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  Puppy housebreaking.clean up!
Posted by: itooam1 - 07-04-2008, 09:16 PM - Forum: General Border Collie Discussion - Replies (10)

I did some research on the net trying to find a way to make some homemade urine and feces scent remover.....i couldnt really find anything that would completely remove the scent so " IF " would stop peeing in the house,(the net recommended going to the pet store for scent remover) so i went to the pet store and bought some and i looked at the active ingredants it was mostly just water and citrus juice...i did find one with an enzyme in it but again it was also based with citrus..

anyone know of any scent remover i could make myself at home..i have read the viniger one but i have hardwood floors and it would drive me crazy having my house smell of vinegar everyday...

Man the pet store stuff is pricey....$40 for 1 gallon

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  How did your dogs do with the fireworks?
Posted by: BCMixs - 07-04-2008, 09:11 PM - Forum: General Border Collie Discussion - Replies (6)

My guys were unphased. I'd like to pat myself on the back and take credit for all the thunderphobia work I've done with them, but I think it has more to do with the barometric pressure and changes in the environment with thunderstorms than the noise. They barked a couple times at the sound of the loud ones and even went outside to potty while they were still going on, so, all clear here for future 4ths! /wtg

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  A little blah blah blah my dog.....
Posted by: itooam1 - 07-04-2008, 08:46 PM - Forum: Off-Topic - Replies (3)

Had a few laughs with "if " today.....after i got home i hopped in the shower ,dried off and went back into the bathroom to gather my work clothes..GONE, every single item,socks pants,shirt , underwear...she dragged them all outside....well i guess sorting and stacking my dirty clothes is something she wants to do...
well after i stopped laugh and looking around the yard making sure my neighbours didnt see all my laundry or me picking it up..i came back into the house and started talking to if in my sexy man voice,deep,smooth and ohh so manly(like i was talking softly into a lovers ear...you should have seen the look on here face...it calmed here down completely and she was totally puzzled for atleast ten minutes...im gonna try it again when she gets all energized...i couldnt believe how calm she became, like she was in a trance ..

i also found a treat she actually goes bonkers for and cant seem to get enough of doggy peperoni..its a bit grease(oily) but i will ration it carefull...has anyone ever tried it before?(on there bc, that is) although i was tempted to bite a chew of for myself...lol.
I also bought a book on bc today..it did recommend washing " if" weekly if she is living indoors...any thoughts on that.....i also learned there is a correct way to put a choke chain on, i thought there was only one way to put them on but if you put it on the left side they can lock up and not release(not that we have one)but still i learned something

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  Thanks Tassle
Posted by: itooam1 - 07-04-2008, 08:32 PM - Forum: Off-Topic - Replies (3)

Thats perfect...your forum thread.
And if you look at it another way when youve written enough or enough Q & A have been asked and shared you will have yourself enough to write a book.
Although i think you should renaim in T.N.T Dogs(tassle n training dogs)...
And aside note when i commented on what" if" has learned and your comment was well done keep it up(something like that...were you using positive reinforsment on me...lol(i actually thought about it most of the day today, thinking to myself i wonder if you were training me like your dogs.....lol...had to laugh.

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  Have a great 4th of July!!!
Posted by: Brandon M - 07-04-2008, 04:25 PM - Forum: Off-Topic - No Replies

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  Classic problems....
Posted by: Tassle - 07-04-2008, 12:53 PM - Forum: Working Dogs, Sports, & Training - Replies (56)

(Best title I can come up with!)

I would say the most common problem I come across is ....... Jumping up......

People are quite happy for puppies to jump up as they are small cute and fluffy....
However, as the dog grows up, this becomes a problem and the dog doesn't understand that anything has changed....
Classic reasons for Jumping up...

1) People on walks 'I don't mind/I have one at home!'
2) People (including family members) greeting the dog by allowing it to jump up.

How to combat....

1) Teach the dog to do somthing else to get the attention it wants .... sit or lie down.
2) Make sure greetings are done calmly, encouraging the dog to stay with '4 on the floor'. (No excitable voices or fussing - calm tones long strokes)
3) Make visitors to the house ignore the puppy until it has calmed down or sat on its bed
4) Take the puppy to places to teach it that it is not the centre of the universe....towns etc and make sure people who wish to talk to the puppy make it sit/lie down first.

.....was that what you had in mind....?

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  Elderly woman mauled while breaking up a fight.....
Posted by: LJS1993 - 07-04-2008, 08:28 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (3)

Pretty scary....

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  Women abandons dog in crate.......
Posted by: LJS1993 - 07-04-2008, 08:25 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (6)

Check this out.


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  R there dog trainers on abc?
Posted by: itooam1 - 07-03-2008, 09:21 PM - Forum: Working Dogs, Sports, & Training - Replies (1)

Is there anyone whom is actually a dog trainer on abc,full time for a living kind of thing?

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  The Cattle-Bred Collie
Posted by: BCMixs - 07-03-2008, 08:55 PM - Forum: Dog Breeds - Replies (8)

LOL! That's what I'm calling Indie these days when I get the "What kind of dog is that?" question! I feel bad, people always compliment him and say how good looking he is. Woobie's like, "Hey! What am I dude? Chopped liver?" But I feel bad and will probably stop saying that. But it has been kind of fun to say something different and say he's from lines that work cattle (which is true).

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