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  1. No. I talked to dog's vet over phone. Vet did not seem to recognize that that the dog is not in owners care. Hell maybe he didn't care. I don't know. Feels like going forward with heartworm meds right now is whats gunna be done if I just take the pup in to that vet. I called up my vet who listens and listens good. He will be seeing dog Monday, and might be having a chat with the dogs regular vet. Maybe get some sort of treatment for giardia that don't bother the heartworms. And the heartworms can wait til owners back. Heartworm treatment can and has killed many dogs I personally know. Real bad
  2. Liz, you know how they say pee is clean. Better than poop.
  3. Should I be keeping the rest of the owners dogs away from the sick one? And im in between a rock and a hard place. Think I should wait til owner gets home and have her treat the dog? What if those meds interact with the heartworm? And the dog gets real bad in my care? Thank you.
  4. Dogs looking good. very interested will be keeping my eye on lee
  5. I am caring for multiple intact males often and I do not have too much trouble. Along with females that had not been spayed. I do sometimes need an extra hand around to keep the dogs in check. I have k9 specialty cargo crates I put dogs or bitches in heat in. They are what the k9 handlers use to keep dogs in cruisers. They work well outside of the cruisers
  6. So last night I took in 3 border collies, and a young auss/BC mix. The puppy seems to be sick, owner had treated him at home for what she believed to be giardia? And it seems he still has it now. I have talked to owner over phone and she has given the clear to take him to vet. What concerns me is the dog is heartworm positive, and the treatment would be a dewormer that would interfere with heartworm issues. Yet the vet still wants to go with the treatment? Im waiting for another vets opinion, who can't see dog until Monday morning. The dog is resting in his soft crate. Clean water, food, a li
  7. Also, now that i am reading full comments. I would like to end it here. Nothing said at this point in thread is going to do any good, for anybody. We are getting into comments that are a little bit harshly opinionated. And a bit too criticizing yet without great knowledge of entire situations. Such as advice commenting how is my breeder (who has been breeding and working border collies for over 24 years) is going to raise a litter without stress.. and that he seems to be inconsiderate to his dogs. And not to mention how he is raising his boys, who are trouble makers who have yet to move out
  8. Please excuse me. Im not sure how to quote, im not savy when it comes to that stuff... I will address posts by name if that is alright. Mum24dog. Lets not ignore that 70 percent of the world still gets any dog of any breed, with little to no thought of the dogs needs, finances, future events, kids, ECT. I worry far less about people buying dogs solely to fulfill a purpose, Than the average joe, getting a border collie for a house dog. Because they are smart dogs. And they saw one on tv. And they jog a lot on the weekends. (you may not see these dogs, but i see them a lot. THEY are miserable.
  9. Well, a lot of people i see daily, would not have dogs, would not be trialing if we didn't get dogs for sport. Now, i would like to say that i believe a border collie can very well "suit my life". I do believe i have one trait "being a loud person in general", that will most likely need to be altered and worked on. But a trait should not count one as "not best suited for an entire breed". Again, if i had told people flat out not to get a dog for sport, because of a personality trait, there would be a lot of empty space in my day, and im sure i would be very low on cash.... not to mention lots
  10. Great opinions and advice from each comment. I live for dogs, meaning my actual career is dog. I see a lot of different stories. Some situations and stories I hear from some people, truly leave me baffled and amazed. How could that work out? How did you and your dog make it to this point in life? I work with a person who went from having a golden as a child, to having no dogs, working as a nurse. Then one day she, against my opinion, went out and got NOT ONE, but TWO dutch shepherds. She has been quite successful with these IPO dogs. She came from not knowing what a DS is, to handling 2 dogs
  11. Couldn't get any better advice. Now to embark on an inner spirit journey...
  12. I don't think diet is the OP topic here. Im sure the OP already has enough drama. Why does he get sticks stuck in his butt? Curious. Seems like u have some sort of curse out on you... Sticks in the rear?
  13. No don't get me wrong. I train with positive reinforcement! How do I describe this... Im just talking about daily life chatting with my bitch in my example. I told you I am "loud" as a person. The word "no" in that example, is simply a word from my mouth as I rant loudly and go on screaming about who knows what. Not that I am actually upset with her actions and am giving her a correction... Again, this dog is just at peace with how "rough" and "loud" I am. These daily things she's oblivious to. Desensitized to. Even if at the moment I am carrying her by the neck out the door yelling at my ca
  14. Good book! I have a load of the CU books from leslie. I find them easy to read for even the dog oblivious people, like my mother. Might I ask how it was raising the pup potty wise and all working that 6 hour shift? Was it 6 hours pup was left in crate? 6 hours in total including commute time? No choice, pup cant come those 6 hours I am working private. I worry about having a pup soiling in crate, that never learns potty training. Also, I am naturally a very "loud" person. Hopefully I can come to change my tone of voice and tone myself down for the oh so sensitive border collie. My current do
  15. Sorry, seems messages came in while I was typing. My days vary. Sometimes its private work, mon/tue/thur. 6 hours straight. No dogs allowed. Other weeks it is grooming shop, 2 days a week. Kennel work, 9 hours straight. Along with the private work, on those 3 permanent days. Though pup can come to all non private dog related work. Lately I have been having 3 days a week off! Not knowing how to handle this, I have been taking walks and looking up dog related things online... Sorry, to sum things up my weeks... months vary. But pup shouldn't be left home alone for more than 6 straight hours jus
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