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  Site-Wide Maintenance: Updating Wednesday Nov 22, 2018
Posted by: Ember - 11-21-2017, 09:50 AM - Forum: Off-Topic - Replies (8)

I'm attempting that upgrade a second time. It is scheduled for this Wednesday, November 22, after 9pm. Please note that the board will be shut down during the upgrade.

I already have a better game plan this time around, so here's hoping nothing goes screwy this time!

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  Board Maintenance: Tapatalk Update
Posted by: Ember - 11-20-2017, 08:46 AM - Forum: Off-Topic - Replies (1)

If you came here because you are having Tapatalk issues, read:

Our Tapatalk plugin is out of date, so it may have quit working. I am updating it now. Once updated, I will post here. I need Tapatalk users ready to test it out once complete - you can post below if you find any issues after the update. Thank you!

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  Having to rehome Dash :(
Posted by: LrdDashington - 11-18-2017, 07:02 AM - Forum: BC Rescue/Shelter - Available Dogs - Replies (8)

Hi, I don't know if anyone remembers but I posted on here a few times last year when we were having problems.

Our boy Dash was having dietary problems but we finally found a food combination after blood tests etc that works well for him. Unfortunately, by time we found out what the issues were Dash had shown aggression when I fed him one day and although he is ok with his food now the relationship between him and myself was ruined. We have been to 1 on 1 training sessions and started right at the beginning trying to correct Dash's overall behaviour because we 'over loved' him and he thinks he is in charge and shows no confidence in us to lead when we are out and about.

Because of all this, I am not able to give him the strict, working-dog, life style he needs to be at his best and so we are looking to rehome him. I have created an advert online but I will not let him go to anyone who isn't experienced and doesn't have the kind of life he requires.. which is why I was hoping there might be someone on here with a space in their heart for my boy?

We are from Lancashire in the UK, the ad below. Please don't think that this is an easy decision for me, it is heart breaking and I only want the best for him. Thanks.


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  That darned aversion to change....
Posted by: Ember - 11-17-2017, 07:02 PM - Forum: General Border Collie Discussion - Replies (4)

We've been using "snack" as a cue to "come get a cookie with me" from any room of the house. It has worked amazing in capturing random behaviors without having food in every room or on my person 24/7. To date, we'd been using Milkbones in that container.

Well, yesterday I ran out, so I stuffed it with her favorite "just because" treat - freeze dried liver pieces (store bought, probably half my problem). She loves these things.

However, for whatever reason, when I gave the snack cue tonight and she came happily, she promptly turned her nose up at the treats and tried to get me to give her something else. "That can't possibly be what's in that jar!!!" Ug. So now I have her favorite treats on the floor and I will probably just throw them away, all because I used them out of context.

Have you guys seen similar in your dogs?

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  Belated Gotcha Day, Ember!
Posted by: Ember - 11-15-2017, 12:09 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (5)

Yesterday snuck right past me! It has now officially been 2 years since I brought Ember home! Can you believe it?!

I will celebrate with her over the course of the next few days, but for now I am just spending a lot of time loving on her. We did spend yesterday playing rather hard!

This girl is such a mess! I love her so much and I am so happy that she is mine.

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  free Tylee's frozen dog food from Chewy.com
Posted by: meesh777 - 11-13-2017, 03:23 PM - Forum: Off-Topic - Replies (1)

Hi.  I thought people here might like to know that you can get a bag of Tylee's raw frozen dog food from Chewy.com for free.  They have 50 oz bags of "Tylee's Human-Grade Frozen Dog Food" on sale for $24.99 - $24.99 with the promotion code "HUMANGRADE" = free.  They charge $4.95 for shipping or the shipping is free if your order subtotal (before coupons are applied) is at least $49.  The coupon is only valid on the Beef and Chicken recipes, but other Tyler's products are also on sale.  
I don't know anything more about this brand, but the food is grain-free and the ingredient list looks pretty good.  I just placed an order to try it.

Here's the link:  https://www.chewy.com/s?rh=brand_facet%3ATylee%27s.

Here are the complete terms and conditions of the offer:  "Tylee’s promotion is limited to 1 use per customer and is valid only on your first bag of Tylee’s human-grade frozen dog food. To redeem, cart must contain one eligible 50-oz bag of Tylee’s human-grade frozen dog food and must enter the code HUMANGRADE at checkout. 100% discount will be applied to the first eligible 50-oz bag of Tylee’s human-grade frozen dog food. Limit 1 free item per customer. Offer subject to change. Limited time only, while supplies last."

For those with cats, they also have 40lb. bags of Frisco Clumping Cat Litter on sale for $5.99.  Limit 1 per customer.  Again, I don't know anything about the brand, but just placed an order to try it.  Here's the link:  https://www.chewy.com/frisco-multi-cat-clumping-cat-litter/dp/131280.

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  Rescued puppy
Posted by: Smidy - 11-13-2017, 07:01 AM - Forum: Introduce Yourself - Replies (6)


Im not new to BC as I already have a 4 year old girl (penny) who is cross kelpie. However we recently rescued a puppy who I'm worried is double Merle, as I don't know any information about the parents and she has two different colored eyes. I will be getting her tested but just though some other opinions would be nice before I go to the vet.

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  Prayers for Angel
Posted by: Gideon's mom - 11-12-2017, 01:36 PM - Forum: Off-Topic - Replies (9)

Many of you know, Angel is my 15, almost 16 year old JRT.  She has been having one minor health problem after another this year and has started having more serious issues in the last few months.  Over the last couple weeks she has often refused to eat.  And this weekend, she has started having seizures.  We have known for a few months that her latest health problems would eventually be fatal because she can't swallow correctly anymore, so we are feeling like it's time to say goodbye, but this is my daughter's dog, and my daughter is going through some tough stuff right now.  We are requesting prayers that Angel will let us know when it's really THE time and that her passing will be an easy one for her.  We know it won't be easy for us, but we also take comfort in knowing that we are trying to do the absolute best for her.

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  Mabli's Now 17 Weeks
Posted by: Bronwen - 11-12-2017, 01:34 PM - Forum: Photo & Video Gallery - Replies (5)

Firstly, apologies that I've not been about much recently, things have been hectic with work, dogs, life in general! Mabli is growing fast and her personalty is really coming through.  She's very different from Bronwen - calmer (she has an off switch!), more cuddly but also a bit stubborn (she's a quick learner but house training is still an issue some of the time as sometimes just 'goes' with no warning even if she went 10mins previous).

She loves a belly tickle:
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She loves to chew on a hoof
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She's full of energy!
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Mind you, so's Bronwen!
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She likes the beach
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Dog & Puppy class is tiring them both out:
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Bronwen's decided if the job of puppy is taken she'll be a cat! (She's taken to sitting behind my husband like this)
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Life with the 2 is hectic but fun!

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  Christmas Card Exchange
Posted by: only-borders - 11-12-2017, 06:39 AM - Forum: Off-Topic - Replies (9)

Tis the season ABC members. Anyone interested in doing a card exchange can PM me your name, address and member name. 
I will put all the names on a list and send that list to each person no later than November 30th. That should give us all time to send out cards to all involved. 
Store bought, homemade and of course picture cards are all fun to receive.  Character0181

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