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  1. Urge to herd and D'Elle, your both right, no question about it, your both right. I will tell her tomorrow that she is going to have to make other arrangements, I will call some rescues as suggested and leave the information with her. I did bring Coco over tonight, maybe a part of me wanted to see one more time if it could work and I wasn't surprised to find that it of course would not. I do love her very much, I will miss her a great deal, I have taken care of her for almost a year daily. I know she will find a forever home where she can finally be the center of someone else's world, she de
  2. Hello there everyone, I'm so sorry I neglected to state that the owner has indeed asked me to take Coco, she works full time and has a relationship with a man who also has a pitbull a very big scary pitbull that is a lovely animal, he is sweet and I adore him as well, he, like Gracie doesn't get along with Coco and although he has never bit her or anyone for that matter they are worried that that will change on a dime. The pitbull (Jax) is around Gracie's age and is not wanting to play chase. I have met with him and his owner who both say just give Coco time and on the other hand they to agre
  3. Michael Parkey, D'Elle. Thank you so very much for your input. Michael, I thought that very thing at first, my husband said that it was Gracie protecting Bella, he still believes that, I WANT to believe that! but what if we are wrong, Bellbell is only 4 pounds, she is such a gentle dog, this chihuahua doesn't bark incessantly, bite, most of the time doesn't want to be bothered, she has been that way her whole life, doesn't play either, weird. Gracie on the other hand wants to play and is always in your face wanting attention, she wants to be with you constantly, which of course is fine with
  4. Hello everyone, it’s been a very long time since I’ve been here. Gracie my 4 year old Border collie has become the greatest dog I have ever had the pleasure of owning. My Chihuahua is just as loved and was here first, both dogs are our world. Gracie and Bella have never once had a problem with each other, I know this for sure because I’m with them all day everyday and have cameras when I’m not home for the sole purpose of looking at them when I’m gone. Okay finally the problem...there is a lab that I may have to take in and keep for forever for reasons that are dire. When Gracie and CoCo
  5. I know this was a long time ago but was re-reading. I did do the trade thing.....worked!!! Oh, no bone, not now, not ever! She snapped at me when I gave her something and went to take the bone. Gracie is now 3 years old and I have to tell you all, your advice is so valuable that without it Gracie might be someone else's dog. I can take anything I want from her now just as easy as giving it to her. Gracie is the best dog I have ever ever had. I feel very blessed to have her.
  6. Congratulations on the baby!! A dog who is nervous and sheepish would be the first kind of dog to snap at another dog. I believe you are correct about being protective over the baby, I also believe that the older our dogs get the more aches and pains they themselves have and it might be that your dog is telling them that they are in pain and do not feel like playing or whatever happens to be on the other dogs mind, It stands to reason that if your dog is being harassed by another dog, your dog will defend itself, a lawsuit could be in your future if you can't get that under control people are
  7. Does anyone else walk your dog? The tail between the legs is a sure sign of being frightened ( not the only reason that happens of course ) Have you taken your dog to the Vet to see if it is painful to walk? Do you walk the same route?
  8. I promise this too shall pass. I was at my wit's end with Gracie, even thought of giving her away ( A LOT!!!!! ) everyone said that around a year and a half she would be like a new dog, these people knew what they were talking about, it was like magic! I kid you not. I struggled like you for a way to make this dog understand that she was abnormal and needed sedatives, either she needed them or I did. Gracie was like no other dog I have ever owned! These dogs get bored because they are so intelligent, they can predict things, they can figure out problems, their minds wander and their energ
  9. I have a chihuahua that was 7 when I brought my hyped up border collie puppy in the house, my chihuahua hated her ( Bella, all of 4 pounds ) Gracie wanted to play ( now, 58 pounds of still wants to play but not with Bella anymore ). Gracie has learned to respect Bella because she is the Queen of cool. Gracie is allowed to smell her butt but it ends there. They will be fine I'm sure as long as there isn't an all-out battle, even then it could work out.
  10. You described Gracie when you were talking about Faith. I laughed until I cried, your funny.
  11. Hello, one and all. Gracie is getting to be 3 years old ( Dec 12, 2015 ). I haven't let her have puppies as of yet, I want to do that this year I believe. Gracie has had her regular shots, wormed, etc.. As she is reaching 3 years old are there any more preventive health care procedures she should get at this stage of the game?
  12. Update on Gracie and her mysterious hatred toward a certain someone. This fellow will not be returning to our home, not now, not ever. Turns out that she did, in fact, know something we did not and for all intense purposes she ( Gracie ) should win medals for knowing what a real piece of work this guy turned out to be. It was no secret I didn't like him either. At first, I thought Gracie didn't like him because I didn't like him, maybe a little of that could have rubbed off on her but she likes other people I'm not so fond of. No, she didn't like him for a far better reason than what I
  13. I'm back again. Gracie is a great dog, in every way shape and form. Couldn't ask for a better dog. I also have you wonderful people on this board to thank for helping me with her every step of the way! Now the problem....Gracie has it in for one person that comes to my home. She doesn't like him in any way. She snarled at him, growled at him, lunged at him, he went to shake hands with a client that's when she bit him. She has never acted like this before with any other human being and I mean no one ever!! Why? Doe's she know something I don't? Can't say it's the beard, she knows an
  14. I can't thank you all enough, you have eased my mind. I know Gracie wasn't just being bad, she is with Turner and me all the time and no one else. Talksalot; Gracie is usually just minding her own business, I don't think she is an aggressor all the time but I have seen her go after other dogs when they came out of nowhere. Everything you all said was great to read, it's nice knowing you all have experience in these things, I don't know what I would do without you all I really don't. You all have made me understand my dog more than I could have by myself. Your wisdom on border collies i
  15. Well, here I am again. I'll get right to the point when Gracie see's another dog she isn't aggressive at first, well, most times she isn't, my brother in law brought his little10 or 12-week old german shepherd over to a house my husband and I are fixing up. Gracie was cautious then she snapped at him, I then took her back out to the truck. My husband and his brother said, oh they are alright but I think that was just a "hey!! next time it's your throat!" threat. I don't want my dog to be responsible for some kind of serious injury. She has gone after many dogs smaller than her, puppies, s
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