do you think she is a pure breed?

She doesn't look short to me.
by Laura
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: How to stop aggression or be more friendly to people
Replies: 7
Views: 1103

Re: How to stop aggression or be more friendly to people

I would suggest patience first of all. It takes time to build trust. Build this with love and kindness and positive experiences. As far as socializing him this is important but he is older with his own 3 years of life experiences so he may never be a social butterfly or he may totally be one with ti...
by Laura
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New Chow Owner.. Any Advice Welcome
Replies: 2
Views: 698

Re: New Chow Owner.. Any Advice Welcome

Congrats on your baby. I will share a few thoughts. As far as the 6am wake up call, that will improve as she gets older. She is a baby and can't hold it as long. Think of it as having a baby and those sleepless nights. It's short term. Regarding her training please only use positive reinforcement. T...
by Laura
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Our New Little Girl
Replies: 7
Views: 1399

Re: Our New Little Girl

I'm pretty sure that miss sassy britches needs to come live with me ;)
She is so freaking cute! (Looks like she knows it too)
by Laura
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Chows and Pine Cones
Replies: 1
Views: 596

Re: Chows and Pine Cones

That is so cute and what a smart girl she is!
by Laura
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: New Chow Chow Owners
Topic: Say Hello to Cher <3
Replies: 3
Views: 673

Re: Say Hello to Cher <3

She is so cute! Congrats! It's giving me puppy fever. :) The only thing I would say is that if you plan on using a groomer in the future (I couldn't live without mine) I would get her used to it now. Mine go just for a bath, brushing/blow out, and nail clipping. Just love her, socialize her, and onl...
by Laura
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Chow Shaking Head (nearly all the time).
Replies: 4
Views: 913

Re: Chow Shaking Head (nearly all the time).

More information is needed but obviously you need a different vet and to get to the bottom of this. Head shaking makes me think ear issue/infection. Has he been checked and/or treated for an ear infection? Meds/antibiotics/ear drops? Flushing cleans but doesn't treat an underlying infection. I am al...
by Laura
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: We have a new show puppy!
Replies: 17
Views: 2893

Re: We have a new show puppy!

She is gorgeous!
by Laura
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: Please Help Us. We Really Need Advice and Help
Replies: 1
Views: 555

Re: Please Help Us. We Really Need Advice and Help

Urinary tract infection? Bladder stones? I'm not sure but blood in the pee and a smaller amount is not normal and would require a trip to the vet.
by Laura
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Our New Little Girl
Replies: 7
Views: 1399

Re: Our New Little Girl

I'm pretty sure she needs me to hug her! So cute!
by Laura
Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Getting an 8 week puppy, need advice
Replies: 1
Views: 734

Re: Getting an 8 week puppy, need advice

I use the harness in the second link for my two. I've had it for years and years. In the beginning I fastened it on their chest to work on pulling but since then it's always fastened on their back. It doesn't damage their fur and allows more control and is much safer than a collar IMO.

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