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Bex_sta79

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About Bex_sta79

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  • Birthday 11/07/1979

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  1. Behaviour Issue

    :rolleyes: "Bless em" is right. I absolutely love him to death, even when he's being a pain in the butt and displaying bad habits! But the truth is, with persistance on my part, I know I can train him out of this. He is such a smart dog. I just have to lift my game! Persephone - thanks for the link. Checking it out now!
  2. Behaviour Issue

    :rolleyes: "Bless em" is right. I absolutely love him to death, even when he's being a pain in the butt and displaying bad habits! But the truth is, with persistance on my part, I know I can train him out of this. He is such a smart dog. I just have to lift my game! Persephone - thanks for the link. Checking it out now!
  3. Behaviour Issue

    :rolleyes: "Bless em" is right. I absolutely love him to death, even when he's being a pain in the butt and displaying bad habits! But the truth is, with persistance on my part, I know I can train him out of this. He is such a smart dog. I just have to lift my game! Persephone - thanks for the link. Checking it out now!
  4. Behaviour Issue

    :rolleyes: "Bless em" is right. I absolutely love him to death, even when he's being a pain in the butt and displaying bad habits! But the truth is, with persistance on my part, I know I can train him out of this. He is such a smart dog. I just have to lift my game!
  5. Behaviour Issue

    Quick update - I have been stepping up his basic agility training this week (circle work, left and right heeling, touches etc etc)and is seems to be making a difference. Still giving him his standard daily dash around the neighbourhood, but it seems that the additional training is focusing his mind away from the windows and back to task. I have seen him go to his reflection only once or twice this week (he only seems to do it when someone is around to see him) and both times he seems to have thought better of it, and changed his mind. Also have found an Agility/Obedience club locally that I am going to take him down to this weekend - so we'll see if the mental tasks from this halp also. Nekhbet - he is from a line of excellent sporting BC's. I have been getting him into basic agility for this reason, only slowly as he is still quite young. We have tried to cover the reflections but we can't cover everything, so that isn't a solution for us. He has plenty of toys, of all types but he prefers interaction with people over toys - he gets bored with them quite quickly.. unless of course that toy is a big juicy bone
  6. Behaviour Issue

    Yes, we try to interrupt him whenever we catch him doing it, and either direct him to his mat or to do something else. I think we will just step up his training.... we've exhausted the tricks training - he picks things up so easily - but I think we need to really step up the basic agility training. I will admit that we have been a bit lax with this of late. So clearly we are neglecting our boys mental training, and its time to focus back on that. Might use the reward idea for redirecting - as in, if he discontinues the chasing when called on it, we'll give him a reward. Thanks so much for the tips.
  7. Behaviour Issue

    I have him in training for Agility.. maybe we need to step this up a little. Thanks for the advice.
  8. Hi All, just wondering if anyone else has had this problem - my BC has developed an obsession with chasing his reflection... initially in the glass of the sliding doors of our deck, but lately it has expanded to chasing himself in his reflection off the side of the car. Last night I caught him glancing at himself in the reflective part of the narrow frame around our flat screen tv!!! Was a bit concerned that it might have been out of boredom... he is a BC after all... but we walk and/or jog with him every day, if he isn't at work with my partner all day.... and even when we have been up to the family farm for the weekend, and he's been running around the paddocks flat out for two days.... he still does it when he gets home, even though he is buggered. He gets plenty of love and attention, has plenty of toys and gets exercised every day. We have tried to cover the glass at his level with mesh - doesn't work as he can see through it - have also tried covering it completely, and he just finds somewhere else to see himself (like the car)... Aside from thinking my boy is just extremely vain ... is this some sort of obsessive compulsive disorder? He isn't just staring at himself, its like he is challenging or chasing his own reflection. He even does it when he has friends over (other dogs he knows). Its almost like, when he gets excited, he goes to chase himself. Its a bit weird. What can we do? We currently just tell him off when we catch him doing it, a sharp "no!", and he'll slink away from whatever reflective surface he's messing with, but he soon goes back, especially when he thinks we aren't watching. Any advice??
  9. Border Collie Pics

    Thanks for the info guys. Will hunt some down.
  10. Border Collie Pics

    Sheena, what is VAN? Excuse my cluelessness..... Kobe has gone really really light this summer and I would love to be able to get his coat back to that lovel dark chocolate that he used to be. I can see the dark colour still underneath all the blondish layers of coat. I also haven't been able to source livermol - whereabouts do you get yours from?
  11. Border Collie Pics

    He looks just like Bindi in this shot, the video was great, he flopped his head on the sand the same way Tilba does. It must be a border thing. Yeah, he does look a bit like Bindi when his ears go sticky up ;) . They are related down the line, after all!
  12. Border Collie Pics

    Kobe being silly:
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