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    Kas. Dog's stomachs are set up to deal with off meat. Some dogs do though have sensitive stomachs.
    Mine bury bones and dig them up days, weeks later.

    One box of bones I got from the butcher had maggots.(Costs me $5 a carton that I can not lift. Luck of the draw if it is good bones or heaps of fat I have to cut off meat scraps etc) The dogs have their own freezer so do not share ours. It wasn't fun for me packing them and freezing or thawing to give to them but they were avid to get them. I had to undo the bags outside as it was so high. There were 4 very happy dogs when those lots came out.
    Thank dog for disposable gloves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lala View Post
    FYI, I dont get lame jokes...only good ones.i
    Lala, you're a bully! I made a joke that was not directed at anyone and was meant for everyone's enjoyment, you responded with a nasty attack to me - a total stranger, I responded letting you know your comment was out of line and that I was offended by it, and then you insulted me yet again.

    Lala, as a senior member, you should know better than to try to bully junior members out of this forum. Don't you bully me!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fosandebo View Post
    Be strong, be the alpha! In Ruby's bowl, place veal, treats and dry food. Then, get down on all fours and eat the veal and treats from her dog bowl (since alpha's eat first) and leave the dry food only for Ruby. Do this for every meal until she realises she's only getting the dry food scraps.
    Do you know the alpha studies came from studies in the thirties and that they used chickens, the pecking order.......My dogs eat before me. I would rather be a fair leader..my dogs follow me by choice and that is how i like it. I have respect from my dogs. My dogs often go through the door first, unless I say "wait"..........But why go through first and then have to go back in to close the door, because the door opens into the house

    People keep bleating on about the alpha thing. They mention that we should dominate or be the alpha. There are so many studies now that counteract this

    New studies with Wolves, if you need to compare to wolves as some do...Show that the Leaders got there by being the parents. And that the older off-spring help raise the youngest. They bring food to younger dogs, they are the food provider ( like we are to our dogs, we are the best hunters )

    The Older ones leave when they are ready to find a mate and it might start all over again..Sometimes two pack can be closely related and live close and even hunt together.

    But the young generally do not breed with the original adults (parents)

    Unlike dogs, who are totally different and will breed with any dog in any group, .....Over and over again.........Dogs have evolved promiscuous and differently. if left to roam often travel alone and only chase together. You only have to observe some of the dogs in Asia at tips and such.....And I have spent many hours doing this. There are quite a few wild dogs here in the Upper Murray and i have spoken with a few dog catchers...they hardly ever travel in groups, with a so called alpha...they are loners on average and several males will follow a female and fight to breed. But the female will breed with several dogs and there will be many fights

    If you do place food in the bowl for you to eat with the wrong dog, you could get your face bitten.

    Anyway...another soapbox I need to get off
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    This thread has gone all weird...

    Nothing else to contribute.

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    Kinda true...just got carried away
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    It wasn't directed at you specifically, newfsie. I only just caught up on recent posts in this thread. If I wouldn't have read all of them, I wouldn't have understood at all how the jump was made from a dog not eating to the alpha theory and wolf and wild dog behaviour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beloz View Post
    It wasn't directed at you specifically, newfsie. I only just caught up on recent posts in this thread. If I wouldn't have read all of them, I wouldn't have understood at all how the jump was made from a dog not eating to the alpha theory and wolf and wild dog behaviour.
    Just the quote i added..kinda gets me worried
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    fosandebo

    You might want to use the "ignore" function on this forum for members whose posts rile you up or just don't make sense. It saves my sanity. I still read them, as moderator, but the delay in seeing them reminds me not to react.

    Click on the user name of the person you want to ignore (not see their posts), and select from under their user id on the left, "add to ignore list" and click on that. then click on "yes".

    Senior members are only senior because they've made over 100 posts. Not because they're better at getting jokes than other people. I think it's a bit of an over-reaction to call Lala a bully cos she said she didn't get your joke.

    And on internet forums, especially from new people, until we're all more familiar with your sense of humour, posts tend to be taken literally. Sarcasm almost never works. It just looks outrageous or very silly.

    But apart from all the alpha fluff - been debunked for a while now - as Newfsie says, you are right about a bit of competition on who gets the food, will often inspire a dog to eat what's put in front of it with enthusiasm. Works on my dog most of the time, and when it doesn't, she has a tummy upset. Our main competition happens over a plate of promite on toast. My dog goes wacko for that, great for trick training. But it's hard for me to eat a whole piece of toast in peace.

    What I do is - if she's not eating her dinner cos it's not as good as her training treats (no risk of attack cos she's refusing the food), I pick some up out of the bowl and pretend to eat it in front of her and pretend to be Nigella Lawson excited about how good it is, and then put it back in the bowl and give her permssion to eat (again). If she doesn't - after 10 minutes, I pack it all up until next meal time.
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    Bulldog lover the owner of this dogs sounds like a real tool, who shouldnt own a dog. Unfortunately you are reinforcing the situation and the owner has you right where he wants you - taking care of the dog so he has no responsibility or learns any responsibility, financial or other.

    What happens if the dog gets sick and needs a vet. What happens to the dog if you move, or go away for much longer than a weekend? What happens if your dog needs expensive surgery and that is money you could be putting away every week for your dogs?

    There are fundamental questions that need to be addressed, more important than if the dog dog chooses not to eat for the weekend. I mean if the owner is also away, what happens if the dog gets suddenly sick or anything else happens? I would be talking to the owner and not let him get away with this stuff. It makes me angry just thinking about it.

    I had a friend in a similar situation and she ended up paying all the vet bills as the dog got older or the owners would have put it down. I even ended up looking after the dog once because my friend was so worried as she was going away at the same time her neighbours were and they were just going to leave this dear old dog unattended in the back yard in freezing conditions. I hate owners like that.

    Just noticed this thread was started back last year, so maybe the original discusion has changed somewhat.
    Last edited by Kalacreek; 04-19-2012 at 10:04 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fosandebo View Post
    Lala, you're a bully! I made a joke that was not directed at anyone and was meant for everyone's enjoyment, you responded with a nasty attack to me - a total stranger, I responded letting you know your comment was out of line and that I was offended by it, and then you insulted me yet again.

    Lala, as a senior member, you should know better than to try to bully junior members out of this forum. Don't you bully me!!!
    PMSL

    Most hilarious post ever!

    Just so you know (as you clearly lack some comprehension skills), I didnt make a nasty attack to you. I said the theory you appeared to be promoting was rubbish.

    That in no way makes a personal attack. If you are a bit soft, ignore me or harden up a bit. I cant be assed with people who take offence at every tiny thing.
    Last edited by Lala; 04-19-2012 at 09:50 PM.

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