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by IliamnasQuest
Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Hello and Update from Alaska
Replies: 3
Views: 1329

Hello and Update from Alaska

Hi all! I hope that everyone had a great holiday season and are surviving the winter just fine (for those who are IN winter! *L*). I see a number of newer handles here since I last posted. Hopefully the "regulars" are still around and haven't faded out like I have. I don't make it here very often, i...
by IliamnasQuest
Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Help required Please
Replies: 8
Views: 3041

Re: Help required Please

I'm coming into this a little late, but wanted to recommend an excellent Chow breeder. Look into Redcloud Kennels - Zola Coogan, along with Paula Titon. Zola has been a Chow breeder for more than 30 years and a few years ago had a write-up in Chow life. Paula and Zola co-own a red male who was the f...
by IliamnasQuest
Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:20 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Help, how to find a reputable chow chow breeder in the NE??
Replies: 16
Views: 8142

Re: Help, how to find a reputable chow chow breeder in the N

I would highly recommend Redcloud Chows. I believe they're located in Maine. They're a top-of-the-line chow breeder with 30+ years of breeding and studying the breed behind them. They aim to breed the healthiest possible chows, with the best possible temperaments. They ARE show breeders, too, but th...
by IliamnasQuest
Tue May 17, 2011 8:13 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: FREAKING OUT!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 3610

Re: FREAKING OUT!!!

A lump could be any number of things, and some of them are not really a problem and can be dealt with at home. An abrasion from rough play with another dog, or running into a tree branch, etc. can leave a scab and a little lump. Usually that scab can be peeled off to see raw skin (sometimes bleeding...
by IliamnasQuest
Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:37 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: She won't "stay"
Replies: 13
Views: 4005

Re: She won't "stay"

I'm sorry you didn't pass but it truly sounds like you and Java are doing a wonderful job - and I would expect that they will have the test again and you have time to work toward that goal still. Passing nine out of ten of the CGC tests is not bad at all! You should be proud to be dong this with a "...
by IliamnasQuest
Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Question about backpack
Replies: 3
Views: 1525

Re: Question about backpack

My Chow, Khana, wears a backpack frequently. She's my working Service Dog and anytime we're out in public she wears a pack and carries things I may need (wallet, checkbook, medications, bee sting kit, hand wipes, poop bags, etc.). I've found that she is a different dog when wearing the pack. She bec...
by IliamnasQuest
Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Pulling while walking
Replies: 12
Views: 3165

Re: Pulling while walking

The Easy Walk harness is a great device. I've used it on my own dogs and had many students (I used to teach obedience classes) use it with great success. The ring you clip the leash to is on the chest strap, so when the dog tries to pull the harness turns them to the side and the pulling usually sto...
by IliamnasQuest
Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Hello Again *waving from Alaska*
Replies: 9
Views: 3218

Re: Hello Again *waving from Alaska*

Hey Victory! Glad your chows are doing well. That's so funny about Dreamdancer just learning not to sleep under the bed - it MUST be a very tight fit! Neither one of my dogs would fit under the bed. I never really thought about chow people being stubborn, but that seems right. I know I can be uber-s...
by IliamnasQuest
Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: ADOPTION?
Replies: 5
Views: 2237

Re: ADOPTION?

Thank you. I probably shouldn't have posted a request for advice...I honestly was probably looking for someone to tell me it was ok. I have been sick, I have lost their home and finding a place to live is difficult, even more so with two large dogs. However (smile) I would NEVER take them to a shel...
by IliamnasQuest
Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Hello Again *waving from Alaska*
Replies: 9
Views: 3218

Re: Hello Again *waving from Alaska*

Ahhh, it feels good to be remembered! Thanks for responding to my post - I feel so out of things since it's been so long. I did a bit of poking around yesterday and posted in the training area but haven't really looked anywhere else yet. Glad I missed the spammer's convention! I bet that was a royal...
by IliamnasQuest
Sun Mar 20, 2011 5:28 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Tippsy's gotten violent...
Replies: 8
Views: 2727

Re: Tippsy's gotten violent...

I've found that when two dogs within a household are fighting, it's generally because the leadership is not quite strong enough for the personalities of the dogs. With some dogs you can be really lax and allow a lot of individuality in their behavior - with others you have to maintain a very rigid l...
by IliamnasQuest
Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Hello Again *waving from Alaska*
Replies: 9
Views: 3218

Hello Again *waving from Alaska*

I know, it's been ages since I've been here! My desktop computer died several months ago and my laptop only connects up wirelessly but I had no wireless connection where I was living, so I was basically offline for several months. Amazingly enough I didn't really miss it that much, so maybe my "inte...
by IliamnasQuest
Sat Jul 03, 2010 7:38 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Hi from Khana in Alaska
Replies: 17
Views: 4326

Re: Hi from Khana in Alaska

Thank you so much for all your kind thoughts and condolences. It was a very tragic thing to go through, Dora's death. One minute I'm tossing her treats and she's at my feet, happy and bouncy, and the next minute the moose has attacked. I was trying to get all the dogs into the van and Dora was happi...
by IliamnasQuest
Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:48 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Hi from Khana in Alaska
Replies: 17
Views: 4326

Hi from Khana in Alaska

Since I posted in the rescue forum, I figured I should pop in here and say "hi" to everyone. I don't come here often anymore (been more than three months since I have been here even to read!) but wanted to touch base with you guys. The rescue posting I made was sent to me from someone at a German sh...
by IliamnasQuest
Sun Jun 28, 2009 1:05 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Through the Looking Glass
Replies: 2
Views: 1022

Re: Through the Looking Glass

I'm glad the car was stopped, too! Yikes! I remember once when Trick (GSD) was just a couple years old. I was down in Montana, considering a move to that area, and had gone out to a place to put a deposit on a rental. The landlord lived in a house and had dozens of rabbits running around loose. I dr...
by IliamnasQuest
Sat May 30, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Knee Surgery Recovery Diary
Replies: 26
Views: 5663

Re: Severe Discomfort After Hip X Ray - Worried!

It sounds like he tore a cruciate ligament? Poor boy! When they position a dog for a hip x-ray to check for dysplasia, they put the dog on its back and then pull the hind legs straight. Since he had an injured knee it probably did cause a bit of irritation to it, but if the x-rays were necessary it ...
by IliamnasQuest
Sat May 30, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Would you or Could you.
Replies: 20
Views: 4217

Re: Would you or Could you.

I'm just going to back up what's already been said. I'm a long-time owner of chows (going on 18 years with the breed now) and have been training for obedience for 20 years. I've titled three chows in obedience, rally, agility and have worked extensively with training behaviors to dogs with independe...
by IliamnasQuest
Wed May 20, 2009 1:06 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Mochi was attacked
Replies: 20
Views: 4133

Re: Mochi was attacked

Sorry to hear about this - glad Mochi was okay! How did he act when you took him into the park? Did he act okay around the other dogs? Some dogs get mentally traumatized when attacked, but if he went in and wanted to play then he probably just shook it all off. He may be wary of pitbull types from n...
by IliamnasQuest
Mon May 11, 2009 5:38 pm
Forum: Memorials and Prayers
Topic: We have lost our beloved Cayenne
Replies: 33
Views: 8896

Re: We have lost our beloved Cayenne

Oh Mandy, my deepest condolences on your loss! It's so hard to lose any of our loved ones, but especially difficult when it's unexpected. I wish I could offer some words of advice as to how to get through this, but only time can help soften the grief and bring you some solace. Take care of yourself ...
by IliamnasQuest
Tue May 05, 2009 6:38 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: signs of going on heat
Replies: 24
Views: 3219

Re: signs of going on heat

The men's underwear work great - even boxer briefs (my brother had left a pack of them here when he stayed here for awhile, and when Khana came into heat this last time those boxer briefs became HER undies!). I use a sanitary pad with the sticky backing to put into the underwear and that helps soak ...
by IliamnasQuest
Fri May 01, 2009 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Your chow in 3 words or less
Replies: 34
Views: 7510

Re: Your chow in 3 words or less

Khana - perfectly wonderful fluffbutt

Dora - little scruffy ghost

Now, for the chow-wannabees (the shepherds .. *L*)

Trick - loyal trustworthy friend

Tazer - crazy energetic monster-puppy

Melanie and the gang in Alaska
by IliamnasQuest
Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:35 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Colonel turns a deaf ear!
Replies: 18
Views: 2721

Re: Colonel turns a deaf ear!

Ahh, the old "honk the horn, fool 'em into thinking you're leaving' trick! *LOL* Glad it worked! We actually use that in our recall classes with dogs who really don't want to listen to their owners when called. I hold the leash, the owner calls the dog, and when the dog goes "ho-hum, not gonna liste...
by IliamnasQuest
Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:25 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Khana and Dora say hello!
Replies: 14
Views: 2851

Re: Khana and Dora say hello!

Hey Vicky! Good to hear from you! So sorry I haven't gotten back to your PM - I am notoriously awful at responding to PM's anyhow (I don't notice them half the time to start with) and then with my aches and pains I just really limit my time online. You're right, those rules should work on all specie...
by IliamnasQuest
Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:18 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Khana and Dora say hello!
Replies: 14
Views: 2851

Re: Khana and Dora say hello!

Hey all! Glad to see some remember us .. :mrgreen: Sirchow - I'm a longtime member of the forum, just not on much these days. Khana isn't the old gal - Khana is only four years old, so she's got a lot of "umph" in her yet .. *L* .. I trained her myself in the Service Dog tasks. I have twenty year ba...
by IliamnasQuest
Sat Apr 25, 2009 12:00 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Khana and Dora say hello!
Replies: 14
Views: 2851

Khana and Dora say hello!

I know we don't stop in here very often these days but I'm trying to spend less time online as it's hard for me to sit in front of a computer for long (causes pain in the neck/shoulders/wrists and my right knee - why my right knee I have no idea .. *L*). I've gotten back into doing beadwork so I try...