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  1. I was thinking the same thing! And where are all these "farms" that un-wanted and un-stable dogs always seem to be jettison off to?
  2. 13 yr old thread. I wonder if 'ol Ike is even still alive?
  3. My own BC does this and I don't know why?! Only with the disk, not balls. For this reason I limit the disk. Sometimes when he lands I can almost feel it myself and cringe, tell him, "you know, that's really not necessary"
  4. This is intriguing. I wouldn't think a dog that is fear/bite aggressive and resource gaurding so much at home would play well with random dogs. Is your other dog with you on these walks? I'm wondering if seperating the two is why you would see a different dog in your problem dog?
  5. From the Fatal Attractions link: A recurring theme throughout the series is the notion that when an exotic animal attack on a human results in a fatality to the human, it almost always results in an additional fatality. The animal involved in the attack, often simply exhibiting its hard-wired instincts or prey drive, usually has to be put down as well. Experts interviewed for the show explain that sometimes the killing of the animal is to prevent it from further attacks on humans; other times, the animal is euthanized in order to retrieve the body of the victim; still others are killed as routine legal procedure, applied to any animal that injures or kills a human, in order to perform a necropsyand test for diseases such as rabies. Thus, the human's attraction is just as likely, if not more so, to be fatal to the animal as well. I noticed the Croc in Indonesia that ate the woman was not destroyed but re-located according to the article. Here in States I beleive that would be the exception and not the norm?
  6. There is (or used to be) a show dedicated to these folks: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatal_Attractions_(TV_series) Gatordude is will soon be the working definition of a Darwin Award.
  7. https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qvypq5/emotional-support-gator-wally-pennsylvania-vgtrn With his pet dinosaur now registered as an emotianal support animal, I wonder if Henney's 18 granchildren are all still accounted for?
  8. BY DITCHING THE BOWL WE ARE ENRICHING THEIR LIVES !! Really? Personally I would only do this as a way to possibly get a non-food motivated dog to respond more positively. But other than that, I don't see my dogs lives being anymore enriched just because I'm making them earn their meals. I'm pretty sure they already feel they've earned whatever I put in their bowls.
  9. I've never seen anyone on these boards suggest "pop 'em in the crate as the only answer" but instead, some really great advise on how to use them to ours and our dogs advantage. There are plenty of threads here on crates and all their benefits, did you do a search and find that they mostly end with pop 'em in a crate as the solution?
  10. My bad, I should have been more clear, the question was directed at the OP who suggested we could learn how to raise a better pup from reading it.
  11. I haven't read the book so I'll take your word for it, thanks. Having said that, if you *don't* live in a very small cabin in the mountains, far removed even from the closest town, which is a very small town and allowing your dog to come and go from your house freely, what benefit is there to reading it? Seems like a such a tiny demographic to even relate to for most of us. Particularly those of us with Border Collie puppies.
  12. So when your pup needs a nap and won't give up the ghost on her own, we just let her be her own "nap captain"?
  13. The fact that she's highly food motivated works in your favor! Use it to your advantage in working on that recall. Condition her to know that *everytime* you call her name or give the recall command she will get food (training bits) from you, guaranteed.
  14. Going through some old online photos and ran accross this. I laughed like I'd never seen it before (don't remember). I could caption it "don't step on my junk!" 20130707_182452.mp4
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