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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-29-2012, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
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Been absent too long! Jack and his cart

And Again apologizing for being away from the forum and the people who support me and Jack.

Had the discussion with the vet, worked it out. Great group of Vets to work with.

Jack is doing great, although we still seem to have an aversion to being groomed. We are working on it, but he still wants to eat the brush and has taken to growling and threatening to bite after the bath. He got a lesson in being aggressive with Mom yesterday. I hated to do it, but I will not have him biting me. I don't care so much about the growling for now, just the biting. The growling is next on the list.

I thought I would include a few of the pictures of Jack with his new cart. He does not like it. I think because he has been treated like he was a normal dog for all this time, that the cart is a hinderance to him right now. We are still working on it. He keeps me busy.

Then my old girl, Melody, my doxie has been through a number of tests for cancer lately. Thankfully they didn't find anything, but still can't explain some of the results in the blood work that is raising the flag. She had a sever urinary tract infection and three absessed teeth. She has been on antibiotics for the last two and 1/2 weeks. Surgery was done to extract the teeth last week, she is doing great. We also found out she has some arthritis in her hips. Small lesion on the back, but that is all. She has no indication of the usual back problems most doxie's have, but then I have always been very careful about her jumping down from anything of any significant height. More than a foot is too much. Melody will be 13 in April.
Jack loves to aggravate her, LOL!

I hope that all of you and your babies are doing well!
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Welcome back .He looks great with his wheels. Just concerned with your statement "hated to do it". When a dog growls ,he's being polite. He's simply telling you to back off . We have to respect this. If he's bitten , it's probably because his warning wasn't heeded. The best thing to do if he is sensitive to baths is a to take things a lot slower.http://www.dogstardaily.com/training...g-and-gentling But please do not push things by any form of reprimanding. This will only make things worse. Great pics, thanks.

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What a clever little device! Are you working up to him wearing it most of the time or just when he wants to RLH?

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It will take a bit of time for him to get use to the cart and when it clicks that it is faster, easier, better he will embrace it. It just depends on the dog some are quick and some take a bit more time. Thanks for the pictures. Teaching your dog to accept or even like grooming takes time, I have my guys convinced it is one on one high quality together time.

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Hi I hope Jack adjusts to his new wheels. I'm sorry he is grouchy. How old is he?

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I'm sorry but I'm not familar with Jack's story. What happened to him so that he needs to use this cart? I've seen something similar to this in the movie, The Backup Plan, but I didn't know they were "for real." What a blessing though if the dog would otherwise be immobile.
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Susan, what a story. I have just read all your threads about Jack and can only say you're one 'special' person, just as 'special' as your little boy. Jack is born under one big lucky star despite his handicap. Lucky to have found you!
His cart looks great, and I hope he soon learns to enjoy the new freedom it will give him.
Diann, take a look here: http://www.havaneseforum.com/showthread.php?t=14052
There's one great young lady living in my neighborhood who has a big dog with a cart similar to the one you got for your Jack. That dog is one of the happiest a have ever seen. Always cheerful and happy to greet all the people and dogs she meets during her daily walk ik the park.
Keep us updated on Jack, and do give him a big hug from me please .

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thanks for sharing these pics with us. what's the head mechanism for? It looks restrictive, is he ok with that part? can they set up in the form of a harness?
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Welcome back .He looks great with his wheels. Just concerned with your statement "hated to do it". When a dog growls ,he's being polite. He's simply telling you to back off . We have to respect this. If he's bitten , it's probably because his warning wasn't heeded. The best thing to do if he is sensitive to baths is a to take things a lot slower.http://www.dogstardaily.com/training...g-and-gentling But please do not push things by any form of reprimanding. This will only make things worse. Great pics, thanks.
Dave,

With all due respect, I do not use my hands for reprimand. LOL, My tone of voice is sufficient. Pushing Jack's grooming is unfortunately a necessary evil. Up until now I have not pushed Jack about the grooming or bathing, and I have noticed that he has developed some psoriasis type bumps on his skin. So the bathing and grooming are now a must. His biggest problem is that he is young, and spoiled rotten (Yes, I did that!) and doesn't like to be held still to be dabbed very gently and very slowly with the towel.

Thank you for the link, that was very sweet of you!
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Hi I hope Jack adjusts to his new wheels. I'm sorry he is grouchy. How old is he?

Jack's 10 months old. He is just very busy and doesn't like to be held still. His biggest problem is that he is spoiled, LOL! My husband and I both spoil him terribly. Jack runs this house and he knows it. He just has to learn that there are times that Mom knows best. It will take time and patience!
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