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  1. She's a purebred Border Collie. I have the papers and pedigree and saw her parents. I'll try the apple cider vinegar bath. How much should I dilute it?
  2. We feed her Costco's Kirkland brand puppy food. It's high on protein and doesn't have a lot of filler. Our vet recommended it to us.
  3. Just took your advice and purchased the shampoo you recommended. I hope it makes a difference. Actually, my walk with our pup consists of walking over to a local high school track field. The walk over is about 3/4 of a mile and then when I get to the track I take her off leash while I walk/run around the track several times. While I'm doing that, she races and romps around the grassy field chasing low flying birds then we head back home the long way. It takes about an hour.
  4. That's good to know. Maybe she'll out grow it. Thanks.
  5. I gave her a bath tonight and now she smells fine. We'll see what happens in the next few days. Two weeks ago I suspected a UTI and took her to the vet. They took a urine sample to test which came back negative.
  6. No, she's not rolling in poo any other stinky substance.
  7. We've had Chloe for about 6 weeks - she's 3 1/2 months old. I grew up with dogs and I know they can be stinky. But Chloe is my first indoor dog and she can get real stinky. Even if we give her a bath, the day after we can start smelling a stinky odor that gets worse as the week goes on. We usually give her a bath every 9 or 10 days. Maybe it's the doggie shampoo we use and it doesn't clean her very well? Each day I take her for long walks/runs that last over an hour. Maybe it's just BO from the workout? It's in the 90s here in Utah. What do you think?
  8. Thank you. I wanted a BC with a smooth coat and got lucky to find her. I will check into the possible UTI.
  9. She is a very fun puppy to have. We all love her so much. Despite the potty training frustrations, I know I'll miss her puppy times when she's an adult. Thanks for the advice.
  10. Thank you Rush Fan. To answer your question, no we don't take her outside even if she's done her job on the inside. That's a good point/good thing to do.
  11. Actually, I do have patience and realistic expectations. I'm sorry if I came across as not being that way. I'm convinced it will happen. What I don't know is if I'm going about it the right way by keeping her in her crate and letting her out every 45 minutes. Admittedly, we are frustrated that she's been using our floor as a latrine, but I know puppies don't automatically know they're not supposed to do that. Thank you for reaffirming me that we're potty training her the right way. It just seems cruel to keep her locked up but if I don't all it takes is losing sight of her for just a second and we end up with another accident on the floor. By the way, my kids were all potty trained by 6 months. Just kidding. Thank you!
  12. Hello Everyone! Though I'm not new to having dogs I am new to having a BC and raising a puppy. We picked up Chloe last week from a breeder and she's now almost 10 weeks old. I think I've got a pretty good idea of what Border Collies are like and what to expect from them -- I've done a lot of research -- but what I didn't research is how to deal with a puppy. Don't get me wrong, I love her to death. She's so cute and fun to play with. She's a silly, funny, and loving pup -- a real sweetheart. She's an indoor doggy and my wife and teenage sons love her as well. One of the problems we're challenged with right now is potty training her. We've only had her for nearly a week and I'll bet she's soiled the floor (tile & carpet) about a thousand times. Well, not really, but she's deposited a lot of her biological waste in various places in our kitchen and connected family room. We keep her blocked from the rest of the house right now. I work from home and my sons are out of school for the summer so we have the manpower to be with her and take her outside every 45 minutes for a potty break. But, despite that, she still manages to save some for the inside. I swear, that puppy pees every 15 to 30 seconds -- not really. Her bladder must be the size of an acorn but the output would fill a tub. After the first three days of elimination freedom, we started to leave her in her crate for 45 minutes then let her outside. She usually poos in the flower beds (no big deal, I clean it up) and pees on the grass. After that, we play with her outside for awhile then back inside to her crate to start another 45-minute cycle. Question: is this an effective method of potty training her? Before we crated her she was a free-roaming pup, inside the house, and if we took our eyes off her for just a second she'd do her job. We were going through Nature's Miricle solution by the keg. I really hate keeping her caged-up in her crate -- and she doesn't like it either, though she's getting used to it -- but I don't know what else to do. We do have a pee pad in the house, not too far from her crate, and she uses it from time to time when she's not in her crate. I wonder if that's confusing her. Maybe we should remove it? Thank you for reading all of this. Any information/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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