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#1 Dberhow

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 10:17 PM

6 Months ago I brought home an underweight, terrified border collie, who was afraid of everyone and everything, literally, she was afraid of roast beef the first night.

 

She would charge, growling at people and snapping at them keep them away.

 

She growled at everyone, except her 2 people.

 

Fast forward to now.

 

She meets most people with enthusiasm, instead of charging at people growling, she is running to them looking for treats, and affection.

 

Strangers can be tolerated, and will usually become friends.

 

Find the right trainer, read as much as you can, and spend time with your dog.

 

Wasn't easy, but good things rarely are.

 

 

 

Dom

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 12:08 AM

Congratulations, Dom ~ she looks very much at ease! Some hard work, lots of patience and tincture of time are exactly what it takes.

 

Ruth & Gibbs



#3 GentleLake

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 08:48 AM

Congratulations, Dom. Not only on the adoption but also -- and especially! -- on the wonderful transformation you've achieved with this beautiful dog.

 

Thanks for sticking with her and giving her a soft place to land and everything she needed to have a great rest of her life.

 

Love that face!


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#4 amc

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 09:43 AM

Congratulations, Dom, on transforming the life of this beautiful Border Collie.  She sure got lucky with you!

 

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#5 gcv-border

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 04:52 PM

Great work. She is beautiful.


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#6 Sue R

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 08:15 PM

Kudos to you both!
Sue Rayburn - Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult, but not the brightest firefly in the jar.

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#7 D'Elle

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 11:38 AM

What a cutie pie! Love that one eye round patch and her ears.

 

Having been a foster home to some damaged dogs, I know what it sometimes takes to bring them into their true dog nature. In my experience it is always worth it, and more than.

 

Good for you. She's a lucky dog.


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and family.

Left to right: Kit, Jester, Boo, Digger

 

 

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"You gonna throw that?" --Jester:  2001 - June 24 2016. Remembered with much love.
"I'm grouchier than you are" --Kit

"I love everyone!" -- Boo

(Boing! Boing! Boing!)--Digger

And not pictured, Benjamin the cat, who thinks he is a small border collie with superpowers.

 

 

 




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