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Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs June 14th, 2011, 12:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,612
Posted By MyBirdIsEvil
Most likely that's just a playful thing that she...

Most likely that's just a playful thing that she will grow out of and learn not to do as you train her. Puppies tend to be really nippy, and I'm always happy when they grow out of that stage. Most of...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs June 14th, 2011, 12:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,523
Posted By MyBirdIsEvil
The dust was my main issue too. I found myself...

The dust was my main issue too. I found myself scooping the boxes less because of the way the dust effected me, which was making the smell worse, and also harder to scoop since I wasn't getting on it...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs June 13th, 2011, 04:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,612
Posted By MyBirdIsEvil
I agree there. I've gotten bruises from Bheka...

I agree there. I've gotten bruises from Bheka from her teeth smacking into me (and from her stepping on me, running into me, etc...the dangers of floppy 100+ lb dogs :laughing:), but never any...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs June 13th, 2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,523
Posted By MyBirdIsEvil
I've actually tried feline fresh and it didn't...

I've actually tried feline fresh and it didn't scoop as well for me (I mean it clumped ok, but seemed to fall apart easier) and had very little odor control IMO, compared to clay (plus the only place...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs June 13th, 2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,612
Posted By MyBirdIsEvil
In addition to the above, I think it kind of...

In addition to the above, I think it kind of depends on the dogs themselves. Some dogs just play much rougher than others.

My malamute mix and her sister will get extremely loud and growly during...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs June 13th, 2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,523
Posted By MyBirdIsEvil
Anyone use or try feline pine scoopable litter?

I just bought some of this on a whim because they just started carrying it at Walmart (10 lbs for 11.99 here, which is equivalent to 34 lbs clay; cheaper than the regular feline pine was a few years...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior May 18th, 2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,326
Posted By MyBirdIsEvil
I'm not sure what you mean by this. You can use...

I'm not sure what you mean by this. You can use the same training methods on an older dog that you did not raise, as with a puppy. The only time you NEED a trainer is when issues pop up that you...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior May 18th, 2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,734
Posted By MyBirdIsEvil
You don't need to establish dominance, or what...

You don't need to establish dominance, or what most people mean by that anyway.
You simply need to teach that you control all situations. All reward items are held by you, and all situations are...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior May 14th, 2011, 12:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,734
Posted By MyBirdIsEvil
That's very true. It can even happen during play...

That's very true. It can even happen during play when the cat is being friendly.
I have an issue right now where I've been treating an infected spot on Morgans head because one of my cats went up to...
Forum: Cat behavior forum - cat training May 12th, 2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,820
Posted By MyBirdIsEvil
I think the best bet is just to clip their claws....

I think the best bet is just to clip their claws.

I have a cat that I TAUGHT to jump onto my chest. I ask him to come up, he jumps and I catch him. (I used to have this vid posted somewhere here...
Forum: Cat behavior forum - cat training May 12th, 2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,107
Posted By MyBirdIsEvil
It kind of sounds to me like he doesn't...

It kind of sounds to me like he doesn't understand boundaries. He's trying to control the situation aggressively and feels he can get away with it.
This usually happens when you allow a cat to...
Forum: Cat behavior forum - cat training May 12th, 2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,562
Posted By MyBirdIsEvil
The thing is that while you're absent the cat is...

The thing is that while you're absent the cat is probably going to get up there anyway if there's nothing discouraging him from doing so.
Things like scaring them off the table through loud noises...
Forum: Cat behavior forum - cat training May 12th, 2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,498
Posted By MyBirdIsEvil
As far as the 6 week old kitten thing, it's...

As far as the 6 week old kitten thing, it's unfortunate, but it's mostly the fault of the people that won't spay or neuter their cats. There are SOOO many cats that need homes and most people give...
Forum: Cat behavior forum - cat training May 12th, 2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,726
Posted By MyBirdIsEvil
There you go. That should calm them down. Oh...

There you go. That should calm them down.

Oh I see you meant yourself.

Yes I'm kidding. Please no one do this (to the cats...as for yourself...well...):laughing:

All I can suggest is keeping...
Forum: Cat behavior forum - cat training May 12th, 2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,559
Posted By MyBirdIsEvil
That's actually what I came to say. I've...

That's actually what I came to say.

I've seen quite a few, even some that were raised from babies, that only really came to people as a food source and preferred the company of cats.

And as...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior May 12th, 2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,734
Posted By MyBirdIsEvil
That's not necessarily true. Only 2 of my cats...

That's not necessarily true. Only 2 of my cats will make noise if the dog bothers them. The others just lay down and let the dog do whatever they want and don't make any noise. When Morgan was a...
Forum: Birds May 12th, 2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 872
Posted By MyBirdIsEvil
Lol. I've seen those before and never realized...

Lol. I've seen those before and never realized what they were. I have no redwinged blackbirds around my house so they don't come to my feeders and I've only seen them out in fields, so never thought...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior May 10th, 2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,845
Posted By MyBirdIsEvil
It's not a case of just picking one expert over...

It's not a case of just picking one expert over another because one seems to make sense to you. It's a case of picking the expert that has the most educated and reputable background in whatever...
Forum: Fish May 10th, 2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,681
Posted By MyBirdIsEvil
Believe it or not I STILL don't know. It's not...

Believe it or not I STILL don't know. It's not the vet's faults, it's the lab, and they're not sure what the deal is with them. Makes me wonder if it wasn't some weird chemical that's not real common...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior May 8th, 2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,498
Posted By MyBirdIsEvil
That is a problem. You have to IGNORE howling and...

That is a problem. You have to IGNORE howling and barking in crate. Talking to them gives them positive reinforcement. They want attention, they howl, you talk to them, thus giving them attention....
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior May 8th, 2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,845
Posted By MyBirdIsEvil
I think that's it. Several people have stated...

I think that's it. Several people have stated that the humping isn't necessarily a dominant behavior and you don't seem to want to accept it.

I've seen VERY submissive dogs hump other dogs. All of...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior May 8th, 2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,730
Posted By MyBirdIsEvil
Does she have access to water when your door is...

Does she have access to water when your door is open to your room? Because most likely she's going downstairs and drinking water, which is why she's not having accidents when she's locked in the room...
Forum: Fish May 8th, 2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,681
Posted By MyBirdIsEvil
Thanks :D The other fish are too big for...

Thanks :D

The other fish are too big for the betta to eat. He did chase them when they were first added but they were way too fast for him and he'd lose sight of them behind plants and stuff. So...
Forum: Breed characteristics and traits May 8th, 2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,510
Posted By MyBirdIsEvil
Malamutes are unfortunately one of the breeds...

Malamutes are unfortunately one of the breeds that tend to exhibit same sex aggression. I have this issue with my mix and it's why I only introduce her to certain females off leash that I know will...
Forum: Fish May 8th, 2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,681
Posted By MyBirdIsEvil
Wow, didn't quite mean to make my post that long....

Wow, didn't quite mean to make my post that long. I figure if someone new to plants wanted to do something similar they might find the info helpful though. :)

Oh and I did forget to add that I...
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