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  Lake Superior (again)
Posted by: Greg - 06-19-2017, 05:53 AM - Forum: Photo & Video Gallery - Replies (11)

Spent the past four days at a great campground on the shore opposite of us on Lake Superior. The Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan. The kids loved the beach and the huge area we found for Frisbee. (Park rules state that all dogs must be on a six foot leash but nothing saying we had to hold the other end!) ? Oh, and the sunsets weren't bad either!

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Posted by: Loyal Border - 06-17-2017, 07:31 AM - Forum: Off-Topic - Replies (26)

It's been awfully quiet around here lately. It seems to always be kinda quiet this time of year or maybe it's just me. So, is everyone enjoying their summer? Or if you're in Australia are the cooler days treating you well? Over here it has been either hot and humid or raining. It was nice on Thursday though. I'm hoping for another nice day like that to plan a long hike with Kep. And of course if it stays hot we'll go down to the river. Hopefully I'll be able to get Kep to enjoy swimming. He doesn't mind walking in the water and actually enjoys it he just won't go in any further.

Hmm, maybe I have too much time on my hands... Tongue

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  Feeding Josie whey
Posted by: phoebeandjosie - 06-15-2017, 02:33 AM - Forum: Health and Nutrition - Replies (2)

Hi everyone, 

I recently have been reading a book on the benefits of probiotics and all the bacteria in our guts. From this book I've been making a few different fermented recipes including home made yoghurt and Labna cheese. One of the byproducts of making yoghurt is whey. It felt like such a waste throwing this out and I read that it is a great source of protein for dogs and good for their coats. Has anyone else heard this? I just poured half a cup over josie's biscuits and she lapped it up!

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  Border collie thinks she's a Lab !
Posted by: scott1908 - 06-13-2017, 03:50 PM - Forum: Photo & Video Gallery - Replies (5)

My Border Collie thinks she's a Lab.... She was just a wee pup last summer and I introduced her to water. She was young tho so I didn't push it on her. This summer she loves it. Might have a dock diver on my hands. 


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  Puppies bond with older dog that is amazing
Posted by: megadrive - 06-13-2017, 01:17 PM - Forum: Photo & Video Gallery - Replies (7)

Hi everyone, I'm new here. I just thought id share my story.

We had 2 amazing border collies, when I say amazing, words cant describe how amazing they are, brother and sister.
Max and Lucy.
Both 16 years old when we lost Max, worst time of my life.
So, after a few months of thought, we decided to get 2 new puppies.
Not to replace Max by no means, just to give them a good home.

We were afraid that lucy wouldn't take to them, but how wrong we were.
This is about how 2 collies (brother and sister) can be introduced to an older dog Lucy now 17.
The bond between them will never be broken.
She has got so much going on now in her life, its like she's 5 again. Its the best thing we have ever done.
So if anyone is wondering .. should I get a puppy after the death of a companion, I would say yes , get 2!
Ive put together a small video a few mins long to show you.
I hope this will help those whove lost a dog, or thinking about getting one in some way.

Thanks, david.

The puppies are Ghost, Summer and older dog Lucy.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMTybkg7P3E

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  Best exercise to ease over-stimulation?
Posted by: Ember - 06-12-2017, 08:18 PM - Forum: Working Dogs, Sports, & Training - Replies (10)

I'm looking for exercising options that can help Ember's overstimulation. We've had a terrible day today - Fire alarm went off for almost an hour before they could fix it, and within an hour after that pressure washers hit both the front and the back doors at the same time (and that was another half hour). Tried going on a long walk and ran across a squirrel, three dogs, and 4 duck families.

Meanless to say she practically skipped dinner.

What is the best course of exercise to relieve all of this pent up tension? Walks are building it. I could try running her but it will be the same path as the walking path. I'm going to try to get her to my parent's yard tomorrow if I can.

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  New Rescue Owner
Posted by: Tmayeux - 06-11-2017, 06:51 AM - Forum: Introduce Yourself - Replies (28)

Good Morning,

My name is "T" and my family and I rescued a sweet 4 year old BC from out local Human Society shelter yesterday.  He is super sweet, but very nervous right now.
He like cheese......

Shaggy was on his second shelter, he was transferred from a smaller on in New Mexico, to the one in our town.  I feel like he may have been on his last chance.
He is a pretty boy, and I believe he has a Blue Merele coat.

He is the 2nd dog we have rescued, our first Jessy the Shiba Inu passed away last Christmas Eve.  After working with a non socialised Shiba, we are no experts, but have tons of patience and love to help Shaggy make the move into a new and wonderful life.

Currently, he is most at ease in the far back corner of our large securely fenced yard, and is not very fond of steps.....We are allowing him to bond without 13 year old daughter, and with our help we hope this will be a great experience for them both.

We also have a 7 year old Can King Charles, and her biggest accomplishment everyday is jumping of our bed in the morning so she can go to her bed in the living room and get back to sleeping...lol



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  Meet Bailey
Posted by: Gideon's mom - 06-10-2017, 08:50 PM - Forum: Introduce Yourself - Replies (23)

Bailey came home today!  She's a sweet, sweet girl and still very much a puppy at not quite 11 months old.

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  How to tire out a Collie.
Posted by: Tasha's&Mattie'sMom - 06-10-2017, 08:09 PM - Forum: Photo & Video Gallery - Replies (10)

How to tire out a collie:

#1 Get up early. Stagger around the house as you get dressed, get water in a Nalgene, let the collies out to potty, and grab garage door opener, cell phone, and keys to pickup.
#2 Tell overexcited collies "Let's Go!" as they race out to the pickup. Drive to park, play fetch with chuck-it until Tasha doesn't bring back the ball but flops in the cool grass and waits for you to bring her some water (she is the Princess, after all).
#3 Take collies home to drink water, cool down and have breakfast.
#4 Load collies into minivan. Drive. Attend agility seminar for 3 and a 1/2 hours. One collie gets to run, one collie gets to watch and has a couple of walks to sniff and enjoy that it isn't 110F. Both get lots of yummy treats and petting and praise.
#5 Load collies into minivan...again. And we are off to the vet! Immunizations, heartworm medicine, and a "pawdicure"... what my kid calls a nail trim. Smile
#6 Load collies into minivan for the trip home.


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  He thinks he is clever.
Posted by: Trifan - 06-10-2017, 01:23 AM - Forum: Photo & Video Gallery - Replies (11)

With winter arriving I thought I would buy the boys some nice crate cover to help retain the warmth. Jasper can't have bedding because he eats it, Max seems to have gotten over that habit as he has matured.
Ever since I put the covers on Jasper has started a new trick. When I ask them to go to their crates or go to bed Jasper jumps on top of the crate every single time. It is definitely not because of a dislike for the covers being on as Jasper actually loves being in nooks and under things. I think he just has a new perception of the crates having a more solid top so, well why not go on top. As you can see he has been up and down on the new covers with dirty feet. LOL

No, he hasn't lost an ear, they just always turn inside out.

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