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  Garbage Breath
Posted by: Loyal Border - 09-11-2017, 10:10 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (8)

OK so garbage breath might be a bit of an understatement, more like poo breath. Poop_Emoji_42x42 Kep has recently been finding poo which I have no idea how he's getting it because I'm keeping a pretty good eye on him (must be when he stops to "sniff" the environment)... Around this time last year he was also getting at poo a lot. Shrug

Btw garbage breath is a little nickname he has acquired through his obsession over licking the garbage can lid. I asked him if he was garbage breath and he just seemed all happy and went with it.

OK I know now I'm getting a bit off topic but earlier today I was playing the piano and Kep just comes up and shoves his head under my arm which makes it difficult to play. So I stop playing to start petting him (I know, I know, NILIF...) and as I'm petting him he goes to lick my face and that's right when I smelled it, you know, the poo. So in a rather surprised voice I say "Ewww" (no yelling or anything, just pure surprise) and Kep immediately takes his head out from under my arm and proceeds to lie down under the bench I'm sitting on and just looks up at me with a rather guilty face. Maybe he was upset that I don't share his same tastes for breath freshener. Tongue Rather random I know but just though it made for a fun little story. Smile

Anyway, I was just wondering if there's a way to clean his mouth so it doesn't reek of poo all day long and won't have to be concerned with washing my hands after interacting with him (which is essentially all day long)

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  Questions about "Fetch"
Posted by: Tasha's&Mattie'sMom - 09-11-2017, 09:55 PM - Forum: Working Dogs, Sports, & Training - Replies (5)

All the dogs I have loved include two Miniature Schnauzers, two German Shepherds, and two Border Collies.  One GSD and one BC loved fetch, all the others didn't care.  I shouldn't include Mattie since she is my first rescue and I didn't get her until she was older. 

So the question.  What makes a dog fetch?  Personality?  Genetics?  I really don't know.  My kids decided one day to teach Tasha to fetch and it took about a half an hour and she had it.  Tasha will fetch anything.  If someone tossed the cat she would bring him back.  Tasha has been know to pile up toys in an attempt to get my husband to play fetch.  If he ignores her she will bother him over and over with multiple items.  She will play fetch with just about anything. 

So what makes some dogs fetch and others not?

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  peanut butter
Posted by: Stuart-h - 09-11-2017, 12:45 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (2)

My mad 18 month old has successfully manage to steal and eat a quarter roll of peanut butter. Would he be ok at all?

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  Recuperating well
Posted by: Williewingnut - 09-09-2017, 11:49 AM - Forum: General Border Collie Discussion - Replies (6)

After his ordeal , I don't receive this much attention from anyone

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  Returning the frisbee to my owner
Posted by: ikrsul - 09-09-2017, 08:43 AM - Forum: Working Dogs, Sports, & Training - Replies (11)

Hi there, 

My 15 month old border collie, Logan, absolutely loves to play with his frisbee... or at least I assume that he likes it since when I bring the frisbee out he is obsessed and razor focuses on it to the point that nothing else seems to matter.   He is also very good at it, although he had to be trained to catch it.  At first he just ignored it, but with clicker training he got good at catching it and now he even catches it in the air.  Every morning we play with the frisbee for about 30 minutes until he has burned sufficient energy and we have been doing this for about six months.

For context, I got Logan when he was 5 months old.  He was extremely shy and nervous, and still is to a lesser degree, but with love and care, lots of socializing with other dogs, walks and constant care, he is now a fairly balanced and loving dog.  We only use positive reinforcement and clicker training and we have never punished or beat him. 

The problem we have is that he never brings the frisbee back. He catches it and takes it to some shady place far away from where I am.   He picks two or three places in the field and will consistently take the frisbee to those places, but almost always far form where I am.  Hence, I end up doing as much exercise as the dog  Big Grin.  I tried using the clicker to train him to bring it back to me, but he is so focused on the frisbee that he pretty much ignores the treat and the clicker.  

I am sure that this is not new and surely someone out there know how to train him to bring the frisbee back!  Could someone point me in the right direction?  Maybe a video, an article or some advice on how to get him to bring the frisbee back to where I am standing?


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Wink Hello... my name is Logan
Posted by: ikrsul - 09-09-2017, 08:19 AM - Forum: Introduce Yourself - Replies (8)

Hi, my name is Logan and I live in La Paz, Bolivia, South America.   My owner is called Ivan Smile

I live in a city that is failry high.... 14,000 feet (or 3,800 meters) and I love playing with my frisbee! I am super pampered and my family is absolutely in love with me, even when I jump on my owners bed every morning at 6AM to get some attention.

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  Why we are taking the Play Class at FDSA in October....
Posted by: Ember - 09-08-2017, 12:41 PM - Forum: Photo & Video Gallery - Replies (10)

Just look at this girl go! However, she is only attentive as long as there is motion. I have no idea how to keep this engagement up.

Oh, yea. That is MY SPACE SENSITIVE DOG on our first time trying this ever.

I'm still positive I have an agility dog on my hands. If only I could find a venue that will let us take private non-class lessons and won't turn us away because "the soft ones aren't reliable in competition". Yea, I've heard that twice already in Charleston. And the one lady who wants us is booked solid with no additional time.

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  "Gentleman's operation "
Posted by: Williewingnut - 09-08-2017, 07:28 AM - Forum: General Border Collie Discussion - Replies (10)

Poor Jura dropped off at the vets for his procedure this morning the look of fear in his little face ,I think he knew what he was going for ...

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Posted by: Finn2017 - 09-06-2017, 03:01 PM - Forum: Photo & Video Gallery - Replies (7)

Finn at 10 weeks and now at 7 months

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  Hi New member
Posted by: Finn2017 - 09-06-2017, 02:55 PM - Forum: Introduce Yourself - Replies (6)

Hi new Member 

My name is James and my BC is called Finn or (Shadow Lol).

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