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About BorderCollieSam

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  • Birthday 07/10/1972

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    Kent, England
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    Dogs, Cycling, Mountaineering, Martial Arts

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  1. Thanks all, yes she appears very settled in the kennel, she makes no attempt to escape, and everything is very easy to manage now, no more tangling chains etc., and its easy to maintain by just hosing the floor down and I can stand up inside when feeding and watering due to the pitched roof. The neighbours were a little concerned about the size initially and asked if I was moving into it!
  2. Finished the kennel a couple of weeks ago and Nel is loving it, no longer needs to be chained up and most of the time I leave the door open for her and she comes and goes as she pleases. Also worth noting is whem I take her out for a run and put her lead on she no longer rolls over onto her back like she did, when she does I tell her No and to Sit and dont put the lead on unless she sits and therefore she learns that she doesnt go for a run if she rolls over.... Here are some photos of the finished kennel and also some of Sam and Nell taken this morning, hope you enjoy
  3. Hi All, I've nearly got it done. Decided to put a pitched roof on it so that i can get in and out of it, i've put it down the side of the house behind our garage, its an area that rarely gets used and is therefore ideal and doesn't take up anyspace in the rear garden. Also its on a hard surface so she won't be able to borrow under the side and get out..... Here are some pics, as said not quite finished yet. Notice Nel having a stretch in the photo, its been quite amusing, she's been checking it out, she's been in and out of her dog house and keeping an eye on what i'm doing, i
  4. Hi All, I've finally managed to get Nel a proper Kennel run as pictured on this website:- http://www.ukdogshopdirect.com/collections/kennels-run-panels/products/50x50-mesh-dog-run-galvanised-panels I've purchased 10 x panels, each one is 1.84m long and 1.5m high, therefore will be a nice size for her to have a bit of freedom whilst we are at work and we know she will be secure. One of the panels is a 'gate end'. They are pretty strong, they bolt together. However, my question is this:- What do you suggest i use for the roofing? I need something which i can get on and o
  5. Thank you, i think she's a real beauty, although i've got a good bond with Sam, he is much more of a confident dog, i've got a very special connection with Nel, possibly because of the nice gentle character that she is. I allowed her upstairs a few months ago, she laid alongside my side of the bed on the floor, and it was nice to open my eyes throughout the night and see her laying/sitting there looking at me, she woke me up a few times with a nudge, however apparently she wasn't always laying there, my wife said she was up and down the stairs all night long.....
  6. Hi All, I meant to state that i thought you would comment that she isn't as bad as i explained, however remember this is when she is already outside, not when she's inside worrying about going outside if that makes sense? I will try and get a video of her and me together without me speaking and just sitting there like somebody above requested, i think this will be a good show of exactly what she is like, i will take her in the house and risk the urinating just to show you what she is like inside the house, she can't settle, is constantly jumping over things, running one way, running th
  7. Taking a rest break sitting in the fields with my dogs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwXN0QQ232k
  8. Back on the lead, notice how the tail is tucked under again? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lz73_VIa2rc
  9. Nel off the lead again running http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5OS9ZY8dzE
  10. On a walk, notice how she keeps waiting for me? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hmIsNQXQ7U
  11. Releasing Nel from the Lead and running off the lead. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnp9zTJSvGI
  12. Nel walking on the lead, notice how timid she feels? Look at her tail, you can't even see it as its tucked complete under her stomach. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2b5yG-64BGA
  13. Trying to get Nel on a leash to take her for a walk, note how she turns over? The would have resulted in her peeing everywhere inside the house, and as i walked away i could feel wet over the lower half of my legs, don't know if it was pee or from the water on the ground that she may have rolled in. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQWeWnoVUCs
  14. Here are some videos of her taken yesterday. Nel in the garden, showing her Kennel, a little different than the types of Kennels you are thinking of? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNF9MBPTu_k
  15. Hi bcnewe2, you sound like a Psycologist! It may sound like i'm putting obstacles in the way, however until you are in this situation with a dog like Nel, its difficult to imagine how difficult some of the suggestions will be. For example, a crate is a nightmare, we tried that a while ago when we left her for the first time when she chewed the leather couch, we then purchased a crate, she didn't like it, we tried to put her in and she wets everywhere. I was really surprised when she went into the Kennel in the garden herself, as it wasn't originally purchased for a dog, i original
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