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    Agility.<br />Clicker training.
  1. mum24dog

    Prick or tipped down ears

    I love Kye's one up one down ears and Risk's fully pricked.
  2. mum24dog

    Prick or tipped down ears

    I don't like airplane or tipped ears but if I had a dog with them I'm sure my views would change, just as they did with pricked ears. Embrace the inner dog - appearance doesn't matter.
  3. mum24dog

    Vet practice question

    I rarely follow his blog now as he comes over as such an angry person and is not always nearly as well informed as he would have us believe.
  4. mum24dog

    Smooth coat vs. rough coat and ear set

    I have two "Nap" types in appearance - very different from each other in temperament.
  5. mum24dog

    What fresh hell is this?!

    In the UK they're called crossbreeds by those who aren't easily conned. I can't understand why anyone would buy a high maintenance dog in grooming terms but then I don't believe in unnecessary work. She's failed to make a significant mark in the working world but made a moderate impression in the sport world, although nowadays there seem to be fewer with her affix competing than there were. Maybe that's why she's literally upped sticks and moved from Scotland and is apparently diversifying?
  6. One of the most consistent performers in the country with BCs, cockers and a Malinois teaches both RCs and 2o2o at the same time as separate exercises.
  7. Absolutely the opposite to denice. I do not give my dogs any reason to defend their possessions by taking to them away. They are allowed to eat in peace and if I want something off them they get something better when training. I've been able to get a bone from the back of the throat of one of mine that started off as food and toy possessive and still have all my fingers. That's not to say that I won't correct an older dog that forgets himself and acts out of character, but not a dog when we are new to each other and building a relationship.
  8. I'll be working on a ring on Sat so should be easy to find. Will let you know which one.
  9. Hope to meet up with you at the KCI then. Not doing BCC as my daughter has a non agility life too and is saving up her leave to spend three weeks in the US in September.
  10. Well done. You don't have to go back to square one if you compete in the UK. Are you coming to the KCI this year?
  11. mum24dog

    Border Collie Puppy Timeline?

    My youngest dog is the same age as my granddaughter ( nearly 3 years old). He still can't read, even a bit, mathematical skills are minimal (doesn't grasp fractions afaik), he shows no signs of being able to use his imagination, can't negotiate a deal and he can't follow multiple instructions given at the same time. On the other hand, my granddaughter shows no ability in working sheep or interpreting her world through her nose.
  12. mum24dog

    Border Collie Puppy Timeline?

    I don't think it's helpful to compare the developmental progress of two different species.
  13. mum24dog

    Coat upkeep

    Never bathed our 11 year old or our nearly 3 year old bcs . The nearly 14 year old hound x may have had a couple when young. Spot washes or mud rinses only as necessary.
  14. mum24dog

    Digestive system issues?

    My youngest dog has never had any issues eating either but he has been DNA diagnosed as IGS affected. You can't rule it out. B12 injections slightly improved but didn't clear his loose stools long term. A complete raw food does seem to have done the trick as long as he doesn't go scavenging for disgusting stuff. However, I too think over feeding is a more likely culprit. I never read the recommended guidelines on food packaging. Trial and error works for me.
  15. Only your 2nd trial? Thought you'd done more but obviously busy getting on the job experience.
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