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About FoxgloveBC

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  • Birthday 05/06/1985

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  1. I like AKC for a couple of different reasons. First most the trials here are AKC so theres a lot of availability. Second, it is pretty competitive. And third, the jump heights are reasonable. My only dislike is it is a lot of "hurry up and wait" I will get to a show at 7am and sometimes be there till 5 or 6 to have 3 runs.... it can get very tiresome if you run FAST along with Stnd and JWW. I also like CPE, but it is a bit easy and not as competitive for me... its a good break to relax and have fun. USDAA is very competitive and I like a lot of things about them, but I am very dissappointed in their jump heights for the regular Championship division. My Sheltie at 16 3/8" would have to jump 22"!!! I find it a bit outrageous... I would prefer to do the Championship division since most the USDAAs are a few hours drive rather than only about an hour to most the AKCs I go to, it would be a lot of money to spend just for the "Performance" division. Again, I guess just a preference of mine. I will be doing USDAA with Foxy though. I havent ever really been interested in NADAC, with the rule changes and a lot of the straight lines they use in courses, and weird games such as hoopers.
  2. My BC usually has her collar on, and my Sheltie doesnt wear one. Though Foxy has a weird "quirk." I have boughten several different pink colored collars for her and one camo collar (lol it was to match all the Labs at DockDogs) One day I set the camo collar down and a pink one and sent her to go "pick" which one she wanted to wear. She went straight for the pink one. A few months later, I attempted to have her wear the camo collar... EVERY day she would slip out of it when outside..finally it ended up getting chewed on. She has NEVER slipped out of her pink ones or messed them up in any way... can we say I have one "girly" dog????
  3. I have two that are pretty opposite each other when it comes to riding in the car. My Sheltie, Yoshi, tends to lay down and be VERY quiet while riding. He almost acts scared, and if I did not know him any better I would say he was.. but he's not, its just his act. He just likes to be left alone when hes riding in the car. Foxy, however, wants to be standing up and wants to see everything and stick her nose out the window if I let her... Both dogs were taken a lot as pups and had the same amount of work done (actually Yoshi went even MORE places probably, and he still goes more due to him doing all the agility more) I kinda like the quite riders... LOL
  4. So 2008 was quite a year for me and the puppers.... I had a move from an apartment back to my parents house. Which at first was stressful on Foxy mainly, but the 10 acres we are now on definitely makes her day. Very soon after the move, we had Hurricane Ike, which REALLY stressed my poor girlie out. Yoshi, my Sheltie got his AKC agility start and in 6 shows already has his OA, NAJ, NF (with one leg for his AX, two OAJ legs, and two OF legs) and has really outdone himself. So in all, quite a year!!!! Here are some pics of what has been up in the last half year. There are pics of both of my dogs and some hurricane damage as well. Also, I have a Youtube of some videos...the link is in my sig but its mainly of my Sheltie Yoshi at his trials. I got kind of lazy with pictures since the move due to me not having internet on my own actual computer. I hate clogging up my parents computer with pictures. Hopefully when spring hits I will have some better, newer pics.
  5. I have a few DockDogs shirts... Im not a big fan of most the doggie t shirts either...they look a bit crazy, but theres a few I like.. I like the ones with the silhouette of the dog jumping and it has the breed name on it. I also LOVE the shirts that say iRun and it has a course map on it... too cute..maybe because im an iphone and ipod freak! lol I am going to the big Reliant dog show this weekend, maybe I will find some more doggy t's that I approve of...=)
  6. Im thinking about maybe getting one of the ones for horses too. I bought the "dog one" to see if it was even a hit...lol I guess so! Ness if you really want one, I am sure there could be a way to work something out where I could try to get one shipped to you. It might cost a lot, but if you really want one, Im sure we could work something out! Just let me know.
  7. It was Foxy, she does get excitement poos when we go somewhere else. I have, however, been able to get her to go BEFORE we leave, so if she tries to start going i just say ah ah and she has been able to stop getting so worked up and she will quit trying to go and I wait until I can take her to a specific potty area and then I let her go with the "go potty" command. I am in control of the poops as of now. Hopefully I can start from here and get a better grip on them so we can enjoy more outings without worrying about her having the oops poops. I am switching her to California Natural as well, I think she has a very sensitive stomach, and the simpler list of ingredients in the California Natural look like they might do her stomach some good. I havent decided on the Chicken or the herring yet though.
  8. When I did my Border Collie hunt, I wanted a black tri male. I ended up getting a red tri female. Dont pick just one sex and base your decision on that. You might end up passing up the greatest dog for you. I always said I didnt want a female dog, but my Foxy is everything I could ask for, shes affectionate (attached at the hip and wont leave me alone!!! lol) and playful and loves everyone and everything. She has never been a moody grumpy female, or snarky. She is willing to share everything of hers with any dog....she is just one big goofball. Its cool if you let the dog pick you. My Sheltie did that. It was one of the coolest things I ever got to experience. He was the best looking pup out of the whole litter to me, I was so suprised that he hadnt been snatched up already! and my dear Foxy was one of the last of her litter left.... I guess she was always meant to be mine too
  9. I think the one I got Foxy is the soccer ball sized one. Its big enough where its different, but small enough that she can pick it up and run if shes holding on to the handle. It also is a bit heavier too so it wears her out LOL
  10. When I first got Foxy (she was 12 weeks old) she wanted to wander quite a bit as well. I worked through this, and tried to stay calm, because sometimes its hard to relax and remember they are just babies. Now at 9 months, I can have her off leash at a farm and she wont wander. She wants to stay around the same area I am at. Dont worry, theres nothing wrong with your puppers! Just try to be patient...I know it can be difficult! As for the leash, I go along with what everyone is saying...let her get used to dragging it first. Sounds like you are definitely on a good track to having a great companion. =) Good luck!
  11. I highly recommend them lol, they are great for wearing out active dogs!!! She got a lot more tired playing with the Jolly Ball than she does with the Chuck It or a tennis ball.
  12. So I liked the outcome of this toy...I think Foxy approves. I definitely LOVE it! Anyone else have any Jolly Ball pics??
  13. My girl is going through the gawky stage so she looks all legs and really thin. But she feels nice, not too ribby, but not lardy either She is only 8-9 months in this photos so she has all the filling out to do. 20.5" female (not sure on weight) 8-9 months old. On Innova, but plan to switch to California Natural in the next couple of weeks. Not spayed yet (waiting till she is a year old). Activity: ample activity and is in DockDogs and agility training, but not a lot of strenuous things that will harm joints yet.
  14. my dad is one of those people who think crating is cruel. He said I was never allowed to move back with them unless my dogs became 100% outside dogs. I explained Yoshi (sheltie) could not be in the heat all day, he HATES the heat and would get heat stroke in the middle of the day. And of course Foxy couldnt just be left outside either. He is a very stubborn person and wouldnt even listen to any of my talk and he still thinks crating is cruel and leaving dogs outside is much better. *sigh* I think my sheltie would die without his crate, he makes a beeline for it everytime we come home. lol
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