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I am currently dealing with a dying kenmore canister vacuum (only 2 years old) and a 3 year old dyson (that decides to only work ok 1 out of 10 times I use it).  I have a 2 year old Bernese Mountain Dog and 3 short hair cats.  I need to find a decent vacuum that will last more than a few years.  I've thought about getting the Dyson Animal, but I have had really bad luck with my Dyson DC14.  Any suggestions???

Bernese Mountain Dog Discussions / Re: Bernese Mountain dogs and the family
« on: November 13, 2008, 03:09:44 am »
Your site is great!  I love the pictures. 

Bernese Mountain Dog Discussions / Re: Berner puppy size
« on: September 15, 2008, 11:19:24 am »
Thank you for this information... I will definitely pay very close attention to the time periods when he is panting! 

Bernese Mountain Dog Discussions / Re: Berner puppy size
« on: September 14, 2008, 11:11:28 pm »
Cooper pants a lot too.  I thought it was the heat, but it is starting to cool down...I am hoping by the time snow flies he will be panting less! 

Bernese Mountain Dog Discussions / Re: Berner puppy size
« on: September 14, 2008, 02:44:43 am »
Our male Berner was 58 lbs when we took him to the vet to be neutered at 6 months old.  He is now just 2 weeks shy of being a year old and weighs 102 lbs.  He is all leg of the tallest berners I have seen in person, but he is pretty skinny otherwise.  And I must say, one of the pickest eaters I know too!  Anyone ever had a dog that would prefer a carrot or lettuce over a hotdog??!!!

Anything Non-Dog Related / Re: Question for cats owners
« on: September 09, 2008, 06:10:21 am »
they have greenies for cats...those have worked well for mine and they love the flavors!

Bernese Mountain Dog Discussions / Re: Our new puppy
« on: September 09, 2008, 06:08:38 am »
Ohhh...he is super cute!  Berner puppies are so adorable.

Last night was Cooper's first obedience class...I was worried that he was going to be the "class clown" and not pay attention to anything (he gets distracted very easily).  However he did incredibily well and even walked up the ramp on the first try!  The only down fall was getting him in the building (it took a lot of treats and big pushes).  The teacher told me the exact thing everyone on here did as well about the tile floors.  Another Petco trip might be inthe near future...this time I will bringhis Kong with peanut butter or a frosty paw (he never turns down those!)   :D

Had to ask- what is a "frosty paw"?  I have never heard of such a treat/toy before, sounds interesting.  My Tucker is 5 months, and had the exact same thing happen to him at Petsmart the first time we brought him.  We also have hard wood flooring through pretty much our whole house, so he's been slipping and sliding since day one.  Trimming the fur on his pads is a great idea, and also continue the trips to PetCo.  We've taken Tucker about 1 a week (he goes there for regular grooming too) and he now loves it and gets excited when we tell him to get in the truck- he recognizes the store from outside in the parking lot, and I swear could find his way there on his own if needed!

Frosty Paws are Cooper's favorite treats.  He could be outside running circles around our house or chasing other dogs, but when I yell "Do you want a Frosty Paw" he stops what he is doing and bolts for the house.  I usually only give them to him once a week.  Honestly, I do not think they are all that healthy, but I figured as long as he had them only once in awhile it was ok.

Cooper is 10 1/2 months old and he is still a crazy puppy!  He is very laid back if my husband is home during the day, but when I get home from work, he just goes crazy for hours.  He plays with other dogs for hours as well...the only one to outlast him is a 2 year old golden.  It actually seems like he is getting even more energy the older he gets!  It is good to know there are other berners out there like him! 

Cooper and I saw you and Cirra in the parade!  I loved the was voted one of the best ones in the parade right? 

Bernese Mountain Dog Pictures / Pics from the Dog Park Last week
« on: July 02, 2008, 03:38:31 am »
We ventured off to the local dog park last week early in the morning.  To our surprise, we saw no other dogs there!  Maybe it was the thick heavy mist that rolled in just a few minutes after we got there? 

Yes, all the dogs seem to get distracted VERY easily!  Tonight is all about teaching them to behave when someone comes to the house and knocks on the door...let just say, Cooper will be doing a lot of barking tonight.  :P

I haven't attempted going into Petco again recently.  I think I will put it off until he is done with his classes and then see how everything goes. 

Ollie is a beautiful berner.  How big is he?  I love your picture of him at the beach! ;D 

We will be switching COoper this weekend then!  Thanks for the info :)

At what age should I be switching Cooper to adult food?  Any ideas/suggestions?

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Re: Snow Face
« on: May 23, 2008, 04:31:20 pm »
Lots of snow here in Maine this winter...but all that snow barely stuck to our berners puppy fur...this is all he got:

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