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  It's a hard life
Posted by: Williewingnut - 05-25-2017, 02:52 PM - Forum: General Border Collie Discussion - Replies (3)

When it's to hot outside to be bothered doing anything

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  Why is my dog still barking/lunging?
Posted by: Ember - 05-25-2017, 09:22 AM - Forum: Working Dogs, Sports, & Training - Replies (4)

A really great article came across my timeline on fear. Obviously, this is something close to my heart - and behavior is really just a fascinating ting in general.

There is some really good info on why some dogs seem resistant to fear-relieving-training, or bounce back to where they were (or worse) after just one instance.


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  New member
Posted by: Lisaj - 05-25-2017, 03:02 AM - Forum: Introduce Yourself - Replies (7)

Hi.  I'm a new member with two BC puppies (Jaxx 4m and Buzz 7m).  Looking forward to reading all the threads and hopefully gain a better understanding of the breed and help with any issues we have

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  Her first trip to the groomers
Posted by: phoebeandjosie - 05-25-2017, 01:38 AM - Forum: Photo & Video Gallery - Replies (8)

Josie was getting dreadlocks behind her ears from all the swimming and I was way to nervous to attempt removing them at home without snipping her ears so off to the groomers we went. She came out like a giant pomerian fluff! So much furry bounce ? Wanted to keep her pristine for as long as possible but we ended up back at the beach today anyway!

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  Ember: the Guard Dog
Posted by: Ember - 05-24-2017, 01:13 PM - Forum: Photo & Video Gallery - Replies (7)

... psh yea right lol.

I love how at first she's so gullible, and then at the end I just get this "really, mom - really?" look. She makes me laugh. I love her "thunder" noises and the ears the most.

Also the completely false bravado and practically begging me not to let the intruder in...

Time: 1:38

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  May Photo Contest Winner
Posted by: only-borders - 05-24-2017, 12:34 PM - Forum: Photo & Video Gallery - Replies (8)

Congratulations Bronwen.  Cheer Great photo. 


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  Is Dominance A Myth?
Posted by: Ember - 05-24-2017, 09:45 AM - Forum: General Border Collie Discussion - Replies (3)

Found this video that I thought explained the whole thing very very well. I've subscribed to this woman as I have liked what I have seen so far. And lets be realistic - this one made me giggle a little.

Time: 4:21

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  calming signals
Posted by: musicdogmom - 05-23-2017, 03:17 PM - Forum: General Border Collie Discussion - Replies (6)

I've read quite a bit about calming signals of dogs:  lick flicks, yawning, looking away, etc.  I've also read we can improve a dog's calming by, in a sense, mimicking them with our fick flicks, yawning, slowly closing and opening eyes.  ETC.  

How do we know this?  Dogs know we are not a dog.  So with this mimicry, do our calming signals actually help  to calm a nervous dog, OR, does the dog think, "hey, so my fur-mum must really be upset.  she's trying to make the same stupid gestsures we're making. Boy, she's really a wreck.  I thought my fur-mom's calming method entailed Chocolate Haagendazs Ice Cream

Thanks so much

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  Beginner agility
Posted by: scott1908 - 05-22-2017, 02:23 PM - Forum: Photo & Video Gallery - Replies (9)

Hi all

Now that Ray is a little over a year old I have started doing some fun agility with her in our backyard. We started with a couple of low jumps and have worked up to a short course. Haven't worked on any stays at the starting line yet. Just having some plain old fun. I'd say she's doing ok for zero professional  training. 

The tunnel is a cheap kids tunnel from "Toys R Us". Going to make some weaves later in the summer when she's a bit older. Might tackle a elavated walk way too. Just having fun, who knows what it could lead to. She really loves running the course. Sometimes when we play fetch she will do a jump and run thru the tunnel on way back with the ball. 

This video isn't the best, we shot it with an IPad. Hope the link works. 


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  Chasing cars on walk
Posted by: Williewingnut - 05-22-2017, 12:34 PM - Forum: General Border Collie Discussion - Replies (7)

Hi all Jura has started trying to chase cars when he is out for a walk tried correcting him ,trying to focus his attention on me , but nothing's working he's laying flat on ground and wanting to lunge as the car is passing Scared he's gonna pull the leash out my hands and end up underneath a car any advice greatly appreciated

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