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  1. Thanks everyone. Some excellent advice here (as always). I notice that most of you don't have any issues with a stern reprimand and your dog giving up whatever it is guarding. Lilli is a stubborn little bugger. I need to be more stubborn myself. Just last night I had a breakthrough. I am sleeping on the sofa at the moment because I have a coughing bug that is keeping my husband awake. Anyway I went to go to sleep on the sofa and little miss decided that was her spot. I told her down, she looked at me then the little ratbag just laid down as if to say screw you! I stood my ground th
  2. Hi all I am hoping you can help me with my Lilli's (2yo female) resource guarding. A short time ago I was outside and her leash had fallen off the table on to the ground (probably thanks to our chickens), anyhow I went over to pick it up and she went straight into her guarding mode. She will do this when my "outside - walking the dog jacket" is hanging over a chair as I generally have treats in one of the pockets. Anyhow, I could see that she had tensed up ready to guard her leash so I distracted her brought her inside and gave her a treat. Whilst she was eating her treat I went outs
  3. Hi all Our 2yo female BC is showing extremely submissive behaviour towards a beautiful 2yo male Samoyed. He is absolutely huge and the most adorable dog. The are both de-sexed and she practically breaks down the door to get out to see him but when she does, she crouches right down on the ground, tail between her legs, kissing each other on the nose, sniffing as dogs do in unsavoury places. I have never seen her act like this before with any dog. He happily barks but she doesn't bark back. From a behavioural point of view, should I worry that I am confusing affectionate submissiveness with
  4. Thanks everyone, Gentle Lake, I appreciate your honesty and straight forward comment and I have thought of that but just cannot bring myself to do it. My son absolutely adores her and he understands that certain things can't be done around her. As a family what we have decided that When Lukas wants to kick a soccer ball he uses Lilli as his opponent. She is better at soccer than he his but it helps his skills. Also if he doesn't want to play with Lilli it is a good excuse to take her out for a walk, same when he wants a play with his guns with dad or a friend Lilli and I go out for a walk.
  5. Hi all. I am back again with a question. Is it normal for Border Collies to be highly reactive to EVERYTHING! Lilli absolutely hates it when my son plays around the house with his toy guns and particularly the one with the laser pointer on it. She goes completely nuts and when our friends dog is here she goes him quite aggressively. Also, when Lukas is out playing with any kind of ball she barks a really high pitched bark almost constantly. I tell her off for barking so she goes and finds something to put in her mouth and still attempts to bark but not to the point where she gets i
  6. Hi all Our 2yo female Lilli has started showing possessiveness and aggression towards our friends kelpie/staffie cross Fender who she has known since since we brought her home at 12 weeks. They have always interacted really well with each other but lately perhaps the last few months she has started to get aggressive towards him when we are giving her pats or attention and he wants to join in or around dinner time. It is almost at the point where she can't be around him in close proximity or she will start. Fender won't back down and it breaks out in a full blown dog fight. Our friend grab
  7. Hi all In reply to Pam's question, doesn't smoke but she is a diabetic and refuses to see the doctor about anything, opting for more natural cures. That is another thing Lilli could be picking up on, she is very overweight and not in good health
  8. Hi I agree with Gideons Girl, our BC absolutely hates huskies of any kind and any other dog that gets in her face. ie. overly confident, dominant type dogs. Also, very fury ones like the Samoydes. We have a Samoyed that lives not too far from us and everytime she sees it she loses her mind. Her best doggie friends in the whole world are other BC's that we have met at obedience and luckily enough, out on the street. Also, other herding breeds like the Kelpie and Aussie Cattle dog. We have a football oval not far from home that has turned into a private little doggy park and whenever s
  9. Hi Sue and Gentle Lake, yes my MIL has very white hair. Not outrageous at all. Very interesting theory. Next time we will start with the treats and see how we go, good idea Gentle Lake. Perhaps it is something more.
  10. Hi all My 2yo Lilli barks incessantly at my mother In law. Normally she just loves everybody, and I mean everybody but each time we visit she goes crazy at her to the point where she has to stay outside. My mother in law is such a gentle, loving person but Lilli goes crazy. Her bark is constant and tail wagging. Any ideas on why she would do this. It is the same reaction she has towards other dogs when she is on leash. I tried smoothing it over today by letting Lilli smell her then bang, off she goes again.
  11. Hi all My 2yo Lilli barks incessantly at my mother In law. Normally she just loves everybody, and I mean everybody but each time we visit she goes crazy at her to the point where she has to stay outside. My mother in law is such a gentle, loving person but Lilli goes crazy. Her bark is constant and tail wagging. Any ideas on why she would do this. It is the same reaction she has towards other dogs when she is on leash. I tried smoothing it over today by letting Lilli smell her then bang, off she goes again.
  12. Reading these posts have made me so happy, I can finally tell my husband to get off my back about bathing Lilli. I have told him time and time again she doesn't need a bath once a month, it is not good for her coat but he doesn't believe me. It is amazing that after 3 months or so of not having a bath she doesn't smell at all and it is amazing what a weekly brush can do. Her coat is so glossy and in my opinion she always smells beautiful. Besides she absolutely hates the bath but loves being hosed lightly when I water the garden. She loses her mind jumping around in the water. Shazmn
  13. Hi all Thanks for your replies. I bought the ebook last night so I am looking forward to sitting down and learning how to be a good parent. I can't wait to start reading it after my son goes to bed. Thanks again everyone
  14. My Lilli refuses to play fetch unless she has at least two or three things in her mouth, even if it is a busted up flat football, half a squeaky sheep toy etc. Also when she plays fetch, before she give the ball back she must run a circle. She will come up to me look at me, run her circle then give the ball back. It cracks me up.
  15. Hi all, It has been a while since I have been here as I have not had any issues with my 2yo female. Lately however, whenever we go on our walks and comes across another dog she completely loses her mind - barking uncontrollably, wagging her tail etc. I don't know if she's is being aggressive to the other dog but she just flips herself up in the air and I totally struggle trying to keep a hold of her. We have many dogs in our neighbourhood and often during the day she will see them through our gates and again barks like a total maniac. I am at a complete loss as to what to do as
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