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« on: June 08, 2008, 07:21:36 pm »

[Originally posted on DO 4/11/2008]

I got a dog last night.

Her name is Sandy. A 13 week old Beagle mix. The only other dog I ever had was a Beagle/Bassett, and I would only get a dog that had Beagle in it because they are great dogs. Her history is unknown. If anyone has any ideas as to what other breeds might be mixed in, I would like to hear your thoughts.



My take is she is Beagle mixed with a Walker Coonhound.

Looks like you pegged it.

Maybe even a purebreed Coonhound.

I found these Coonhound pics on a Google search.




4/18/2008 Repost

I have had "Sandy" for eight days now.

This is a progress report.

She is about 90% housebroken...only 4 accidents total (pee only). She will likely be housebroken with NO doodoo accidents.

She is 95% responsive to "sit" and "stay"...80% responsive to "wait"...when we are walking, and "cross", meaning cross the street as fast as possible without stopping (I live right on a very busy street and its important for her to differentiate between being in the middle of the street and safely on the side).

I just introduced "shake" (extend the paw while sitting), and "bang" (roll over and play dead when a finger is pointed at her like a gun and I say the word 'bang')

90% responsive to "leave it" and "drop it" when she goes for unwanted items during walks.

70% accuracy with "fetch". Sometimes she doesnt bring it back..and she goes off with the item somewhere.

Smart Dog.

EDIT: ALmost forgot the most important one!  She is 100% responsive to her name, and comes right to me when off leash, and about 90% response to her name when off leash.

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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2008, 08:05:54 pm »

So the girlfriend is over the other night, after getting home from her job as an ER nurse at around 12:30 am..she jumps in the shower, and I go to straighten up the bed in preparation for what was about to cum...either sleeping or otherwise...and I find much to my surprise, a huge wet spot on the bed, probably about 2x2 and oval. The sheet was soaked, right through to the mattress..I was like WTF, the dog has been doing so well, no accidents at all lately...and for a dog to **** on the bed is VERY unusual, especially since she sleeps with me on the nights I am alone, which is probably most of them (dogs dont mess up where they sleep-it's a really strong instinct and is the basis for housebreaking using a crate).

As I peel off the sheets and look at the dog in disgust and disappointment, I realize that there is no...odor. Dog **** usually smells...bad. I stick my head right into the wet spot on the mattress and then again in the rolled up sheet and blanket...no smell whatsoever. It just doesnt add up!

I remember her sitting on the bed a short time earlier...chewing on a...bottle of water that she snagged off the table that I was only vaguely aware of and not really to interested in, even when she disappeared into the bedroom with it. I give her plastic water bottles to chew on every now and then and sometimes she find one during our walks, so in her mind its ok, she did nothing wrong. And she didn't. The girlfriend was pissed when she got out of the shower and I told her what happened but as I said, the dog did nothing wrong.


Somewhere on here I had posted about problems getting my dog housebroken..but I can't find the thread so I might as well put this here.

I had been taking her outside at least every 4 hours but when I wasn't watching she was taking a **** right by the door. So I started putting those housebreaking pads by the door, and sometimes I would find she used them and sometimes she didn't. Some posters had suggested that putting the pads there would confuse her and give her the message that it's ok to go inside the house...finally, I think I can say she's 100% housebroken. She holds it for 4 or more hours, and as soon as I take her out she goes..

How did I do it? Rather than putting my feet up on the couch, I moved my laptop to the kitchen table, so I could watch the door at all times. I removed the pads, kept my eyes on her whenever she went near the door. I caught her in the act..twice, gave her a harsh verbal correction, and that's all it took. Smart dog, she just needed to be instructed better...I was being lazy by leaving the pads there and not watching her.

 
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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2008, 09:14:18 am »

What kind of dog is it? One of my horseracing partners just got a new Chocolate Lab puppy - I saw pics yesterday - she looks like a little pat of butter with legs LOL
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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2008, 09:18:18 am »

Since she was a "rescue" from a shelter, there is no history. She was listed as a beagle mix, and the vet confirmed she's got beagle. The rest of her, who knows?

Guesses have included "coon hound", german shepard, and some others that escape me..but she's already over 30 lbs and still growing. Beagles usually max out between 25-30 lbs...the vet estimates she will be 50-70 lbs before she's done growing.

We are in a heat wave in the North Eastern United States right now.

And it's only June...winter was mild as well. This summer will be interesting to say the least.

I took her on one of our usual walks a few weeks ago, and she scared up a bird with a broken wing, who couldn't do much to defend herself besides hiss at my dog, who was having the time of her life, lunging at the poor bird, but unsure if she should eat it, attack it, or just play with it. I figured the poor bird is a goner anyway, so what's the worst my dog could do except torture it for the last few hours of it's life.

She got herself way too worked up, and at one point she started panting excessively with her tongue hanging like a foot out of her mouth. I figured it was time for game over so I said "Lets GO" and usually she follows me, but she started to get really sluggish, and as she slowly walked behind me she suddenly ducked under a bush and tried to burrow into the ground, covering herself with soft dirt, presumably to cool herself down. I ended up carrying her back to my place, where she drank copius amounts of water, and finally resumed normal breathing and behavior, but man, it was close...

Watch those pets in this heat, thats all I can say...

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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2008, 09:23:35 am »

Yeah, I had seen your pics and didn't know if you'd figured it out yet for certain. Very nice looking dog, whatever the lineage!
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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2008, 02:20:38 pm »

I took a crack at cutting my dogs nails this past week. My second snip I took out the quick. Seemed like a scene out of "Texas Chainsaw Massacre".

From what I understand, it happens, quite often. Even with pros, especially if you let the nails get too long...the quick grows right along with them. Perhaps they could have mentioned it to you but I dont see the big deal.
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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2008, 04:37:38 pm »

I took a crack at cutting my dogs nails this past week. My second snip I took out the quick. Seemed like a scene out of "Texas Chainsaw Massacre".

From what I understand, it happens, quite often. Even with pros, especially if you let the nails get too long...the quick grows right along with them. Perhaps they could have mentioned it to you but I dont see the big deal.

I take my parrot to a bird store to get his nails done - it's a 2 person job!
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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2008, 11:07:37 pm »

Yeah, I can't do it to her. Let the pros who do it all day long take care of it. I have been walking her on the street more and that's keeping the nails short.
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« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2008, 06:50:29 pm »

I have had the best luck crate training dogs. My boy Hank just about housebroke himself. The crate method is
the best type of housebreaking in my opion.
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« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2008, 10:42:38 pm »

My dog is now 7 months old, and she is, I would say 100% reliable.

I made a mistake at first, by using the crate, but then giving her free roam of the apartment when I was home...and when I wasn't watching, she would pee by the door. So I threw some weewee pads by the door in case I didn't get her out in time. Sometimes she went on the pads, sometimes she didn't.

In retrospect, it was too confusing to her to want her to go outside and inside at the same time, I was being lazy and not taking her out enough. So I pulled the weewee pads, and set up my laptop so I could watch the door. I caught her going or about to go exactly twice, gave her a strong verbal correction, and that was all it took.

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