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About SS Cressa

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  • Birthday 02/11/1986

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    Erie, PA
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    Dog agility, trick training, hiking, biking, camping, herding

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  1. Our summer competition for the K9 Toss and Fetch Disc dog was complete as of July 5th. In our club we finished 3rd place with a total of 72 points. He was amazing. We only got like 16 points the last two weekend. Here is a video of one of our throws. I’m still so stoked we finally have a disc dog club here. While I love border collie I also love watching the other breeds play. There are a ton of impressive breeds out there competing. Will upload our “winning” picture. IMG_8329.mov
  2. Hoping for many more fun loving years for both doggos
  3. Maybe I just spoil my dogs but when my dog snub there food more then two days and I know they have a clean bill of health I switch the food. Cressa and Val both as puppies would snub specific foods. I figured how else are the dogs supposed to let you know if the food isn’t working for them aka maybe sensitive to a ingredients or making them feel sick or what have you.
  4. Some trainers are doing video conference I’m not sure if that helps? See if you can video the walk to capture her behavior, your behavior, and what’s going on in the environment. A LOT of dog signals are missed until the dog is over their threshold/or escalates. A video helps the trainer and possible you. Also weird suggestion if she is scared of leashes maybe try a different leash(Flat leashes, braided leashes, leather leashes, etc...) and make the interaction positive. Use it to tug, willingly interact and get treats, let’s you touch it to her and reward. My terrier for being only 20# soaking wet can be a really bad puller. I found getting a slightly longer leashes helped a ton and also teaching him a “go on” but he follows his nose and stomach. My border collie(Val) is always in a rush to get wherever we are going the fastest time possible. Sometimes his tail is totally tucked. It’s not he is worried or stressed. He is obsessing about the destination since we normally walk to a spot he can be off leash and run so he wants to get there the fastest. I end up breaking the walks into short training session(sit, down, stay, stand, beg, catch) to get him in a different state of mind. Once he settled we would start walking again. It took about 1-2 months and he started to enjoy walks instead of obsessing.
  5. Val did awesome this last weekend. To be honest I think he is amazing regardless what he does. This last Saturday it was around 85-90*f and sunny. Our first round we had a couple bad time throws but he earn 5.5 points and round 2 he earn 10.5 with a total points of 16. I hoping we can earn 22 points the next 2 Saturday each Week. He is really getting into disc. I know we are still noobs but I can’t wait till we improve more. I have been really interested in UpDogs and Skyhounds but didn’t think we were at that level yet.
  6. Are you willing to travel or did you want to stay in Canada? There are some working Border collie breeders who also does puppy culture in Canada. I can’t remember their name.Puppy culture also has a breeder search is how I found them. >.< the majority of breeders I know of are in the USA.
  7. Generally speaking since it’s not all breeder... but bad breeders don’t normally admit fault in their lines SPECIALLY behavioral issues. So if they are a bad breeder there is a good chance they blamed you and bad mouthed you for any issues the dog had or in general. But that is of course assuming. The other part of while you deem this breeder to be bad the new owners CHOSE this breeder to get the dog from... there is a good chance they don’t view the breeder the same way. I would think you would need to be extremely lucky to find the owner on the internet. The internet is a big place and as GentleLake said not everyone uses social media or they use it very casual. I took a hiatus from social media for a bit and just recently came back due to covid. I have never had a reddit account. Don’t do twitter or whatever else is out there. Facebook is currently a necessary evil.
  8. Good luck in your search! When we were looking in our area the closest was about an hour away and they wanted all or nothing since flyball is a team sport. I had to pass since we live in a snowy area and I couldn’t promise to be there for every practice or competition.
  9. That is a great answer Gentle Lake! That is basically how I was introduced to border collies. My mom who is NOT a good fit for a border collie got a border collie puppy from a cattle farm since they are the smartest breed. My sister and I ended up having to train the border collie. My Mom realized she was not a good fit and sent the border collie to live with my brothers in Montana. My sister then got a border collie puppy who was perfect. I then got Cressa and have ever since been addicted. Before my mom getting one I didn’t know anything about border collies. Like what is ABCA is that even a real registry why isn’t she AKC.
  10. Pictures from the second day. These pictures were taken by our disc dog club.
  11. Val has his 2nd competition yesterday. I’m really proud with how he handle himself. round 1: he got 3 points and then I threw the frisbee over the fence so blew the rest of the round. round 2: he got 11 points The weather was amazing for June. Legit 65*f and partial cloudy. We all were given areas to stick in under the shade. Val was kind of smack dab in the middle. He had a border collie on either side. One who thought he looked like the funnest dog since balls were invented. We had an ACD in front of us and an GSD diagonal to us. Val can be worried about ACD since one attacked him a couple time but today he was unfazed. The ACD decided the GSD was the devil incarnated and decided it was his duty to try to put the GSD in his place. So the ACD is growling and snarling at the dog in front of us. The GSD just ignored him. I kept Val attention on me and Val was able to keep his cool. The owner took the ACD father away until his turn then came back. Once the ACD had his turn he was wayyy calmer and collected. We did come early to help set up and stay late to help tear down. Both times Val was “near” the Australian Shepherd who had ran up to him at one of our practice however both were on leash and Val was far enough away where he didn’t need to interact if he didn’t want to. So Val kept to his area. Even when we were done I let Val off leash a little. The Australian Shepherd was still on leash. Val kept his distance from the aussie. I had to leash him when we got closer to the dog yard since we currently compete at a doggy daycare. Val did get grumbly when the aussie tried to sniff his butt but he grumble the aussie backed off and that was it. *ACD Australian Cattle Dog *GSD German Shepherd
  12. I was tempted to check out a cooling vest for him. Thank you for the reminder @Lawgirl action pictures from his 1st competition
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