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Health & Maintenance (publicly viewable board) / Re: Broken puppy tooth
« Last post by Roxie on Today at 06:23:59 PM »
Yep! That needed to come out before the pup became septic! Good job!
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A good breeder won't match you with a dog that is too much for you. She will limit your choices in the litter. She might give you no choice at all, feeling that only one pious a match. A good breeder will not sell a puppy just because someone wants it really badly. She'll insist on placing a pup only when she feels it is a good match. Your trainer is your backup on this. That's why I said take only the pup both breeder and trainer agree on.

A given breeder can produce both high drive and low drive pups. Both can appear in the same litter. A good breeder will know what she expects from a given litter. If the dog you need is in her litter she will know. And she'll know if he's not there too. If she's a good breeder.
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Health & Maintenance (publicly viewable board) / Re: Maigee's Health
« Last post by Amber on Today at 05:57:50 PM »
She is 10-ish (we celebrated her 10th birthday on my birthday, which is really 8 years since I got her), she was fixed at 2-ish years before I adopted her from the shelter.
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Asking them to sign a pet agreement and repeating that request until it is done would not constitute harassment. It is within their rights to require this of tenants. It is also within their rights to enforce it (ie contact a tenant who is not picking up poop or is allowing their dog to bark and wake neighbors).

It is annoying to have to deal with all this, but It is not illegal or unusual when a property changes hands.

Instead of using value laden and judgmental words like harassment, and telling them the landlord can't do this, we need to be helping them through the problem now and minimizing the potential for future issues. They'll need to deal with this landlord possibly for years to come. Does winding them up that the landlord is being outrageous tend to help or hurt them when we haven't seen evidence supporting that?

It's annoying and frustrating. It's also probably mostly a communication problem. They don't know you yet and you don't know them. Give them the benefit of the doubt, but also hand write in that these are ESAs on any document they ask you to sign that calls them pets. Be polite and friendly. Be cheerful and cooperative. It benefits you in the long run and costs you nothing, even if it later turns out they are terrible people. Assume they are good people who are clueless and confused (which is most likely the case). This will save you much stress in the short term without costing you anything.
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Health & Maintenance (publicly viewable board) / Re: Broken puppy tooth
« Last post by EmmaH on Today at 05:17:37 PM »
I took him to another vet because I was worried about infection, the gum was very swollen, and a ugly red yellow color Also his adult tooth was already fully erupted and mostly grown in. The broken baby tooth was in front of it. It's all good now though and I found a vet I really like so all's well that ends well.
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Health & Maintenance (publicly viewable board) / Re: Broken puppy tooth
« Last post by Roxie on Today at 04:56:18 PM »
I believe the vet means the root dissolves as part of the process of shedding deciduous teeth and the permanent tooth begins to erupt and pushes against the deciduous tooth root. As long as there was no infection, I would have left it with a wait and see if more help was needed. Did that with human baby teeth after checking in with a dentist a few times.
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Health & Maintenance (publicly viewable board) / Re: Broken puppy tooth
« Last post by EmmaH on Today at 04:43:28 PM »
I took him to another vet today and he said bringing him in was the right thing to do. I guess if it didn't come out soon he could've needed surgery to extract it. Luckily he was able to use a little pair of tweezers to get the broken root out of his gum. It wasn't infected yet either just inflamed.

Luca stayed relatively still and I was very proud that he was pretty comfortable with the vet touching his mouth. This vet is really nice and actually explained things to me and didn't make me feel like I was a big worry wart like the other one. The office even had a cat roaming about that was so sweet and friendly. Think I'm going to stick with them.

Luca also seems a lot happier, he brought his tug over to me and even pulled with the right side of his mouth. I'll find out if he's eating normal tonight, but I'm so relieved!
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Kirsten and Emily: I was planning on asking the trainer to recommend/help me select a trainer local to whatever breeder I go with for temperament testing and they could discuss the litter/possible prospect together. Does that sound like a good idea? I hadn't thought to ask the breeder for local trainers but I'll definitely do that. Thank you for the suggestions/comments on the breeder!

I do feel like I can trust this breeder, I've seen them talk to others on a poodle forum, and their website is very informative and resourceful. They seem very knowledgeable, honest, and personable, and I've been itching to ask them about PennHip vs OFA for a while. Especially with all their research into health, I don't feel like I'd have to try and figure out whether they've told me about minor hereditary health issues as well. Which is usually how I feel with any prospective breeder I've looked into. I think that's part of my anxiety, because I'm generally suspicious of everyone even without reason to be, and I'd be disappointed if I couldn't work with someone I actually felt like I could trust.

@Swimmer, I just got your message last night when I logged in. I haven't had the chance to research them too thoroughly, I had a hard time reading their health records last night because of the dark green text against a black background. I'm taking 19 credits this quarter because of a mandatory course, so between time spent in class and commuting is about 36 hours/week. Yesterday was the first time I checked back here. Are you referring to prey drive being potentially high? I was a little concerned about that and was planning to ask, but I'm not incredibly worried about it, they seem to consistently produce pups that end up in therapy or service work. Which are different things but it's still reassuring. The first two posts on their facebook page has to do with a therapy dog they produced that made it to a newsletter and a 7 month old SDiT they also produced.
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Totally understood, Kirsten. Both you and I offered suggestion to remedy that, and that was approved by FHC for this region: write the correct term on the Addendum with clarifying statement. If an eviction would ensue based on the word "pet", the landlord already recognized the cats as ESA, and the person followed procedures in re: requesting RA for keeping her cats, it most likely not have merit and probably be dismissed.

Her landlord has accepted the Dr letter of need for ESA. The harrasment could be considered retaliatory. This might best be handled through Fair Housing, or private attorney.

My lived experience and professional experience/training/employment with this type of situation differs. I would think that any more comments made would require actual reading of the document in question. If the landlord is ignorant, but acting in good faith, changing the letters from PET to ESA should not be a problem. If it is a problem, the person may need legal guidance on resolving the problem.

I also suggested the person contact their FHC for the most accurate directives on how to handle the situation.

I understand what you are getting at, however.  :smile:
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Roxie, landlords can legally require ESA owners to adhere to most pet policies, such as being on leash in public areas, cleaning up after them, being responsible for any damages they do, etc.  They have more latitude in what they can require of ESA owners than what they can require of SD owners but can still require SD owners to keep their dog on leash in public areas and to toilet in designated areas, and pay for actual damages done by the animal to the property if it exceeds normal wear and tear a human would cause.

The issue here is calling them pets, which might possibly open her up for them claiming they aren't ESAs in the future.  If you add a note to the document clarifying they are ESAs and not pets, then they can't later claim you ever called them pets instead of ESAs.
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