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by Tropicalbreeze
Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:34 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Rally
Replies: 5
Views: 520

Re: Rally

Cassidy has taken two rally classes now and is moving on to the advanced class. While she does most of the exercises/signs well, the challenge is keeping her attention as she can get distracted. She usually does the first course well, then her attention seems to fade the 2nd or 3rd time. She enjoys ...
by Tropicalbreeze
Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:43 am
Forum: Scams & Warnings
Topic: FRAUD & DECEPTION by Blustag/Blufawn
Replies: 137
Views: 7123

Re: SUGALBA LITTER

A few replies back...it was asked why Blustag and Blufawn haven't been on to respond to this whole situation. To me it's damned if they do...damned if they don't in terms of addressing topics. I have a feeling if and when they say something it will never satisfy most people. Whether you think they'r...
by Tropicalbreeze
Thu May 24, 2012 9:47 am
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Cassidy (Sugalba Ham It Up)
Replies: 142
Views: 3949

Re: Cassidy (Sugalba Ham It Up) - Happy 2nd Birthday Pig Lit

Can't believe how fast time flies...Cassidy is 2 now! Here are some recent pictures of Cassidy.
by Tropicalbreeze
Wed May 09, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tarheel Pack Intentionally Poisoned.
Replies: 249
Views: 8066

Re: Tarheel Pack Intentionally Poisoned.

We are heartbroken that it had to come to this :( I can't believe someone can be so heartless to prey on innocent animals. RIP Blaze and Nusia.
by Tropicalbreeze
Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Prong Collar?
Replies: 51
Views: 1465

Re: Prong Collar?

Rahne... (Cassy's Dad here.) No offense taken. Just providing our experience. As for it working... I pointed out the prongs when engaged provide pressure points which dogs react to and stop pulling. At last check both Cassy and her humans haven't been bruised or hurt using it. ;) We have switched ou...
by Tropicalbreeze
Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Prong Collar?
Replies: 51
Views: 1465

Re: Prong Collar?

I appreciate everyone's concerns and I know prong collars will always be controversial. Since someone asked about it, I just wanted to share our experience and present the "other" side of the story. I know it won't change everyone's minds about the collars but hopefully it will educate others.
by Tropicalbreeze
Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Prong Collar?
Replies: 51
Views: 1465

Re: Prong Collar?

http://www.fortunatek9.com/Articles/Prong_Collar_Julia_V_McDonough.pdf Your dog school should know better.. there is a reason that it is so controversial. It worked for you yes, but did you ever try something else? I still can't believe that anyone would recommend a prong collar for a pup :shock: O...
by Tropicalbreeze
Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Prong Collar?
Replies: 51
Views: 1465

Re: Prong Collar?

I understand the negative connotations that prong collars have had and I was afraid to use it as first but has anyone ever put one on their arms to feel the pinch? It's not the dagger like, stabbing that you would think. Yes, it creates slight pressure when the dog pulls, but not Like it is constant...
by Tropicalbreeze
Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Prong Collar?
Replies: 51
Views: 1465

Re: Prong Collar?

We've used a prong collar on Cassidy since her puppy training class. Our obedience club recommends them for training pullers. She still uses it for walks and obedience training and has used the same small prong one all this time. She knows not to pull when she has it on. Any other collar and she pul...
by Tropicalbreeze
Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Pig Litter
Replies: 31
Views: 1642

Re: Pig Litter

No white tip on Cassidy's tail :)
by Tropicalbreeze
Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:57 am
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Cassidy (Sugalba Ham It Up)
Replies: 142
Views: 3949

Re: Cassidy (Sugalba Ham It Up)

Great shots! I had to laugh at the shoe :lol: She seems to have a lot more hair on her, is it because it's the rainy season? It is our "winter" here in Hawaii...gets down to the low 60s at night..so she does seem a little fluffier. She spends a lot more time outside now when it's "cold" here :lol:
by Tropicalbreeze
Tue Jan 17, 2012 4:28 am
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Cassidy (Sugalba Ham It Up)
Replies: 142
Views: 3949

Re: Cassidy (Sugalba Ham It Up)

Some fun action pics of Cassidy playing in puddles
by Tropicalbreeze
Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Temperament
Topic: How does your Tam greet you?
Replies: 13
Views: 905

Re: How does your Tam greet you?

Cassidy used to jump on us all the time but we've trained her to sit when we walk in. We keep treats by the door and she gets one for sitting patiently, although she's really wiggly cuz she's so excited! We usually then take her straight to the backyard to let her run around and get all that excited...
by Tropicalbreeze
Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:00 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Seasons (heat) Questions and Related
Replies: 64
Views: 1784

Re: 7 months and first season!??

Cassidy's was at 7 1/2 months.
by Tropicalbreeze
Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:53 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Dog behsaviour books
Replies: 7
Views: 364

Re: Dog behsaviour books

I bought "How to Speak Dog" by Stanley Coren (available in paperback or Kindle on Amazon.com). It's a long book and but there are various sections on face talk, ear talk, tail talk, body talk, and what barks, howls, and whines mean that are pretty good in explaining different behaviors. I only read ...
by Tropicalbreeze
Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:09 am
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Funny Sleeping Positions
Replies: 35
Views: 1056

Re: Funny Sleeping Positions

Here's Cassidy sleeping while trying out her "grandma" look for Halloween and Lil Red Riding Hood We played tug of war with the material I used and she fell asleep with it in her mouth :)
by Tropicalbreeze
Sat Nov 05, 2011 5:54 am
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Yuma
Replies: 90
Views: 3668

Re: Yuma

She's beautiful ! How big is she? Her sister Cassidy is 55 pounds and wondering if she's the smallest in the litter.
by Tropicalbreeze
Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:09 am
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Trick or Treat 2011
Replies: 16
Views: 653

Re: Trick or Treat 2011

I did the Little Red Riding Hood costume for my work costume contest..they don't allow dogs in the building so I took a picture of Cassidy as "grandma" instead!
by Tropicalbreeze
Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:13 am
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Cassidy (Sugalba Ham It Up)
Replies: 142
Views: 3949

Re: Cassidy (Sugalba Ham It Up)

We did the Hawaiian Humane Society PetWalk fundraiser last Sunday. Cassidy loved seeing all the different dogs and people!
by Tropicalbreeze
Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Couch Destruction
Replies: 61
Views: 1986

Re: Couch Destruction

That destruction took place earlier this year. Thankfully, it seems like she has grown out of her couch destroying but we're waiting until next year to get new sofas...just in case. :)
by Tropicalbreeze
Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:50 am
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Cassidy (Sugalba Ham It Up)
Replies: 142
Views: 3949

Re: Cassidy (Sugalba Ham It Up)

Cassidy's sillyness never ceases to amaze us :) This is her with what use to be a small cat bed that she claimed as her "toy" instead!
by Tropicalbreeze
Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Couch Destruction
Replies: 61
Views: 1986

Re: Couch Destruction

All of our couches have Tamaskan damage...this one's the worst!
by Tropicalbreeze
Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: BLUSTAG LITTLE BEAR (SKYE)
Replies: 60
Views: 2762

Re: BLUSTAG LITTLE BEAR (SKYE)

So sorry to hear about your loss. His memory will live on through the many puppies he sired. We are blessed to have such a beautiful and wonderful dog because of him. RIP Skye.
by Tropicalbreeze
Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:35 am
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Funny Face Thread
Replies: 109
Views: 2850

Re: Funny Face Thread

New rule: If you chew up the shirt, you get to wear the shirt!
by Tropicalbreeze
Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:31 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Cassidy - Lazy Digging
Replies: 10
Views: 614

Re: Cassidy - Lazy Digging

She does that to the couch cover too...it NEVER stays on for a whole day!
by Tropicalbreeze
Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:09 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Cassidy - Lazy Digging
Replies: 10
Views: 614

Re: Cassidy - Lazy Digging

Nino wrote:sleeping or?
A lot of people think she's dreaming.. But nope, wide awake! :o
by Tropicalbreeze
Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:54 am
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: Non Tamaskan funny face thread ;)
Replies: 120
Views: 2919

Re: Non Tamaskan funny face thread ;)

Here's Alex, our 8-year old pomeranian and his little piece of "real estate" :)
Actually, tray of grass used to "repair" all the grass that Cassidy digs up :lol:
by Tropicalbreeze
Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:47 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Cassidy - Lazy Digging
Replies: 10
Views: 614

Cassidy - Lazy Digging

Cassidy loves digging...even while on her side!

by Tropicalbreeze
Sun Jul 24, 2011 3:01 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Canine Good Citizen Test - Cassidy (Sugalba Ham It Up)
Replies: 18
Views: 1043

Canine Good Citizen Test - Cassidy (Sugalba Ham It Up)

Cassidy passed her CGC test and graduated from Beginners Obedience today. All the trainers say she's very sweet and gentle and does all the "non threatening" behaviors when playing with all the other dogs! She's definitely a favorite of the trainers, other handlers, and other dogs! We're hoping she ...
by Tropicalbreeze
Sun Jul 17, 2011 5:23 am
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Then & Now!
Replies: 246
Views: 12534

Re: Then & Now!

Cassidy (Sugalba Ham It Up) - some more pix of her when we got her last July and now...amazing how much she's grown!
by Tropicalbreeze
Sun Jul 17, 2011 5:19 am
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Cassidy (Sugalba Ham It Up)
Replies: 142
Views: 3949

Re: Cassidy (Sugalba Ham It Up)

Cassidy and her favorite toy - a rubber slipper!
by Tropicalbreeze
Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:40 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Cassidy And Puddles
Replies: 9
Views: 588

Cassidy And Puddles


Cassidy LOVES rain and puddles!
Sorry, so small..shot from my iPhone..
by Tropicalbreeze
Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:18 am
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Sawyer
Replies: 81
Views: 2190

Re: Sawyer

Love his cute BIG paws!
by Tropicalbreeze
Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:37 pm
Forum: Sales Info
Topic: Hawaii
Replies: 15
Views: 1029

Re: Hawaii

we are on Oahu too :)
by Tropicalbreeze
Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:49 am
Forum: Sales Info
Topic: Hawaii
Replies: 15
Views: 1029

Re: Hawaii

Yes, there is one in Hawaii :) Cassidy is from Blustag so she traveled a long way to get here! Hawaii is rabies free and so is England so there were no quarantine requirements. Lynn handled getting her here but you'll have To handle all the Hawaii paperwork. We can provide guidance if your sister n...
by Tropicalbreeze
Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:56 am
Forum: Sales Info
Topic: Hawaii
Replies: 15
Views: 1029

Re: Hawaii

Yes, there is one in Hawaii :) Cassidy is from Blustag so she traveled a long way to get here! Hawaii is rabies free and so is England so there were no quarantine requirements. Lynn handled getting her here but you'll have to handle all the Hawaii paperwork. We can provide guidance if your sister ne...
by Tropicalbreeze
Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:39 am
Forum: Real Life Shows & Events
Topic: Annual Tamaskan Show for the USA
Replies: 56
Views: 2565

Re: Annual Tamaskan Show for the USA

Wish we lived on the mainland so Cassidy could meet other Tamaskans! Can't wait to see pictures and videos!
by Tropicalbreeze
Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:00 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Cassidy Playing Tug of Ball with Bella
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Re: Cassidy Playing Tug of Ball with Bella

Half Pom/Half Japanese Spitz :)
by Tropicalbreeze
Tue May 31, 2011 3:30 am
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Cassidy (Sugalba Ham It Up)
Replies: 142
Views: 3949

Re: Cassidy (Sugalba Ham It Up)

While we live in Hawaii, the nearest beach is about 20 miles away, so finally got around to taking Cassidy to the beach! She was a little scared of the tide rolling in and out, but enjoyed digging in the sand!
by Tropicalbreeze
Sun May 29, 2011 11:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pig Litter
Replies: 31
Views: 1642

Re: Pig Litter

Here's the link to Yiska...Saving Your Bacon..only one more pup to find :)
http://www.tamaskan-forum.com/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=1120
by Tropicalbreeze
Sun May 29, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Blaez & Silas
Replies: 47
Views: 1470

Re: Blaez & Silas

Nice to see more of the pig litter! We have their sister Cassidy :)
by Tropicalbreeze
Sat May 28, 2011 3:35 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Cassidy playing with best friend
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Cassidy playing with best friend

by Tropicalbreeze
Sat May 28, 2011 3:14 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Sølve
Replies: 7
Views: 380

Re: Sølve

As small as she is for a tamaskan, she thinks she's even smaller..the size of her best friend/pack mate, Bella, who is a 16lb spitz/pom :o. She hasn't been that small since we got her!
by Tropicalbreeze
Fri May 27, 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Sølve
Replies: 7
Views: 380

Re: Sølve

Wow, she is the same size of Cassidy! Can't wait to see how big she is when she's a year old :). She looks great and so smart :)
by Tropicalbreeze
Thu May 26, 2011 10:04 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Growth and Development
Replies: 190
Views: 10670

Re: Growth and Development

Blustag firefox (foxy) is the mom and Blustag little bear (Skye) is the dad :)
by Tropicalbreeze
Thu May 26, 2011 5:49 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Growth and Development
Replies: 190
Views: 10670

Re: Growth and Development

We weighed Cassidy (pigs ham it up) yesterday and she's 55 pounds and 23 inches at the shoulder! She's still slim...sometimes people think she's looks like a coyote :p oh.. she is a year old right? "small" girl compared to Sølve who is ½ year old and already a little bigger :roll: Yeah..she's on th...
by Tropicalbreeze
Wed May 25, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Growth and Development
Replies: 190
Views: 10670

Re: Growth and Development

We weighed Cassidy (pigs ham it up) yesterday and she's 55 pounds and 23 inches at the shoulder! She's still slim...sometimes people think she's looks like a coyote :p
by Tropicalbreeze
Wed May 25, 2011 8:32 am
Forum: Birthdays
Topic: Canine Birthdays!
Replies: 330
Views: 10575

Re: Canine Birthdays!

Happy birthday fellow Pigs! From Cassidy
by Tropicalbreeze
Wed May 25, 2011 7:33 am
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Cassidy (Sugalba Ham It Up)
Replies: 142
Views: 3949

Re: Cassidy (Sugalba Ham It Up)

Cassidy's one year old today! Here are some pics with her birthday "presents", a toy she de-stuffed within 5 minutes and a meaty smoked knuckle bone :)