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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9225 on: May 19, 2014, 10:52:01 AM »
What is ironic is that we have many friends with search and rescue dogs who use Rhodie mixes, and a few with purebreds. They are too much for a sedentary person to take on.
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« Reply #9226 on: May 19, 2014, 01:47:31 PM »
Okay, I just went to the Rhodesian Ridgback wiki page.  Awww, such loves!

But not for the casual owner.  "Ridgebacks are strong-willed, intelligent, and many seem to have a penchant for mischief, though loving."  Also, "This breed requires positive, reward-based training, good socialization and consistency; it is often not the best choice for inexperienced dog owners".  It also points out that they are not good with negative reinforcement training because they are so sensitive.

If your MIL doesn't put in the work (and it sounds like she won't), she's going to end up with an unadoptable dog that she doesn't want.  :'(


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« Reply #9227 on: May 19, 2014, 01:55:19 PM »
They are loves. They were also bred to hunt lions, so they need a *lot* of exercise if you don't have any lions on hand to wear them out.
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« Reply #9228 on: May 19, 2014, 02:06:18 PM »
No, and any training would need to be for her more than the dog. She is from the physical discipline school of child and pet rearing. It wouldn't be fair for the dog.
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« Reply #9229 on: May 19, 2014, 05:22:09 PM »
Oh boy, that won't end well if she actually gets a Ridgie. A relative of mine had one... gorgeous dog, wonderful with family and children and anyone who was introduced to him as a friend, excellent guard dog - he spent his nights loose in the yard at a dealership and treed at least one attempted burglar on top of a tractor - and yes, very intelligent. The number of ways he worked out to get on the furniture without actually technically being on the furniture was impressive.

He was also aggressive towards anyone he wasn't introduced to as a friend, needed a lot of exercise every day, and had a high prey drive which my relative thought was hilarious, so was a cat- and small-dog-killer. He could have been trained out of the aggression and regarding small animals as prey, but that would require both the desire and ability to train him, and you can't train a big hunting dog out of needing exercise and mental stimulation.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9230 on: May 19, 2014, 05:25:48 PM »
Since she has had major hissy fits over cats bringing in dead squirrels, I don't think this is something she has considered.
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« Reply #9231 on: May 19, 2014, 05:29:05 PM »
Since she has had major hissy fits over cats bringing in dead squirrels, I don't think this is something she has considered.

Oh heavens, my mother-in-law does that too.
She calls her one cat a word I can't say on this board but which is not all too friendly because he does that.

Also, any ideas how to stop my dog from hunting fledgling birds (blackbirds, sparrows etc) in my garden? I try to distract and discipline her when I notice her doing it, but she's often out on her own (walled garden, totally safe to not let her escape, but those birds... ).

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9232 on: May 19, 2014, 08:55:41 PM »
Oh boy, that won't end well if she actually gets a Ridgie. A relative of mine had one... gorgeous dog, wonderful with family and children and anyone who was introduced to him as a friend, excellent guard dog - he spent his nights loose in the yard at a dealership and treed at least one attempted burglar on top of a tractor - and yes, very intelligent. The number of ways he worked out to get on the furniture without actually technically being on the furniture was impressive.

Did he ever try "If I lay across three people's laps and dont touch the couch I'm NOT on the couch"?

Our Great Dane did.

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« Reply #9233 on: May 19, 2014, 09:12:41 PM »
Oh boy, that won't end well if she actually gets a Ridgie. A relative of mine had one... gorgeous dog, wonderful with family and children and anyone who was introduced to him as a friend, excellent guard dog - he spent his nights loose in the yard at a dealership and treed at least one attempted burglar on top of a tractor - and yes, very intelligent. The number of ways he worked out to get on the furniture without actually technically being on the furniture was impressive.

Did he ever try "If I lay across three people's laps and dont touch the couch I'm NOT on the couch"?

Our Great Dane did.

Ah yes the 100+ pound lap dogs.  Our old Rottweiler used to do that

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« Reply #9234 on: May 19, 2014, 10:28:08 PM »
I kind of feel like a fashion dunce for even wanting to ask this question, but where did the trend for painting just your ring finger nails a different color from the rest of them come from? Is this just something common in my area, or have any of you seen something similar?

I keep seeing people with manicures done this way, and I can't for the life of me figure out who decided that was the cool thing to do, or why anyone would want to do it. But I also rarely paint my nails (because I'm lazy), and generally use pretty neutral colors when I do, so I'm probably not a great person to weigh in on this subject. :P


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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9235 on: May 19, 2014, 10:51:41 PM »
I think for the most part it's just a trend, but I did find an article talking about how it's a "signal" for certain gender-preference.

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« Reply #9236 on: May 19, 2014, 11:10:32 PM »
I kind of feel like a fashion dunce for even wanting to ask this question, but where did the trend for painting just your ring finger nails a different color from the rest of them come from? Is this just something common in my area, or have any of you seen something similar?

I keep seeing people with manicures done this way, and I can't for the life of me figure out who decided that was the cool thing to do, or why anyone would want to do it. But I also rarely paint my nails (because I'm lazy), and generally use pretty neutral colors when I do, so I'm probably not a great person to weigh in on this subject. :P

I paint my own nails and I just started doing it because I wanted to have just a bit of a design/highlight, and that seemed the best nail for it. 

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« Reply #9237 on: May 20, 2014, 12:12:47 AM »
I kind of feel like a fashion dunce for even wanting to ask this question, but where did the trend for painting just your ring finger nails a different color from the rest of them come from? Is this just something common in my area, or have any of you seen something similar?

I keep seeing people with manicures done this way, and I can't for the life of me figure out who decided that was the cool thing to do, or why anyone would want to do it. But I also rarely paint my nails (because I'm lazy), and generally use pretty neutral colors when I do, so I'm probably not a great person to weigh in on this subject. :P

I see it a lot looking for nail art ideas. It's called an accent nail, and yeah, it's just basically there to do something a little "different". Personally I think it's a pain in the butt to have to wrangle several colors of polish for one manicure! :P
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9238 on: May 20, 2014, 03:32:00 AM »
Oh boy, that won't end well if she actually gets a Ridgie. A relative of mine had one... gorgeous dog, wonderful with family and children and anyone who was introduced to him as a friend, excellent guard dog - he spent his nights loose in the yard at a dealership and treed at least one attempted burglar on top of a tractor - and yes, very intelligent. The number of ways he worked out to get on the furniture without actually technically being on the furniture was impressive.

Did he ever try "If I lay across three people's laps and dont touch the couch I'm NOT on the couch"?

Our Great Dane did.

I didn't see that one, but I got personal experience of the "my front feet are still on the floor and my rear end has mysteriously ended up in somebody's lap" technique. ;)
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9239 on: May 20, 2014, 07:31:20 AM »
The worst manicure I have seen had a lovely bow charm on the ring finger of each nail. It stuck out 1/4" and caught on anything and everything the person touched.
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