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  1. Hi everyone, my friend and her border collie pup moved back to China from the States. The pup was on phenylpropanolamine all the time. But China doesn’t have this med so the pup is just leaking pee all the time. do you have any tips or suggestions on where she can get that med without physically in a vet here? Or is there anything I can do to help her? Any info will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
  2. Hi everyone, My 1.5y/o BC pup Gogo and I live in Florida, where there are lots of mosquitoes even into late fall. I recently found something interesting/weird and I could not explain. So, hoping to hear some insights here. If I try to kill a mosquito by slapping my hands, or even if I just stare at a mosquito when it’s flying in the air, Gogo would jump on me and bark. I do not think it’s aggressive. But why does he do that? He normally doesn’t bark at all unless a stranger knocks my door. Any ideas? Thanks a lot
  3. Hi everyone, Sorry for my English if the headline doesn't make sense. I'm curious if any of your border collie pups have had aggression issues toward other dogs and have been trained out of it. I've read a lot of threads (maybe not enough yet) about BC aggression/growling/snarling at other dogs. People usually would suggest having the BCs away from the dog crowd, neutering, and "training". These all make sense to me, but are all a little bit abstract/vague. I wonder what has worked for your dog if yours had the issue. And what kind of training have you had your pup gone thro
  4. Hi, Sue, GentleLake and Coffeegirl, Thank you all for your replying. It's really reassuring and relieving to hear what you said. The good news is, the owner of Jessica is very reasonable and the ER said it was a very small cut and didn't even charge him anything. So financially, I don't have any responsibilities. On the other hand, even if Gogo was merely defending himself, I worry about him. It is inevitable in such public open space that a dog would chase my dog. And whenever it happens, Gogo will respond in a similar way. It used to be some growling and only evolved into
  5. Hi everyone, First off, I'm in touch with the other dog's owner and providing whatever information he is asking for. I'm also going to pay the vet bill. I'm feeling very bad now, and on top of that, helpless. I wish my pup, Gogo, didn't do that and I also wish I had done better as an owner. So, here is what happened: Gogo and I were playing fetch in the park and the other dog(let's call her Jessica) followed Gogo. Jessica continued ran into gogo while Gogo was having the ball in his mouth. Gogo got upset and dropped the ball and snarled at her. I didn't know there was an inju
  6. Hi GentleLake! Thanks for your reply. I'm using 100% positive reinforcement. I use clickers and treats. He used to respond very very well. Now, treats don't work that well anymore. He somehow lost interest. Maybe it's adolescence? As people on this forum suggest (as well as lots of youtubers) that giving him a good tug of war or playing fetch with him as reward, I generally don't find it work with Gogo. He would be too focused on the ball or the game to do any other command. (I can ask him to do sit, and down now tho). Is this common among BCs,that they are too concentrated on the "j
  7. Thank you for your tip! And I sort of sensed that his adolescence is affecting some of his behaviors. I'll definitely try short sessions!
  8. Dear everyone, My 11-month old border collie pup, Gogo, is having this weird behavior - every time I try to train him, he will hide under the sofa or bed only after performing a few times of a command. And if I lure him with food or toys, he may tuck his head out a little. But he wouldnt come out. This has been frustrating me for a month or two cuz now I cannot really train him at all. The only thing I do with him is playing fetch - which he is crazy about and never hide. Has anyone encountered this problem before? I have no clue why he started to behave like this. Thanks a ton in
  9. Thank you rushdoggie I must say the drawings in your post is very cute haha I tried having two balls. And he did drop ---- but he may just drop it when he is still wayyyyy too far from where I am. Did you ever come across that?
  10. oh wow Teresa! That's inspiring! I might have been "in a rush" in terms of teaching him to drop. But it can take years! I'll remember that!
  11. Hi Denice! Thanks for the tips! One question tho -- are you saying that I can take the ball from his mouth myself? But will that make him unwilling to come back all the way to me?
  12. Hi CptJack! Turning my back or side to him worked a bit! He is more willing to approach me. But I can't hold my hand out toward him. Once I do that, he keeps a distance between us or just back up :/ Even when I hold my hand out to praise him, he'd think I'm trying to get the ball from him lol.
  13. Hi everyone, I have a 7 month border collie puppy named "Gogo" and he has changed my life. I want to play with him and make him happy. I want to help him get his endless energy out. So I tried to play fetch with him. But I have encountered several setbacks during the training. I have tried lots of methods but none of them seem to work really well. He only drops a ball when I have no eye contact with him. When he does bring it all the way back to me, I'd throw it immediately to continue the game. But if I do look at him on his way back, he stays away from me and won't bring it al
  14. Thanks everybody! I did comfort him a lot today when he saw a fire hydrant and I walked up to it and was patting it myself. He followed up!!! And this must be magical -- I said "No" in a very firm tone and clapped my hands loud. Only after three times, he stopped mounting! Border collies are amazing!
  15. Mine puppy Gogo go nuts all the time. I guess that means it really varies how much they sleep? Whenever I am around, he is a crazy little creature -- either follows me wherever I go, or chewing his harness ( totally uninterested in the other million toys).
  16. Hello dear everyone! I just got my puppy -- Gogo -- last Friday and I've been learning so much from everyone on this forum about how to get along and train a pup. Plus, Gogo is my first dog ever! So big THANK YOU! After only 3 days, Gogo can already do sit, stay, come(sometimes), release(sometimes). And he is able to sit still for food until I ask him to start eating. I am thrilled by how smart he is! But I do have some questions I want to consult you pros 1) I live on the second floor of a condo. If Gogo is in his crate, he will whine to let me know that he needs a potty b
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