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sheena

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About sheena

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    Border Collie Lover & Agility Nut

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    Border Collie Lover &
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  1. Advice beeded

    Sorry...but if you truely love your dogs, then let one go & put more effort & time into the one you keep. 5 minutes of mental stimulation involving you ie: teaching tricks etc is as tiring for a dog as a 30 minute walk. Please don't get a second dog if you can't already handle the routine of keeping one dog
  2. Antlers and fallow straps

    Not sure if it is any softer than an antler, but when my guy was younger, I gave him goats' horns, which lasted for a long time. Both my dogs get turkey necks (frozen in summer) & frozen stuffed kongs
  3. Just asking as I might have missed it somewhere, but why are you only considering a small breed dog. There are some lovely medium breed dogs that would be good with children
  4. Keep away from tinned food & depending on the size of the dog, give turkey necks. Or at least that is what I do for my Border Collies
  5. Why don't you go for a pure bred Maltese or Pom? There are a few litters advertised on this site
  6. Pup training

    Hi & welcome to the world of puppies. Why do you not want to use a crate, next to your bed?
  7. That is cheap !!!!! Especially considering he has to have a GA to be able to do it
  8. Do you work with a clicker?
  9. Treats

    For training treats, I go through hundreds a day, so I make my own by cutting up Prime 100 rolls into 1cm pieces & dehydrating them for a couple of hours in a dehydrator or a slow oven. Easy to put in the pocket. I mainly use Kangaroo or Wild Boar. The salmon one the dogs like too but are a bit smelly in the pocket. For a larger treat like at bedtime, I give them a bone shaped biscuit made by the Australian Pet Food Company. I also use their kibble for training treats
  10. Is it any wonder.......

    I agree. I would rather see a good breeder breeding well bred pedigree dogs a bit more often than happens now to cater for those people who just want a dog on Limited Register. ATM if they breed more often than when they are wanting to add to their own family, they get labeled as unethical. More well bred pups available would also bring the price down slightly (perhaps) making them more affordable & more competitive with designer puppy farm dogs (does that make sense?)
  11. "Woofin Good" dog food

    Without even looking at the ingredients I would NEVER feed my dogs a food that had been brought in from overseas. Too many food miles for me. With so many Australian made & Australian Produce on sale here in Oz...why buy a dog food made in Italy. I much prefer to support Australian Farmers & Australian Manufacturers
  12. The Cost of Puppies

    If you are going to breed, then you need to get a pup on Mains Register & you need to know what you are doing. Has the breeder of your puppy done all the genetic tests on the parents? What colour are the parents?? For if they are both Blue then run a mile. Breeding is much more than just sticking two dogs together and hoping for the best. The rescue centres are full of dogs that have been bred by people who have no idea what they breeding. Having said that, good on you for coming on here & asking for advice. I am sure someone who knows more about staffies (I know very little, except to be wary of blue puppies & blue matings) will come on here & offer you some advice.
  13. Puppy litter

    Is your pup coming from a reputable breeder who does all the health testing on the parents?
  14. The good news is I am on top of the tantrums & are finding waays to manage them, but they don't hapapen very often now. It is still embarrassing when I take him to the vets & he lays down & flatly refuses to move out of her office. He just loves going to the vets so much. The bad news, & I don't know if this has grown out of his tantrum behaviour, but he is now resource guarding. We are away camping & if we walk the two together when we are approaching the caravan, he goes into a frenzy & has bitten my husband badly twice on the leg & had another go yesterday. It only happens when the two are together & I think it is prompted by Cricket giving a very low growl (he is a grumpy old thing) & undortunately Jaxon reacts & the first thing he sees is my husbands leg. We are only here for another couple of days & I hope it doesn't start to happen when we get home. I have bought a soft muzzle to put on him in the meantime & will only put it on him when we are nearing the trigger point (for our own protection). He is fine with other dogs & the two of them play together nicely on the beach. At home they do play a rather aggressive game of tug together & I am wondering if this might be the wrong sort of game for them to be playing together. Unfotunately I live out bush & not close to any behavourist that I can think of.
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