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About TessKipp

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  1. What you have there is a herding dog. I don't think he will change much though others with actual experience will be able to tell you for sure. If you want a dog that guards livestock, you need, well, a livestock guard dog. Border collies do not typically fill that role. You might have more luck posting in the general discussion forum, too. Though I know this is a livestock question for you, it is also a question of dog-dog interaction, because if Sinbad cannot live inside the house and be a part of your family, he will probably not be a very happy camper. Also, if he is clearin
  2. Could not help myself when I saw this... I'm sure you were kidding about the comparision. Martingale collars are also known as limited-slip or limited-choke collars. The prong collar you have is probably limited--there are the prong parts and then the chain links that slide through loops to pull it tight but then release right away. Martingale collars are like that but no pronts, no chain (usually). I have seen two nylon ones and one chain/nylon combination. Allie
  3. I must agree that you just can't run a 6-1/2-month-old puppy 3-4 miles!! His poor joints. Allie
  4. I solved this using Rebecca's solution and also by keeping all fetch & tug toys up out the way when we are not using them. The only toys I will throw for a real game are kept in my control, and the only toys I will tug with for a real game are kept in my control. The new pup also has his own game, which we call "Gonna get a PUP!!" where he carries his tug toy around and I chase him. That toy is restricted-use only as well. The dogs are welcome to bring any other toys to us for us to toss once or twice or to tug on once or twice but they know the real game will not happen without the r
  5. I think you can look up CERF and OFA on the web sites for each... CERF: http://www.vmdb.org/verify.html OFA: http://www.offa.org/search.html Allie, Tess, & Kipp
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