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I have two Border Collies and wondered if anybody would like to share chat with me about their dogs?


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Bubblejingle
5th Feb 2021 04:29:30 (Last activity: 5th Feb 2021 08:13:56)
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I’m in need of urgent advice for an aggressive dog that bites please help
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Lilchi732
4th Jan 2021 20:10:22 (Last activity: 4th Jan 2021 20:41:47)
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Hello everyone I have a chihuahua with swelled up nipples but its a month after her heat cycle, is it a phantom pregnancy??
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Laurel24
27th Nov 2020 15:19:51
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I agree with Lionel. You need to get to a vet ASAP.!
Laurel24
27th Nov 2020 15:02:34
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I would love ! I have a Chihuahua, but he’s the first small dog I’ve had. He is adorable!
Lionel
19th Nov 2020 23:01:10
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PaulN63
19th Nov 2020 02:27:21 (Last activity: 19th Nov 2020 08:29:00)
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Anyone know who's the best vet doctor in fresno is?
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lad0002
13th Oct 2020 23:57:05 (Last activity: 14th Oct 2020 09:23:31)
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Hi there
My dog has been vomiting quite a lot lately but seems completely fine and happy afterward but today he vomited I saw poop in there and he has not been acting the same. What should i do?
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Response from Lionel made on 14th Oct 2020 09:23:31
From a lot of experience with farm animals and our house dogs I can tell you he needs a vet but urgently. You don't have any time to waste. Gatecrash the place if necessary.
LouN
3rd Sep 2020 22:37:02 (Last activity: 28th Sep 2020 22:23:11)
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Help. I just need someone to visit with. At 88 in a new town with virus restrictions, my dog and I need some connection to civilization.
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Response from LouN made on 4th Sep 2020 13:05:27
I don't see a way to respond to indivduals
Response from PurpleHat made on 28th Sep 2020 22:23:11 > @LouN
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robbie2499
21st Sep 2020 06:26:34 (Last activity: 25th Sep 2020 18:29:43)
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Greetings to all. My post is not about a border collie though I know for sure they are wonderful dogs. When I saw the topic, I had to dig deep back in my mind but found the phrase my dad taught me.
Something like this..."Never date or make friends with a person that does not like dogs but more importantly, when the dog does not like the human". I've lived by this "golden nugget" and it's beyond true. The same goes for little children. I can honestly say never, ever, would I date nor marry one who dislikes canines. 🙂
Response from simbadog made on 25th Sep 2020 18:29:43
Hi Robbie2499 you are absolutely right!
Canine, feline I love em all. Had dogs all my life and currently have a 13 year old mastiff Cross. What a gem he is loyal, trusting, affectionate the list rolls on. He has been the companion of several cats and most recently a small kitten with cat flu who followed us home and he allowed her in his bed offering warmth and comfort.
He isn't able to walk too far these days so I walk dogs at the local shelter which is so rewarding.
They give so much and enrich our lives without doubt
Laurel24
16th Sep 2020 05:50:32 (Last activity: 16th Sep 2020 08:06:46)
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Hello. I love dogs and currently have 2 American Bulldogs, an English Bull Terrier and a Dogue de Bordeaux. To the person with the aggressive German Shepherd puppy, I would be curious to know if he was raised in an isolated situation.
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stormwade19
7th Sep 2020 13:35:12 (Last activity: 7th Sep 2020 15:27:11)
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please help! my German shepherd pup (6mth) has started barking and growling at peope who comes into my home, he seems to become very aggressive when this happens and this isnt like him. he is very placid and brilliant with my young children but just dont like a few people and one being my brother.. what can i do?
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Lionel
8th Oct 2016 17:45:50 (Last activity: 1st Sep 2020 20:03:28)
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I have three Border Collies, a Blue Merle boy, a Seal boy and a rather non-descript bitch who's just lovely.

Collies have been a feature of my adult life; some have been house dogs and some working sheep dogs, useful when I was a shepherd.

The Merle is thirteen. He didn't reach maturity until he was four years old. It was a long haul but loved every moment of it. He's ended up a perpetual juvenile delinquent; mischievous, fun, athletic, supremely intuitive and the best of companions.

The Seal is another villain with a tender nature. He doesn't allow his father, the Merle, to over shadow him, rather he too has a very strong personality and the competition between the boys keeps them young and fit.

The bitch, well, she began life as a working sheep dog but was retired at five months - sheep were, to her, playthings. She didn't so much lose the plot as not ever get it! She can be a little thick at times, but she is in a difficult place with these two powerful boys.
Response from Jennymp made on 1st Sep 2020 19:51:24
In my humble opinion there is nothing like watching a well trained dog, with sheep or agility, some dogs are so intelligent, love it
Jenny
Response from Lionel made on 1st Sep 2020 20:03:28 > @Jennymp
Jenny, thank you for your reply. I agree with you. When working as a shepherd on the North York moors with 2,000 sheep we trusted our dogs completely and they always delivered the goods.

Sadly, my Merle died last year at 15. Late in life he developed heart trouble and so we encouraged him to wander about the pastures and fields around here rather than run at full tilt. His lady, the rather dippy bitch died ten days later of a broken heart. We have their son, the seal, who is also very old and failing but ...

Last year we acquired a 'blue' bitch pup and are training her up. One of the joys of my life is dog training.
Jennymp
31st Aug 2020 18:12:49
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Hi all, just my topic.. I have a big fluff ball, or that's what it seems soo o much dog hair, but he's worth it, my husband and I went to get a small dog from RSPCA as our old one died and it was so awful without a one, we had always had larger ones, we came home and decided the lurcher with so much collie in him was the one, taken from a traveller site at 6 months, then rehomed 4 times and returned each time, my heart broke for him, every time he bit my husband he was going back!! to start with he did that a lot, really making his arms bleed he disliked men, then the change happened, he trusted us and became my husbands bestie, sadly Mike my husband died 4 years ago, my dog is my best friend now, sounds silly but he's always where I am, best dog I could wish for,
soldierbloo
10th Sep 2017 17:32:39 (Last activity: 5th Jul 2020 13:50:16)
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hardest day of my life last week,had to put to sleep my beloved gsd...the vet said it was the kindest thing to do...but it doesn't feel that way...I have had a front line job all my life,even seen death in the military,but this is so much different....I had to make the decision and I feel guilty and heartbroken.time is a healer,but for now,there is no healing.so very sad.
Response from georgesmum made on 10th Sep 2017 18:17:40
So sad ....and all us dog people will understand how you are feeling right now. It is a very distressing time, especially when you have to make that final decision to let your beloved pet go.
I had to do this recently and although my dog was 17 and was blind and deaf I still felt guilty despite knowing that it was the right thing to do.....a horrible experience but as all pet owners know , it is usually an inevitable part of the process.
Our thoughts are with you soldierbloo.
Response from Lionel made on 10th Sep 2017 22:36:07
Soldierbloo, I sit where you sit this night. You're so right to be sad. Our dogs are our best friends, so loyal, so trustworthy ... I know, I've had Collies all my adult life. Got three elderly Collies here tonight.

Let the tears flow mate, get a little drunk, it does help, beggar what anyone thinks of you, only you know your heart towards your dog, your closest friend.

There's a vacant space in your home tonight, I know there is.

Yes, time heals, you're right, but sometimes it's bloody difficult getting there.

Soldierbloo, let it all hang out tonight and tomorrow - there's no shame.

As said, get a little drunk, cry a lot, there's no shame in that either, and, well mate, begin to think of the next dog you want.

I'll ask you a favour, mate. When these dark hours have passed, come back on Silver Surfers. Find me, I'd love to talk with you about whatever.

With a lot of understanding

Lionel
Response from galebrandon made on 5th Jul 2020 13:18:48 > @georgesmum
Hi i know your post is pretty old now but can you tell me why you had your dog put to sleep and how did you come to the decision. My German shepherd is nearly 13 and has no health problems apart from her legs are so weak now i have to help lift her up , she does do the odd toilet mess. I am in 2 minds in weather to keep her a bit longer or try make the decision to have her put to sleep. It is killing me at the moment as i love her so much and i don't know what to do.
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Response from soldierbloo made on 5th Jul 2020 13:50:16 > @galebrandon
hello,my heart goes out to you.when theback legs of gsd go,it is so sad to watch.they will often mess themselves,because they cannot rise,often eating the mess to hide it.13 is a good age for a shepherd,mine was the same. I still get upset about putting hiim down,he was my best friend.I did not want him to leave me and I was so guilty.as your dog is so special,you will never forget and a part of you will always be sad. people say just get another dog,but I could never go through with it again.you have a decision to make and it will hurt.people can advise,but only you know how it will be and how you will hurt. take care,Joe.
KeithH57
11th Apr 2020 19:25:41 (Last activity: 11th Apr 2020 19:56:11)
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Hiya, how do I stop my dog barking when we go out of the house please thank you in advance
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dogwalker
12th Mar 2020 10:03:50 (Last activity: 1st Apr 2020 17:05:25)
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hello,
it's just me and my dog.....any humans out there who would like to chat?
Response from banyan21 made on 21st Mar 2020 21:42:31
Hi

just me and my dog too , must admit i do talk to him and get the odd nod of his head as if to say yep i'm listening , sure i'm not the only person who talks to there dog
Response from PurpleHat made on 1st Apr 2020 17:05:25
Hi dogwalker and banyan21

What sort of dog?
Mine is a red and white mostly Border collie called Jill. She is about 4 now, and a thinking dog who finds her own devices to solve problems. She has a beautiful nature, but is crafty and quite mischievous. And yes I talk to her and she has great body language to tell me what she wants. I live with my daughter who has a young pure Merle collie, she looks on Jill as her Aunt as she came to us as a pup. Jill knows exactly how to manage her !!!
lonewolf56
16th Jan 2020 21:35:23 (Last activity: 21st Mar 2020 21:33:32)
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In the U.S., getting a rescue dog is considered admirable, and animal organizations encourage it. I know the Brits love their purebreds. Do shelters and other rescue places encourage people to adopt adult dogs/mixed breeds? I have two rescue dogs...one a purebred dachshund (we found him running down a busy street and couldn't find his owners) and a small mixed breed from the SPCA. I have nothing against pure breeds, but I keep reading horror stories about inbreeding and severe health problems. I hope I don't sound judgmental, I am just curious.
Response from PatriciaB96 made on 16th Jan 2020 21:50:54
Good evening , I have always had rescue dogs , mine at the moment is a Stafford bull terrier mix , most loving animal you could think possible .
Response from banyan21 made on 21st Mar 2020 21:33:32
Hi Lonewolf, I don't think you sound judgmental , My first dog was a pure breed a cocker spaniel who i loved dearly, he lived until he was 13. It took me 6 years to get another dog and decided on a rescue dog . I had been looking at rescue sites and saw a picture of this small dog a Jack Russel x Chihuahua he looked so sad so i decided to go see him, he was so nervous that they kept him in the cattery away from the other noisy dogs, they didn't know he's back ground. After visiting him every day for a week i took him home, to cut along story short he was hard work my friends kept telling me to take him back but i persevered and now my Timmy wants to be next to me all the time he shows me more love than my cocker spaniel ever did.
Law60
27th Oct 2019 02:42:33 (Last activity: 27th Oct 2019 13:13:51)
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Hi my name is Lori and I have a 5 year old cocker spaniel (housetrained), that has suddenly started bringing in his poop.
First time I've ever seen a dog do this?
He's not bringing it in to me, and he's not eating it.
He just brings it and puts it on the rug?
If someone has some insight or had this happen please let me know!!!
Response from PatriciaB96 made on 27th Oct 2019 13:13:51
Good afternoon , maybe its nice a cat , that brings in her or his first kill , perhaps your dog trying to tell you something .
Nills
20th Sep 2019 12:02:20
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I have a collie cross kelpie called Rupert he is there years old and not to sure about some dogs we meet while out walking .
TriciaB
16th Sep 2019 10:21:43 (Last activity: 19th Sep 2019 22:34:35)
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I have 2 Cavaliers, 4 and 6. Had to wait until retired to have dog as worked in London. They get me up and out each morning and always feel better after walk. The elder is a real scrounger, telling everyone he needs a treat. I was out Friday afternoon and evening so they were with my daughter and he really disgraced himself by taking dog biscuits off the bottom shelf of a pushchair. He is bad but lovely!
Response from shaz1965 made on 19th Sep 2019 22:34:35
Hi Tricia, I have two dogs, both cavachons which is the cavalier and bichon mix....mines have totally different personalities..one is just turned 3 and the other is 2.5
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