Blue_Sky Posted October 18, 2008 Report Share Posted October 18, 2008 Hi, I've posted a few times, but wanted to formally introduce myself. I live in California and work with animals for a living. I have one dog (Blue) and several cats (all of whom have disabilities). My passions are animal behavior and rescue, so my house is always full of fosters (all breeds), usually with some kind of behavior problem. I work for a well known veterinarian/animal behaviorist who I'm sure some of you have heard of (or read her book). I love my job and am always learning a lot. With her, I've had the chance to work with a lot of different types of animals (including consulting at a zoo). I am big on positive reinforcement and changing the mindset of the animal for the better. While I've worked with lots of dogs with aggression, fear, or other behavior issues, I've only trained "fun" stuff on my own as a hobby. I love passing the time by training tricks to foster dogs. Now that I have Blue, I want to get her involved in agility, fly ball, frisbee, or any fun outlet for her energy. My cats all love dogs and accept any new foster dog into the household. Some of my cats act like dogs themselves. Blue was extremely cat aggressive when I brought her home, but it only took two weeks of training to get her to leave the cats alone. Now, she even likes to play and cuddle with them. Blue is a beautiful border collie mix of some sort. She is always happy and ready to play. But she's also sweet and cuddly. Blue loves her frisbee, tennis ball, and squeaky toys. She is so much fun to be around and is a really good dog. She came into the shelter and I couldn't just leave her there and had to bring her home. So, that is a little about me and my Blue. I am enjoying browsing around the site and learning more about border collies. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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