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   MsHope posted on Dogs, Cats & Critters  I need the expert advice of you dog owners. This would be Yotty and O.B., for sure. Ynaught and Balogreen and many others. The problem is I am currently keeping my son's three month old Golden Retriever, female, while he is on vacation. Last night while tidying up her crate before bedtime...... Well, I was on my knees, facing the crate and she came up behind me, wrapped her front legs tightly around my waist and does (have to watch out for the site police ) what is usually attributed to male dogs and someone's leg. I was astonished by her strength and determination! I googled this activity and discovered this is all about being the dominate individual in the family whether dog or human.
Okay, I get that but how do I remedy the situation?
March 21 at 13:38 EST .

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   MsHope  I ask because the site also said if the problem is not taken care of, she could become aggressive when reaching sexual maturity in a few more months. Please advise. It would be much appreciated
as this dog is the family dog where my grandchildren are involved.
March 21 at 14:10 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  No expert here either, but I have raised Labs, the most gentle and family friendly breed. Has she been 'fixed', then have blood analysis done, see if there is a hormone imbalance. I had to teach Molly Mayham to be 'gentle, easy' with Shiloh, he is only 35 lbs and she is 75, she would run over him to get outside. Don't give up on her, she just needs some "who's the boss" training, Labs are the best. Stand Tall and use authority voice, NO, she will learn who is boss, especially a female will back off.
March 21 at 16:43 EST .

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   Balogreene  I too am no expert, and have never experienced that. But, you might want to "straighten" out the crate while she is outside, or locked in another room. It is a dominance thing. Hopefully, your son is the pack leader, with the rest of his family following. Poor pup has to learn even you are "greater" than her. Establishing dominance is hard, and depends on the individual dog, what you do on a daily basis, etc. I guess the thing is, you win. With my own dogs, there are a lot of things I don't care about, and I don't "win", but, with a visiting dog, you can't let them control anything, except when they go out.
March 21 at 18:59 EST .

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   Flaming Sword  Spin around and pop her in the nose, hard. Really hard. Make her eyes water.No other reaction needed other than a sharp loud "No". And give her absolutely no attention for about 10-20 minutes afterwards. Refuse to even make eye contact .
March 22 at 00:11 EST .

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   Rollingcow  It's rare to get an aggressive Golden, they just aren't built that way. At three months she is still playing for the most part, more exercise will help quite a bit. Spaying should be done as soon as she's old enough, that will help as well. Golden Retrievers are some of the most trainable dogs around, obedience classes are in order here as well, if she is on a down-stay she can't be humpin' no body. Hitting her should be the last resort it also teaches behavior you really don't want especially if she's to be around small children. You might try not kneeling down in front of her with your back turned, I bend from the waist, if that's uncomfortable use a broom to fish things out and if she decides to jump on you then you can use the broom to push her away. I've trained my dogs-anything from German Shepherds to Pugs-for years, puppies are like children be firm, but gentle and she should get the idea.
Mrs. Cow
March 22 at 05:02 EST .

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   Flaming Sword  Good Grief. A three month old pup is just a baby in the dog world. Not even a toddler. Any trainer will tell you for a pup that age you do what mom would do. Humans are dominant in the family, or they aren't. Mom will not turn her back and get a broom for a misbehaving pup. She'll smack him good and he'll learn in a hurry that is not allowed. This pup is barely old enough start a puppy obedience class, so I assume this down-stay will only get a confused look from the little gal. Just as you "lip" a young biter, you stop bad behavior in the bud. You do and it may only take 2 or 3 times to stop it forever.

A Golden is a sweet dog. And a smart dog. Not rocket science. Also make sure you can run your fingers through her food bowl anytime, and you can take the bowl away anytime in the middle of her meal. No growling or snapping allowed anytime, no matter how hungry she is. Very important if there are children in the house. Easy and fast to teach. Very easy, as soon as she learns the food will be returned shortly and she'll be praised bigtime for waiting.

Just my 2cents. Take any advice you like.
March 23 at 18:48 EST .

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   Rollingcow  This is the second time you have acted as if my dog advice is bad, Flaming Sword. Giving general hints is all that can be done in this forum, I have no idea if MsHope is able to spin around and slam this dog to the ground especially if it's humping her at the same time. My dogs all have manners, I can reach into their mouths and remove food, no snapping or growling is allowed here either. I have also never had a dog who bit me because I took it outside in the snow to potty no matter what size it was.
Mrs. Cow
March 23 at 19:44 EST .

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   Flaming Sword  Your dog advice is bad. Pro trainers agree.Slamming a dog to the ground is the way you generally embellish a comment. I won't reply to any more of your egotistical silliness.
March 23 at 20:07 EST .

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   Rollingcow  Huh. I have trained dogs for others for a good 30 years without any hitting, 'lipping', or slamming. Many have obedience certificates, but most are just family pets. I know of no professional trainer that slams a dog to ground, mostly because we work for the public and John Q. Public isn't going to put up with anyone abusing their Fifi for a second. On the internet we can be who we want to be, I am just me, so sorry your ego clashed with mine.
Mrs. Cow
March 23 at 20:22 EST .

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   MsHope  Thanks to all for sharing their different points of view. Much appreciated!
March 30 at 16:55 EST .

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   MsHope posted on Main Page The Lobby  Found it interesting uncle of Boston Bomber Brothers
called them “losers”. Isn’t that we are creating in this
country when people are “given” everything and there is
no need to “work” for anything? We are establishing a
sense of “ worthlessness”. There is no room for pride a
person could instill in themselves for their accomplish-
ments. I know my biggest strength is having come from
a father that left our family, living with a grandmother
(God bless her ), on Medicaid, and still being able to go
to college, working while in school, graduating then
being able to put Mr. Hope through graduate and post
graduate studies. That experience has made me a
proud and confident adult.
April 20 at 21:50 EST .

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   Mike PHX  MsHope, you are right, and sadly.
But your story proves that not everyone of the last generation is lost.
(Lost Generation...where have I heard that before...? )
Hard work, veneration of our parents and especially of our grandparents will always pay off in the end. Financially and every way.
April 20 at 22:14 EST .

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   Rake King  A review of past parents, grand parents and great-grand parent would reveal their feelings were the younger generation was goingtohell. Or at least that was my experience. After saying that, I would say I agree with MSHOPE more than I disagree. I am simply relating what my 78 years has me remembering.
April 21 at 20:44 EST .

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   MsHope posted on Main Page The Lobby  Our dear CAP left us March 15th. His erudite posts were an inspiration. And, yes, I have been reading this site long before I first posted. Rather than "mire" us down, his posts should insprire us to "move on." We have a big agenda. I hope his daughter, Melissa, agrees. There are many of us here with a large investment in our country's past and future.
April 8 at 01:36 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Oh, with out a doubt. Forwarded from : Engraved-On-His-Hands saved the 5 page speech Kevin gave in Townsend that was uplifting for the future and honor to our veterans, I am sure Amy and Melissa will appreciate his love for the Lord, his family and our Country. I don't know anyone 'mired'
April 8 at 14:12 EST .

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   Lana720  EC, please send me a copy of the speech. It might be here someplace and I cannot locate it.
April 10 at 17:32 EST .

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   MsHope posted on Computers &Tech Issues  I had a computer crash and lost email contact information for several Ldotters. Someone mentioned on another page that if I updated my profile I would have access to "look up members" again. Would someone please explain to this less than tech savvy person how one goes about doing this? Thanks.
January 14 at 21:25 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Write to Luis, I saw that, so I updated my profile on the mothersite, and still NO access for obtaining other L-dot emails.
January 18 at 08:36 EST .

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   MsHope  Thank you Miss E.C. Have done as you suggested.
January 22 at 21:55 EST .

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   MsHope posted on Main Page The Lobby  Fellow Ldotters: You know our duty is now, not only vote for Romney; but to support
any and all correct thinking Senators and Representatives in every state. Control of both houses of Congress is now imperative!
June 28 at 14:13 EST .

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   Balogreene posted on MsHope  I've never known if we rescue them, or they rescue us. Daddy said we are commanded by God to care for all animals. Dogs and cats are our special gift. If we choose not to bring them into our hearts, we are not obeying God, and are missing all the love and joy He plans to give us.
We have a greyhound now, who does not appear sick, but we know we are losing her. We leave the stairwell lights on, so she can see her way up and down. I sleep with my light on so she can see to climb into bed with me. Her health is failing at 13, but nothing specific. I've been there, so many times. GodandJesus (to quote a nephew ) be with you, and help you to make the right choices at the right times.
June 17 at 21:07 EST .

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   MsHope posted on Household Hints  For hard food residue in the microwave oven try this. Wet a dishcloth with water, wring out, place in microwave and heat for 30 to 40 seconds. Let towel cool enough to handle and use to wipe down inside of oven. Amazing and no chemicals.
June 3 at 11:06 EST .

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   MsHope posted on Coffee Klatch  It seems as though Mrs. Calf shares her birthday with another poster! I'm a little late to the party but Happy Birthday, Mrs. Calf,
and Happy Birthday, Balogreene!
May 18 at 20:31 EST .

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   Surfhut  Happy Birthday, Balogreene! Surfie Birthday Smooches!
May 18 at 21:03 EST .

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   Rollingcow  Hey! I put up a Happy Birthday and it disappeared! Oh well, Happy Birthday!
Mrs. Cow
May 18 at 22:32 EST .

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   Rake King  Ditto from RK. It is such fun to finally get old enough to buy a beer...wink wink.
May 19 at 08:30 EST .

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   Surfhut  May 18 would also have been my husband's 64th birthday. He was a very good man. May 18 is a banner day!
May 19 at 09:50 EST .

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   MsHope posted on Coffee Klatch  Now that I've purchased a FoodSaver, worried when someone hasn't checked in for a while (Straun, Magdalene ), followed the adventures of Yotty and Nu and others, and actually considered asking E.D. if he has "a room with a view" to let(those fabulous photographs! ); figured it was due time to join in. Hello.....
February 29 at 17:08 EST .

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   Nugoddess  Hey there, MsHope! Glad to see you here. As you have read, everyone here [with several notable exceptions ( cough, cough, Yotty, cough ] is pretty good folks ... well, except for Mabel - the known felon, BTW.

I only warn you because Mabel has ... shall we say, ''sticky fingers'' and a penchant for fast automobiles so I'd be careful with your purse around her. As a matter of fact, I'll be happy to hold your purse for yo ... oh, hi Yotty.

You mad?
February 29 at 17:40 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Welcome, MsHope....we have scooted our chairs to make room for you at the table.
February 29 at 17:45 EST .

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   Rollingcow  Howdy Do, MsHope, we like fresh blood-umm, I mean new people, around here. Mrs. Calf is making a pot of spaghetti (did I spell that right? I never have ) and there's plenty of room for every one. Don't mind Nu her fingers are just a little 'sticky'.
Mrs. Cow
February 29 at 17:57 EST .

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   Nugoddess   Moi , Mrs Cow? As if! ;p
February 29 at 18:13 EST .

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   Gerty  Mz Hope! I like your name already. Welcome. You're going to like it around here---we'll see that you do.
February 29 at 20:04 EST .

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   Gerty  'scusa--if I liked your name so much, the least I could do was SPELL it correctly! Geeese!
February 29 at 20:16 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  Hey, MsHope, welcome to our happy little clan. If you hadn't already guessed, Ms Nu is our resident agent provocateur , but we have a good time nonetheless.
February 29 at 23:56 EST .

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   Balogreene  Glad to meet you Ms. Hope. I too just got my Foodsaver, based on some of these people's reviews, so we are going to have to get together and work out how to use it.
March 1 at 09:46 EST .

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   Magdalene  Magdalene  OK, MsHope, worry about me no longer. My absence is primarily due to the fact that in addition to my cousin's presence and caretaking (which involves the juicing of veggies and the encouragement to get up and move ) I'm spending most afternoons scanning the insides of my eyelids. (I can't say nap or Rose will head for the bedroom. )
Sad I missed the mini-reunion at the book fair. Surfie and I still haven't gotten together. I am carless these days as Hubs' car died and he is using mine. My cousin gets me to appointments and shopping, but seems reluctant to let me drive her car. I haven't pushed.
Other than that, I'll put a medical update on my page for those who want to know. As if I do.
March 1 at 10:30 EST .

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   MsHope  Thanks to all for such a great welcome! BirdsNest, thanks for scooting over and making room for me at the spaghetti dinner last night at the barn. Mrs Cow and Mrs. Calf outdid themselves. Both the dinner and the company of all made for an entertaining evening. Thanks again. And, Gerty, I like your name for me. Wish I'd thought of it myself. (seems I thought of everything else..... )
March 1 at 16:54 EST .

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