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by iamnic
Mon Dec 22, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Sierra Kaweah (Wylie)
Replies: 215
Views: 3847

Re: Wylie's Second Thread

Fun! How do you like scootering vs bikejoring? Do you prefer one over the other?
by iamnic
Thu Nov 20, 2014 11:56 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Music Video - The Fall - Dillon Campbell
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Music Video - The Fall - Dillon Campbell

Reposting from FB - Naima and Kona were cast in a music video recently. Not a hard gig, they basically just got to play on camera :)

by iamnic
Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: Diet
Topic: Homemade Treats
Replies: 31
Views: 729

Re: Homemade Treats

It's never too late for bday cake!! Hope you post pics! :)
by iamnic
Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:24 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Signs of aggression?
Replies: 34
Views: 755

Re: Signs of aggression?

Oh no! For purely selfish reasons, I hope you can recover your post! We have a command just like this, but we use "back off" instead of "out" and she will backpedal 3-4 feet. Would pushing to 8-10 feet make a significant difference? Totally open to trying it, just wondering what, if anything, it wou...
by iamnic
Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Signs of aggression?
Replies: 34
Views: 755

Re: Signs of aggression?

I think that half the battle is recognizing the situation and removing the pups before something happens that could leave a negative impression! Good job :) We've been giving treats whenever a dog passes for months, and Kona still doesn't look at us automatically. I'm envious! Does Pepper behave the...
by iamnic
Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Signs of aggression?
Replies: 34
Views: 755

Re: Signs of aggression?

This is a great and timely topic! Thanks to everyone for the suggestions. We've been having problems lately with Naima resource guarding/claiming my boyfriend and me. Chelle, here are some tips that our trainer is having us practice... Naima is extremely demanding, literally. She demands attention a...
by iamnic
Fri Jun 06, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Pepper (Tamrakar Ginny) & Phoenix (Oslett Laylet el Kamar)
Replies: 16
Views: 544

Re: Pepper (Tamrakar Ginny) & Phoenix (Oslett Laylet el Kama

Your girls are adorable together!

I love Phoenix's color - Naima was about that light when she was a puppy. She looks like she has a lot of personality! Keep the photos coming please! :)
by iamnic
Wed May 07, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Naima (Blustag Golden Spirit) & Kona(Blustag Golden Rainbow)
Replies: 55
Views: 1292

Re: Naima (Blustag Golden Spirit) & Kona(Blustag Golden Rain

Thanks HiTenshi! :D

Here are a couple of current photos of the girls. Our photographer was amazing. Her photo series of her dog and her baby have recently gone viral - you can see some of her with here: http://zoeyandjasper.tumblr.com
by iamnic
Wed May 07, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: Diet
Topic: Raw Recipes
Replies: 125
Views: 3680

Re: Raw Recipes

Katlin, check out Craigslist or sites like Kijiji. Sometimes people will post if their freezer dies and they have some meat that they just need to get rid for free. Also, if there's hunters in your area, they usually need to clean out their deep freeze to make room for more game when hunting season ...
by iamnic
Tue May 06, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Phoenix
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Re: Phoenix

Adorable! :D
by iamnic
Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:32 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Naima (Blustag Golden Spirit) & Kona(Blustag Golden Rainbow)
Replies: 55
Views: 1292

Re: Naima (Blustag Golden Spirit) & Kona(Blustag Golden Rain

We've been pretty active on Instagram lately - come say hi! http://instagram.com/wolfiesandcookies#
by iamnic
Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Dogs shot by Police...
Replies: 53
Views: 1164

Re: Dogs shot by Police...

by iamnic
Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:20 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Canicross / Scootering / Bikejoring / Skijoring
Replies: 67
Views: 1311

Re: Canicross / Scootering / Bikejoring / Skijoring

I am afraid of falling off my bike.. I did once with Sølve because she suddenly stopped while we were biking.. I got pretty hurt and Sølve was scared shitless of the bike for quite a while.. I'm right there with you! We took our bikes out with the girls once, I had one and my boyfriend had the othe...
by iamnic
Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:33 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: ski lifts
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: ski lifts

Freyja's sister Mistie rides a ski lift all of the time :D There are photos on FB. Her "dad" is a ski patrol employee so Mistie, I believe, is part of their staff too. So cool! I have dreams about back country snowboarding with my girls, but haven't been able to find a resort that allows dogs on th...
by iamnic
Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: ski lifts
Replies: 4
Views: 164

ski lifts

Has anyone brought their pup on a ski lift? Would love to hear about any tips/tricks/safety equipment you might recommend. Planning on putting them in a harness, probably this http://www.ruffwear.com/DoubleBack-Harn ... egory=1131 and having a ton of treats on hand.

Thanks!
by iamnic
Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:27 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Herding Test
Replies: 14
Views: 432

Re: Herding Test

I would have to find someone who does instinct tests (as it is called here which means herding instincts). I did look up a few gsd's on youtube herding and a few tests to their instinct and looking at that there is a chance that she could have it :) Go for it! The trainer that we went to said that ...
by iamnic
Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:17 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Herding Test
Replies: 14
Views: 432

Re: Herding Test

Ohh Konah would LOVE that! :P She would go for their throats right away though :oops: The trainer was pretty convinced that if left to her own devices, Naima would have gone for a take down rather than just nipping at their haunches. He seemed pretty confident that she her bite could be trained out...
by iamnic
Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:37 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Herding Test
Replies: 14
Views: 432

Herding Test

Naima passed her herding instinct test today. We had no idea how she would do going into it, just thought it might be fun to try out. She knew how to circle and drive the sheep instinctively, though she did go in for a bite on the poor sheep's haunches a few times. I can't really blame her since alm...
by iamnic
Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:28 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Sagittal Crest
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Re: Sagittal Crest

Nice to know! Thanks for sharing. We had been calling it a brain bump hah.
by iamnic
Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training tips on passing other dogs
Replies: 19
Views: 526

Re: Training tips on passing other dogs

One of my girls is leash reactive, and I'd love to share some of the tips we've learned to manage it. The most important thing is that I always have food on me. Caveat: it has to be HIGH value treat. Regular (read: boring) treats that she gets for obedience and trick training are not enough of a mot...
by iamnic
Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:03 am
Forum: Diet
Topic: Picky little buggars
Replies: 7
Views: 303

Re: Picky little buggars

My two never leave any food unless it's organs, liver in particular. Kona would refuse to eat it raw, pan-seared, hidden inside a chicken carcass.... We tried to "tough-love" her once and only offered the liver...she went on hunger strike for 3 days and we ended up giving in and feeding something el...
by iamnic
Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: Diet
Topic: Raw Recipes
Replies: 125
Views: 3680

Re: Raw Recipes

Nice! I have dreams about meal times being as organized as yours, Balto. We do a lot of guesstimate weighing at our house.
by iamnic
Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:59 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Naima (Blustag Golden Spirit) & Kona(Blustag Golden Rainbow)
Replies: 55
Views: 1292

Re: Naima (Blustag Golden Spirit) & Kona(Blustag Golden Rain

A few days ago Naima chipped her canine while breaking out of her crate. Luckily the chip was small and the vet just needed to smooth it down and cover it with a filling to protect the pulp. She got a serious tranquilizer for her dental work and was feeling pretty sorry for herself yesterday. Kona w...
by iamnic
Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Prong Collars
Replies: 25
Views: 555

Re: Prong Collars

One other suggestion... I attempted using a head harness with Kona (which she still detests--we've been "desensitizing" for about a month :roll: ), and when researching options I found that I wasn't a huge fan of the harnesses that attached beneath the chin due to her habit of charging forward. I en...
by iamnic
Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Prong Collars
Replies: 25
Views: 555

Re: Prong Collars

I believe the Starmark collar Katlin mentioned is a plastic one. The problem with that one is that the connection is made of rope...which can wear down with use. Both my girls have pinch collars, though two different kinds. Naima uses the traditional, like Wylie's. Kona is way more sensitive and doe...
by iamnic
Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:40 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Happy Halloween!
Replies: 15
Views: 262

Re: Happy Halloween!

Shared these in fb and forgot to share them here! Naima and Kona dressed up as Walter White and Jesse Pinkman from the show Breaking Bad.
by iamnic
Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Rescue
Topic: Pretty Lookalike in Southern California
Replies: 2
Views: 195

Pretty Lookalike in Southern California

I was volunteering yesterday at Husky Haven of Los Angeles, and met a pretty girl named Lobella. She looks an awful lot like a Tam and she's very sweet and quiet. She is definitely taller than a sibe, maybe just a touch shorter than my two girls. She's been posted on the Tamaskan Rescue fb page befo...
by iamnic
Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Ramble Away...
Replies: 1263
Views: 18137

Re: Ramble Away...

Has anyone been asked if their Tam is mixed with greyhound? I get asked if Kona has greyhound in her quite often. Oddly enough, Naima never gets it.
by iamnic
Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:46 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Harness Recommendations for leashed walks
Replies: 8
Views: 260

Re: Harness Recommendations for leashed walks

Has anyone tried the Freedom No Pull Harness? It has the front clip attachment as well as a martingale feature on the back. I haven't tried it myself, but was considering picking one up. I'd love to know if anyone has an opinion on it. http://wiggleswagswhiskers.com/Freedom-No-Pull-Harness-Training-...
by iamnic
Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:44 pm
Forum: Diet
Topic: Homemade Treats
Replies: 31
Views: 729

Re: Homemade Treats

Lucky puppy! What's in it?
by iamnic
Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: Member Photos
Topic: Katlin (Boreal Tamaskan)
Replies: 14
Views: 548

Re: Katlin (Boreal Tamaskan)

adorable!
by iamnic
Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:40 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Aydin (Blustag Wiggins) Nevada x Bodie
Replies: 83
Views: 1978

Re: Aydin (Blustag Wiggins) Nevada x Bodie

Aydin is SO pretty, and your photos are fabulous!

He actually looks A LOT like my Naima (Heidi x Bodie), it's uncanny!
by iamnic
Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: Temperament
Topic: General temperament question
Replies: 11
Views: 510

Re: General temperament question

I have littermates (Heidi X Bodie) who have temperaments on opposite ends of the spectrum. Naima is, and always has been, extremely confident (borderline too much) and social. She's a lover and always wants to be next to you, underfoot, or touching you somehow. She loves meeting both people and dogs...
by iamnic
Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:18 pm
Forum: Diet
Topic: Raw feeders - puppy question
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Re: Raw feeders - puppy question

I fed about 8% of their adult body weight over the course of 3-4 meals/day at 9 weeks. By 7 months old, we were down to 2 meals a day and eyeballing the portions based on how the pups looked. My girls are now just over 1.5 yrs and are down to 1 large, difficult meal/day. If it's something easy, like...
by iamnic
Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: Diet
Topic: How much money do you spend on feeding your tamaskan?
Replies: 22
Views: 549

Re: How much money do you spend on feeding your tamaskan?

Thanks for asking and posting! :D I was wondering how much they ate, too, like cup/measurement per meal. is it better on their bellies, training, potty, etc reasons to feed twice a day instead of once a day? I mostly know huskies and they eat less for being a big dog, and usually once a day, and si...
by iamnic
Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:16 pm
Forum: Diet
Topic: How much money do you spend on feeding your tamaskan?
Replies: 22
Views: 549

Re: How much money do you spend on feeding your tamaskan?

My 2 are on prey model raw. We spend about $50/month on meat, usually chicken quarters. This amount rises a bit if we purchase more pork/other varieties. It really just depends on what is on sale. The girls eat about 2 lbs/day. We're fortunate to live near a restaurant supplier so we get our meat wh...
by iamnic
Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:41 pm
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: Yarrow's second thread
Replies: 78
Views: 1611

Re: Yarrow's second thread

That's awesome! I especially love watching pups start bitework. The jute tugs are practically bigger than they are! My girls are just getting started with obedience and protection, but I'm still not sure how far we're going to get. Neither are shy, and both are super drivey...just not sure on their ...
by iamnic
Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: Yarrow's second thread
Replies: 78
Views: 1611

Re: Yarrow's second thread

Nice harness! Are you working him in any protection? We started Naima and Kona in protection and got them leather agitation harnesses--I love how steampunky they look.
by iamnic
Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Diet
Topic: Homemade Treats
Replies: 31
Views: 729

Re: Homemade Treats

Those are adorable!!! I'm going to try throwing together some pupsicles this summer! In a moment of insanity I splurged and ordered these "ice creams" for the girls from Aarfscarf . They loved them, and now I'm pretty sure they'll turn their noses up at anything that isn't "gouda burger" flavored. :...
by iamnic
Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why do Tams from the US look different from ones in the UK?
Replies: 13
Views: 481

Re: Why do Tams from the US look different from ones in the

I agree with all of you, and I think climate is a HUGE factor. I have Naima and Kona, and we're in Los Angeles--where it rarely dips below 70 F. Compared to their other siblings, my girls' coats looks significantly shorter, even moreso now that it's summer. They definitely don't have the opportunity...
by iamnic
Thu May 16, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 85
Views: 1512

Re: Insurance

Just wanted to update you all on Trupanion. We just received an email from them that they are adding hip dysplasia and more comprehensive dental coverage into their core policy without additional cost. Previously, HD coverage was only available as an additional rider to your policy. The unlimited an...
by iamnic
Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:42 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Health and behavior broblems, Lines Whitefang, Elsa, Hero
Replies: 8
Views: 363

Re: Health and behavior broblems, Lines Whitefang, Elsa, Her

I have 2 females (Naima and Kona) from the same litter as Winter, and both have polar opposite personalities. We've had Naima since she was 8 wks old, and she has always been EXTREMELY outgoing. She loves people and will do anything for attention and petting. She plays wells with other dogs and love...
by iamnic
Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: Diet
Topic: Homemade Treats
Replies: 31
Views: 729

Re: Homemade Treats

Hi Terri, You can also try fridge drying the treats. Here's a photo tutorial from the Raw Chat group on FB https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.242074432564368&type=1 If for some reason it's not working, the instructions are below: 1. I start with a frozen slice of heart (uncooked), just my pr...
by iamnic
Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 85
Views: 1512

Re: Insurance

I have both Naima and Kona covered under Trupanion--zero deductible and 90% reimbursement. Our monthly premium is a bit higher due to the deductible (approx 40/month/dog). We appreciated that their policy and sign up process was simple and straight-forward. Customer service has been great whenever w...
by iamnic
Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:40 am
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Ayla (Blufawn Dolly Parton) Geri x Shogun
Replies: 305
Views: 5271

Re: Ayla (Blufawn Dolly Parton) Geri x Shogun

She is so pretty!!
by iamnic
Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Nicknames
Replies: 25
Views: 1176

Re: Nicknames

LOL love this topic. Naima is known as Naima-lula, Cuddlebug, Princess Naima, and the Mad Queen (she's a diva). On occasion she also referred to as Crazy Face and Little Beggar. Kona's nicknames are Kona-Kaboom and Kona-Kabob, which has morphed into variations such as Kona-bob, Kabobs, Bobbers and B...
by iamnic
Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:09 am
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Tika (Blustag Golden Sunrise)
Replies: 96
Views: 2158

Re: Tika (Blustag Golden Sunrise)

What a beauty!! Naima and Kona are so lucky to have such a pretty sister! I love how different all of the coat colors have turned out in this litter :)