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  1. Gentlelake, love ya but you just have to suck the life out of everything at the slightest notion of an inaccuracy, don’t you? I respect your commitment to the truth but it's all good
  2. Anyone else using it? It comes in a multitude of forms from oils to hard/soft chews. I have a re-active BC that I give it to in hope it helps him "take the night off" as we've had thunderstorms recently. My other dog is 14 yrs old so he gets it to alleviate any pain he might have. So far I haven't observed any noticable difference in their behaviour or demeaner.
  3. You're in the Portland, OR area and have no butcher shops? Poppycock! Supermakets in the States all have butchers behind their meat aisles.
  4. This article hits home for me and my "Tsunami Sammy" https://dogstodaymagazine.co.uk/2017/04/13/things-wish-tell-owner-reactive-dog/ My dog has to be on lead if there is a chance that other dogs in the area and whilst it is annoying for you to have to put yours on lead for a minute or two, try to imagine what our walks are like – we have to plan with military precision, to avoid certain times when we know particular dogs will be out, many places are total no go areas, we frequently have to give up and go home as there are loose dogs in all of our quiet places, our walks are certainly not relaxing.
  5. Just be thankful your over-friendly BCs aren't also over-reactive. If they were, you'd understand.
  6. Like Cpt Jack, I have a pretty reactive BC, particularly around dogs he's not familiar with (and for this reason he's not really familiar with any dogs!) So when we go out he'll only be off lead if/when we find a park that's vacant. He has a pretty good recall when one of his many many triggers aren't set off (dogs on leashes, skateboards, big bouncy balls). If other dogs get close I while he's on a lesh I can get him in a sit and keep him from going over threshhold with treats and redirection. Unfortunately for me and my dog, he has the self control of a grease fire so please try and see it from my perspective and you will see I'm doing all that I can to not just protect us but all of those around us! So if your self described "over-friendly Collie" approaches us off lead while we're minding our own business on a lead and lays their branch/toy at our feet, my boy will flash his fangs and snap as he has no where to run. You can't seriously see us as the problem can you?
  7. I was thinking the same thing! And where are all these "farms" that un-wanted and un-stable dogs always seem to be jettison off to?
  8. 13 yr old thread. I wonder if 'ol Ike is even still alive?
  9. My own BC does this and I don't know why?! Only with the disk, not balls. For this reason I limit the disk. Sometimes when he lands I can almost feel it myself and cringe, tell him, "you know, that's really not necessary"
  10. This is intriguing. I wouldn't think a dog that is fear/bite aggressive and resource gaurding so much at home would play well with random dogs. Is your other dog with you on these walks? I'm wondering if seperating the two is why you would see a different dog in your problem dog?
  11. From the Fatal Attractions link: A recurring theme throughout the series is the notion that when an exotic animal attack on a human results in a fatality to the human, it almost always results in an additional fatality. The animal involved in the attack, often simply exhibiting its hard-wired instincts or prey drive, usually has to be put down as well. Experts interviewed for the show explain that sometimes the killing of the animal is to prevent it from further attacks on humans; other times, the animal is euthanized in order to retrieve the body of the victim; still others are killed as routine legal procedure, applied to any animal that injures or kills a human, in order to perform a necropsyand test for diseases such as rabies. Thus, the human's attraction is just as likely, if not more so, to be fatal to the animal as well. I noticed the Croc in Indonesia that ate the woman was not destroyed but re-located according to the article. Here in States I beleive that would be the exception and not the norm?
  12. There is (or used to be) a show dedicated to these folks: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatal_Attractions_(TV_series) Gatordude is will soon be the working definition of a Darwin Award.
  13. https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qvypq5/emotional-support-gator-wally-pennsylvania-vgtrn With his pet dinosaur now registered as an emotianal support animal, I wonder if Henney's 18 granchildren are all still accounted for?
  14. BY DITCHING THE BOWL WE ARE ENRICHING THEIR LIVES !! Really? Personally I would only do this as a way to possibly get a non-food motivated dog to respond more positively. But other than that, I don't see my dogs lives being anymore enriched just because I'm making them earn their meals. I'm pretty sure they already feel they've earned whatever I put in their bowls.
  15. I've never seen anyone on these boards suggest "pop 'em in the crate as the only answer" but instead, some really great advise on how to use them to ours and our dogs advantage. There are plenty of threads here on crates and all their benefits, did you do a search and find that they mostly end with pop 'em in a crate as the solution?
  16. My bad, I should have been more clear, the question was directed at the OP who suggested we could learn how to raise a better pup from reading it.
  17. I haven't read the book so I'll take your word for it, thanks. Having said that, if you *don't* live in a very small cabin in the mountains, far removed even from the closest town, which is a very small town and allowing your dog to come and go from your house freely, what benefit is there to reading it? Seems like a such a tiny demographic to even relate to for most of us. Particularly those of us with Border Collie puppies.
  18. So when your pup needs a nap and won't give up the ghost on her own, we just let her be her own "nap captain"?
  19. The fact that she's highly food motivated works in your favor! Use it to your advantage in working on that recall. Condition her to know that *everytime* you call her name or give the recall command she will get food (training bits) from you, guaranteed.
  20. Going through some old online photos and ran accross this. I laughed like I'd never seen it before (don't remember). I could caption it "don't step on my junk!" 20130707_182452.mp4
  21. Mark's Fern is a lot closer to a vacuum than my Sammy would ever come....unless he's attacking it. For no humanely known reason.
  22. Like twin toddlers dressed the same...how do you tell them apart?
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