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.
He/she was hit by an suv at 645 this morning on 22nd near Ave S. Some walking passersby stopped to help the dog whom has a broken leg for sure. We got him/her into my vehicle and they were brought to the u of s vet med clinic.
To the driver of the suv, Im sure you probably feel horrible about hitting the dog and regret not stopping. The dog was taken care of after the incident as best as could be.
If anyone sees this who helped out, your a good human, Thanks.
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Hi, my 3 year old border has a lot of fear/anxiety. I groom her myself with baths, brushing, cleaning, ears. However, it’s near impossible to get her. I pulled out the brush and she immediately went into her crate and cowered. I would LOVE to get a flying pig just to blow out her hair but she gates my reg hair dryer. Our former shepherd/collie only had blow outs because after a pet store chain groomer literally brushed her so hard, her body was full of scabs. Blow out grooming was the only thing she would tolerate. I took my border to a good professional but she was terrified and cried. So not doing that again. Any suggestions on how to get this kid groomed? Is the flying pig quieter than a hairdryer?
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I am looking for a reputable Border Collie breeder to get a puppy spring/summer 2022. I’ve read the wiki about finding reputable breeders already and have searched for awhile. I am struggling to find ones that are actually reputable, that are also going to be breeding.
I know a good way to find a breeder is going to dog shows, however due to COVID, there are none going on in my area for the foreseeable future. I’m hoping someone can give some ideas for where else to search outside of the AKC, ABCA and dog shows. Or if anyone knows of good breeders they can recommend! I’m in the Midwest area but willing to drive anywhere in the US for a reputable breeder. Overall I’m not picky about looks, as I feel having a personality match is more important, but I am looking for coloring that isn’t just the common black and white. I do not have plans for showing or working either.
My current dog has had tons of genetic health issues, along with genetic aggression, so I would like the best chance to not have problems like hip dysplasia with my next pup. Along with that, I want to ensure the breed I get fits my lifestyle and has a predictable temperament/energy level. So I am not interested in adopting from a rescue.
Before anyone comments against this, I have researched the breed and am familiar with energy levels and their needs. I have a very active lifestyle and experience owning dogs. I train with my current dog on agility and disc work along with hiking, biking etc. I also watch and train dogs/puppies for a job so I know all that getting a puppy entails and am prepared for it.
ETA: I’m unsure on which line (show, working, sport) would be a best fit and am hoping to get some help narrowing that down as well.