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About RaisingRiver

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  • Birthday 11/01/1974

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  1. I like the Hyperflites listed above and they even make a 'soft' one which was great for my dog who only had the fabric kind before and wouldn't catch at regular disc. I used the SoftFlyte one and she transitioned perfectly. It didn't take long to switch to the Jawz (so order them at the same time!) - tho the Jawz is heavier then the Competition Standard - I personally like throwing the heavier one, both hold up really well and you can sand down the edges after they get beat up a bit. You can also get the misprinted ones cheaper. http://www.skyhoundz.com/cgi-bin/commerce....on&key=SFCR <-- cheap soft ones
  2. This is an interesting situation. I too blurt out honest answers when asked questions, esp if I'm nervous, etc. I'm glad to think about unintentional bites from my own dogs now so that I can plan to lie like a rug later. There are times when there is unintentional biting not from dog fights but as a reaction from unintentional pain being inflicted on the dog - ie. brushing tangles out of uber-fine fur on the side of the dog (didn't break skin and dog has learned not to use teeth to let me know).
  3. All four of my dogs eat pasture grass daily. And I have 4 acres of it.
  4. River, born 10/05 8wks, 5lbs 12 wks, 8.9lbs 13.3wks, 11.3lbs, 12" 14wks, 12lbs, 14" 6mo, 28lbs, 18.5" 7 1/2mo, 32lbs, 19.5" 1y 2mo, 32lbs, 19.5" 2 1/2yo, 35lbs, 19.5" She's still 35lbs at 4yo.
  5. Didn't look cruel to me. Other then the dog obviously wasn't trained to stand nicely in the 'box' it's like sending your dog outside to potty in pouring down rain - not that big of a deal. However, that said, I don't see how in the world that would get any of my dogs clean. It seems very superficial when dogs really need deep cleaning.
  6. They were all great, but I liked the colors and spring-ness of #2.
  7. The neighbor's BC will come and visit us even though he KNOWS he's not supposed to cross the edge of his yard and even though he is fenced 90% of the time (he jumps it too) and even though he also wears an invisible fence collar nowadays, he still shows up from time to time. Fortunately, he doesn't have to cross a busy street. My BCs respect my yardline outside the fence because I trained for it.
  8. Awesome! I like to pick how I want the name to end or not end like 'kah' in your case and build rhyming from there usually. Or I start with a beginning sound I want to say like with River - I wanted Rain, hubbie nix'd it and River was the next thing I thought of and it stuck. Diesel took me a few days to name
  9. I can't get a bored pic either. They all jump up when I move. "When I move, you move" - even if it's just to the bathroom. :/
  10. I haven't tried any other brand of discs but I like Hyperflyte Jawz - they should be an approved disc for you (I do skyhoundz and fddo). They also sell misprints - and also look for them on Amazon as misprints. I had to start River on their soft disc because she won't catch a regular disc because I had trained her with only a floppy disc. After a month or so of the soft, I switched to regular and she was fine. BTW, I can compete w/ the soft if I want - it's also approved. Have fun!
  11. Those are some serious puppy eyes. C U T E!
  12. I bet she was disappointed since she was probably trying for the wine glass.
  13. I like the 15mo rule (it's my own). If at 15mo old your resident pup has all the basic training you want it to have and does it exceptionally well, then it's a good time to think about adding another dog. My first BC puppy at 8wks was dog #2 (5yo dog in home) she was always mature for her age and learned all her basics solidly by 7months - but she wasn't so easy that I would have wanted to do 2 together or really close in age - she was A LOT of work that paid off in spades. She was about 20mos when I got the next BC who himself was a 15mos rescue. One year later, 8wk puppy added. Great dynamics for me. 2 older BCs had solid reliable foundations for my pup to emulate.
  14. It might be interesting to mention that I didn't have physical fencing (invisible only at the time) when I applied and was approved to adopt two different BCs from two different respected BC rescues. I since have fencing (it's only 4ft sheep fencing, so realistically, anything can get in or out) but it's a deterrent and my dogs know and obey not to mess with it to get out in any way. I also have 4 acres fenced for them, so they definitely have plenty of space when they want it - or when I want to walk the perimeter with them instead of hauling them to a park where they have to leashed or subjected to annoying dogpark dogs. No sidewalks or non-driving places to tromp to around my house. Of note, my dogs act like I don't even give them the time of day when they meet people (esp River, you'd think I didn't even pet her) so just because dogs look forlorn and unattended in their yard, doesn't mean they always are. I ALWAYS look outside when they bark and I can defintely tell the difference between the UPS guy driving up the driveway bark and something more sinister like a coyote or a ranging dog.
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