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About maeflower

  • Birthday 02/21/1950

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    Photography, hiking, kayaking, dogs and dog training especially border collies and golden retrievers

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  1. I would try to find a certified dog behaviorist to help you. There are some that will work with you remotely if there aren't any close to you. I also would not let him run loose EVER until he has a rock solid recall. This is just what comes to mind for me. Good luck and sorry you have this issue to solve.
  2. Thank you all! He is such a fun boy and learning so fast!
  3. Where we live we don't get much snow but today was a surprise. We got about 2 1/2" and Rylie got his first "taste" of snow! He had a ball running and playing in it.
  4. Well after reading through everyone's dogs' obsessions, I can almost say "All of the Above" about Rylie! Probably his strongest obsession though is TUG! Anything! If he has something in his mouth and I have part of it in my hand, he will tug! He never gets enough. Talking about the mirrors and reflections, we just had new windows installed and for the time being, have no blinds or curtains up in most of them and the furniture is not in front. Well at night when the lights are on, he barks at our reflections in them when we move around. I guess he's protecting us from those strangers!! A few things I haven't seen mentioned: My printer will run a self-clean and check for updates about twice a week. When it starts and makes it's weird sounds, Rylie goes crazy barking at it. It doesn't matter where he is in the house, if he can hear it, he goes nuts! Luckily it never does the self-check in the middle of the night! Anytime I might be standing at the kitchen counter or in front of the stove, he will lie down right behind me usually touching some part of my legs or feet. He never makes a sound getting in position and I'm just waiting for the accident of falling over him! He does something similar in the yard. I can be walking away from him to get a toy or just moving away so I can get some distance to throw something and I'll glance around to see where he is. I'll look over my shoulder left then right and not see him anywhere. When I then turn around, he is RIGHT behind me close enough to touch me with his nose. Again, I never hear a sound and often I jump out of my skin he startles me so!! It's like he's a ghost!
  5. What a handsome guy!! I love the all legs stage!! I think I also see his name written all over that chair!
  6. I love it!! Rylie not only got an improperly installed off button but he didn't even get the button! So that explains it!
  7. My last golden retriever Annie was always somewhat uninterested in eating but when she was about 14 she just didn't seem to enjoy much of anything especially eating. Well I switched my picky eater cats to Nomnomnow (cat recipe) and they loved it so I decided to try it with Annie and Jesse our BC. Wow Annie got so excited about eating again! Actually bounced around the kitchen for her meals and she had NEVER done that. Ever since then, that's all I feed. Rylie is now the "kitchen dancer" as Annie is no longer with us but she made it to 16. Rylie's favorite choice of the four recipe options is the beef. They have chicken, beef, turkey, or pork and they all look and smell good enough for our own dinner! You can check them out or I could send a referral and we'd get a discount. Not trying to sell you anything but just letting you know how our dogs love it and do great on it. You can even check out the shine on Rylie's coat in the photo section here on the board. Good luck in finding what ever works for Masi as that's what's important!!
  8. That's a mystery!! With Rylie we have begun to tackle it and it's going very well surprisingly. He loves the toothpaste and sees it as a treat. (Arm & Hammer Tarter Control Beef Flavor) I have the finger brushes as well as a toothbrush style similar to a regular toothbrush and with the paste on it, he licks at it and while he's doing that I can brush the front and backs sides. Haven't quite figured out yet how to easily get to the insides though and it is very hit and miss at this point. I figure if I keep at it though he will eventually pay no mind to the brushing and just enjoy the paste! Oh and I did find out the brush rather than the finger brushes work a lot easier but I think that is because of my clumsy use and keep getting bit accidentally.
  9. If available and financially possible at least a few days a week, a doggy daycare, otherwise a crate with maybe a small x-pen attached in an area with no carpet?
  10. Lawgirl that is awesome!! I have a Fine Art America site where I post some of my photography and you can have photos printed on so many things! I should start doing that!
  11. Yes GentleLake....the spot where the angels kissed him before he was born!
  12. Glad you're getting things under control. It took a few times for us to figure out the zoomies meant bedtime. We have since learned to read Rylie like a book!! Your puppy is gorgeous and the dot on his head reminds me of my first and dearest border collie Fleck. I'll miss him til the day I die but my heart is full of memories and love for the others I have had and have now.
  13. He is gorgeous and I love his mostly white coat! Thanks too for the compliment on my photos. I've just printed out a 13" x 19" photo of the black and white one of Rylie. I'm going to make a frame and mat and it will be my Christmas present to ME!!
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