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by P.R. Bear
Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: teary eye
Replies: 5
Views: 2520

Re: teary eye

My little girl Bear has the same problem. I had to take her to the vet a couple months ago due to bumps on the edges of her lids. Vet said they looked like pimples and to wipe her eyes with warm wash cloth a couple times a day, They went away after a week or so. Just another thing to watch for with ...
by P.R. Bear
Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:19 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Heavy Panting
Replies: 6
Views: 1487

Re: Heavy Panting

Our girl Bear does the same thing when she has to go outside.
by P.R. Bear
Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:10 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Ghost Alert! ?
Replies: 5
Views: 811

Re: Ghost Alert! ?

I've posted this story before, but it is such a good one I have to post again... Years back my brother was in the bathroom when his dog Amber started barking and growling. He then hears a womans voice say "now hush Amber" and Amber did. My brother now starts calling out for my sister in-la...
by P.R. Bear
Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: HELP PLEASE!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 2866

Re: HELP PLEASE!!!

I would separate them. We had similar problem with our girl Bear and our male collie. We hired a behaviorilst to work with her. The more they fight, the more it is going to be ingrained in them. It took us 4 months of working with them to get Bear to accept Benny. We taught them to leave it, watch m...
by P.R. Bear
Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chow Abuse
Replies: 18
Views: 3288

Re: Chow Abuse

Amen?
by P.R. Bear
Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chow Abuse
Replies: 18
Views: 3288

Re: Chow Abuse

What about your future bro-in law? Isn't he helping care for the pup? If it was me I'd let them both know that I'd have no problem calling animal control on them. If possible, could you take in the pup? I'm a believer that if you are going to keep your dog (unless its a working dog) outside then you...
by P.R. Bear
Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:36 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: why do people think chows are one of the most dangerous dogs
Replies: 26
Views: 4596

Re: why do people think chows are one of the most dangerous

You didn't say if your mom-in law is in the same town or if you have to travel to see her. With us, if we are at a relative in town we take 2 cars and one of us leaves early to "take care of the dogs". If it is an out of town trip one of us stays home, (we have 4 dogs, can't afford to boar...
by P.R. Bear
Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chow vs. pittbul
Replies: 20
Views: 3773

Re: Chow vs. pittbul

Thank goodness your Atara came out of this uninjured! Two of my neighbors had pits (the owners of the male have since moved), the male pit 2 doors down busted through the fence and attacked the female pit next door. I watched in horror as they went at it. It took 4 people to break them up. I don't k...
by P.R. Bear
Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Resource guarding
Replies: 9
Views: 1801

Re: Resource guarding

We had a similar problem with our girl. Our behavioralist said to teach her the "leave it" command. We would have 2 different treats, one in each hand, and hold out the one treat and tell her to leave it. Once she turned her head away we would praise her and give her the other treat. Once ...
by P.R. Bear
Tue May 21, 2013 6:45 am
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: my baby girl, no name yet
Replies: 20
Views: 3946

Re: my baby girl, no name yet

She is beautiful!!! :D
by P.R. Bear
Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:35 am
Forum: Training
Topic: dog on dog aggression
Replies: 6
Views: 1790

Re: dog on dog aggression

Hi Cam, Our behaviorilst put Bear on the Prozac. Bear was overly sensitive to any kind of stimulus and she would look for something to attack, which was usually Benny. Even when things were calm she would sometimes just walk up to him and attack. He gives her submissive signals but she doesn't read ...
by P.R. Bear
Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:10 am
Forum: Training
Topic: dog on dog aggression
Replies: 6
Views: 1790

dog on dog aggression

I posted some time ago about our chow attacking our collie. She has been on prozak for 2 months now and is much more mellow. She and our collie have been going to obedience classes together and are doing well. What I'm wondering about is decipline for aggression. Our trainer uses positive reinforcem...
by P.R. Bear
Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Borscht Being Aggressive towards Charlie
Replies: 12
Views: 1537

Re: Borscht Being Aggressive towards Charlie

I'm not as experienced with chows as many of the members here, but I just wanted to add my 2cents. I'm having the same problem with my 1yr old girl. She decided a couple of months ago that she has a serious problem with our collie. Up until then they were best buds. We are now working with a behavio...
by P.R. Bear
Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Violently Aggressive Chows.
Replies: 29
Views: 4682

Re: Violently Aggressive Chows.

I have an 11 month old spayed female who started attacking my male neutered collie 2 months ago. I am now working with a behaviorlist. There can be many reasons for aggression. I've discovered that Bear isn't reading Benny's signals. He is being submissive to her and she attacks him anyway. The 2 no...
by P.R. Bear
Sat Dec 22, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Spooky presence?
Replies: 5
Views: 687

Re: Spooky presence?

It could be critters in the wall, but I've got to tell you something that happened to my brother. He was in the bathroom when his yellow lab went nuts out in the hallway. He called to my sister-in law thinking she had come back home (she had left for work). Anyway, Stacy didn't answer but my brother...
by P.R. Bear
Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: chowling aggressive to collie
Replies: 8
Views: 865

Re: chowling aggressive to collie

Thank you for the wonderful advice/information Victory. Talking with my husband, I think since we haven't had the dogs to any formal training classes, that might be a good place to start. Checking prices, we could take all three dogs to obedience for the same price as a couple sessions with a behavi...
by P.R. Bear
Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Everyone thinks they know better....
Replies: 22
Views: 2219

Re: Everyone thinks they know better....

I'd totally back you up if did give them the boot! I can't believe your folks allow this woman anywhere near the house! I've always said I prefer dogs over people. I have a sign by my door that says: "dogs welcome...people tolerated".
by P.R. Bear
Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: chowling aggressive to collie
Replies: 8
Views: 865

Re: chowling aggressive to collie

Well, Bear is still being aggressive to Benny. In fact, it's getting worse. Today I had to break up 3 fights and I was able to block 2 fights from starting. My husband doesn't have these problems in the evening while I'm at work. I'm thinking I must be the problem. Is she not seeing me as an Alpha o...
by P.R. Bear
Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:28 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: chowling aggressive to collie
Replies: 8
Views: 865

chowling aggressive to collie

My 10 month old little girl has become aggressive towards my collie. This started about 5 weeks ago. I have 2 other dogs, a Golden and a Collie, (they are both male). Both of the boys are submissive to her. Once a week Bear will walk up to my collie and just rip into him, which leads to a dog fight....
by P.R. Bear
Sun Sep 30, 2012 7:19 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Non-stop Itching
Replies: 1
Views: 714

Re: Non-stop Itching

I recently had to take my smooth collie to the vet for what I though was a rash on his belly. It turned out to be impetiago, (hope I spelled it right). The vet put him on antibiotics for 10 days and it cleared right up. I asked him if it was contagious because we have 2 other dogs and he said no, bu...
by P.R. Bear
Sun Sep 30, 2012 6:59 am
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Is my dog a full breed chow chow??
Replies: 9
Views: 1854

Re: Is my dog a full breed chow chow??

Judging by the picture you posted, I'd say she is definately a pure bred chow.
by P.R. Bear
Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:12 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Need to have an Operation done to Our female chow
Replies: 7
Views: 1179

Re: Need to have an Operation done to Our female chow

It's a common procedure for hip dysplasia. Our first Golden had it in both hips. We opted for the TPO, (triple pelvic ostiotomy). With that procedure they actually break the pelvis and use a metal bracket to line the ball and socket up. Something you may want to check into. The surgeon suggested thi...
by P.R. Bear
Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:10 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Few Pictures i took today.
Replies: 7
Views: 786

Re: Few Pictures i took today.

Hi Kitten1426, I must say, you have some handsome kids there. I was wondering about Kodi's tail being white. I have a 7 mo. black female and I've noticed she has white hair in her tail. Is this normal coloring for black chows? I've always had goldens and collies so I'm not familiar with the chows co...
by P.R. Bear
Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: Avatar Submissions
Topic: new avatar please
Replies: 1
Views: 1736

new avatar please

Please add this avatar to my profile

Thank you
by P.R. Bear
Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: mats behind ears
Replies: 6
Views: 673

mats behind ears

Does anyone have a non-stressful way to remove mats from behind the ears? I used to have a rough collie who got them all the time. I used a dog clipper on him with no problem. I tried using it on Bear and she screamed like I was killing her! I also have dematting combs (the ones with the blades in t...

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