I walked Cleo today....

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Registered: 11-21-2001
I walked Cleo today....
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Tue, 10-25-2011 - 4:28pm

I finally had to admit that Cleo is getting a little "chunky".

Laura

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Mon, 10-31-2011 - 12:45pm

Oh no!! LMAO, that's hilarious!!

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Registered: 11-21-2001
Mon, 10-31-2011 - 11:47am

When we had my shepherd/collie ^Jebu^ and our retriever/mix ^Maxwell^, every time Jebu wet, Maxwell had to do the same thing.

Laura
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Mon, 10-31-2011 - 6:16am

"I" don't think it's necessarily wrong to mark, it's just that I've read many articles that seem to think it is and shouldn't be allowed as it progresses and is a sign of dominance.

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Sun, 10-30-2011 - 10:24pm
LOL! Spencer used to do that to Emmy too! I always had to yank either her or him away from each other!
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Sun, 10-30-2011 - 1:08pm

Taz doesn't mark.

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Fri, 10-28-2011 - 9:34pm
Why is it wrong to mark? As you said, I can see if it's indoors or if it's in public on someones bench seat or some place people frequent, but in parks or forests? I don't get it. Emmy marks like a male dog by lifting her leg - that's her being aggressive and dominant. She will do it in the back yard if Buzz is dogging her steps when she's trying to pee, then scratch the grass backwards to fling it on Buzz - LOL! Buzz doesn't mark much at all. Spencer was awful! He did it every 1/2 minute on a walk even if he was dry!
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Fri, 10-28-2011 - 3:04pm
The problem with that slip lead is that my little houdini would slip right out of it in 10 seconds. But I'd be willing to try one (if I find one here)... I'll be looking for sure.
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Fri, 10-28-2011 - 3:01pm
for some reason, it seems to bother some when their pet marks.. but I just don't care, right now anyway. I had bigger fish to fry with Coffee... LOL I understand that they should not be marking but I'm not sure why. Well if it's indoors that's obvious but in the forest??? She doesn't mark if we are wondering around the sidewalks or downtown or in a store, just in the forest... hmmmm
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Registered: 11-21-2001
Wed, 10-26-2011 - 2:03pm

Thanks so much for the tips...I'm going to try them the next time I walk her.

Laura
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Registered: 11-21-2001
Wed, 10-26-2011 - 2:02pm

We do have a slip lead for her because I was always worried about DH walking her.

Laura

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