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Things That Are Bothering You, Got You All Hibbeldy-Jibbeldy, or just downright pissed, RIGHT NOW!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Bergdorf Goodwill, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Well-Known Member

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    Cute. Looks like she has some Australian shepherd in the mix.
     
  2. munchausen

    munchausen Well-Known Member

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    Every dog is different, but I found that a lot of my instincts (yelling at her, hitting her) were actually counterproductive. She started to associate the other dogs with me losing my temper, and it just made her more agitated. A couple of things worked for me:

    a) keeping her on a short leash, right beside me instead of out in fron

    b) in the beginning, when another dog passed by, I would make the dog sit and look at me. I would get down on her level and keep talking in a calm voice until the other dog passed. If she would stay relatively calm, I would praise her and we would continue on. If she lost her temper we would sit until she had remained calm. After that began to work consistently, we would continue our pace as the other dogs approached, but the calm speech and praise continued. Basically still does, although there are some dogs that I know we can pass consistently without any drama and those we just walk past normally.

    It's kind of a pain because it requires your attention to be on the dog rather than letting your mind wander or listening to your ipod. It's part of why I still prefer to walk the dogs really early in the morning when we see fewer other dogs.
     
  3. dlm4114

    dlm4114 Well-Known Member

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    I've found that hitting your pup with a spray or two from a regular spray bottle/mister right in the nose/eyes area works pretty well for reining in bad behavior. This is the sort of bottle I'm talking about:

    http://www.amazon.com/Tolco-Bottle-...8&qid=1370447479&sr=8-1&keywords=spray+bottle

    Could be worth a shot.
     
  4. mrjester

    mrjester Well-Known Member

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    She's a great dog. The other one, Abby, is too. Abby chews and snores (lol). Other than that, she's great.

    Squirrel is the perfect small house dog other than her etiquette on a leash. She loves to sit on your lap, listens (for the most part) and is friendly after a while. And she doesn't bark like a Chihuahua or anything, never in the house... but she does bark at other dogs. And nips if off the leash. Luckily none of the dogs at the park have fought back. They just stare, looking in disbelief. She nipped at a mastive a while ago.

    She nipped at my dad a few months ago but she's never nipped at anyone else since. And he did reach kind of fast.
     
  5. mrjester

    mrjester Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the tips guys.

    Love my damn bitches.
     
  6. arredondoae

    arredondoae Active Member

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    Ebay now limits searches to 100 characters. All of my saved searches are useless now.
     
  7. aravenel

    aravenel Well-Known Member

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    All mine are still working. Hope they dont change that, would make it much less useful.
     
  8. StephenHero

    StephenHero Well-Known Member

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    I tried contact lenses for the first time today and it kind of sucked. I was blinking repeatedly the whole time and my supposed prescription one made my vision worse. Is there some sort of adjustment period?
     
  9. patrickBOOTH

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    I could never wear contacts. Touching my eyeball freaks me out. I'd rather go to the dentist than the eye doctor. Eye stuff sucks.
     
  10. gomestar

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    yes, there is an adjustment, especially if it's your first time. It's kind of like getting new glasses, for the first hour or so the lenses will feel a little wonky and vision odd, and then they settle right in. I just dealt with this yesterday.

    your vision shouldn't be worse though. Unless you were rubbing your eyes a lot, and this caused irritation plus excessive tears, etc. Those will all affect how well you see from them.
     
  11. in stitches

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    definitely takes a little bit of time. but well worth it. added bonus, you learn how to touch your eye and get to gross out people like pB.
     
  12. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Well-Known Member

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    It doesn't gross me out to see it done, just done to me. Also, my girlfriend is messed up, she can outright touch her eyeball push it around, do anything to it. You could literally lick her eyeball and it doesn't bother her. She like a retard who is so retarded she doesn't realize that it is supposed to be awkward and painful.
     
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  13. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    Is your lens a toric of some kind? They have to rotate and center to work properly and there is a non-trivial % of wearers where this will not happen.
     
  14. in stitches

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    pB - sounds like a perfect match. :)
     
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    It's why I had Laser..

    Couldn't do it either..
     
  16. LawrenceMD

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    contacts are often the cause of Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis.


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    - the solution is totally simple - just stop using the contacts. But totally gross looking non the less.

    optha and derma cases produce the most cringe/spine tingly worthy cases from the most simple causes.
     
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    my father describing what they did to his eye in order to get laser still makes me cringe. This was like 10 years ago.
     
  18. HRoi

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    Holy mother of fuck
     
  19. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Well-Known Member

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    I don't remember how long the adjustment period was for me -- maybe a week or so? But it does happen (assuming your prescription is right, of course.

    *When I said a week, that was more in terms of adjusting to the physical sensation and the weirdness of putting them in when I first got them. As somebody suggested on the previous page, a day or so is more typical in terms of your vision adjusting to a new prescription (at least in my experience).
     
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  20. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Well-Known Member

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    its actually super common with contact lens wearers. if you know someone who wears contacts daily the odds are they have some varying degree of this and learned to deal with it. its just that the papilla are hidden so you don't notice it until an optha flips out your eyelid.
     
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