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About SS Cressa

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  • Birthday 02/11/1986

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    Erie, PA
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    Dog agility, trick training, hiking, biking, camping, herding

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  1. Have you already talk to the vet to rule out any medical concerns? My girl used to be really mouthy... and nipped a ton as a puppy I redirected her to a toy instead of me. Although we also did agility so leash tugging was also acceptable. Lol Try to narrow down what is triggering him. Is he over simulated? Is there something unpleasant happening making him put up a fight? Is he just super excited to be going for a walk? You mention he has a low frustration threshold try setting him up for success. Also do you do just fun trick training? It can help build a relationship by teaching you how to read him and also helps him read you better. You can also try control unleashed. I really like their methods. On building drive and dealing with issues if they are over simulated.
  2. If you look at rescue adults you would know if the dog is cat safe. Or if you are looking at breeder maybe find one who will also introduce the puppies to cats. And go with the puppy who just ignores the kitty? I have had adults border collie introduced to a kitten(I made sure she had a strong leave it since she had a strong prey drive) and also had border collie puppies introduced to cats. 2 border collies were introduced as an adult to cats (1 from a breeder and another who was rehomed) 2 border collies were introduced to cats as puppies. Those ones seem to adopt the cat as “one who must be protected”. and have a terrier from rescue. good luck.
  3. I also have border collies and cats. I don’t let my dogs or puppies herd or pester or annoy my cat(s) from the moment I bring them home. Even when visiting friends and family houses with cats. They are NOT allowed to pester or herd cats even the ones who look fun to chase. They all get along just fine. My cat does have multiple safe rooms that dogs aren’t allowed in. She also has cat trees in every room and is allowed on counters. but if you’re gut is saying wait specially if he has heart issues... I would definitely wait.
  4. That looks like a blast!!!! How did you train for the(dog) obstacles?
  5. One of my dogs started having seizures about 3-4 years ago. He has cluster seizures and his shortest one so far was 10 minutes. So far we have been a year without one! I did a chem panel, also had his thyroid level checked and he is one healthy border collie. He still goes camping, hiking, and biking with me. We still do basic agility, obedience, scent work, and trick training. It depends on the dog as to what you can do. After each seizures my dog seems to be a little more careful/aloof with strange dogs. But it could also be from him becoming an adult. Also after his seizures we are back to square one with training. It takes about a month for us to be back to normal. I have heard some dogs get more aggressive after theirs seizure. I have been giving my dog keppra(hope I spelled it correctly) and CBD oil my vet felt due to the severity of his he needed it.
  6. Thanks for sharing that information about the kennel cough vaccine!
  7. Your dogs give such a polite handshake! =) My terrier is like here my paw along with my nail imprint.
  8. Oh awesome thanks for sharing! We were just looking for new tricks. We are right now doing 101 tricks for dogs. Stella and Pups
  9. My terrier behaves like that ! Definitely not just a border collie thing. It’s just rude predatory behavior. But getting the behavior to stop I swear was easier with border collies by redirecting to an appropriate item or a correction then it has been with the terrier who makes a split second decision and it’s made.
  10. Thank you! Cressa is awesome and is a great sport for my ideas. <3 <3 <3
  11. I’m hoping these work! I’m not sure the last time I posted? I have a new addition to my pack. His name is Parker he is crazy and about 2 years old and he is some type of mix who thinks border collies are almost as awesome as himself. TBh after him BORder seem calm. Cressa is going on 13.5 years old and I feel lucky to still have her after all this time!! ❤️❤️❤️ And Val is 5 almost 6 years old. Does anyone have suggestions for taking decent pictures of multiple dogs including dark face dogs(Valek) with white factor dogs(Cressa and Parker) Plus their super white humans(Me) and have them come out nice?
  12. He is cute. Love his smile! So any idea who the daddy was if not the black and white border collie? He would still be 1/2 border collie... right since his mom was a merle border collie? Or are you doubting the parents as a whole?
  13. I realize this is off topic now. I have taught all of my dogs to accept handling from people from day one. Also vet visits are not always bad. I have trained my dogs on leash and off leash in public. While i normally always have my dogs leash near streets... i have been practicing what they should do if i accidentally drop their leash. Idk about you but when i slip on ice or if i twist my ankle, im not able to keep a hold of the leash unless it is tied to me. I need my dogs to know how to respond with or without a leash. And when you are blinded in pain you dont want to worry about your dogs getting hit.
  14. Ik tell me about it. Im trying to figure out when it is safe for me to potty my dogs. I have already started hearing fireworks today and it is NOT even noon! the last couple of days they have started at 6pm and last till at least 1a.
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