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#41 Maja

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Posted 17 September 2015 - 11:23 AM

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"Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds" - Prov. 27-23


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Posted 17 September 2015 - 05:09 PM

That's awesome! I love following your story with Darine, both on here and on the FB group. I know what you mean about the trickling stream becoming an avalanche. I've felt the same with my own dog, once she passed 2.5 y/o it felt like she really came in to her own. Progress picked up, our working relationship improved further, and she shares very little in common with the dog I started.

 

Will you be trialling at some point with her?



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Posted 18 September 2015 - 12:57 AM

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Posted 26 September 2015 - 09:58 AM

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 03:05 AM

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 03:07 AM

P.S. The flanks commands improved sufficiently, so I don't need to create 'boring" flank situations for her. 


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Posted 09 October 2015 - 07:20 AM

Sounds as if you're making good progress with her! Just keep reminding yourself that the difficult ones help us to grow as trainers.

 

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Posted 09 October 2015 - 12:58 PM

Just keep reminding yourself that the difficult ones help us to grow as trainers.

 

Oh, yes, that's so true, Julie!  Particularly that I have so much growing to do yet. 


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Posted 15 July 2016 - 02:00 AM

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Posted 15 July 2016 - 09:01 AM

So happy to hear all is well with Darinka. She is so beautiful.

 

Those sheep/lambs are so cute.


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Posted 23 July 2016 - 04:20 AM

Thank you!

 

Today, I took Darinka for a walk, and did what I do to remind myself what a hearing dog is like :) . Darine went off to the far end, so she was over 200 yds from me. I said "Darine!" at a conversational volume when people are talking outdoors, so only a bit raised voice.  And she came running (I often call her starting with the very low volume to see what is the minimum that works so that I keep low volume when training, and I keep getting surprised).  It makes me cringe to think what she must have felt when I trained with her not knowing that my volume was actually always set for a hard-of-hearing dog from early on  :(  .  


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Posted 23 July 2016 - 07:59 AM

Nice to read that things are going well with you Maja. I wish you all the best getting into trialling with Darinka, I have no doubt you two will do great!


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Posted 24 July 2016 - 08:16 AM

Thank you!  Tomorrow I will take a small flock out and keep them separate, so that I can go to train easily (I have a problem taking sheep out of the flock, even though they are small.)


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Posted 24 July 2016 - 12:21 PM

Maja, not sure if you will see this or not, but I am curious about Darinka's hips. It's been almost 2 years since your last post, and I really enjoyed reading about your training dilemmas and breakthroughs. She is a lovely girl! I'm just curious about how you & she are doing now, and about how her hips turned out?

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Posted 24 July 2016 - 12:25 PM

I apologize! I did not read past the first page of posts!

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Posted 25 July 2016 - 02:21 AM

I did not read past the first page of posts!

:)  I am a very elite breeder that specializes in extreme niche breeding, called non-breeding  :lol: :lol:  , I have four bitches now, that were supposed to be breeding bitches, but none of them is, and only Kelly out of the four had puppies, but was pulled out of breeding due to epilepsy in her pups.  And I have frozen semen that I have no bitch to use for  :lol: :lol: .  

 

For Darine, her displasia is very slight in one hip, and many people breed dogs with this level of HD, but for me she would have to be very exceptional otherwise to risk a litter out of her, and she's not.   But in everyday work she is very agile and  the concept of fence does not apply to her apparently. I do have a feeling though of sitting on a time bomb waiting, thinking that with my luck so far, we will get to a half decent level of training and her hips will start causing her problems and that will be that.  


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Posted 25 July 2016 - 12:04 PM

For Darine, her displasia is very slight in one hip, and many people breed dogs with this level of HD, but for me she would have to be very exceptional otherwise to risk a litter out of her, and she's not.  

 

Thanks you for making this very responsible decision, both for Darinka and your other dogs!

 

I know there are other breeders who would make the same choices, but there are far too many who don't and it hurts the breed as a whole.

 

Kudos to you!


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Posted 29 September 2016 - 10:32 AM

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#59 Maja

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Posted 02 October 2016 - 06:11 AM

Yesterday, she rubbed herself in fox-poo so today, our last training now for a while,  she tried to make-up for the "fox-poo incident":

 


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Posted 03 October 2016 - 04:12 AM

Haha, that is very cool. The way she squeezes under that sheep!

I´ve seen vids of kelpies walking over a group of sheep in a chute, but tunneling is a new technique for me!


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