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March 26, 2012
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The Dog Powered Scooter

The Dog Powered Scooter

After a summer filled with great bike rides with Rush, Cindy decided to branch out her dog powered modes of transportation. Last week she purchased a dog powered scooter and plans to have yet another summer packed with great adventures for our dogs. Watch this short video to see just how much fun we had the first day the scooter was here at Leerburg!

March 26, 2012   |   2 Minutes

Two New Michael Ellis DVDs Coming Soon

If you have purchased any of our Michael Ellis DVDs, we need your help. Michael Ellis will be here at Leerburg for filming in the coming months. We are planning the production of 2 new training DVDs. The first will be on problem solving and troubleshooting.

This DVD will incorporate problem solving techniques on the training methods learned in all 9 DVDs we have produced with Michael. The new DVD will be a tool to refine your ability as a dog trainer. The material covered in these new videos will help you to better understand and overcome any questions or problems that arise when working in this system of dog training.

No matter how much information we pack into our DVDs there will always be questions about specific problems that apply to individual dogs. If you have any questions that relate to your dog and our training system we would like to hear from you before we film these new DVDs with Michael.

We want to incorporate our customers into these new productions. If you have purchased our Ellis DVDs and are currently a student of Michael’s system we want to hear your questions. Please e-mail your questions to ellisquestions@leerburg.com.

Questions that are not answered in the DVD will be used as question and answers for our free newsletter videos.

Leerburg Q&A

Question: I'm using your bottle feeding recipe. At first I used fresh goats milk, but am now using milk replacer powder. The puppies seem to not like the formula now. What should I do?

Hello....

I have 2 orphaned Rottweiler puppies that were born to a 2 year old mother that refused to care for her puppies. They are my friend's puppies. She's not able to care for them with her work schedule, so I'm helping her out with caring for them. It's what I love to do... I just love my puppies. I raise Golden Retriever pups but have never had an issue with my mother refusing her babies as these two have been by their mother.

Anyways, when I got the puppies the first thing I did was google how to hand raise pups and found your awesome recipe. When I received the pups she gave me a gallon of fresh goats milk and a bucket of goat milk replacer powder. When I started using the recipe I used the whole goats milk and everything was good, but now I had to make up the powder milk and they're acting like they don't like the formula and are pushing the nipples away. The female is acting strong and is still eating, although not as good as before but the male is refusing it. What should I do? I'm trying to find some more goats milk but just wondering if you have any advice I can do to try and get him to accept the formula as it is. This AM I made up the evaporated milk recipe so I'm trying it that way also. He's just a bit more weaker then the female and it's concerning me. How often should I be trying to get droppers into him? He's not dehydrated as of yet. I just don't want him to get worse. She's eating ok and is packing on the weight. He's a bit smaller. Is this common for a change in milks to go through some refusal? Any advice would be wonderful. I really pray he makes it.

Thanks for your wonderful site and advice I've gotten off the feedbacks on your site, but I just have this unusual problem and wanted to see what you'd do. It has to be from going from whole goats milk to the powder goats replacer, as that's the only change that I had to make. I did this yesterday and that's when his eating changed. Just wondering what you would do. He was gulping it down Friday but not Saturday. They are now going to be 2 weeks old on Monday and have been on your formula since day 2.

Thanks again,
Cris

Answer:

Most puppies donít like powdered milk, get the pups back on goat milk. I'd refer you back to our bottle feeding page. You can buy goat milk at WalMart.

I canít tell you how often to feed or how much, there is a chart on the page that goes by weight of the puppy.

We have an article on the website about sick pups. There may be info there that can help too.

For future questions, you might benefit from learning to use our SEARCH function, which is located in the top left corner of every page of the website. If you type in your key words or question it will find you articles, Q&As, free streaming video and links to threads on our discussion forum. Our website has over 16,000 pages and itís very likely youíll find the information you are looking for. I hope this helps.

Cindy Rhodes

For more questions on this topic, see our Q&A on Bottle Feeding Puppies.

 

We get a number of Q&As every week, if you would like to read this week's Q&As, click here and check out the 'Recent Questions' section!

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Customer Comments

Hello Cindy-

Please could you forward my regards to Ed, as I have seen so many web sites supposedly giving good advice on all manner of things related to dogs and their training but I can honestly say Leerburg is the best and advice given is based on true knowledge and experience, not old wives tales.That can only be achieved by having been there and done it! Great advice,great website!

Kindest regards,
Ros in England.

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Leerburg's Video on Demand Tutorial

 

 

Leerburg's Video on Demand Tutorial
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A tutorial on how to use Leerburg's Video on Demand program. We cover the basics on navigating the website, finding free and paid videos, including troubleshooting issues that you may stumble upon. We want you to maximize your experience here on Leerburg's Video on Demand and take advantage of the features we have to offer.

The Michael Ellis School for Dog Trainers

New Course! Detection / Nosework with Andrew Ramsey

Whether you train working detection K-9's, are interested in Nosework activities for your dog but don't know how to get started or are looking to add Nosework to your business, these are the courses for you. Andrew's system for training Nosework is both simple and highly effective. It blends concepts from the Military Working Dog Program with the use of a verbal mark, reward based training and cooperative play, to form a very clear and effective communication system that avoids many of the pitfalls of traditional programs. These courses explain how to engage your dog in the game of searching for a target odor and will teach the handler how to motivate, handle, read and reward your dog in order to build a strong working partnership as well as a focused response.

Read more for additional information and dates.


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