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Posted by: lesley - 06-09-2017, 02:47 PM - Forum: Off-Topic - Replies (8)

Hi are we still on tapatalk? I've looked a few times but nothing. 
Thank you

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  Hike Through the Woods
Posted by: Loyal Border - 06-08-2017, 05:08 PM - Forum: Photo & Video Gallery - Replies (12)

Kep and I went on an eight-ish mile hike today; through the woods of course. Tongue I thought I'd share a few pics of it.

Here's a fun little bridge over a little river
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Here is a bigger river, no bridge though
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At the end there's this 150ish year old fire place that used to belong to some civil war general.
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We then sat down and had a snack and then I threw a frisbee for him a few times.
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I didn't throw it too much though. Just three to four (short) throws or so to make it special and to get out any extra energy he may have had. He's now asleep on the couch and will probably sleep soundly tonight. I'm going to keep the amount of exercise down tomorrow to let him rest a little.

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  Rambo nipping wife
Posted by: Rambopup - 06-07-2017, 12:38 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (16)

So I think it might be part separation anxiety and part herding instincts but our pup does not like to let my wife leave for work in the morning. He barakades the entry way. She leaves about 40 min after I do for work and every once in a while he will try to stop me from leaving but views me as the alpha and always backs down if I tell him to move. Today he nipped my wife when she tried to leave. We are having my wife take him through a basic obedience class in the first part of July so he sees her more as his boss then someone he needs to be in charge of. Any suggestions until the class starts we can't change work schedules?

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  Paw Targeting!
Posted by: Ember - 06-07-2017, 10:59 AM - Forum: Photo & Video Gallery - Replies (7)

Sort of settled in, minus most of our stuff being in storage - but after several days of rain now, training is a MUST for this stir crazy pup. For some context here, we used this frisbee several months ago to shape getting her mouth on things, and we haven't done paw targeting in a really really long time. Friday-ish we did nose targeting, yesterday we did tug shaping with a rope.

Today I brought the frisbee out for paw targeting, not knowing what to expect in the way of offered behaviors. She is not overly creative when it comes to offering behaviors and I was a little worried she would get stuck mouth-grabbing. 

But no... we were able to get all kinds of touches varying in height and angle!

I see I missed a transition - oh well! The cut out parts are only me fishing for treats - the overall session was 3 minutes. She is getting very good with longer training!

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  How is the Weather?
Posted by: Tasha's&Mattie'sMom - 06-07-2017, 12:44 AM - Forum: Off-Topic - Replies (20)

I'm assuming everyone's weather is an improvement over winter since it seems to have been really quiet around here lately.   Big Grin   Just in case you think you want to live in the desert it is 11:30pm  and the temp. is 91F/33C.  Our low will be at 6am at 74F/23C.  Guess I'll be getting up early to get to the park before it gets too hot.  Thankfully, my family live up north in the US and we are planning a visit this summer so we will be out of the heat for a couple of weeks.  Happy summer, everyone!  Cool

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  What a difference 5 months makes!
Posted by: phoebeandjosie - 06-05-2017, 06:05 AM - Forum: General Border Collie Discussion - Replies (2)

When I was brand new here I loved seeing photos of your dogs as puppies vs. full grown- excitedly tying to imagine Josie when she was big... I do love a good before and after! 5 months ago vs. this afternoon.

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  Please help identify this coat
Posted by: AlidaR - 06-04-2017, 09:06 PM - Forum: General Border Collie Discussion - Replies (5)


Can you all please help me identify this coat?  He has dark brown coloring, but has some black spots on his coat as well.  Merle?  Tricolor?  


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  Just when ya think ya got it figured out!
Posted by: Cappy - 06-03-2017, 09:44 AM - Forum: General Border Collie Discussion - Replies (7)

Jokie' turned 9 months a few days ago and the last few weeks have been great.  She is great company and pretty much calmed down lots and we began to think puppy hood was behind us and then.... it rained.  for 5 days in a row!!!!!

The yard turned into a soggy mess ad Jolie' loved it.  We tried to keep her in but the house is just too small for all her energy.  So after being cooped up when we did let her out she went nuts.  Frolicking running and playing.  This woulda been fine but her favorite run along the fence got muddy then a happy muddy dog would come in the kitchen and shake mud every where.  Muddy feet in my chair leaving ..... well a mess.

This aint all, Peg got mad at her for the mess and put her in the back yard with food and water for a few hours thinking she would get it out of her system and we would only hafta wipe down the kitchen cabinets and such once a day .....maybe.

The really bad news:  Yall may recall me saying when she was a pup we put chicken wire fencing around all our garden boxes??  Well it wernt tall enougn Confused  With the raised beds being drier than the rest of the yard Jolie jumped over the chicken wire and destroyed the garden box.  Treating it like a sand box.  All of our spring plants broken and chewed and a huge hole dug out in the garden.
To make matters worse we needed to run to the store, didn't see what a mess she was and opened the back door so she had access to the kitchen and den and Beaux and went out the front door.  I will leave the condition of the house and furniture when we returned to your imagination.

Need less to say its back to Lowes for taller chicken wire and new fence poles.
It'snot too late to plant some stuff so soon as it quits raining gotta replant 2 of our 5 boxes.  Sadly its raining now so I guess the spring mud fling of 17 continues Angry

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  Meet Cooper
Posted by: lesley - 06-03-2017, 07:55 AM - Forum: Photo & Video Gallery - Replies (30)

        Hi, i wanted to show you our new addition! Yep I did it a new puppy. Hes 10weeks old, the breeder represents Scotland at the ISDS and train's collies here and over in Ireland. 
The whippets are doing fine except for my 10mth who takes the huff when the pup wants his toys. 
Coopers doing well he's a bundle of joy! And he's going outside for the toilet. When he gets bigger he'll be going fishing with my husband which Zak loved x

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Lightbulb 9 month old BC - Toilet Accidents
Posted by: gray916 - 06-02-2017, 10:14 AM - Forum: General Border Collie Discussion - Replies (4)

Hi All
Thank you for your advice on my previous posts, and thanks in advance for your consideration on this...

I’ve had my new best friend for 2 months now, Shady an 8 month old border collie. He has settled into his new life really well, and we are quickly getting used to each others quirks!!!
He is confined to his crate whilst I am at work and he is let out in the middle of the day by a friend of mine for a toilet break and some playtime. He never has a toilet accident in his crate and can hold it all night with no problems. I am hoping soon I can ween him out the crate in the day, eventually leaving him in the kitchen, but at the minute, I don’t trust him not to toilet in the house.
With the good weather at the minute, my back door stays open most of the time so he can go in and out as he pleases. He often goes toilet in the garden, and does “toilet” on command (when he can). The trouble is, when we are inside in the evenings, he sometimes wees on the floor, he doesn’t “ask” to go outside. He is not scenting, and I clean up immediately with white vinegar to get rid of the scent. I do tell him off when I catch him, a short sharp “no”, then “outside”, but he doesn’t seem to be learning that outside is the place to go. There has been times when the back door is open, and he still pees in the kitchen, when he could easily go outside. For when the door is shut, I have a bell at the door, which he rings when he wants to go outside, but this is normally because he wants to play.
I have begun to change the routine slightly, by keeping the back door shut whilst we are inside, and shutting him out on his own for 5 minutes every hour, with no play or distractions, to hopefully associate the outside with toilet. We are in the early stages of this, and we have taken a few steps backwards, and seemingly no steps forward yet!!!
Does anyone have any other tips or tricks they could share to help us?


Gray & Shady


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