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Old March 23rd, 2013, 10:26 AM
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OUCH!! Did he yelp?

If I had a nickel for every time I've done that, GF, I'd be rich....or at least be able to afford to eat out once in a while! Most of the time, it turns out okay! We use a saline wash and then non-steroidal ointment, too, and I can only remember one time when the eye was irritated for more than 48 hours.
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Old March 23rd, 2013, 12:33 PM
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There are too, too many cattle dogs in shelters if you should ever feel like rescuing one. You would never regret it, they have a ton of personality. Hope everyone will keep fingers crossed for my baby, Roo. I accidentally gave him a nasty poke in the eye, in other words I put a hand out to stop him jumping and we collided. I have luckily got eye ointment I could put in it to soothe it, but tomorrow's obedience class , well, we'll see how he is in the morning. I'm on a major guilt trip at the moment, poor boy.
How does Roo's eye look now? Poor Roo! I had done that with Marty by mistake but I did not poke his eye too bad and I still felt awful! That is sad that there are so many cattle dogs in shelters , that means people are not finding anything out about the dog breed and just buying a puppy because it so cute. Unfortunately I would not be a good owner for a cattle dog as they need to a job or plenty of exercising to be happy dogs. I can see how much
personality your dogs have , I get a laugh just looking at their photos.
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Old March 24th, 2013, 02:07 AM
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Don't you think it looks as if this nutty pair are ROFL? Guys, it's not THAT funny. LOL.
Jarrah is not that fussy where she bites him now, she's taken a page out of his book, get hold of what you can.
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Old March 24th, 2013, 02:25 AM
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Hazel, his eye was okay so I did get him to obedience. I slept in, had to make up a little time whilst driving and eat brekky on the road, but we got there. He took one look at a Siberian Husky pup and wanted to kill it! Naughty Roo! Now everyone will be scared of him. Then, because that stirred him up, he also took a dislike to a brand new member's Great Dane baby, however I let him meet that a second time and he was okay. The Sibe, well I don't think Roo liked the blue stary eyes, the sharp erect ears and the way it towered over him. None of the dogs like it. Aaawww, poor lonely little Sibe, hey? Anyway, he met his first long coat GSD and though a little in awe of its size was happy enough to meet it. Good thing after my friend's GSD put on a psycho act and scared him. He was all over the place on the lead today, cool and breezy weather though. Now we have a fortnight's break because of Easter so I will have to take him out for some socialising. The good news is that his car sickness was vastly improved. Yay!
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Old March 24th, 2013, 10:59 AM
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They really do look like they're sharing a good joke!!

Glad his eye was okay. Sounds like a mixed bag of success at obedience class, at least as far as the socialization goes. Did he seem to like the experience?

Hope that car sickness continues to improve!
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Oh I hate when I poke the dogs in the eye, I guess we've all done it. Glad it is okay with Roo though. I've never had a bad result with it either fortunately. But yes I always feel bad and worry a bit.

I love the way those two are laughing, they do look like they've heard the best joke ever.

I agree the Sibe's eyes may have freaked Roo out. He may come around yet you never know.
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Oh I hate when I poke the dogs in the eye, I guess we've all done it. Glad it is okay with Roo though. I've never had a bad result with it either fortunately. But yes I always feel bad and worry a bit.

I love the way those two are laughing, they do look like they've heard the best joke ever.

I agree the Sibe's eyes may have freaked Roo out. He may come around yet you never know.
Maybe they're planning on playing an April Fool joke on everyone.
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Old April 13th, 2013, 12:50 AM
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Well, my little boy is not so little now. He still considers Jarrah to be a good vantage point from which to watch birds .... Hazel, he'd love to go bird watching with you.

He still has no respect for Jarrah. Though he will sleaze and grovel if she has a yummy Golden Delicious apple. He at least knows she'll get cranky if he tries to steal it.
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Old April 13th, 2013, 12:44 PM
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I can hear him..aww please just a bite, a little lick, a nibble!
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Old April 13th, 2013, 04:08 PM
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Well, my little boy is not so little now. He still considers Jarrah to be a good vantage point from which to watch birds .... Hazel, he'd love to go bird watching with you.

He still has no respect for Jarrah. Though he will sleaze and grovel if she has a yummy Golden Delicious apple. He at least knows she'll get cranky if he tries to steal it.
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Old April 13th, 2013, 05:53 PM
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I can hear him..aww please just a bite, a little lick, a nibble!
ROFL. His sights are set higher unfortunately. he wants the whole apple.

Barkingdog, glad you like them. There's a thing amongst ACD enthusiasts about which are the best, the red or the blue ACDs, and as you might guess, I favor the reds. Always nice to find someone else who does. One slogan is "Reds rule, blues drool".

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ROFL. His sights are set higher unfortunately. he wants the whole apple.

Barkingdog, glad you like them. There's a thing amongst ACD enthusiasts about which are the best, the red or the blue ACDs, and as you might guess, I favor the reds. Always nice to find someone else who does. One slogan is "Reds rule, blues drool".

Must get off this computer or I'll be late for Obedience.
Apples seeds are toxic and harmful to dogs , they have cyanogenic glycosides and a dogs should not eat the seeds.
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Old April 14th, 2013, 01:28 AM
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This from one site I just looked at .....
If the dog swallows a few seeds, the body will detoxify itself. Actually, the dog must ingest large quantities of apple seeds to do major damage. Also, the cyanide is within the seed covering, and if the covering isnít broken, it will pass through the dogís system intact. Sort of a no harm, no foul situation.

They've eaten half a tree full without any signs of ill health but regardless, thanks for the warning and I will core their apples.

Roo was travel sick again, poor baby. Just got the drools on the way to and from Obedience. He went well today though, so well he kept being used as the demo dog for the class. Now, I could be miffed at my dog being taken off me but he looked as if he really liked the instructor, so I turned it around and asked would she handle him at our local shows for me. There is nothing like having a tall, blonde, young athletic type show your dog to the judges.
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Old April 21st, 2013, 11:34 PM
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Roo hasn't finished teething, so he is still in the biting, snapping puppy stage. I wish people at Obedience knew this breed well because this behaviour is pretty normal, and pretty harmless also. One lady with a younger puppy, terrier type, didn't want Roo to socialise with her at Obedience because she wanted hers to behave. I explained that they are still puppies, baby puppies if you use the show term for them, and that this is what pups do, they play. Roo was only playfully flirting, prancing at it with tail high, unlike what he does with Jarrah at home. I felt she wanted to wish away her pup's puppyhood, while I encourage Roo's antics. They're like children, only young once.
Anyway, he started off badly, car sick and actually vomited this time. Then he started seeing axe murderers everywhere. The little girl who sat so very still watching her mother in our class - she got a blood curdling "Roo roo roo" sort of bark, hackles up. The blue foam ball that blew and rolled accross the area we were working on was highly suspect he thought , then that Sibe was late for class and the minute it dared to join us he decided it must be killed. By the time we finished and grouped together to try putting the dogs through an agility tunnel, he was stressing and actually drooling slightly, like when he is car sick, and no way known would he do the (short) tunnel. The rest, except for one, did the long tunnel as well . What a disgrace young Roo was, a wimp. I'm beginning to think he shouldn't be handled by the instructor as the demo dog, that he mightn't have enough confidence for that. Opinions welcome. He has all the confidence in the world at home but seems to be losing it at training.
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poor roo... maybe he is a bit claustrophobic? we have never had problem with the pups with car-rides, since they were babies that actually became our magic word... Guero cries a lot when the car stops, so he is fine when we are on the highway, but once we are in the city with all the lights

Hopefully the more he goes to classes he will do better
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How old is he now? I know setters go through a wuss stage at about 6 to 9 months where everything seems scary and much of the world needs to be vanquished! Maybe he's just going through a developmental stage?
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How old is he now? I know setters go through a wuss stage at about 6 to 9 months where everything seems scary and much of the world needs to be vanquished! Maybe he's just going through a developmental stage?
Marty is 4 yo and he still get scare of things. When I first got Marty he tried to kill some potting soil that been in a flower pot. He was afraid to get near the soil and poke his paw at it then jumped back for dear life , he did this a few time then he went in for the big kill and bit into the lump of soil and boy was he surprises when he had mouthful of soil.
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I did wonder if this was just a fear period for Roo, Hazel, but had thought it was around the 10 month stage where this breed was the worst for that.He is only 5 months. Here are a couple of photo's taken by Tarni, our instructor for the day. She has a very nice camera.

Jull, Roo did the tunnel one other weekend but I put him through it. This time it was Tarni trying to put him through to me and he didn't like it.

Barkingdog, sorry, but I had to laugh at poor Marty. What a shock for him.
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I did wonder if this was just a fear period for Roo, Hazel, but had thought it was around the 10 month stage where this breed was the worst for that.He is only 5 months. Here are a couple of photo's taken by Tarni, our instructor for the day. She has a very nice camera.

Jull, Roo did the tunnel one other weekend but I put him through it. This time it was Tarni trying to put him through to me and he didn't like it.

Barkingdog, sorry, but I had to laugh at poor Marty. What a shock for him.
I LOL too when Marty bit into the soil , I sure wish I could had taped the whole thing it was really cute and funny, I bet Marty didn't think getting a mouthful of soil was funny! is that photos of Roo, boy he has gotten so big and handsome . He looks so sure of himself, what a pose he had strike for the camera. He belongs on TV.
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My, my, my...what a handsome fella you are, Roo!
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such a serious looking boy!! If I didn't know he was a puppy I'd think he was all growed up!
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He looks so mature! - couldn't tell he is still a puppy

Bestia Loves for me to hide and then he comes to find me and I scare him, obviously he is not very scared because he knows where I am, but a couple times I caught him off guard and he tried to ran but our floors are laminate so his feet just looked like they were running but going nowhere, almost like a cartoon
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My, my, my...what a handsome fella you are, Roo!
He sure is a hunk isn't he!
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Glad you all like young Master Roo. pattymac, he has had that serious look ever since he was a baby, and in this photo I'll post now I think he looks every inch a working dog, even at 5 months. From a showing point of view, I just love his flowing topline and the way he lowers his head when he moves. I'm very happy with him. Golly it's cold here, I am going to go to bed ASAP to get warm. And I can hear you all thinking 'how cold?' OK, 9.7C, which I know isn't cold by your standards.
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GF you're right, he has always had that serious look about him hasn't he. He's so good looking though. Truly. I bet he'll do great in the show ring. You sure did pick a winner there my friend.
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Old April 25th, 2013, 12:50 AM
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I hope you are right, DD. About him being a winner. Because he's red I might have to pick my judges, also because he's not the usual type shown in this State, but he is exactly what I like, so win or lose, I'm happy.
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Oh neat he's got rings on his tail!! I guess those will fade as he gets older, but that's really neat! 9.7, ya that's a bit chilly but not bad. Depends on the wind of course.
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Glad you all like young Master Roo. pattymac, he has had that serious look ever since he was a baby, and in this photo I'll post now I think he looks every inch a working dog, even at 5 months. From a showing point of view, I just love his flowing topline and the way he lowers his head when he moves. I'm very happy with him. Golly it's cold here, I am going to go to bed ASAP to get warm. And I can hear you all thinking 'how cold?' OK, 9.7C, which I know isn't cold by your standards.
I think that mean he is always thinking a lot to have such a serious look on his face. He looks very intelligent.
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Old April 26th, 2013, 01:39 AM
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pattymac, his coon tail should actually look better as he gets darker. This breed is born white and then colours up to be either red speckled or blue and tan.
Yes, Barkingdog, he's intelligent, but I've had females of the breed that could run rings around him for how smart they were. Must go do some obedience with him now, otherwise he'll miss out.
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Well, good news today, Roo has been shifted up a class in Obedience by a visiting instructor. I had hardly started when she told me, and by the end I thought she may have changed her mind seeing he was a bit of a disruptive influence, LOL, but no, she does understand the breed and what a pain dominant dogs can be. He again took one look at the Sibe and wanted to eat it, he spotted(if you'll pardon the pun) a dog that looked like a harlequin Great Dane cross - brown with funny markings and spots and a blue eye - and thought he'd deal with it, I mean how dare it turn up in his class late like that! (sigh) Finally, a young female long coat GSD got a couple of growls. Unfortunately my friend letting her GSD lunge and bark at Roo a few weeks back seems to have him not trusting that breed anymore. Anyway, now he's out of Puppy class looks like I should actually make some effort to train the dog, huh? I'm pleased with the boy, he's still very friendly with every person he meets and I am sure I was right thinking he needed obedience training rather than just show training.
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