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  The Yellow Dog Project
Posted by: Loyal Border - 05-06-2017, 12:31 PM - Forum: Working Dogs, Sports, & Training - Replies (8)

I've heard of this before but just now looked into it. Not sure if any of you have heard of it or if it was shared here before. It sounds useful when training a fearful dog. Ember I don't think it's well known but you never know. http://www.theyellowdogproject.com/About.html

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  Loose Leash Walking Basics
Posted by: Ember - 05-05-2017, 05:32 PM - Forum: Working Dogs, Sports, & Training - Replies (5)

Found this on my news feed, thought people might be interested. Since the article is nothing more than one or two sentences prefacing each video, I pulled them out for easier viewing. 

Source: https://dogmatters.com/how-to-stop-your-...-top-tips/

Stop Pulling!
Time: 6:47





One Tool To Never Use
Time: 2:18





Teaching a Puppy Not To Pull
Time: 3:12



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  Hello
Posted by: flash_a-ah - 05-05-2017, 11:56 AM - Forum: Introduce Yourself - Replies (7)

I am Flash. Im a border collie cross(part huntaway) but dont judge me for that. I like to play with balls and roll around in fields. Im a little nuts at times but on the whole im a very well behaved pup who just likes to play and show how good i am.



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  When the Handler Fails Nosework
Posted by: Ember - 05-05-2017, 08:04 AM - Forum: Working Dogs, Sports, & Training - Replies (4)

... And the dog picks up all the pieces herself.

This girl. I love her so much. She is suddenly filling in all gaps. She is going to spoil me! I tried a lot of things at one time - my first fail. Also, including all of the prep and trying to figure out how to keep Ember out of the search area without confining her, this thing lasted 12 minutes (cut down to under 2 minutes, don't worry lol). I believe the distractions I tried changed the game a bit, and she had to figure it out herself. She has even started rushing me into the search area. Urg, I just don't have enough space!

And in spite of all of this, look at her go. Some of it I was SUPER lenient on, because I had to cut out 3 minutes of her waving at me and downing instead of searching. And I couldn't for the life of me figure out how to help her break that 3 minute cycle.



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  Roundworm
Posted by: flash_a-ah - 05-05-2017, 02:23 AM - Forum: Health and Nutrition - Replies (9)

So yesterday we saw what looked like roundworm. They were dead, and only about 4 the whole day that i saw. He is well in himself, eating, drinking, stools are firm. Not left hungry as he will only eat until full. Today there  was so signs of worms. He had advocate spot on a few days ago and due droncit in a month. Should i be worried or see what happens since he had a spot on treatment and they were dead. Really not sure what to do.

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  Teaching a dog "Down" with distractions.
Posted by: Tasha's&Mattie'sMom - 05-04-2017, 09:53 PM - Forum: Working Dogs, Sports, & Training - Replies (3)

My daughter has been given an assignment of teaching Tasha "down" anytime and anywhere.  Tasha knows the command but how do you train it with distractions?  As in, throw the ball and she is racing after the ball and we yell "down" and she drops.  Has anyone ever done this?

I know it is done in herding so it can be done?!

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  Kidney problems?
Posted by: LrdDashington - 05-04-2017, 09:43 AM - Forum: Health and Nutrition - Replies (15)

After having Dash for just a year we have had non-stop health issues with him. First giardia (sp?) and now after loads of tests the vet has told us Dash has high urea and creat levels in his blood.. More tests are being done and the vet is hoping it is due to his age and metabolism (I think, couldn't follow properly) and that is may be normal for him.

Although I don't know what numbers his levels were I have googled it and I'm crapping myself now because everything suggests kidney failure. Someone PLEASE tell me that they had similar and it turned out to be a breed problem.
We watch him like a hawk and he has definitely not ingested something he shouldn't have so unless it's something he was born with?

Really need some reassurance, going out of my mind with worry Sad

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  Ember finally sees the game in Nosework
Posted by: Ember - 05-03-2017, 04:00 PM - Forum: Working Dogs, Sports, & Training - Replies (6)

Took about four days off because of traveling and my brother/roommate moving out (this is my third night on my own, ever, yes even at 31 years old a quiet house is still hard). Looks like she missed it.



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  Canine Memory
Posted by: Milo - 05-03-2017, 11:49 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (5)

Very muddy at our place because of all the melted snow.  Outside the perimeter of our yard is a large pile of wood with rabbits underneath.  Needless to say the BCs sniffed them and started digging around the pile.  One of the BCs was so caked in mud when finally called in the house, that the white on his chest and legs could not be seen.  Bath time!!!  Since it was still chilly outside, using a hose was not an option so inside he goes.  Since this was his first bath, no problem he hopped right in.  After soaping him up he decided he did not like the tub and scrambled out.  Had to ask for husband's help to get him back in so he could be rinsed off because trying to lift close to 60 lbs. of slippery BC was not going to work for me and neither did the bribery treats that I tried to give him.  Hubby decided to use the shower to get the soap and dirt/mud washed away.  I explained that he would get water in his eyes and ears.  Hubby says that he will close his eyes.  Well he closed his eyes with the shower on, but this did not help with getting the soap off of his belly so, back to the bathtub faucet water with a large cup for rinsing.  He was fine afterward and after drying off was soooo soft.  Anyway this morning it was raining when I let both BCs out for the first time when I awoke.  The BC who had a bath/shower yesterday stepped out, got rained on and promptly wanted to come back in.  This is unusual because he has gone out in rain and even snow before with no reaction.  I figured that the feel of the rain on his back felt like the shower the night before and brought back memories of the "fun time he had taking a bath."  He was let out a couple of more before I left for work while it was still wet outside and had no problem.  It was just that initial reaction.  It sort of surprised me with his initial reaction because it seemed (to me) that he must have related to the rain falling on him to the shower.  Does anyone have any stories about their BC or other dog having an experience and relating something else to that experience?

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  An all day rainy day with cone head
Posted by: Cappy - 05-03-2017, 10:40 AM - Forum: Off-Topic - Replies (5)

Thunder Rumbling since early this morning.  Raining off and on since early as well.  Puddles are beginning to form and one of Jolie' s favorite things is frolicking in the water puddles its a joy to watch and she has a ball but not today.  She is locked in the house we really dont think she should be frolicking in the mud and wet grass with stitches.

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