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|04-08-2019 02:22 PM|
Iím really proud of Rizzo, sheís been quite calm this weekend, happily spending most of the day on the couch with me, Even with the beautiful weather we had this weekend! Sully has been a very good boy too, but couch snuggles are is second favorite thing to do.... eating is first!
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|04-06-2019 02:05 PM|
Just saw the pictures of that screw--I've occasionally watched our vet who does most of the orthopedic stuff at the clinic--it's unnerving to watch her screw screws into some dog--and just as unnerving when they take them out. And they aren't as big as the one they bent in you. |
|04-06-2019 12:37 PM|
Gee Wizz ! You could build a barn with them screws ! Heck - I bet it would stand up to at least a F-3 tornado !!! I hate when a screw does that ! Most times I get the cutting torch out and blow it off !! Or heat the surrounding area and then back it out with a pair of vise grips ! Sounds like to me your doctor was ill prepared ! I could have had that bad boy out in 5 minutes ! And only charged you half price + throw in a bottle of Jack to kill the pain ! |
As far as screening - Oh yeah ! That's to weed out the weak ones - around here - the one I went to - we had to run 5 miles in less than 15 minutes then do 25 pull ups - then 25 setups - then run another 5 miles . We pasted in flying colors .
No really - I'm just chitt'n' you - lol I have no idea what they are talking about either - lol
Get well soon !
|04-06-2019 08:58 AM|
|04-06-2019 08:57 AM|
Thanks for all the kind words! Iím feeling a bit better in the pain department, they called me in something stronger and told me to take Advil in between. Still not getting around very well but Iím hoping I can get out of the house tomorrow for a bit to watch an OB trial.. |
The pesky little bugger that gave me such a hard time....
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|04-05-2019 06:56 PM|
Oy! Sorry to hear about the glitch. Here's to quick healing--remember--NO LICKING--and the dogs don't get to help with that either... |
|04-05-2019 02:00 PM|
Ow, ow, ow, ow, OW. |
Sending "fast healing" thoughts to you.
|04-05-2019 11:54 AM|
Originally Posted by Control_Freak View Post
|04-05-2019 11:41 AM|
I work for surgeons......yep.....there's always the surgical plan.......but it just a plan. |
Glad they were able to get it out and hopefully you will be mended real soon.
Pup's look happy to be with you today! Get well Dobie friend......Poke!
|04-05-2019 11:37 AM|
Well I just i should be glad that thy cancelled the agility class. Had my surgery yesterday, supposed to be minor 15 min procedure but it turned into 90 min, the doctor stripped and bent the screw trying to get it out and eventually had to grind away bone to get it out. I am in a significant amount of pain and not getting around very well at all. |
Nurse Cuddles and Nurse Snuggles are on the job and taking their duties very serious!
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|03-27-2019 09:06 AM|
Funny how these things seems to work themselves out.......yep.....knee first .....classes later. |
That's the ticket !!
|03-26-2019 06:56 PM|
I had another screw removed a long time ago and it was no big deal, but it had only been in there about a year and I was 18....fast forward 15 years, not sure itís going to come out so easy.
Iím assuming they screen to make sure your dog has basic OB skills, but I just wanted to make sure there wasnít any running or jumping for me. I reached out the the registrar, she said the class might be cancelled anyway becaus e Iím currently the only one signed up Iíve taken a few classes with her and start another round on Monday, she said we can talk more about it then. Rizzo has decent OB skills for her age, I really just wanted to take this basic class to give her something fun to do, she gets bored and shuts down about 30 min into our OB class.
Anyway I went ahead and scheduled my surgery for April 4.
|03-26-2019 02:18 PM|
|03-26-2019 02:16 PM|
That's what we started with...a bar on the ground with the jump framework around it. |
Funny story...when we started with the tunnel, our first step of encouraging the dog to go through was to basically stand close to the end of the tunnel and direct/wave the dog on in to get to his treat plate which he could see at the other end. We have a chi in the class that the owner carries as we stand around and wait our turns. So she walked up, put the chi on the ground and directed her in all in the same motion.
We said she cheated....and that there should be a new sport--bowling with chihuahuas.
|03-26-2019 01:30 PM|
I don't know what a "screening test" is either. But I've started dogs in agility with thre differed trainers and know one that I've never trained with but have talked to a lot and they all have a first class where you and the dog are going to do things that indicate that you have enough background to be successful in this basic class. |
And all of these trainers have recommended that before we even consider starting agility that the dogs have been through a basic obedience class. All of my dogs have had obedience classes and usually have basic Rally and Obedience titles before I start them in agility.
So in the first class the dogs have to be controllable in the presence of other dog. They must come when called, do a sit and a down and stay in those positions. And all of the trainers I've been with have started using only one thing (mostly it was a jump with the bar either on the ground or on the lowest setting. All but one introduce ed the concept of targeting (with a plastic lid that had a highly desirable treat on it.
Every thing we did was at a walk pretty much.
And as far as the screw removal I can tell you that 4 hours after the removal of the screw (in the pelvis of one dog and a front leg on another and a back leg on a third) they were all back to being their crazy selves at full speed without so much as a limp)
I realize that's what dogs do and it may be more painful for you but just remember not to lick the skin where they went through it to remove the screw.
Most of the early work for beginning agility classes tends to be at fairly low speed and aimed at control and team performance.
Just remember it's supposed to be fun...
|03-26-2019 10:31 AM|
I don't know what they mean by "screening" either...? I agree with Mel that I'd check with the instructor to clarify what that means. |
|03-25-2019 07:54 PM|
Originally Posted by melbrod View Post
Thanks for checking with your instructor and getting back to me. I think the intent of the screening , is to make sure your dog has basic OB skills so they donít run a muck while training. Iíve reached out to the facility but Iím waiting for them to respond.
|03-25-2019 05:46 PM|
Talked to my agility instructor...she said she hasn't heard something specifically called a "screening" class, but that different programs come up with all kinds of labels for stuff they do. I guess check with your instructor. |
Seems like I found online some kind of thing where some places check your dog's physical condition with various exercises? Maybe a little watching to make sure the dog is OK with other dogs and is OK on a leash? We did have a little questionnaire to fill out asking for some health of our dog info and other relevant concerns.
Our first class wasn't that much moving around for us because we were only working on one piece of equipment so we didn't have to run from one to another. We also did some stuff like beginning work on target training (doggie finds out that food comes in plastic pringles lids on the ground...yummm!!)
We were on our feet the whole time, but the trainer also had some light plastic chairs that I imagine she would have been fine with us moving around and using if we needed to.
|03-25-2019 03:54 PM|
Hey all, I need some guidance. Rizzo and I are scheduled to start into to agility on April 9 (Tuesday) with screening on the first day. I also have to have surgery on my leg, removal of an orthopedic screw, surgery would be on April 4 or 11 (Thursdays), doctor said I could be back to work on Monday.
Does anyone know what to expect for the screening? How physically demanding is it going to be. Iím thinking first class will be easier than second, I donít want to miss any classes but I canít miss the first one bc of the screening. I also need to get my leg healed up ASAP bc Iíve been in constant pain for months.