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  • Birthday 03/25/1990

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  1. Brick is also part basset hound, isn't he? So maybe coming at this like you would with a majority percent border collie rescue mix is not the best idea. I fully believe in researching all aspects of something instead of just taking a single piece and designing an entire protocol something so limited. Maybe you've already done this, and if you have, feel free to ignore me, but I would invest some time in talking to people who experienced with hounds, especially hounds from a rescue background. Because he IS a mix, you can't really treat this situation like you would with a purebred border colli
  2. I wasn't talking about peeing on command for necessity in certain scenarios, because I can understand its use, I was just commenting on deciding when the dog has to go the bathroom all the time (which is how the OP seems to structure it, in my opinion) because of the "power struggle." Brady goes on command, too, for all the reasons you guys mention. I pretty much only use it for when I'll be gone for a long while and right before bed. Otherwise, he gets to let me know when he has to go, not me. I think deciding when a dog has to go to the bathroom outside of certain times, is just...too much.
  3. I'm just not sure if you're seeking advice on NILIF or if you're seeking validation for what has transpired the last couple interactions with Brick? Over all, in many of your posts about Brick, you seem very overwhelmed and not sure how to handle the situation with the dog. I hope whatever routine you figure out helps you to be more at ease! Dog ownership shouldn't be miserable and I wish you and Brick the best of luck! I do think telling a dog when he has to go the bathroom is a little nonsensical and too militant for my personal tastes. I would rather my dog tell me, because it save
  4. Those ears!! He's gorgeous. I see collie and ES, but the best way would be to watch how he works and go from there like others have said. Either way, he's adorable. I'm glad you found each other.
  5. Brady does sit up, bow, say your prayers, spin (right), other way (left), go through (comes and sits in between my legs), around (from right to heel position), crawl, back, roll over, find it, individual names of toys, and high five with both paws. Say your prayers is a total party favorite. Every time he does it for people, they are amazed, lol. This isn't a trick, but he also know place, which means to run and down on a blanket or towel and freeze until released. I got it from Control Unleashed to help with his door manners. He loves it so much that if you pull out a towel, he practical
  6. RemsMom, I believe Musher's Secret helps with hot surfaces as well as ice. I'm not 100% on that, but I'm pretty sure I've skimmed it somewhere. A thing of it is like 17 bucks, but it's supposed to last a while. Plus, if you get it now, you'll already be ready for ice and snow in winter! We just spend a lot of time at the river in the summer. Lots and lots of swimming. I also try to do our walks and hikes early in the morning when the sun's not as hot. For the most part, though, my area doesn't get TOO hot, although I suspect this summer will be horrible due to our lack of snow this year (s
  7. Yea, when I was poking around on that dog genetics page that's floating around on Google, the description made it sound a little scary with what it covers. I think it is, since aren't the flat coat and the golden pretty much the same breed? They were just split back when the golden fanciers couldn't put points on the gold dogs, got pissy, and decided to make them a "new" breed?
  8. I was just browsing the Border Collie Museum site in the coat collies section, and noticed the majority of the dogs (or maybe even all) in the "yellow/australian red" section are all pet or Barbie lines, it seems. Are there no working dogs who are recessive red? Not that I'm interested in one, I'm just curious about whether or not that is pretty much a strictly color breeder thing.
  9. Brady loathes retrievers, and I mean /loathes/. His patience for them is absolutely zero. We avoid dog parks because there's a large population of them in our area and he's pinned 3 of them while screaming in their face like that one guy at the bar who drinks too much and then tries to fight everyone. Even though they're all much larger and thicker than he is? So, we are self-exiled, because I would rather be proactive than reactive. He's only ever tolerated one lab, my best friend's dog, Moose. But I suspect it's because Moose has rocks for brains and I'm pretty sure Brady pities him. He's a
  10. Oh, it's definitely click bait, there's no doubt about that. My remark was more sarcasm than an actual pondering. I'm just grumpy today, so don't mind me!
  11. Oh! She's beautiful! And my absolute dream dog! I've got a real thing for Black tris, lol. I'm so glad she's adapting and that she picked the perfect home!
  12. Sometimes I wonder if it's just one big marketing campaign to draw more border collie puppy buyers to the AKC.
  13. I've passed this all along to her. It's 100% up to her since he's not my dog and all I can do is make recommendations and try and bend her ear, because at the end of the day the choice is hers, not mine. I hope you don't think I'm irresponsible as a pet owner, I always make sure Brady gets care up front. That's why I've spent as much money as I have in the last few months on knee X-rays, aspirations, etc. Sorry to give that impression!
  14. It's so hard to catch because it happens so quickly. It just happened again tonight when I went to go put him on his bed. I barely touched him and he screeched and shot away from me, shivering. At this point I'm thinking it's definitely a disc issue, but without an X-ray there's not much that can be done. :/ and after spending well over $600 on Brady for various issues the past months, my mom is not too keen on following the same path with Peanut.
  15. It's so hard to catch because it happens so quickly. It just happened again tonight when I went to go put him on his bed. I barely touched him and he screeched and shot away from me, shivering. At this point I'm thinking it's definitely a disc issue, but without an X-ray there's not much that can be done. :/ and after spending well over $600 on Brady for various issues the past months, my mom is not too keen on following the same path with Peanut.
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