Sep 10, 2003, 8:06 PM
Post #89 of 125
Was busy with work for the past coupla weeks ... but hard work has finally paid off when we had the largest ICT expo in the region last week @ The Mines.
Re: [RealityDreamer] We adopted 2 dogs from SPCA
[In reply to]
So, I've got more spare time to be with Max now! *yay*
How I changed Max's diet? Well ... first of all, PATIENCE is the game. I was being extremely tolerant of him. I whizzed his doggie kibbles with pure meat (I used beef and/or pork. Somehow, Max is intolerant to chicken) and some carrots (all cooked together) ... with a dash of sugar. And he loves it. Then, I gradually decrease the meat and added more kibbles. After 2 weeks, he's gone off from other grubs all together - only kibbles. (Please also take note that I do NOT give him other food besides doggie kibbles, doggie treats, chewies et. al.) And I try to make it a point for him NOT to beg for food whenever he sees me eating at the dining table (now he knows he will NEVER get any from the dining table). I know this may be ruthless when he stares at you with his puppy-dog-loving eyes ... but that's the only way to avoid him jumping on my guests the next time they come over for dinner!
P.S. I might be going to the AKC RDO @ BU. But not sure yet ... b'cos Max can get really agitated in the presence of other dogs! And I can't seem to find any cure! I've tried bringing him out many times to socialise with other dogs, but he only ends up aggravating them! Once, he even managed to bully a fully-grown adult Lab! Well, I guess that's a JRT for you. That's one of their well-known traits. *sigh*