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  1. I know RIP puppy belly I’m proud of the handshake photo, it’s the best picture I’ve taken in a long time...
  2. Pretty eyes Handshake Typical sleeping position Making friends (with a huge leonberger) Playing chase with another border collie
  3. Pixie already knew how to put her front paws on an object, so I just asked her to put her paws on my arm and lured her head down with a toy. She learned it in about 5 minutes
  4. Pixie will be 6 months old soon! She’s the best dog ever, sweet, friendly, and smart, very confident, good with other animals etc. I’m teaching her lots of tricks, and only some are shown here. I’ve kind of run out of tricks to teach her ar this point. IMG_0156.MOV
  5. So Pixie will be 5 months old on Christmas Eve, which seems crazy. It feels like I only brought her home yesterday. She's actually very small. People on the street are usually really surprised that she's almost 5 months old, she's just so small! Not really surprising though since her mum was very small for a border collie. A few days ago I got asked if she was a Jack russel terrier And another person thought she was a greyhound. I always thought that here in the UK people would be able to recognise a border collie when they see one, but I guess I was wrong Anyway, here are some pictures, since this is a picture thread:
  6. Her tan markings keep changing, It's really interesting. She's getting some black hairs mixed in with the tan on her face, but the tan on her legs and tail is getting easier to see.
  7. Yep, her ruff really is starting to grow. Her tail feathering is getting longer, too.
  8. Her ears change about a million times a day. Yesterday she had a mono ear at one point and I seriously regret not taking any pictures. She is so sweet.
  9. I know! I love her naughty spots Some of them are black, but most of them are starting to turn tan, and I think it's adorable. Right now, she's enjoying the heated floors:
  10. I don't think that a collar would do him any harm. You need to keep your eyes out for things he might want to pull towards (food dropped on the floor, for example). If you see something like that up ahead, start giving him treats and continue to feed him treats as you walk past it. It will be much better for you to distract his attention instead of pulling him away from something - and it will be easier for you to distract his attention from something if you notice it first. Also, instead of pulling him away from a piece of food on the ground - say 'leave it' and pick the food up. Take it away from him. You could use a poo back to do so. I've always done this if one of my dogs REALLY wanted to eat an old sandwich, I would pick it up, throw it away and then tell the dog to sit or do a little trick, and give them a treat. That distracts their attention and gives me a reason to prasie them for being a good dog. If you really need to pull him away, I don't think it would do him any harm, though.
  11. My first border collie hated being touched around the neck, and hated having his head touched. Putting on his collie was a nightmare. He was fear agressive and was afraid of many things. One day, he randomly decided he was afraid of men. That fear went away after a few weeks. Then he started to be scared of a particular wall in the house, for no apparent reason. I started feeding him near that wall, and he was fine after a month. He had his problems, but we worked on them. Some of them got better. Some didn't. I tried to fix him, but I managed to live with what I couldn't fix. It wasn't always easy, but it was manageable. I never thought of him as a problem dog. I thought of him as my dog. He was smart, caring, funny and amazing, and he is the reason I now have my second border collie, who is a puppy and is fearless and EASY. But she has her faults. All my dogs have had imperfections, but that's what made them so perfect. Also, the harness. None of my dogs have liked harnesses. Have you tried using a collar?
  12. Earlier today I was walking my pup and came across a woman who also had BC's. One of them was a 12 week old puppy, who was a red tri with a very curly coat. She told me that his coat was curly since birth, and that both parents had (straight) smooth coats. He was a rough curly coat. Apparently he had one smooth curly littermate, and one rough coated littermate Now, I know that two smooth coats can produce rough coated puppies, but what about curly coats? Is it a recessive trait? Can two straight haired dogs have curly coated pups? I always thought that curly border collies become curly as adults, but this puppy had a really curly coat (like the curly coated dog from the Border Collie Museum coat type page - I think her name was Pheobe?) and he was only 12 weeks old.
  13. She's starting to prick that ear up more and more, but her preffered ear set right now is this: I swear her ears have grown. Also, her tan markings seem to be disappearing? At least on her face... She's getting more tan hairs on her legs, though you can't see it in pictures.
  14. Pixie Puppy turned 14 weeks old yesterday. She's growing, but I can't imagine her being all grown up. I know she still has plenty of puppy time left, but I was thinking about the other day and it feels like she will never grow up. Anyway, here are some photos:
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