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  Hello everyone from Skye and Bella
Posted by: GasheadRob94 - 03-12-2017, 07:29 AM - Forum: Introduce Yourself - Replies (20)

So this is skye and Bella, as you can see Bella is much smaller as she was the runt of the litter, rapidly growing and putting on weight though. Such good and happy pups.

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Posted by: Quirkydog - 03-11-2017, 09:29 PM - Forum: Health and Nutrition - Replies (3)

My poor old girl is struggling 
She is stiff and arthritic.   It breaks my heart to see her like this.
She was having cartrophen shots, but I stopped because I didn't think the were helping, in hindsight perhaps they were as she has deteriorated over the last couple of weeks
I have started her on green lipped mussel.   And turmeric.
I am thinking of picking up a shot of cartrophen Monday.

I would be interested in any advice or experiences  that might help

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Posted by: Quirkydog - 03-11-2017, 09:22 PM - Forum: Off-Topic - Replies (4)

Thank you for all your help getting me back online?

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  Help! Our new pup has a slight under grow jaw!
Posted by: GasheadRob94 - 03-11-2017, 04:14 PM - Forum: General Border Collie Discussion - Replies (4)

So we picked up our pup yesterday, and noticed that she was eating very slowly and making slot of noise when drinking, so we took her to the vets who confirmed her jaw is slightly out, we tried to give her dinner earlier and she hardly ate as she would chew it then it would just fall back out because of the gap.

Any recommendations on what we can do to get some food in her? She is currently on dry food, was thinking maybe trying her with wet food as it's thicker and maybe stay in her mouth whilst chewing? 

Ay advice would be great.

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  Trip to the Vet
Posted by: Cappy - 03-11-2017, 01:27 PM - Forum: General Border Collie Discussion - Replies (24)

using this as an experimental post trying out the text options.
Yesterday we took Jolie'  to the vet.  Poor girl was pricked prodded and probed Cry and checked over and found to be very healthy.  We made an appointment in 2 weeks to get her neutered.  The vet assured us it would be best to do it before her first heat if we didn't want puppies.  He said the worries of bones not being fully closed was really minimal uinless the dog was a very active working dog.  For a yard dog pet no worries and several advantages too doctorish for me to remember.
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[b]When we got home all she wanted to do was lay around she was very good at the vet but I guess the shots and such wore her out.[/b]

[b]Boy did that change this morning she is going absolutely bonkers Frantic[/b]

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  Border Museum
Posted by: Keller-b-border - 03-11-2017, 12:28 PM - Forum: Off-Topic - No Replies


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  Sleeping beauties
Posted by: Williewingnut - 03-11-2017, 06:51 AM - Forum: General Border Collie Discussion - Replies (5)

Tired out after a hard day of eating everything in sight

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  Dominance Theory Question
Posted by: Tasha's&Mattie'sMom - 03-09-2017, 10:20 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (22)

Since the forums were down I was left to wander aimlessly around the internet looking for something good to read.  I found someone asking a question about their 16 week old GSD puppy who didn't always mind basic commands and was biting.   One of the first comments was to get a shock collar and to use the vibrate setting and if that didn't work go to the shock setting.  I couldn't decide if this suggestion made me want to have an anxiety attack or burst into tears (or both). Cry 

My thoughts before I read the comment were:
1) 16 week old puppies can be a bit of a bubble brain no matter how smart they are, stay calm and be patient.
2) Context is everything.  "Sit" in the kitchen might not translate to "sit" in the living room.
3) Proofing.  A 16 week old puppy is very young and may not completely understand what is expected.
4) Handler error.  Saying "sit" with emphasis on the "s" or the "it" or tilting your head, moving your hand, etc. so the puppy doesn't really know the cue unless you perform it the same EVERY time.
5) 16 week old puppies are babies. Love and train and love, repeat.
6) Puppies get tired and overstimulated just like toddlers and have very little impulse control.  Nap time may be in order.
7) If a puppy likes to bite/mouth (my GSDs as puppies were horrible with this) give them something that they can bite/chew.  Kongs filled with something yummy, play tug.  Give a puppy and outlet for her chewing.

So here is my question.  If you have been around, worked with, or been bullied by someone who trains from the dominance theory, do they really think everything a dog does that is undesirable is all about the dog wanting to be the boss?  Do they not understand that fear, stress, excitement, lack of training, context, or possible that the dog is a bit clueless have anything to do with behavior?

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Posted by: Loyal Border - 03-09-2017, 10:13 PM - Forum: Photo & Video Gallery - Replies (8)

Kep seemed happy to pose for a few pics this morning. I was able to take these beauties.
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Posted by: Ember - 03-09-2017, 03:05 PM - Forum: Off-Topic - Replies (15)


Hope you had an amazing day yesterday!

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