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by JasonandNat
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Leashing Pulling Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1382

Re: Leashing Pulling Problem

Well generally that's a you problem. To divorce yourself from the issue, add another lead (Dollar Store) to your pups collar. let it drag on the ground, make sure it's long enough to drag about 10 feet behind. Every time pup starts pulling step on this lead and loosen the regular one your holding. O...
by JasonandNat
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Does anyone else find that most other dogs don't like your Chow:
Replies: 2
Views: 1742

Re: Does anyone else find that most other dogs don't like your Chow:

Generally what your seeing is fear reaction in other dogs towards your chow. The Chow tail up high sends alot of dogs into challenge mode, just usually not brave enough to test them. Although I have yet see one attempt what your describing even with rescues. Generally dogs stay away from chows they ...
by JasonandNat
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Bad reaction of my chow chow after cutting off all his hair.
Replies: 1
Views: 1696

Re: Bad reaction of my chow chow after cutting off all his hair.

A shame you didn’t learn more about Chow’s before acquiring. Never. Ever. Shave your Chow. Mother Nature is far smarter than people. As long as their winter coat is groomed out in spring your good. Never had a Chow not able to go through summer. Ever. They are far more hearty a breed than implied by...
by JasonandNat
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: I MISTAKENTLY CUT MY CHOWS HAIR TOO SHORT WITHOUT RESEARCHING!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 8727

Re: I MISTAKENTLY CUT MY CHOWS HAIR TOO SHORT WITHOUT RESEARCHING!!!

Do not shave Chow’s. Mother nature is smarter than you are.
by JasonandNat
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: puppy hair shaved help
Replies: 2
Views: 7215

Re: puppy hair shaved help

It’ll grow back, slowly. Shaving bad.
by JasonandNat
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Big bear passing on
Replies: 0
Views: 3624

Big bear passing on

Some of you may remember 12 years ago, we introduced FengHuang and her brother ShenLung. FengHuang passed at 5 years, and sadly ShenLung has passed. He lasted 5 months longer than the vets gave him with anemia, a massively enlarged spleen and cancer in his liver. He had a great 8 weeks of vacation, ...
by JasonandNat
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: King David and King Solomon
Replies: 2
Views: 6990

Re: King David and King Solomon

Note: They are mean aggressive bears, if you pick a fight with one. They earned that rep, and they shouldn't be ashamed about it. I used to have a gal who was the Empress of the Known Universe, and nobody in their right mind challenged that. In the thousands of dogs she saw in here life, not one, sa...
by JasonandNat
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Potential Chow owner with young kids
Replies: 2
Views: 6647

Re: Potential Chow owner with young kids

see your other post....
by JasonandNat
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chows and children
Replies: 1
Views: 6569

Re: Chows and children

They are around here, but they have been socialized with neighbourhood children since arriving. I have had Chow's my entire life, starting when I was about 10. Our current big male didn't care for kids when he was young and would walk away or inform them to piss off. Issues usually ended there. At a...
by JasonandNat
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Male Chow Neutered
Replies: 1
Views: 6391

Re: Male Chow Neutered

Never too late. As a companion fur kid, best before the terrible two's...

Our male was fixed at an early age as per the requirements from the breeder, so no idea on if he will just stop. Probably not. He has been getting away with it after all.
by JasonandNat
Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Raising A Chow pup and having a child a couple years after.
Replies: 2
Views: 10610

Re: Raising A Chow pup and having a child a couple years after.

Personally grew up with chows, never had an issue with friends or myself. Currently have two chows, they adopted several kids in the neighbourhood, they can pretty much do anything around them. Our youngest at 6 is not fond of kids in snow suits. But she hasn’t offered to eat any. Just goes around. ...
by JasonandNat
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Dog started growling at child
Replies: 2
Views: 10345

Re: Dog started growling at child

OK, so you have Chow's, but don't seem to understand them. One it's a challenge, two jealousy (over female), but why you haven't had them both fixed already is beyond understanding. And you have heard of the "terrible two's" Chow's are famous for, right? OK, the fix will help some things, but male's...
by JasonandNat
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: My dog hates being touched
Replies: 3
Views: 10828

Re: My dog hates being touched

Patience. And keep going through these processes. Chow’s take awhile to calm down, usually about 5 yrs old. Our big boy was similar, couldn’t care less anymore at 11 yrs old. Big chane was at 5 yrs, now he even acts like the puppy he never was.
by JasonandNat
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Play dates? DFW Area
Replies: 3
Views: 9434

Re: Play dates? DFW Area

Might be worth a quick drive from Ottawa, Ontario. ;)
by JasonandNat
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Longevity in the Chow
Replies: 16
Views: 12036

Re: Longevity in the Chow

Ha! ShenLung is currently 11, very active as mentioned in previous posts and still more than capable and willing to run for an hour or two. He has no grey, but did start losing muscle mass this year. He lost the tendon in his tight rear knee but has already walked it off. Pretty sure he’ll hit 15. ;)
by JasonandNat
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: buying from superpuppyshop...scam?
Replies: 3
Views: 11638

Re: buying from superpuppyshop...scam?

That’s a pretty cheap price for a rare breed animal. But, if your looking for love I guess it doesn’t matter. Lots of rescues around as well. If your looking for purebred and reputable, perhaps a chow is out of your financial range.
by JasonandNat
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: IS MY CHOW CHOW PURE BREED
Replies: 2
Views: 8540

Re: IS MY CHOW CHOW PURE BREED

Cute. As aksed above, what’s your gripe?
by JasonandNat
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Happy Summer Everyone!
Replies: 0
Views: 7697

Happy Summer Everyone!

So we just got back from 2 weeks camping at Bon Echo Park with the bears. They have taken to 3-5hrs of Paddle Boarding daily. Everytime we paddled down to the dog park, we got a lot of lookers as FuShiLu asked me to remove her floatation vest so she could launch herself into the air and swim the rem...
by JasonandNat
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: How to stop aggression or be more friendly to people
Replies: 7
Views: 10250

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

We pity any burglar who tries comng in with our two bears. Hehe.
by JasonandNat
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: My chow chow can not get used of the city
Replies: 2
Views: 8133

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

Patience and time. Young chows can take awhile to relax. The rough thing is it may take a few years, but it gets better each year. They really calm down after five years.
by JasonandNat
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 4-5 month old collar size for an average female chow?
Replies: 1
Views: 7742

Re: 4-5 month old collar size for an average female chow?

One that fits. It’s a puppy. It grows. You’ll need another for sure.
by JasonandNat
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Any rescue chow owners that can offer some advice?
Replies: 2
Views: 5281

Re: Any rescue chow owners that can offer some advice?

I handle quite a few chow fosters as well as other dogs, as mentioned above good advice. Another thing is to let a long lead drag from the colar back behind your chow. If he starts giving you issue, don’t scold, just talk calmly while walking up/on the lead to his color, forcing him to lay down. Har...
by JasonandNat
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: How to get male chow to stop marking his territory in the house?
Replies: 2
Views: 5045

Re: How to get male chow to stop marking his territory in the house?

For one, thats not territorial unless another animal is present. It’s dominance. Try to get the chow’s sent in the areas where peeing is happening. Is this when your around? Spray bottle might work. With a good ‘no’ in a stern voice and a quick trip outside. Is this when your away? Harder. Try confi...
by JasonandNat
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: How to stop aggression or be more friendly to people
Replies: 7
Views: 10250

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

@JillZ - start grroming with your hands while your sitting around, especially feet and tail. After awhile you can work some real brushes in, patience and persistance. Your going to get push back, work through it. Same with bathing and vet. Our big guy hates the vet. That said he accepts it is necess...
by JasonandNat
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: How much excercise is too much?
Replies: 1
Views: 4489

Re: How much excercise is too much?

Forever. We travel a lot with our fur kids, Florida, North/South Carolinas, Georgia, New York, Pennsylvania, Main and of course here in Canada through Manitoba, Ontario (where we live), Quebec, New Brunswick, PEI, Nova Scotia so far. They go all day, everyday, they love to play in the ocean, lakes, ...