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    Sheep dog handler in training.

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  1. WildFlower

    Black Jack

    I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend. Run free Black Jack.
  2. WildFlower

    2017 Bluegrass Classic SDT

    I look forward to seeing you again this year Sue!
  3. WildFlower

    Jean

    I am so sorry for your loss.
  4. WildFlower

    Kelso

    So cool to see this!
  5. WildFlower

    Dukey, My Boy.

    I'm so sorry. RIP Duke.
  6. WildFlower

    Flashlight recommendations?

    I have an Energizer 6 LED Headlight that I love. It runs between $15 to $20 and takes 3 AAA batteries. I have had it for 3 years +. I carry a small cheap LED flashlight in my pocket as a back-up or for some reason need another light. Love the headlamp - allows both hands to be free during chores in the dark.
  7. WildFlower

    New dog!

    Congrats! He's nice looking. It can take some dogs weeks or months to adjust to new environment. Some are an open book.
  8. WildFlower

    Come Bye Border Collie Rescue

    The rescue that I used to be associated with would not adopt to a home that used an e-collar. If a potential adopter (PA) had an invisible fence we asked how they trained their previous or current dog to stay in the yard. Did they use the shock? Or did they boundary train and use the tone? We would then have a discussion with the (PA) about what we allowed for use with our dogs. We would deny or end the process if people would indicate that they would use the shock. If they seemed agreeable or did not use the shock we would proceed with a home visit. Our contract specifically stated that shock collars were not allowed to be used on the adopted dog. (I realize that there is very little that we could do once a dog was placed.) For the record, this rescue would adopt to homes without fences - we felt that the foster home would make the right decision about whether their specific foster dog would require a fence or not. As for home visits, rescues often network for "out of area" adopters - so the person that may do the home visit could be from another rescue going on behalf of the rescue you applied with.
  9. I am so sorry to read this. How heartbreaking for you and Wink.
  10. WildFlower

    dog car

    Hey Sam, I have a 2015 Chrysler Town and Country. I just bought it used in February of this year with about 20K miles for under $20K. The stow and go seats are great. There is a very slight slope to the floor for the back row of seats. I had to alter my "dog box" that the crates are strapped to a bit from my old dog van (which was a Honda Odyssey). My camper weighs 1,300 #s and the T&C pulls it without issue. (3,000# tow capacity). So well it's could be very easy to forget it is there. My gas mileage has been about 23 - 24 mpg on the van. In terms of ventilation for dogs, IMO, you can't beat a newer mini van. The windows on the sliding doors now roll down where on older models they didn't - if you don't want to leave the doors open for some reason. On some new vans, the back windows no longer vent - like on the new Odysseys. I have 4 medium wire crates in the van on the dog box and can fit my generator, gas can, luggage, dog/trial stuff (rarely comes out of the van), cooler, etc without issue in the van. I've even travelled with another person and we all fit. Good luck! Vicki
  11. Hi Sue, I would contribute again. Thanks, Vicki
  12. WildFlower

    Jester Joe. A Good Dog.

    I am so sorry for your loss of Jester. An amazing tribute.
  13. I am so very sorry for your loss. Run free Jester.
  14. WildFlower

    Keen-Eye Lou

    I am very sorry for your loss. That'll do Lou.
  15. WildFlower

    Slider's growing up

    Super cute!
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