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  Hit by a car pray for Jura
Posted by: Williewingnut - 3 hours ago - Forum: General Border Collie Discussion - Replies (8)

On way to emergency vet

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  Muscle or skeletal problem, acute
Posted by: itchernoousko1 - Yesterday, 02:59 PM - Forum: General Border Collie Discussion - Replies (3)

Hello.  I did not have a need to consult here in the last 7 years...  My 7-yo BC, Misha, developed a condition.  He can barely stand, dragging his hind paws, cannot stand up on them.  Looks like he is in pain by the way he hunches up while standing.  The VCA vet tapped him all over and there is no tender reaction to touch anywhere on his body.  He has no temperature, normal appetite, normal stool.  No change in mood.  Normal all over except he can barely walk.  It all started and deteriorated in the last 3 days.

Does this sound familiar?  Is this skeletal?  Can it be viral? Any advice what to think of and which direction to take in fixing this?

Thank you.
Iouri, Monterey, CA

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  Jura's revenge
Posted by: Williewingnut - Yesterday, 10:55 AM - Forum: General Border Collie Discussion - Replies (11)

His Payback for getting him castrated ,1st time he's ever been destructive guess I won't be watching football this weekend I'll be too busy trying to fix this mess

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  When would you consider yourself a "trainer"?
Posted by: Ember - 09-20-2017, 07:12 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (1)

I am looking to put myself out in my neighborhood as a trainer to help some of the dogs I encounter on daily walks. However, most of you have probably figured out I have a hard time thinking of myself as even "decent". I have the knowledge, sure, but not the practice - and the practice is what I'm looking for. I'm seeing a lot of territorial aggression, fear reactivity, and dogs with very little basic manners - and humans that seem very frustrated on walks. I've even had people comment that my (clearly reacting) girl is SO WELL BEHAVED OMG HOW'D YOU DO THAT?!

I do not live near my behaviorist any more if I was to train under someone I trust, and finding anyone with even close to the same training standards isn't working as of yet, so I feel like my only option is to just get my feet wet and offer myself out as a very basic trainer.

My question is this: at what point can one call themselves a "trainer" with confidence? What "label" should I put out there? Consultant? Should I even be thinking to offer services just yet?

To clarify, I'm not even looking for extra cash, though I would charge simply because when people pay for something they are more likely to invest into it instead of just hearing words and expecting ME to do the work. I see a lot of scared dogs and perimeter barkers, and living in an apartment complex, that can get annoying for those around that home. And according to the comments I've had, I believe the interest is there to make it better.

So, what do you guys think? What would YOU look for if you were to hire me?

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  Strange Behaviour
Posted by: Finn - 09-20-2017, 06:08 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (2)

So my dog Finn is a Border Collie cross German Shepherd, we got him when he was 18 months old -  so we obviously don't know what his previous home was like. He has many really strange things that he does but they are being dealt with. He is currently on antidepressants as he has been diagnosed with OCD from our vet. He has also had a cancerous lump removed from his neck and hasn't shown any signs of another. (We check regularly) Now for his really annoying habit, when we take him down the park and throw the ball the first 3-6 time he will run towards the ball and then lay down next to it and stare at us. When we get about half way towards him he will then get up and start running towards us without the ball. After the 3-6 times of him not bringing it back he will then run back with the ball. However, never actually directly to us, where ever we throw the ball he will ALWAYS return it to the right of us about 3 or so metres away. So we have to constantly walk to the right to get the ball. Does anyone know why he does this? Is it a common thing? Can or should we try to stop him from doing it?

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Posted by: Tasha's&Mattie'sMom - 09-19-2017, 08:17 PM - Forum: Health and Nutrition - Replies (6)

I have a couple of rescues I follow on Facebook and when they get pets with ringworm it seems to be a huge issue getting rid of it. 

In case someone doesn't know ringworm is a fungus and not a worm.

So, does anyone have experience with this?  I got ringworm from a kitten when I was 14 and was horrified thinking I had a worm under my skin (just under my chin).  I didn't have anyone to tell me that it wasn't a worm and was horrified.  I grabbed a few things from the medicine cabinet and applied them to the ugly thing under my chin and it eventually it went away.

Does anyone know why ringworm is such a huge issue in pets?  It wasn't a huge issue with me.  I didn't even know what it was and was still successful in getting rid of it.

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  Site Maintenance Thursday 9/21/17 @ 10pm
Posted by: Ember - 09-19-2017, 06:07 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (6)

I will be upgrading our software on Thursday 9/21/17 at 10 PM Eastern time (-5 GMT).

This is a simple upgrade, however it is my first with this software, so I will be shutting the board down for the duration of the upgrade - just in case. You are welcome to check back as often as you like. During this time you can reach the site but will be met with a "Maintenance, please check back later" message. Just keep checking until it disappears and you can see the boards again Smile

I do not have an estimation for how long it could take, but I don't see it being long at all. I will have better estimates for future upgrades based on this one.

Thank you for your patience!

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  And so it starts...
Posted by: Ember - 09-18-2017, 09:59 AM - Forum: Accomplishments - Replies (9)

A few months ago, Ember wasn't a fan of the crate, and didn't care enough about toys to seek them out.

All these toys were in that toy box by the window. 

And look at the crate that I have set up but done no training around. I can now find her in it almost every time she goes missing.

Also, poor Sharkie Sad

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  Always an adventure
Posted by: Tmayeux - 09-17-2017, 08:40 PM - Forum: General Border Collie Discussion - Replies (10)

First so sorry that I advent posted in so very long.....

So since the last time I posted, we have sold our house, and moved from a 3500 sq ft house with a HUGE yard, to a 1000 sq ft apartment with a million other dogs.

Shaggy, has taken everything in stride, as best he can, this pup is so amazing and loving through everything.

He is currently getting over giardia from all the dogs here in the complex, and his sister Bella the 8 year old Cavalier King Charles, got it as well, but it really did a number on her, she spent 3-4 days in the hospital, and in the end we found out that she is also has Addison's Disease, but in the end, she is now doing well and back home.

we are here in the complex for about 7 months while our new house in a new neighbourhood with lots of trees and room is built.

There is just something about Shaggy's love and happiness through it all that melts my heart.

Pics soon, I promise!!!


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Sad I do not like hurricanes
Posted by: Sunny - 09-17-2017, 12:28 PM - Forum: Off-Topic - Replies (3)

That darn Irma changed direction with only 2 days before landfall, and what was supposed to be an east coast of Florida hurricane came right over my house (Fort Myers)! Frantic 

We had to evacuate (we live on a canal off the river that leads to the Gulf) and by then there was (1) no gasoline to be had ANYWHERE in Florida and (2) no lodging to be had ANYWHERE in Florida. So we had to go to a FEMA shelter.

I cannot tell you how upsetting that was. We were limited to a 6x10 space, plus there were people EVERYWHERE. (I am used to being with just my pack - me and my owners.) I could not bring myself to pee or poop for the whole time we were there, 2 whole days and nights, even though I got to go outside occasionally. Finally I could hold it no longer and I peed all over the floor in our little area. My owners were not mad at me at all, in fact they were happy that I finally peed. They were so worried about me. I finally pooped when we were let go (they lock you in the shelter before, during and after the storm) the morning after, and my owners were again so relieved. They had to run me back and forth in front of the shelter (an elementary school) a lot before I finally went potty.

Then we had to drive 2 hours to find a motel with power that would accept pets (Lakeland). We stayed there a whole week, until finally our house got power restored. I was a very good girl the whole time, and came to accept the motel room OK. We did discover a dog park near the motel, and I had a lot of fun there.

I am SO GLAD to be back home. Although there were 2 holes in our roof where tree limbs speared through (one right into our living room!)(my master temporarily patched them) and a zillion tree limbs everywhere and one big tree down and other damage ... at least we're home.

Next hurricane, we are flying to Wisconsin or someplace that never gets hurricanes. Undecided 


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