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by DrewBear
Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:08 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Smooth Red Chow
Replies: 16
Views: 3283

Re: Smooth Red Chow

Congratulations! What a fine looking fella! Glad to hear Rory and Amber accept him as part of the pack. You are going to turn heads walking with those three. 8)
by DrewBear
Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:47 am
Forum: Training
Topic: My Puppy Won't Stop Nipping/Play Biting
Replies: 14
Views: 9264

Re: My Puppy Won't Stop Nipping/Play Biting

when he is not excited he doesnt bite. That reminds me of another revelation that helped me understand his nipping. This may not apply to all pups, but mine nips when he's hungry. I was feeding him 3-4 times per day when he was young. So once I figured out this signal for hunger, it was easy to get...
by DrewBear
Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:14 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: My Puppy Won't Stop Nipping/Play Biting
Replies: 14
Views: 9264

Re: My Puppy Won't Stop Nipping/Play Biting

Sounds like you have a "strong-willed" Chow. :? Mine wasn't nearly as stubborn when he was a pup, but I do remember a turning point. I think I sort of growled at him. :shock: Mostly I took an aggressive stance and projected dominance. At the time I felt really bad because he went to a hidi...
by DrewBear
Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: New Chow Chow Owners
Topic: Introducing Bella - will she grow any taller
Replies: 8
Views: 1992

Re: Introducing Bella - will she grow any taller

Samantha, I think Bella is bellissimo! 8)
by DrewBear
Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:53 pm
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Is it right for us? (Family with small child)
Replies: 15
Views: 3598

Re: Is it right for us? (Family with small child)

Socialization begins with the breeder. Just by chance, the breeder of my Chow had young kids and had everyone in her family handle the pups from the very beginning. I think this helped a lot with the socialization process. Although I've always supervised carefully when he interacts with kids, my Cho...
by DrewBear
Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: My dog is being aggressive.
Replies: 10
Views: 2494

Re: My dog is being aggressive.

So today I took my 2 year old chow to his first dog training class...I've heard that chows can be aggressive but it was still embarrassing. I just wanted to pick him up and leave. You should not be embarrassed for your Chow. The trainer is the one who should be embarrassed. Yes, leave and find anot...
by DrewBear
Wed Dec 31, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: New Chow Chow Owners
Topic: Is my 13 week old pup too friendly with strangers?
Replies: 5
Views: 1219

Re: Is my 13 week old pup too friendly with strangers?

Although Chows are generally aloof with strangers and are excellent guard dogs, each individual Chow is unique. Even pups from the same litter can have very different character traits. In asking breeders questions about the parents of pups I was considering, the phrase "doesn't know a stranger&...
by DrewBear
Wed Dec 24, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Smoothy with No Name
Replies: 38
Views: 5928

Re: Smoothy with No Name

He's now nearly 15 months old, but this 10 sec. vid was taken somewhere around his 1st birthday. You may need to click on the Youtube link to view the video: http://youtu.be/3lWUDnNWoUs

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by DrewBear
Wed Dec 24, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Chewing on the same spot
Replies: 4
Views: 975

Re: Chewing on the same spot

You've probably done this, but check closely to make sure there's no foxtail/burr/thorn/splinter near the hotspot. If the spray doesn't work and he keeps at it, you may need to put a cone (or similar gadget) on him. He'll hate that and you may need to rearrange furniture around the house so he doesn...
by DrewBear
Wed Dec 24, 2014 2:21 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Lets See Your Chow Chow's Selfie
Replies: 22
Views: 5181

Re: Lets See Your Chow Chow's Selfie

Rory's Dad wrote:Nice to see you Drew. Pup looks great.

Thanks, RD. Rory & Amber look great, too. Their technique is fine, you just need to upgrade their phones. :D But low-light indoor shots are always tough.
by DrewBear
Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Lets See Your Chow Chow's Selfie
Replies: 22
Views: 5181

Re: Lets See Your Chow Chow's Selfie

He dropped the phone a couple of times before he was happy with the selfie. Silly puppy! :lol:

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by DrewBear
Sun Oct 05, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: soon to be a chow chow owner!
Replies: 13
Views: 1451

Re: soon to be a chow chow owner!

...super friendly to humans but not so much to other dogs. Puppy classes are great, but a supervised puppy play-group is also necessary if he's not mixing well with other dogs. Supervision by a good trainer is essential. They can observe and hopefully identify what's going on in the puppy brain and...
by DrewBear
Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Rory Finishes his AKC Championship
Replies: 11
Views: 2096

Re: Rory Finishes his AKC Championship

Congratulations! Bravo, Rory!
by DrewBear
Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New Chow Owner Needs Direction
Replies: 20
Views: 3466

Re: New Chow Owner Needs Direction

I'm thinking of getting a 7mnth old chow puppy...It seems that the breed is a little lazy. I tend to run a few miles every other day or so... We are also an active hiking and camping family. In reading blogs it seems that Chows have very little interest in activity. There's a large range of size, b...
by DrewBear
Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:54 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Smoothy with No Name
Replies: 38
Views: 5928

Re: Smoothy with No Name

Thor is looking very handsome. Hopefully those teenage years keep going smoothly for you! Thanks, Cocoa. 10 1/2 months now and all is still well! Cross fingers, knock on wood and all that stuff. He'd becoming a handsome, well rounded adult. Love Thor - it's been fun to watch him grow! Thanks, Glue....
by DrewBear
Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: soon to be a chow chow owner!
Replies: 13
Views: 1451

Re: soon to be a chow chow owner!

Alice, you will want to check with the vet that gives your pup his initial checkup, but I was advised not to take my pup to public areas until he had completed his vaccinations. That meant for about 6 weeks after he arrived at 8 weeks of age, he was limited to my backyard and 3 other family members'...
by DrewBear
Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:40 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Sleeping
Replies: 5
Views: 1005

Re: Sleeping

If you want to read my original post - search Puppy that barks through the night - sorry I don't know how to copy (I'm useless with technology). Alternatively, click on lrfishwick's profile name, then "search user's posts". Since lrfishwick only has 14 posts, it's easy to quickly browse t...
by DrewBear
Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Sleeping
Replies: 5
Views: 1005

Re: Sleeping

When he gets up he will usually pee and then go back to sleep... Just sounds like he needs to pee. I agree it's a good thing he asks to go out. I imagine pups are just like human kids; some take longer than others to sleep through the night without needing to pee. You may want to remove his water b...
by DrewBear
Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:14 am
Forum: Grooming
Topic: Grooming puppy
Replies: 4
Views: 1715

Re: Grooming puppy

I groom in multiple short sessions throughout the day. That way it doesn't get tedious for either of us. I found a comb best when he was younger (2-6 months) and a pin-brush easier when his puppy fuzz was mostly gone. But I have smooth coated Chow, so you may need other tools.
by DrewBear
Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:59 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: huffing....snorting
Replies: 2
Views: 1104

Re: huffing....snorting

My 9-month-old caught a cold once when he was much younger. Aside from the snorting & sneezing, he also licked his nose more than usual (it was runny). It took a few days before he completely recovered without any medical intervention. He slept lots, but that's normal for young pups. He also ret...
by DrewBear
Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:50 am
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: Can a chow chow puppy or adult be alone from 1 to 9 hours al
Replies: 2
Views: 747

Re: Can a chow chow puppy or adult be alone from 1 to 9 hour

Just a quick reply for now. A puppy should not be left alone for much more than an hour. You risk all sorts of behavioral and psychological issues by leaving them alone during the impressionable first months. This is especially true if they're confined indoors (usually means a crate). Just my opinio...
by DrewBear
Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:12 am
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: The three Chowketiers
Replies: 6
Views: 1494

Re: The three Chowketiers

LOL...love the tail blur. This reminds me I still need to try feeding Thor yogurt and cottage cheese.
by DrewBear
Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:08 am
Forum: Nutrition, Diets and Food
Topic: Healthy Treats
Replies: 6
Views: 2174

Re: Healthy Treats

With the many issues of giving any treats made in China, I started dehydrating chicken or beef for my two Chowdren. Another vote for DIY treats. My pup prefers something chunky that he can get a good crunch on. So I cut rough cubes and bake them in an oven at 250º for ~1 hr., then finish them off i...
by DrewBear
Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Does Your Chow "Hunt"?
Replies: 17
Views: 4515

Re: Does Your Chow "Hunt"?

My pup goes nuts for squirrels, rabbits and rodents. He's curious about cats, but doesn't really "hunt" them in the same way. He knows birds can fly, so mostly ignores them. Hasn't met any larger animals, so not sure how he'll respond there. He always wants to greet other dogs, but only me...
by DrewBear
Fri Jun 13, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Puppy Crying!
Replies: 9
Views: 1379

Re: Puppy Crying!

Yaayy! \:D/ I was neither upset or offended. I understood that you had the best intentions of the tough-love variety. You certainly do want to watch for signs of separation anxiety. But it sounds like you guys have set good boundaries that Django seems to understand & accept. So I think you all ...

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