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  1. Thank you everyone. He had his first herding lesson/instinct test and loved it, slept like a baby for hours after it, he's a little young still but we are going to start back up when he's 10/11 months and can take some more pressure. I spoke to the instructor there too and she was suggesting what everyone else has been. I have just been telling him to leave it or down and he will pretty reliably. I don't try to recall him yet off anything because I'm not 100% sure he will come but we're working on it. When we take him for walks people always tell me about the crazy border collie at the dog par
  2. I'm very sorry to hear about your dog. We lost our 6 year old Boxer a few months ago to hemangiosarcoma so how you're feeling is fresh in my mind. It was about 101 days from diagnosis to when he passed. He had his spleen removed and was on chemo for most of that time (doxorubicin) with no real bad side effects. He did (allegedly) get doxorubicin induced cardiomyopathy so we had to stop but I think he may have just gotten woozy and was losing some blood from a tumor bleed on his liver. You mentioned that it would be around 3-4 months on the Palladia, what would the prognosis with Radiati
  3. Thank you! I think I will stick with Vectra for now. Does this have anything to do MDR1 mutation?
  4. Hi Everyone, my puppy is about 6 months old and able to start Bravecto. We've been using Vectra 3D with no ill effects besides being a little greasy for a day or two and I was wondering what the consensus is on the best and safest way to prevent ticks. We're pretty active and in PA so ticks are a big concern. Thanks!
  5. Thank you. He definitely shows eye when approaching them. I will continue to redirect this behavior when it isn't proper to do. I actually have a herding instinct test/introduction with some very well broken sheep next week so I am definitely looking forward to it!
  6. Thank you for your response - I take no offense, I'm here to learn . I don't know what else to call it but I'll include a video, he becomes real focused and serious. This is a bird about 40-50 yards away. If there are a bunch of ducks he'll do the same thing but lay down when they stop moving. I called him off and he stopped but I think this is herding behavior. I will continue to keep redirecting him and hope that he turns out good. Let me know your thoughts on the video. Here's the link to the clip
  7. Hi Everyone, I have a 6 month old BC that I want to start training to herd and I will shortly. My problem is he wants to herd every animal he sees. We have a lot of ducks and birds by us and every time he sees them he starts trying to herd them. I think it's amazing and I want to start him on sheep soon but I don't know what to do when he starts doing this. I don't want to discourage him and tell him no but it's also hard when he focuses on every critter he sees. I usually can distract him away with a toy but I'm not sure what the right thing to do is as I don't want to kill his drive.
  8. There's almost nothing that blows my mind more than people getting dragged by their barking dog coming full speed at mine saying 'they just want to say hi'.
  9. Thanks for posting the follow up. When we have puppies and are so invested in them, any slip up feels horrible but if we stay the course and do the right things it almost always works out fine (at least that's what I tell myself).
  10. I have a 5 month old pup who sounds just like yours. He's great with my one complaint being his mouthiness (and biting the leash sometimes). Thankfully they usually just grow out of this. Good luck!
  11. How structured is his life? Is he in his cage a lot or does he have free range of the house? He sounds a little fear aggressive. I'd say no dog parks and you need to take 100% control of his life.
  12. Mine did this in his exercise pen when he was around 10 weeks. The screeching sound he was was horrible. His crate bars seem to be a little closer together making it harder to do in the crate and after he did that in his pen I never saw him do it again. If you're really worried you can probably buy this type of crate instead.-> https://www.chewy.com/frisco-plastic-kennel-almond-black/dp/147323?utm_source=google-product&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=hg&utm_content=Frisco&utm_term=&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI-N3H77XA4QIVU1mGCh2fYgWKEAQYASABEgJj6_D_BwE
  13. My pups dropped around 12 weeks. I'd give it some time.
  14. I actually found the video where I saw a breeder/trainer say that. It's posted below. She seems like she knows her stuff which is why I'm curious if it's true or not.
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