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  1. unfocus

    Dog to Dog behavior help

    Sorry for the late response I keep forgetting to check in on this site. I do live in the city, I take her for a walk every morning and before bed, normally fetch when we wake up but due to the winter season we don't have day light that early so I just walk her longer, I take her out for fetch about 2x a day during winter season, 4x during summer. She's really laid back and not a go go go energized collie like others, but she is pretty firm on letting me know she wants to go play by coming to me for attention and staring at her ball afterwards on the shelf lol. Do you think perhaps if I walk my Collie Bo, and my other puppy Bella together it would stimulate my dog okay shes part of this now and maybe create a bond? I'm not sure also how great she was as a cattle dog and perhaps maybe I was fed the lines to buy her but as of now she is very friendly towards people and his kids weren't short they were like tall 13 year olds, younger kids shes more cautious with. She is obssessed with playing fetch with the ball, you can be a stranger but if she sees you with the ball she will only focus you. She is about 2 years old and 9 months now. My other puppy is super friendly towards everyone and I don't want the puppy learning bad behavior from Bo just because Bo is older.
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    Dog to Dog behavior help

    Sorry, so she's been a cattle dog for 2 years, no leash, always free. She played with 2 other border collies, not sure how they played but I'm sure its like how any other border collie would play. If she sees another dog from a distance its instant posture and pulling the leash. If she hears one barking from a house she'll immediately go off the line like I'm going to get that, which is the same way if a dog comes out of no where when I'm walking down the street its immediate lunge before all the body signs. There's been a couple scenarios where a random dog has come out of no where while I play fetch with her off leash, and she'll immediately go to the dog and growl and attack them right off the bat. So even off leash she is pretty bad. I'm assuming this is more of a protective instinct towards me, I'm always certain if she was with a stranger she would be reserved. We have a 7 month old puppy at home who is always separated from her with a little pen fence in the house. My dog Bo tolerates her but if she gets out the pen and starts visiting her, Bo will either run away or growl and snarl at her, which is the best I've seen her with another dog.
  3. So its been 6 months now with my Border Collie who was originally a cattle herding dog for 2 years. Farmer got rid of her because she wanted to play with his kids and the other dogs. Fast forward now, she still reactive to any dog out in public and lunges immediately, I see it more as a protective instinct for her to protect me. How do I train her to at least tolerate other dogs.
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    Blood from paws

    So I noticed because of the snow that my dog is bleeding from all 4 paws when we play fetch and fetch only as there is some minor spots on the snow, I took a look at her paws and well the paw itself isn't bleeding except the duclaw pad, the blood is very minimal and looks like its coming from underneath or the skin surround the pad. Wasn't really keen on taking her to the vet just yet as it only happens during a game of fetch, her running around the house and checking her paws after there is no blood, Is it safe to assume they're just minior abraisions on her skin? Of course I will take her to the vet after giving her a break if it continues to bleed. Bleeding does stop pretty quick after playing fetch.
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    No uterus found during spay procedure

    Honestly I think it might come down to resource guarding of us or our house. It's usually the moment she sees another dog she starts growling barking and lunging. I usually notice the moment so I try to avoid confrontation or stress. Been trying a new thing just started where I treat her the moment she sees another dog before she growls and gradually keep treating if she can tolerate the dog walking by or towards us.
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    No uterus found during spay procedure

    Sorry for late reply so I got my collie from a hutterite farmer who runs a cattle op and he doesnt use the internet really his nephew who was the contact for selling told me they got her under a year old not sure when. The farmer told me he had her almost 2 years and she hasn't been spayed. I will keep in mind to check her Vulva but there is just so much hair there lol. She shows outward aggression to a lot of dogs that walk by us across the street on our walks. She doesnt show any aggression to our puppy at home but they never interact cause she does try to nip at her because our puppy is too energetic. She acts like a male dog and tries to mark her territory everywhere. She usually gives it a good 10 second sniff and a little pee then the next spot. Even if she doesn't have any pee left.
  7. I'm looking for Border Collie know it all's to tell me if Border Collies are known for having to be born without a uterus. I bought my 2 year old border collie of a farmer who said he owned her for 2 years and was planning to spay her but she never showed heat so they didn't. 2 months after owning her I decide to go get her spayed as she seems to have behavior of an entire dog, aggressive towards male dogs and female dogs, trying to mark territory everywhere they possibly go. Surgery happens I get a phone call, they ask me when her last heat cycle was, I have no idea and the farmer sure didn't see signs of heat, they then tell me they can't find the uterus. So i google and it does tend to happen during these procedures in a case where the owner didn't know if they were spayed or not. I called 2 animal hosptials for price of ultrasound and they told me its really expensive and generally the doctor is right that they have been spayed previously. Now here I am with my border collie who may have been cut up for absolutely nothing and has to remain to no exercise for 2 weeks miserably. I am absolutely stressed and frustrated. If she has been spayed how did the doctor not notice the scar???? I know they shave the hair all down there before making an incision, and if the doctor is wrong is there any other birth defects that could result him into not finding the uterus???
  8. So we bought a 2 year old border collie who was a working dog off a farmer 90 minutes east of calgary. She herded cattle with 2 other border collies, reason for farmer giving her up is because she rather play with the farmers children, and didn't want to stop play time with the other dogs So she has never been anywhere off the farm, slept outside, brought her into the city, we exercise her lots, we already have bonded pretty well she loves my fiance and I, and she is very well off leash and very obedient. We have had her for about 3 weeks now she seems very comfortable and adapted well to the new lifestyle but of course i feel she needs a couple more months. We have a 2 month old Brindle Pit bull/ lha soapso mix who is super energetic but has her own space, whenever we let her out she always want to jump and play with our collie but our collie growls at her and gives obvious signs of discomfort so we always keep them separate, our collie doesn't seem to have interest in our puppy and doesn't actually mind her being around unless she jumps on her several times. So she is tolerating the puppy. Now other dogs when we walk by some she will be scared and hide on my other side, some she will straight out growl and snarl which I'm glad for because its a warning indicator. So yes, here is the question but first, yes I know my dog's personality might be not into other dogs, she probably needs more time to adjust, How do I at least get my dog to tolerate other dogs, I would love to take her out to a public off leash area with good reputation and have her at least run to me when a dog approaches her. The farmer did say she absolutely loved playing with the other 2 collies though, (not family related)