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  1. wish i had that! Amber is now 10 months old and was pretty well tt until about a month ago she had a tummy upset and had diarrhoea for a few days. Understandably she had a few accidents and now she just goes whenever the need takes her even tho we have been outside several times grrrr. She doesnt ask to go out I dont think, but maybe she does???
  2. thanks for your replies. Took her to vets this morning and they want to trim it and re suture it, poor Gypsy Poor wallet
  3. My girl Gypsy had an accidental encounter (her running flat out one way but looking another way) with another dog last weekend which resulted in other dog biting because it was frightened and was discovered by me 1 hour later coz she didnt show any signs she was hurt. took her to vets asap and was ga'd and stitched up, Over the last 2 days some stiches have fallen out wound is clean but edges not healed at all, rang vet who said it would heal but will take some time, keep it clean and rest her, also talked to friend today who is a vet who said it too, would heal if not infected. I am an RN and know what infected wound looks like and its not, so anyone had experience with this, how long does it take? its just back from her shoulder blade and about 4cms?
  4. If only I had a dollar for everytime I have heard "oh, I didnt know they came in that colour, or "must be crossed with a Lab or something" or "cant be a purebred because of the spots, border collies dont have spots"
  5. how about clicking and treating him when he doesnt pester you?
  6. Same behaviour here, but opposite reasson. Heatwave with extreme weather warnings and catastrophic fire warnings 43 celcius today. lots of tv and computer time
  7. funny, sounds very similar to my houe 2x teenage sons +4 month old BC
  8. Thanks guys ,I know there are so many different sites with names. I just wanted to narrow it down a little, I like the idea of Celtic kinda names, so thanks again I will keep searching and thinking
  9. I have tried searching site but cant locate what I want. Can someone put a link up that is for dog names ? Be much appreciated thanks
  10. A kind way of stopping play biting is to squeak (like another puppy) and stop the play, turn away or leave the room for a minute then start again when pup does it again you do it again. If you are consistent this gets a great result in a couple of weeks. You also get a good bite inhibition too doing it this way
  11. Another techique is what we call the "step back". This is where you step 2 paces then step back one encourage pup to come back and feed treat with hand touching leg .Alot easier to demonstrate than try to explain!
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    Thank You Everyone for your kind thoughts ,made me cry again but we really appreciate your kindness
  13. ahoops


    We lost a member of the family 3 weeks ago today.She was a kelpie x border collie, 15 & 1/2 years old and gradually become very breathless and ended up struggling to breath-the time had come.She grew up with my 2 boys and we loved her very much - DOB 10/12/93- 30/5/09 RIP beautiful girl
  14. Poor Ouzo, just catching up on this ,I am so glad he is getting better.As for the dilated pupil, I had to put drops in my mums eye after surgery and wiped my eye and must have had a bit of eyedrop still on my finger, pupil was as big as it could be and it was a very weird experience- everything was blurry and hazy so he might like to refrain from driving( especially heavy machinery) Ha Ha
  15. I have read somewhere females from a mostly male litter tend to lift their leg more than a more female one.? hormonal or behavioral, not sure. Both my girls mark about 50 times on a short walk and spend half their day following each other around peeing over each othes pee LOL
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