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  1. Haha! Yeah i originally wanted a girl BC, but there you go, wouldnt change him for the world!! In fact i would like another boy now i think. Cheers for the input!
  2. Hey, Ollie is fine with other dogs, and plays off lead withh all shapes, sizes genders and i dont have any problems. :-D
  3. Blimey - quite a debate ive started here! For those who have said that i shouldn't have a JRT because of the children : I am a childminder. All decisions I make are made in consideration of my work. I feel it is a part of a childs education to learn how to interact and look after animals. How to behave around dogs, puppies, all animals. All of the parents of the children I care for feel the same. Saying that i obviously wouldnt bring a pup home and expect it to be surrounded by children. I have a set up in my home that works for me, and for Ollie, so there is no reason it would not work
  4. Thankyou for all the advice - i didn't mean to start an anti JRT thread though! lol I went out yesterday and today, just to go out of my way to meet JRT - (the park of course) I came across 11. 2 of those i knew of already as they dog walk at the same times as me. The other nine were new to me. 7 were very friendly, with the same kind of temperments as Ollie. 1 was very(!!!) crazy - jumping up ect, but the owner just didnt seem to have control and i consider that to be a training problem. The last one was on a lead as was a rescue nerous of other dogs. So they cant all be bad!
  5. Thankyou for your input The Jack Russell Breed is an idea that wew have been throwing around, but we are by no means decided. If anyone can recommend good small breeds that go well with a collie i'd love to hear. I also do believe that although dogs can have certain charictaristics, how the dog turns out depends on how it is brought up, and how it is trained. Obviously though, as you say all the facts have to be looked into. As for Ollie, i have had him since he was 5 weeks ( ) old! There was a sudden illness in the family that i got him from and they were unable to care for the pups prop
  6. Hi All. Ive not posted in quite a while but have been hiding in the shaddows reading away! So, heres how it is. Ollie is now 4 years old. We (whole family) have been thinking about getting a new addition for about a year. Originally we would have loved anothe BC, but due to the amount of space this has ben ruled out. So we have been looking at smaller breeds, and are pretty sold on Jack Russells. They like Collies have lots of energy to burn, so we thought the newbie would make a good companion for Ollie. We will be getting a pup, as i work looking after children in my home, and it make
  7. Hiya everyone. Ollie started agility at a class arould a month ago, but im just wondering if i should keep taking him there, or get the equipment muself and do it at home? We go every sunday morning but its just like im paying to use the equipment, and then have to wait my turn. In 1 1/2 hours he gets to try a course once. I cannot try another club as this is the only one even close to where i live... its an hours drive away. I feel like i might be better off building my own stuff and then saving to buy properly, to give him more of a run at it. The trainers there are quite good, but havnt rea
  8. Ebay is always a great place to look. I have, car sticker jewlery box and bell with message" the one who listens when i talk, the one who cheers my lonely walk" next to pic of bc, a bc welcome sign, screensaver, and pictures EVERYWHERE!
  9. Thankyou so much to everyone who shared info/advice/experiences in my previous post. It was 1 week ago today that realised that ollie had some"issues" and i am so happy to say that today in his obiedience class he was a star! He did not do anything wrong! i was so proud of him. thanks to the last weeks training he sits when i say, he doesnt wait for me to ask twice. He walks to heel again, but better than he had done before. And so much more than this too. His attention in class was constantly on me, he was waiting for his commands and ready to learn,which made it such a pleasure! It was s
  10. This is very true, i have met some people like this and it really is ridiculous! Re-reading my post i can see how my wording was a little extreme!!
  11. All of this feedback is great, Thankyou! I should say that when i wrote the first post, i was very frustrated and it was more of a rant! I do not want to completely dominate ollie, i love it when he comes to me for cuddles and games, and love the play with him. The toy thing had just become very consistant, and if i didnt play when he wanted he would up the anty all the time with the attention seeking. Thats when i had to step up and make it more equal. Im pleased to say its working. If he now comes to me to play and im busy, he accepts this, and lays down and plays alone. "
  12. dont get me wrong, i love playing with ollie, this was just one example! I have been having some behavior problems with ollie, and this was just one thing that had started to contribute towards it!
  13. thanks for the replys, so far so good today, we have been on our wallk and he was still going to heel, and came back on 1st recall at park, i think i shocked him yesterday!
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