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  A out side afternoon
Posted by: Cappy - 2 hours ago - Forum: Off-Topic - Replies (2)

Peggy, me ad da dawgs spent a fun afternoon in our back yard.  We BBQed and played and enjoyed the spring weather here are all the pictures ad video and stuff of our antics.

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  Fox lungworm
Posted by: Chrissy - 3 hours ago - Forum: General Border Collie Discussion - No Replies

Ben has tested positive for a low count of fox lungworm (Crenosoma vulpis).
I have a kitchen drain that needs rodding as it is slow to drain and just after he arrived I caught him licking the residue around the edge. Ugh.. He must have sniffed a bit of food debris that went down the plughole. Why am I surprised? This is a dog who will eat his own vomit. I suspect there will have been slugs and snails round there hence the infection.
Fortunately this is the less serious lungworm. Most favoured treatment here in the UK is one treatment of Advocate. I'm giving two just to be sure and starting on Verm X. Will have him retested in a couple of months. Would rather not dose with something like Advocate regularly.
Just wondered if anyone had encountered this?

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Posted by: Quirkydog - 6 hours ago - Forum: General Border Collie Discussion - Replies (5)

So you know I have a dilemma about a new pup,  
Fate may have intervene
A tracking friend of mine is puppy sitting two BC girl puppies, from a well known and respected stock dog line there is a little girl one that still hasn't got a home.
She had pics of her on FB    And to top it it all she was born on my Birthday.    Has fate intervene.   I am going to see her later today

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Heart Good Thoughts
Posted by: only-borders - Yesterday, 06:25 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (7)

A friend of mine, and former member of ABC, is sending her dog Tirceo to the Rainbow Bridge this morning due to cardiomyopathy. 
Sending prayers for a peaceful transition and comfort for her owner. 

Run Free Tir Run Free

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  Tasha gets the Ball
Posted by: Tasha's&Mattie'sMom - 04-26-2017, 10:12 PM - Forum: Photo & Video Gallery - Replies (5)

A few action shots of  Tasha playing fetch.







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Posted by: LrdDashington - 04-26-2017, 05:09 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (4)

Hiya, I know this has been talked about a million times but I can't find the exact piece of information I am hoping for.

Has anyone had their dog castrated and found it had negative affect?
Dash is a very anxious dog and I'm worried if it would make it worse by removing the testosterone?

Thanks in advance.

P.S. Part of the reasons behind considering castration are his constant humping things and constant massive erection every time he is stroked or spoken to (lol nice) and his stress aggression.

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  Hello - New to the Forum
Posted by: Milo - 04-25-2017, 02:49 PM - Forum: Introduce Yourself - Replies (22)

Hello everyone.  My husband and I have recently adopted a rescued male Border Collie to our family and am looking forward to participating in the forums and getting advice.  Below is a pix of Milo.  He is two years old and a "lover boy".

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  Clicker training
Posted by: JacktheBC - 04-25-2017, 05:28 AM - Forum: General Border Collie Discussion - Replies (7)

Have any of you ever tried clicker training on your BC's?  I would really like to try this with my BC Jack.

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  Liver Jerky Treats
Posted by: Ember - 04-24-2017, 09:44 AM - Forum: Recipes - Replies (1)

"Stolen" from Gideon's mom - thank you for this gem! This one is more time intensive than Liver Training Treats, but it is of higher value in our family.

Packet of Calf/Beef Liver

Boil the liver until a brown color all the way through (Takes about half an hour for me).

Place the boiled liver on a baking sheet and score it into the size pieces you want to use in training (very tiny for us! just a taste is enough). You don't have to cut it all the way through - just enough to be able to break it after it hardens.

Set oven to Warm and put the Liver in. Let it sit for several hours until desired texture. I usually go about four hours and that gives us a tough outside with a slightly chewy inside. You can also flip over halfway through, but I don't. It's just softer on bottom (and for me that makes it easier to tear apart after the top gets harder).

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  Liver Training Treats
Posted by: Ember - 04-24-2017, 09:39 AM - Forum: Recipes - No Replies

Based off of this thread (which has pictures). If I'm honest I gag while making this one, but it's a huge hit. I also tend to not use the optional ingredients here - liver is already very rich. It also smells very strong.

Tapioca Flour (amount may vary, ~ 1/2 cup)
1 Packet Beef/Calf Liver, thawed
1 Egg

Optional Ingredients:
Milk (just a little bit)
Coconut Oil (I use a TBSP but amount can vary)
Shredded Cheese (we like Cheddar)

Blend all ingredients together in a food processor. I usually hold out half of the flour because I am looking for consistency first. I add it back in and blend in small portions until I get what I want. The desired consistency is runny enough to easily fill the mold, but thick enough to bake. There should be no chunks left after blending.

Next, fill the mold (I can usually get 2 batches out of 1 set of ingredients). Try not let there be much overlap between pyramid holes.

Bake in oven at 350 degrees (I'm at sea level, adjust accordingly). 12 minutes gives it a bread-like texture, or you can longer for a more crunchy texture. With Liver I've gone up to 20 minutes before.

Note that with Liver there is a fairly slimy texture that I haven't been able to work around yet. It may be my food processor. I have a lot of overlap on my baking sheet but it is very easy to "crumple up" like rolling a paper ball between my hands, so in the end it makes very little difference in my experience.

Refrigerate for storage (unless you plan to go through them in just a few days). The longer you bake them the less you have to worry about mold - but it IS a bread-like product. We don't go through them very quickly so I end up separating a few handfuls out int ziplock bags and freeze all but one, which goes in the refrigerator.

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