Slight Daft Doggie Problem!

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        06-15-2007, 10:43 AM
    Slight Daft Doggie Problem!


    A couple of days ago we got a 1 year old, border collie (blue merle) from the local rescue centre called Gizzy! I will be uploading pics soon...
    He has been pretty good in most ways although he does need obediance classes and dog agility training to stem some of the excess puppy energy... I am pretty good at the basic training myself; however, I have come across something that I just do not know how to solve!! Details below:

    Now that he has settled in he has become more territorial about his home -- reacting to the postman etc. However, he has also not yet worked out that reflections in the window during the night are actually him! He therefore has 'freaked out' a few times at his reflection --- standing, growling and barking for long periods of time. Has anyone got any possibly long-term solutions to make him realise that it is in fact him? I would draw the curtains but we have a conservatory with no curtains!
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        06-21-2007, 12:18 AM

    Dave this is a pic of a dog given to me in good faith that the dog was sound in all ways, he's a aussie shep that didn't "color out", I got him for next to nothing because of his color.

    Blue is blind, barks at any thing he is unsure of, he will even start to grawl at me when walking with me if I change direction or move a hand to quick.

    His hearing is ok, but when called he has to figure where the voice is comming from.

    When we mow the grass we have to remind him of thing's around the yard, I park my truck in the same place all the time to as not confuse him or running in to it( he run's in to it a few times a week), he has learn't that he is not welcomed in the horse pen or barn (star kicked him once). He will crawl under the electric fence only to get popped by it and will turn around and crawl back under and have the same thing happen once again.

    My daughter uses him for 4-h showmen ship and had the chance to go to state last year, if any of my horses get lose I get blue to help me round them up( I tell him where to go) and if I go out to check on horses after dark .....big bad blue is with me......the way I see it.....if your dog has strange corks...let it might be usefull later one if not maybe a neat party trick for friends [/img]
        06-21-2007, 05:23 PM
    Your dog looks very nice and a nice story too!

    I personally do find the quirks cute and amusing - I am more concerned that other people who do not know dogs will not find it amusing... I can see the wagging tail but they maybe threatened by his daft behaviour.
    Curiously enough my dog does look quite similar to yours - he has the patch of pink on the nose too; how old is he?
        06-21-2007, 07:56 PM
    Blue is 2, most of our friends know blue is a "specail ed" dog and take it with a grain of salt
        06-22-2007, 07:46 PM
    :) You gotta love dogs... and horses.. and; well every animal really! It's good when you have understanding friends - most are with mine but some find the jumping up a little bit too 'forward'; I should really discipline that but it is hard too when he is doing it only because he is happy to see you. Dogs have a worse reputation than they deserve. :(
        06-30-2007, 02:53 PM
    Started knocked him self out 2 nights ago.......ran in to a old truck tool box I had just moved, ran straight in to that's s he's ok but it took time or him to come around
        06-30-2007, 08:43 PM
    OUCH!! You win on the daft dog scale!
    Mine is slowly learning (2 scratches on nose later) that cats don't particularly like being sniffed at...
        06-30-2007, 10:09 PM
    LOL! Just gotta love the nutso doggies!

    Mine is slowly learning (2 scratches on nose later) that cats don't particularly like being sniffed at...
    LOL! I have a Cockapoo (cocker spaniel and poodle) that is totally daft! She is 10 months old, and still has not learned to leave the cats alone. SHE will even ride the mane coon cat Jasper. Poor Jasper, he has no idea what is going on. "Will someone please, please get this thing off of me?"

    I'm hoping she will outgrow this... She is spayed! Jasper is nutered! :roll:
        07-01-2007, 07:48 PM
    Ok, I just had to share this, sorry if I'm hijacking your thread Dave.

    Last week I had to throw away two end flakes of what to me was perfectly good bermuda grass hay. I couldn't see anything wrong with it, couldn't smell anything wrong... Christy would not eat it.

    Well, I figured out what was wrong... Darius (Rott mix) peed on it! I got some really terrific new bermuda, and off he goes straight away to pee. Auck! No no no no! So I get him away from the hay, start to put the tarp over the top to find out his sister Mayah has chewed a huge hole in the tarp! Ahhhhwwww!

    Ok, now I have a new tarp, and have improvised a pen around the hay... Now I am going to have to buy some more fencing as the current setup isn't going to work for too long before it sort of falls apart.

    Dave, want to trade doggies? LOL!

    Darius and Mayah

        07-01-2007, 08:48 PM
    Lol dave my puppy has a little teddy dog of his own and he carries it everywere with him. So one day he comes runnniing up drops the teddy up right (its a sitting one) and comes up for a kiss. When he turned around he went nuts he was growling and whining at this toy showing his teeth and everything. He actually thought it was a real dog it took me about five mins for him to let me go near it (hes very protective of me around other animals not vicious just tries to herd me in the other direction) to pick it up and show him!!!! Dogs what can you do with them

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