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    Red face Video, Just Wondering What You Think?

    Well, here is a video of my border collie "Cruizer" with myself and her play fetch. Just wondering you thought?


    YouTube - Cruizer Playing Ball

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    Very good dog................
    I cried watching this as my first ever breed that I breed was Border Collies & this dog so reminds me of my fave dog Jo.
    Jo could be sent with a bum bag around her neck with money & note to our local corner shop, mums or a mates house. They would put what we needed in the bum bag & send her home but she would never leave untill she got her treat first, lol.
    Cruizer is very cute & makes me miss mt BC's.

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    awww what a cutie pie And such good manners too
    Pepe our fluffy poochie

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    I love the "stop", you could go sheep herding with a stop like that.

    I do think the whole game would be better played on a less slippery floor, you can't expect her to go flat out or even fast on polished floor boards, that's just mean.

    And I do think dog is eating too much or not exercising enough or both for a BC.

    But I love how smart she is and she's very forgiving of the various commands. The "back" one - didn't seem to happen and there were a couple of others that you either repeated or used several different words or she just didn't seem to hear - not sure what's going on there.

    For a nice back up - I throw treats between Frosty's front legs so she has to back up to get them. Ie going backwards for us is not the same as a send away (what your dog does when you say "go back").

    And I think you'd love the Susan Garrett stuff. How she plays games with her dogs, teaches them the command - and then tries to fake them out. I do that with my dog a bit. Mine loves the "wait" game, where I tell her to wait - in any position, and then I walk away a bit, then I point, and then I say "GO", and sometimes I run, and sometimes I don't and I transfer a toy (for you a ball would do) to the pointing hand and then throw it as she gets to me, but I do this outside on a big grassy lawn, so she can go flat out... This is good practice for Agility comps. If she moves before I say go - because she gets impatient or I fake her out (run before I say GO), we start over from the set up. I usually put her in a different position.

    You can tell if a dog has a good understanding of sit/stand/drop if she will do it when she's away from you - like you use the "stop" command already.

    I'm thinking about getting the 101 dog tricks book.

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    We already do Sheep herding she great at it, unlike my aussie. Aussies tend not use so much eye like the border collie.

    Yeah, i understand the floorboards... there though out the house... just a started recording while watch TV thats all. She put a little extra waight while i was and my brother was looking after the doggies for me, i think he got a little excited feeding the dogs or something, haha. But, she's back down at here suitable waight of 17kgs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazydog View Post
    Very good dog................
    I cried watching this as my first ever breed that I breed was Border Collies & this dog so reminds me of my fave dog Jo.
    Jo could be sent with a bum bag around her neck with money & note to our local corner shop, mums or a mates house. They would put what we needed in the bum bag & send her home but she would never leave untill she got her treat first, lol.
    Cruizer is very cute & makes me miss mt BC's.

    Aww... I'm sorry hun for making you cry!! Your doggie Jo, just sounds wonderful. Thats so cool beening able to do. However, cruizer wouldnt take the treat, trained her to only take food for myself.

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    Hi Doghappy

    Glad you got the weight thing under control. So, how did you teach the stop? I'm working on remote (ie away from me) drop at the moment but it's not instant and she often thinks it means run close enough to get a treat and then drop... I'm not sure who is training who sometimes. But BC are more interested in doing things to please the boss than most ACDx. The price of that is that they can be very demanding about it. Ie "your wish is my command, I command you wish me now...".

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