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Foggy

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  1. So I'm new to this sport (but not new to heat exhaustion-my own experience or veterinary medicine-I am a vet). I can't imagine denying a dog water when they need it.... I have a hard time in the summer heat with my dog (and it rarely hits 80 here) because he doesn't want to stop for water. I have to make sure he rests, drinks and gets cool. If he told me he had to drink and cool off, I'd be sure that he got the chance..... If a dog is quitting and running to the water when they shouldn't, it seems there are bigger holes in your training that you need to worry about..... To the O
  2. Thanks for the response. I think you hit the nail on the head, he's "high on self gratification". It was actually something that my friend said while watching him the other day...He said "he gets his kicks out of it". I'm somewhat saddened that it has come to this....but I appreciate your honesty! My current trainer has not said it is hopeless, she still thinks she can get through to him..... I however wonder if it's gonna happen..... My original trainer never made a big deal out of it. It should have been stopped from the start. Unfortunately, I didn't have the experience and trust
  3. I have a 4 YO BC who has been herding for a year (one or two times per week). We are both new to the sport and unfortunately we had a bad start and he developed a few bad habits. We found some good help and he has improved, but I'm wondering if he'll ever really be any good. I'd like to compete, but am not sure he's ever going to be the dog to do it. I'm OK with that, it's for his enjoyment as well and I do have a promising young dog to start soon. But I'd like to get the most out of the older dog as well.... His biggest problem now is he likes to do drive bys on the sheep. He'll hea
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