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Re: our first BC
« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2007, 12:27:36 am »
Can anyone recommend a good book on BCs? I live in Japan so I will need to get one over the Internet. My bilingual daughter purchased one in Japanese and it had some useful information. I am more interested on training. No bad dogs just bad owners.

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Re: our first BC
« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2007, 06:00:28 pm »
I had a BC mix. I loved him to bits he was such a wonderful loving boy.

When I took him for walks I put a doggy backpack on him. It gave him a job to do as well it made him work harder on his walks so it made him work off that energy he had.

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Re: our first BC
« Reply #17 on: November 04, 2007, 07:55:44 am »
I had a BC mix. I loved him to bits he was such a wonderful loving boy.

When I took him for walks I put a doggy backpack on him. It gave him a job to do as well it made him work harder on his walks so it made him work off that energy he had.

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My neighbor does this with her dog and she says it really helps with burning off some of that excess energy.

Also, in terms of training, you could check out Patricia McConnell's website, it's www.dogsbestfr iendtraining.c om. She has 3 BCs herself as well!
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Re: our first BC
« Reply #18 on: November 04, 2007, 09:39:19 am »
What a precious!! Very beuatiful girl you have there! Welcome to the site...let me tell you...everyone is ALWAYS ready to help!

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Re: our first BC
« Reply #19 on: November 08, 2007, 09:14:55 pm »
My regards to all of you that have welcomed me! I have not replied because of my obligation/love/time spent with Katie. When I say love I remember it is a special love. One where I we need to take charge and train her or she will train us.
   I have noticed, I think, that Katie is a little less “active” <grin> with my wife and daughter then with me. My wife says it is because I interact with her more then the rest of the family. I think that it may be something to do with the “energy” I put off. Now I make sure I don't go out of my way to excite her. (When I was a kid our family had a Boxer and we would wrestle and so on. I don’t do anything like that with Katie. In fact I try to calm her down)
   Anyway, what experiences have people had with female or male BCs and male or female owners?

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Re: our first BC
« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2007, 01:17:08 am »
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Re: our first BC
« Reply #21 on: November 09, 2007, 06:37:25 am »
   Anyway, what experiences have people had with female or male BCs and male or female owners?

Ken
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Hi Ken,

My mother's female BC LOVES and ADORES men!! If a man is around, she is totally focused on them. Of course, she loves my mom, however, she truly adores men!!

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Re: our first BC
« Reply #22 on: November 18, 2007, 09:14:22 pm »
Two good books are:

"The Complete Border Collie" Barbara Swann

and

"Understanding Border Collies" Barbara Sykes

Ken