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Allie Oop

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  1. Buzz sure is cute - I love tri-colors. Welcome!
  2. Sorry to hear he's still hurting. It's best to have it checked by a vet, as it could be a number of things (and sometimes the problem seems to come and go). Allie had a soft tissue injury when she was about 9 mos. or so and we had to do crate rest and no exercise for two weeks (two very L O N G weeks). Two more weeks of limited exercise and then only on a leash. Her problem always seemed worse at night or in the morning, because she was stiff from sitting or sleeping. Hope all goes well.
  3. Cool story! My husband is crazy about bird dogs and would like one to train. Like Nancy, however, I know how Allie would react to gunshot - she'd take off faster than the proverbial speeding bullet. She's very sound reactive and things like wood popping in a fire, fireworks, etc. send her scurrying into her crate (or if we are camping under the van).
  4. What a terrible thing to have happen! I'm sure your Dad is just sick! Sending good wishes your way and I hope that Mick makes it back to his family safely.
  5. Sorry for your loss. We lost our 14 yr. old GSD/Rough Collie a little over a year ago to Cancer. It's hard to say goodbye to a beloved friend, but you always have the memories. Regards,
  6. I also support checking into a good obedience class with an experienced trainer. A lot of dog training clubs/schools also have recommendations for behaviorists. An experienced handler should be able to help you with this problem. When we first got our BC she was rather reactive to strangers and she sometimes barked if people approached her (particularly men). It was a fear reaction, more than an aggression. We have done a lot of socialization with both dogs and other people and she doesn't bark now when approached. She has also had several good levels of obedience training. Even
  7. Welcome! I would love to see pictures of your furry family.
  8. Sorry to hear about poor Shep's misadventures and troubles. I hope his health continues to improve. It's hard to have an animal that is behaviorally "difficult". I had a rather terrifying cat for more than 12 years, so I understand. (People were always openly encouraging me to have the little 12 lb. thing put down, because she terrorized everyone.) I loved her, but it was very hard to have her around. Don't feel guilty about the moment when you thought about relief from the stress -- that's a very natural reaction. Good luck and continued improvement with Shep!
  9. Oh no! Poor Steve! Best wishes for a speedy recovery. Glad he's in caring hands.
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