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About joelle

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  • Birthday 17/06/1969

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    my family and our dogs. Jake now very sadly deceased, and Fly, our cheeky border collie

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  1. In Regards To The Topic Desex Age

    Our BC boy had an undescended testicle and we had him done at about 18 months. it cost $400 which I felt was reasonable given it wasnt a straight forward op.
  2. Western Australian Thread

    Amy Pie, that video is brilliant. It brought a tear to my eye and I dont even know you! Well done to you and Trixie, I cant wait to show mstr 14 thatone. Oh Ptolomy,she is so beautiful! I totally love your puppy pics, I had no idea Toller babies were so incredibly gorgeous :) Yes beautiful, I have seen your dogs and they are gorgeous :D
  3. Border Collie Pics

    This might be a dumb question but do BCs prefer their own breed over over breeds?
  4. The tumble drier is a monster in disguise. :laugh:
  5. Western Australian Thread

    Hi I used Hanley Vet, $200 for a dog under 20 kgs, includes 3 days pain relief and antibiotics and after care visit to remove stitches. no collar which is no big deal. :) ETA hes in maddington
  6. Retained Testicle

    Heres an update. The surgery went well, he fully recovered quickly. The testicle was fairly easy to get to and the fee was $345 including microchipping. I was happy with that:)
  7. Im getting mine done next month, he'll be 17 months - also a BC. He has a retained testicle so I have opened another threadfor advice. Im getting him done as I have been advised he will be less 'flighty' and more attentive at agility? he is a really good agility dog, but likes to smell the lovely smells and pee on everything. :laugh: ETA no aggression or food issues here, he'll let his JRT companion take food if she wants it and I say its ok. hes a really easy going chilled out loyal dog.
  8. Retained Testicle

    Hi just wondered if anyone had any experience of their dogs having a retained testicle and what the outcome was? (In terms of desexing, nothing else) for example, is it a straightforward procedure? are there any extra fees and charges? Is it a great deal more? is it a longer recovery? Were booked in at the vet next month so Im sure he'll cover all that but just interested in others experiences? Thanks
  9. Border Collie Pics

    Here's Fly to say hi
  10. Western Australian Thread

    Yay well done everyone I bet your all so proud Nell is really good,... well 'good' anyhow She is respondng well to training and structure but still has a strop now and again, (she isnt a JRT bitch for nothing ;) ) but nothing that a quick time out doesnt sort out! No really she is much more settled now, she is enrolled for puppy agility next term too. I took her up there last week but just carried her, her little tail never stopeed wagging for 20 minutes This week she can actually walk around on the ground
  11. Western Australian Thread

    Hi what's on this weekend at dogswest? Is it obedience it conformation? Thanks
  12. Western Australian Thread

    Nell was vaccinated at 7.5 weeks and will be done again at 13 weeks. that will be it until she has a booster at 12 months. Thanks for the puppy advise everyone, all comments taken on board:) Ill keep you all updated. Ive just come home for half an hour between shifts and she is delighted to see me, ran to me prancing round, Now the kids are home and she ran to them too so shes getting better for sure.
  13. Western Australian Thread

    Happy birthday Bear Oookay, Im after some advice please. My lovely Nell who I brought home 2 weeks ago, has remained really quiet. I thought she would have come out of her shell, but she is taking her time! She is now 11 weeks old. She is really timid and sometimes aloof. The more worrying part is that sometimnes she has growled at us (aggressively - not playfully)SHe seems scared of us sometimes so I think the growling is a fear reaction. The thing is, I cant recall her being spoooked? SHe has no reason to be scared. SOmetimes, like just now, she seems to want to play with me, others, she runs and hides unless I have food in my hand. I really need to bring this pup out of this situation, but Ive never seen a pup so young be scared. Obviously she has her reasons but she cant tell me. Ive hand fed her some meals to build the bond and that seems to be working (slowly)We have started puppy school and the trainer has given advice about just taking it really slow and gentle with her. SHes quite good at touch target, sit drop etc in short training sessions. Is there anything else anyone can recommend? Any other bonding games? SHe is really good with our other dog Fly and I wonder if she has bonded to him more than us? We give her one on one but she still seems to prefer Fly. I need games that reaffirm the humans as the good guys! Ive contacted the breeder and left a message so hopefully she will get back to me ASAP. Any ideas please? ETA sorry, Nell is a Jack Russell Terrier.
  14. Introducing 'nell'

    I can send you her number if you like? Or just google 'train a pup. - Carolyn read'
  15. Introducing 'nell'

    I know, never mind, I'll still 'have' to hold and cuddle and play and smell her breath and paws.Ill do it sitting in the car and on my wall and at the shops. Oh well, someones gotta do it