I have a almost 6 month old puppy (breed listed in title) who has problems with getting into the crate in the morning. I feed him the recommended amount of food, then I take him for a 1/2 mile - mile walk each week day (longer on weekends). After the walk he gets time in the yard to finish up any bathroom business, etc. Then I go inside and brush teeth etc. Since he is a velcro dog bark/whine/scream if he's outside, and since he can be fairly loud, and it's only like 6:30 am, I don't want complaints from neighbors. So eventually, I have to get him into his crate because I have to go to school, and he would destroy the house and poop/pee inside. Once he's infront of the crate he goes in fine and lays down, and kinda just accepts it. But before I get him into the crate, I have to put a leash on him, or pick him up and carry him to the crate. When I try to do this he will run away/snarl/bite (he doesn't draw blood but can give a good pinch). If I attach a leash on him outside I can bring him into the crate fine, but then it's hard to get the leash off in the crate without letting him out. So, does anyone have any suggestions?
Yes I could avoid the whole issue with the leash way, but he should not be snarling/biting anyway.
Edit: Should have specified, only in the morning is he snarly. At other times he will walk in his crate by himself, sleep in there, etc. The problem is not the crate, it's that he's snarly and bitey in the morning, when he thinks we are putting him in the crate. At other time we can put him in the crate without problems.
This isn’t really a vent, just thought you all would get a kick out of it. My fiancé and I have a 5 year old puggle, and decided to adopt a puppy during covid. I convinced her that we should get a bigger dog this time, and found a puppy that the shelter thought was an Australian shepherd/border collie female, and that she’d get to be around 40 lbs.
We could tell early on based on her ears she had some GSD in her, but we were shocked when we got the DNA test back that said she about 60% GSD, but also 25% GREAT DANE. Estimated full grown 55-90 pounds.
I had to apologize to my fiancé haha, but she adores her anyway and wouldn’t trade her for anything.https://i.imgur.com/DJAs6Oz.jpg
https://imgur.com/a/YbgTiIz BEFORE :)
https://imgur.com/a/WV5MX5g AFTER :(
My mom dropped off my dog along with her border collie mix at the groomers. She said short but the lady took her literally. She didn’t warn us she was going to shave our dogs she just did it. no communication at all. It’s not even shaved nice it’s so choppy. The long tail looks ridiculous!
Will it grow back out??? I’ve done a lot of research and there’s a chance it won’t grow the same which i’m not too concerned about but as long as it actually grows. and how long will it take to look normal?! What’s done is done so now i’m looking for help. I read to brush him daily so i’ve been doing that so far. I live in wisconsin which means HOT summers so he didn’t NEED to be buzzed. He is not a working farm dog either. Any advice or comfort would be nice. :(
Edit: appreciate all your thoughtful responses. Many have missed my point - my fault for being unclear. My assertion is that "he's friendly" obviously begs a response of some kind, even if it's not technically phrased as a question. I'll make an effort to be more clear in this (like my op) going forward, but I'm shocked whenever I get silence back.
Hello! I'll soon be picking up my collie pup from relatives who own a farm in Scotland. She's an interesting little one, with a mostly white face with black and ginger patches in areas. We've been told that she is the bravest and most explorative of the litter!
When we first saw her photos, we were surprised to see how much she looks like a little piglet. So we've been lovingly refering to her as Piglet, but we're not sure if this would be too mean in the long run.
We've also thought about Honey, Bee, Ginger, Olive, Pepper and other floral/botanical/food names.
Any funky names are welcome, Scottish/Welsh names, whatever comes to mind when you look at our cute little pup!
I've tried spraying water, saying NO, gave him toys, i let him stole old socks and shoes too... I'm out of ideas What can I do? I have scratches everywhereeees
Hey y'all! We're welcoming a Border Collie pup in three weeks. Originally we were getting a little girl, so we've been looking for girl names for weeks. Yesterday we heard we're getting a boy (yay!)
Names we like for now: Nando, Murphy, Miles, Murray, Lando
Our cats name is Nori.
Puppy tax of course:
So a few days ago I asked you guys about name ideas for our pupper. We couldn't find a name we could agree on, but I think we just did! I can't believe it.
We're 90% set on Mellow! (Nando is a close runner up/plan B)
What do you guys think?