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Old November 25th, 2013, 09:34 AM
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Yeah, that video wasn't really me being worried he had too much energy, I was just letting him have fun in the leaves (first leaf pile he's ever played in) and he was doing the butt-tuck-and-run which always cracks me up and makes him look crazy.

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Harness/leash:
I agree the harness probably gives him too much power. It's one of those Martindale collars in harness form; the vet said that because of his smushed in face (air passages) he'd be better off with a harness, so that was why we use it. The leash buckle is on his chest instead of his back, so it takes away at least some of his power, but yeah I'd agree it's still too much. The leash that we usually use is only 6' long; we use the long retractable one only when out in the suburbs when he's running around like that, and not for regular walks or anything.

Food:
I spoke with one of the heads at Grandma Mae's a few weeks ago and asked him if anything had changed with the formula of the dog food which may have included more grains since my dog had changed so much with the most current bag. He said absolutely no changes were made. We ordered the Grandma Mae's Country Naturals Grain Free dog food, but the pet store was only able to get a 5 lb bag in on the last shipment (which we're picking up tomorrow) so we're going to start transitioning him into it over Thanksgiving.

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I'm the pack leader. No but seriously we do the calm thing all the time. We only put his collars on in one specific part of the apt, and he knows he need to be sitting or laying there when we say we're going out, or else he's not going anywhere. We live in a 5th floor walk-up, so when we're going down the stairs is actually when he's the best, because he'll only walk two steps, stop, wait for us, then go two more steps, wait, etc. When we first got him, this was one of the first things we had to work on because he pulled my girlfriend down a half a flight of stairs when he went to jump off the steps and onto the landing and she was still 6 steps behind him on the leash.

The biggest issue(s) we have with him is when we're gone, because he's pretty calm when we're around...it's when we're gone that he's crazy. We're hoping maybe the grain free will help with this.
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Old November 25th, 2013, 09:49 AM
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Old November 25th, 2013, 10:28 AM
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This is my dog, Vegas. She's four, but she acts like she's six weeks. I suppose with a working dog high energy is a good thing!


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Old November 25th, 2013, 11:35 AM
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Finally figure out why my dog is such a spaz...
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crazy dog

Do "delusions of grandeur" count as crazy?
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Do "delusions of grandeur" count as crazy?
hAHAHAHA that's awesome.
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Old December 3rd, 2013, 03:40 PM
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Murphy is on day 3 now with the Grain Free formula from Grandma Mae's Country Naturals. He seems almost comatose at times.
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Old December 3rd, 2013, 03:55 PM
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wow you wouldn't think that would make that big of a difference!
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Was going through the Overland Expo vendors last night and ordered on of these for my dog. Also bought the reflective strips. Had a bright orange vest for her in Colorado and although she didn't fidget with it I left it out and she decided to snack on the zipper.

It is a bit over kill but what the hell...I'll get her to carry some stuff. Plus there is some coolness to it...

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Was going through the Overland Expo vendors last night and ordered on of these for my dog. Also bought the reflective strips. Had a bright orange vest for her in Colorado and although she didn't fidget with it I left it out and she decided to snack on the zipper. It is a bit over kill but what the hell...I'll get her to carry some stuff. Plus there is some coolness to it... http://www.forcek9.com/index.html#.UsrMQ_RDvUg
That's pretty cool. I think the buckle behind the front leg would be better (for running performance) if it was placed more central on the chest instead of right there on the armpit though.

Update on my dog. We were gone for a week, and our friend stayed at our apt to watch the dog. She left an hour before we returned from Savannah, and we came home to this...
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Was going through the Overland Expo vendors last night and ordered on of these for my dog. Also bought the reflective strips. Had a bright orange vest for her in Colorado and although she didn't fidget with it I left it out and she decided to snack on the zipper.

It is a bit over kill but what the hell...I'll get her to carry some stuff. Plus there is some coolness to it...

http://www.forcek9.com/index.html#.UsrMQ_RDvUg

I just saw that the other day and thought "what fool would put that on a dog" baaaahaaaaa
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Was going through the Overland Expo vendors last night and ordered on of these for my dog. Also bought the reflective strips. Had a bright orange vest for her in Colorado and although she didn't fidget with it I left it out and she decided to snack on the zipper.

It is a bit over kill but what the hell...I'll get her to carry some stuff. Plus there is some coolness to it...

http://www.forcek9.com/index.html#.UsrMQ_RDvUg
Needs to be an ammo belt!

Josh..... you do have problems....Think you should get one of those crates designed to ride in the back of a pick up truck. Solid Aluminum gun dog type things.
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Old January 6th, 2014, 11:28 AM
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Do they make then in small cow size?
Yeah I have an American Bull Dog so yes they do. You take the measurements then they semi custom the vest.

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That's pretty cool. I think the buckle behind the front leg would be better (for running performance) if it was placed more central on the chest instead of right there on the armpit though.

Update on my dog. We were gone for a week, and our friend stayed at our apt to watch the dog. She left an hour before we returned from Savannah, and we came home to this...
Separation anxiety....used to have a girl friend like that! I think these vest work better on dogs with broader chests, the more "working class" dogs.

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I just saw that the other day and thought "what fool would put that on a dog" baaaahaaaaa
Guess that depends on you view of what a dog is for...at least shes not wearing a pink tooto. It will be a good thing to train her up. She gets bored and needs to work...it's in her blood so I'll combine my interests with her activity.
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She gets bored and needs to work...it's in her blood so I'll combine my interests with her activity.
How many Pelican cases can the dog carry with that vest on?
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How many Pelican cases can the dog carry with that vest on?
I'm figuring the 2 cigar cases, 250 rounds of ammo and 2 bottles of Pappys...
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