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Posted by: Caddie1 - 03-17-2017, 01:15 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (3)

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Does anyone know why when I try to open an attachment on this forum I get the above statement.
These attachments are mainly photos that other members have posted.

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  *sigh* good old Chance
Posted by: kristin92 - 03-16-2017, 09:01 PM - Forum: General Border Collie Discussion - Replies (8)

Well that clean bill of health with Chance lasted only a little over a month *rolls eyes* I noticed today when he was laying on his back, being a goober that his tooth looked funky... yeahh well that's because he chipped the one in half. ughhhhh. 

(top is the chipped side, bottom is the other normal side)

Guess we'll just watch it and make sure it's not bothering him and that it's not infected or anything. He still plays with his toys normally and ate perfectly fine. so who knows. *shoulder shrug* 

If anyone has any past experiences of something happening like this, please let me know what you did and if I should be super concern. 

Also, any recommendations of any good toys, that are good for their teeth and will sustain a crazy aggressive chewer would be wonderful!!  Big Grin

Thanks in advance  Heart

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  Rescue collie and his love of farms!
Posted by: Chrissy - 03-16-2017, 06:19 AM - Forum: General Border Collie Discussion - Replies (5)

Ben has been with me a week now. He is a dream to have around and is just so affectionate. His recall is impressive - except when there are other things on his mind. That would mainly be the nearby farm. His doggie brain goes into overload when he hears a sheep etc. Given the chance he would be up the track to the farm buildings answering the call of his previous life and no amount of calling from me gets his attention (we found that out).
I got the border collie out of the farm but how do I get the farm out of the border collie?
Other than the continuing work on his recall, is there any way I can 'de-program' him? Am I missing something obvious?

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  Today at the beach
Posted by: phoebeandjosie - 03-16-2017, 06:17 AM - Forum: Photo & Video Gallery - Replies (7)

We met a gorgeous 16 week old grey Merle bc on our walk today- makes me want another puppy!

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  Fenzi Classes
Posted by: Tasha's&Mattie'sMom - 03-15-2017, 07:46 PM - Forum: Working Dogs, Sports, & Training - Replies (9)

Anyone who has taken classes with Fenzi.  I'm looking at taking a couple of classes in the April, June, and August sessions.  Tasha has some basic commands, lots of agility experience, and trick training and is super confident.  Mattie is timid and fearful of anything new but we are taking agility lessons and her confidence is building.  Mattie's is very limited in her basic commands and tricks. 

I'm mainly just looking for something to keep them busy when our temperatures get too hot to enjoy being outside.  Something we can build on later or something just for fun, it doesn't matter to me. 

Any suggestions?

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  HELP - Puppy chewing
Posted by: CLARA_ALCAZAR - 03-15-2017, 12:35 PM - Forum: General Border Collie Discussion - Replies (9)

Hey everyone!

So, Balu (5 months) has never been a destructive dog, he has always chewed his toys. But yesterday he chewed on the wood around the door in the kitchen. All his puppy teeth have fallen out and his adult teeth are out. So I don't think it is because he is teething and is uncomfortable. People tell me he needs exercise or that he gets bored, and I don't know what to do. 
He goes for a short morning walk from 7:30 AM to 8:AM. At 3 PM my brother takes him on a 30 minute walk. At 7 PM I take him to obedience class until 8 PM. At 9PM we go the dog park until 10 PM. 

So, any ideas on how to stop this? He does this in the same place. This behaviour only began yesterday but I am very scared that this is a sign and he is going to get more and more destructive. HELP!

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  Optimum diet for heart condition
Posted by: Chrissy - 03-15-2017, 09:12 AM - Forum: Health and Nutrition - Replies (1)

I was told my 8 year old rescue collie had a 'mild' heart murmur. My vet thinks it's a grade 3, likely left mitral valve insufficiency. However he (the dog not the vet) presents as very fit with no symptoms as yet.
I want to keep him that way as long as possible. Need to get him off the rubbish food the kennels sent him home with. Was thinking half top quality kibble and half home cooked (prefer not to go raw). I have been looking at Orijen or Eden for the store bought.
Plus various supplements.
Any recommendations?

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  Who Is Asking Who Here?
Posted by: Ember - 03-14-2017, 09:16 PM - Forum: Working Dogs, Sports, & Training - Replies (8)

One of the biggest, most important training philosophies I have walked away from this FDSA session with: If I expect my dog to be ready to work when I am ready to work, then she should also expect ME to be ready when SHE is ready.

Tonight, my girl was on absolute fire. I have NEVER seen this level of commitment to training from her before. I've seen excitement for the food, but this is the first time I'm sure I saw that focus shift from what was in my hand to what we would be doing.

And I was tired. So very tired. I haven't had a decent night's sleep in over 2 weeks for two handfuls of reasons, half of which are work related, the other family/move related. Training wasn't on my list of things to do tonight. I really just wanted to crash when I came in the door.

But the face that turned to greet me after coming in from our last walk had other ideas. And I jumped on all of them.

The result in choosing to allow my dog DEMAND WORK made a humongous difference tonight. Tell me - do you recognize this dog?

It has been a really long, hard journey. After tonight's success, I had to go back and watch what we were doing not 5 months ago, in our very first FDSA class.

And it wasn't pretty. Forcing a dog who doesn't want to work to try to engage never is pretty.

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  Tuesday Laugh
Posted by: Ember - 03-14-2017, 02:13 PM - Forum: General Border Collie Discussion - Replies (7)

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  Feeling very happy
Posted by: Quirkydog - 03-14-2017, 09:24 AM - Forum: Off-Topic - Replies (6)

I never thought I would see the day.

Draco play bowed May. 
May played bowed back
They played in the snow this morning

May has made it very obvious she does like the big idiot.  Draco has always been afraid of the bossy girl.  6 years they have been together!

Added bonus she must be feeling good perhaps the green lipped mussel and turmeric is kicking in.


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