Pewot Posted November 6, 2008 Report Share Posted November 6, 2008 Hello all Border Collies owners, this is my first post and i want to explain how Chewbacca, my 3 months old female BC arrive our home. And i have some BIG questions that i cant find answers in BC Boards. I hope understand my bad english. I lived in México with my wife, my brother and a chihuahua "dog" named tachuela (Tack). We are a dog lovers, we have a lot of respect for any creature that share with us in the planet. The only thing we know about BC is that they are very smart dogs, very quick, kind of hyper etc. The other day i read in a local newspapper, a classifield advertisment about a Border Collie puppies, when i call these guy, he told me that he is moving out with his family and dogs and has the urgent need to sell these dogs. So i make and appointment for the next day. The house was full of boxes, no furniture all packing and ready to leave. The dog owner told me that if i dont take the last puppie, the Vet is going to kep it until can sold it, and i feel bad for these little dog with the most beatifull eyes so i bought it. The night before i bought it, i made some resarch about the breed, and i found that a BC Dog it was made for work, herding and love to play , need a lot of exercice etc, we dont have problem with that, maybe the herding is the only thing we can´t afford because in a big metropolis like México is very difficult to find. Where we live there are a lot of big parks for dogs. There are no problems between the BC and the Chihuahua, the problem is that Chewbacca is sleepy all day, she is very afraid of us, when she see me or my wife, even my brother that use a wheelchair, run under the bed, or any place far from us. She is very smart, she plays a lot with tachuela, ( when is not sleeping). We never done anything bad with chewbacca, like hit her or anything like that, we use some "NO" when she bite something else aside the toys, she learn where to poop, piss and no problem with that, ...very smart for example, she is in doors, i put a blanket beside our bed and some newspappers in the bathroom, when we are sleep, she barks to tell us that the poop is in the newspapper, so i clean it up and put another newspappers and back to sleep. To summarize and dont bore, these are the BIG questions 1.- It is normal that Chewbacca sleeps all day? i would expect that she is going to be like overexited dog 2.- It is normal that Chewbacca fear us in that way? 3.- The Law oblige me to use a leash with the dogs, not in parks for dogs, but, its bad to use it with BC? 4.- Royal Canin is a good dog food? 5.- do i have to expect a bad relation with chihuahua in the future? 6.- I discover the other day she eat her own poop... a big "NO" to her, and she hide in the garden under a small bush, i dont want to fear me, but what can i do? i mean, if she do something wrong, i have to teach her, but when i told "NO" she freaks out. 7.- Today we take my brother to the Dr, and i dont want to leave Chewbacca in the house, so i carried to the garden, because she was sleepy and normaly just walk and play with the chihuahua, so, when i leave it in the garden i discover that she make piss all over me, so it is normal? i began to think that maybe the guy that sold me chewbacca, treat her bad, any recomendation to change these behavior? when she do good things like the bark and the poop, we congratulate with nice words like ...good dog, great dog. Chewbacca is with us three weeks a go, she got all the vet treatment like vaccine and pills for the parasite, she eat twice a day, we lover her, and she fear us. Any coment, critic, advice will be appreciated Best wishes for all from México Pewot Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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