New owner looking for advice

Discussion in 'Great Dane' started by Monkeyskin, Feb 25, 2018.

  1. Monkeyskin

    Monkeyskin New Member

    This is the horned demon the first time she was busted in the closet. Caught red handed.
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  2. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    Thank you!! She's just beautiful!
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  3. Bailey's Mom

    Bailey's Mom Super Moderator Staff Member

    Doubling Down on the Need (Pressing Need) For Pictures. We love puppy pictures, horns and all. And remember, they grow up so fast so keep the camera ready at all times. Soon that puppy will be too big to pick up and super clumsy cute phase will be over. Document every minute...And Then Post Them!
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  4. Monkeyskin

    Monkeyskin New Member

    Checking back in todays picture at 6 months.
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  5. Sheila Braund

    Sheila Braund Well-Known Member

    What a beautiful gal you have there, thanks for posting the pictures. How goes the training. Have you been able to train her easily? Look at those eyes...that a very kissable face!
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  6. April Nicole

    April Nicole Well-Known Member

    She's a doll! Look at those long legs :) Since treatment has her diet improved? And has her horns grown any longer? Lol ;)
  7. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    Beautiful girl! We definitely need more stories and pictures.
  8. Nik

    Nik Well-Known Member

    She is absolutely lovely. I am so used to my block head dogs that her face looks so sleek and slender to me.
  9. Monkeyskin

    Monkeyskin New Member

    Hey guys. Bella started getting a reddish rash on her chest and front shoulders. Shortly after she developed some small bumps. After a weeks worth of baths with jax and daisy shampoo and lotion the redness subsided but the bumps remained. A vet visit and $800.00 later she was diagnosed with Demodectic (spelling) mange. The vet says its not contagious and a few months of treatment could boost her immunity. She is on a regimen of pills and medicinal shampoo and lotion. I will post some pics after she grows her hair back.

    As for her day to day, she has begun to grow her personality from a demon with horns to a prissy little sneak LOL. She is tall enough now that we have to watch anything on the counters. She cleans anything on the table with a few swipes of her tail. She sleeps between my wife and I which was my youngest son's spot until she took over. She frequently stretches in her sleep btw, which sometimes pushes one of us near the point of falling off the bed. If my son falls asleep in his old spot she will wedge herself between him and my wife or myself. She frequently sneaks into the garbage and then acts like it wasn't her when caught. She is a handful. She is more or less potty trained now. Only issues when she cannot get out. She eats.... so much. My kids call her 'Horsey'.

    Nikki , my bulldog, and Bella thought it would be a great idea to sneak out of the gate the other day ( one of my kids to thank for not latching it ) and go exploring. Luckily my oldest son came home not long after and gathered them up. It scares my wife and I because we have a neighbor a few houses down that lives for calling animal control.
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  10. glen

    glen Super Moderator Staff Member

    For the mange, have you thought about natural remedies, i use dyna powder, its totally chemical free and it treats all internal parasites including mange, budcuss had demodectic and its cleared it up. Im keeping all my dogs on it, it helps with internal mites joints and well being, its great for us humans too.
    You can put the powder on the coat too, we use a seperate natural spray that you leave on, it does mange but also is a repellent for fleas ect which touch wood theyve never had, when im home il look what the spray is.
  11. Nik

    Nik Well-Known Member

    That is terrifying when they sneak out! My husband forgot to close the gate after doing yard work a couple weeks ago. He let them out in the morning for potty and noticed they were being unusually quiet after they went around the house to the other side. After a moment of thinking "how nice that they are being so good" ... He realized that it wasn't normal and went after them to find the open gate. Luckily they only made it to the neighbor's front yard where they were sniffing around and he was able to gather them and get them back in.

    He told me he was debating even telling me because he didn't want to get in trouble. lol I said "Well lesson learned right? We got lucky this time." So glad they were fascinated with the neighbor's yard though.

    As for the faking innocence. Mine can't fake innocence to save their lives. Half the time they get caught it is because I walk into a room and see the guilty expressions and stances first. And then I have to go hunting for what was done.
  12. Smokeycat

    Smokeycat Well-Known Member

    One thing I taught my dogs is that they cannot leave the yard (go through the gate) without being told it's OK. They bolted out one afternoon without warning and ran across the street. We got lucky in that Kryten hit the truck and not the truck hitting him. He actually put a dent in the truck's side panel but only ended up with a bit of road rash, the truck owner was just happy that the dog was ok. That was not going to happen again if I could help it so I taught them that the gate was a boundary that couldn't be crossed alone.
    There have been a couple times that shortly after letting them out in the morning that Jiggers has started frantically barking and it has turned out he is letting us know that the gate is open. Once the gate gets closed he relaxes and returns to normal.
  13. Nik

    Nik Well-Known Member

    Wow that's so great! We have actually taught our's the same thing but the disobedient beasts aren't completely proofed on it. They aren't suppose to cross any boundary without being told "cross". In fact I still have to deal with Diesel ramming down gates sometimes when he decides he really wants to cross even though he absolutely knows better.
  14. Smokeycat

    Smokeycat Well-Known Member

    The same thing here, they know to wait until they are told OK before crossing boundaries such as gates and doorways and they do still push when they think they can. The gates in the yard have a zero tolerance on them however, not even their nose can enter that space without having them get into trouble. They don't like it when I basically growl the word NO at them. It hurts to make my voice that deep and rumble so I don't do it often but that also means when I do they take notice. You can see the "Oh S***!" on their faces as their butts hit the ground.
  15. Nik

    Nik Well-Known Member

    Haha I have a few vocal tones that also make mine immediately take notice. Kahlua is more sensitive to vocal tones than Diesel but mine is usually a super high pitch shriek born of true emotion. When my voice reaches dog whistle heights both dogs freeze and obey instantly. They do not like my dog whistle voice at all. When I do deep growly Kahlua will listen but diesel just gives me a look like "ya right." and keeps pushing those boundaries. For Diesel there are two voices I have that make him take notice one is my high pitch dog whistle shriek voice. The other is my true terrified voice (like when I see a spider or a snake or a wasp). Terrified voice brings him instantly to my side though sometimes I get the look of exasperation if he can't find a cause for my terror. And if he does find a cause he either tries to confront it or tries to comfort me. Confronting can be problematic though like when its a wasp. Spiders he does not see as a threat. Sadly I don't think I can pull out my high pitch voice by choice. Usually its he is about to do something that could potentially be dangerous for him or is potentially destructive that my voice automatically rises several octives higher than is humanly possible.

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