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Old 09-24-2011, 10:01 AM   #11
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Brett you are so funny! My quirky dog has gotten good enough at "leave it" that he impressed me once when my husband was getting a small grill out of the barn and 2 mice ran out of it and did circles around the grill before jumping back in it. I saw Frodo "lock in" (border collie type stare) and I immediately gave the "leave it" command. If I had waited a split second he would have been after those mice.

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I used to live in Fairfax county. I kind of miss the parks and the accessibility of the Shenandoah mountains.

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Good work Frodmom Timing is soo important on this ATB
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Sometimes I wish I didn't have to be so attentive. It's exhausting like having a toddler. Maybe I wouldn't be compelled to be attentive if I didn't care or don't value having a well trained dog. But will there ever come a time when he remembers that I don't want him to herd moving things ? Or chase small animals? I don't know if there is a transition or an "epiphany" where Frodo will have that Ah-Ha moment and realize I keep stopping him from doing those things and maybe he will have better control without me having to be on guard all the time?

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FrodoMom, LOL! I don't think so. It's in his blood. Both of my Collies just love to herd squirrels. Rather funny to watch. I gave up trying to get them to stop. Once they herd the poor frightened creature into a corner, they both just stop and stare as if to say, "aren't you going to try and run away?" They have never killed or injured one, so I let them herd away. Oh, and I know this is off topic, but I like your new chain linked fence.

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I think the problem is you have to remain assertive if you let your guard down the the dog will seize the chance and take the oppurtunity. It is very exhausting but you have worked so hard to get to where you are now ( just like me with Nipper!) to even think well it's too tiring I will let him do what he likes then all the good work is undone in secs I have
felt quite a few times, what's the point of all this but I have continued with the training and I am glad I have What keeps me going is the good comments I get when on walks with Nipper it gives me a much needed
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My "other" dog used to go for underwear. Specifically, panties in the hamper show up in the front patio; neighbors and guests often stepped on them when just a minute before, the house was sparkling clean. Mind you, he wouldn't chew on them, he just like holding them in his mouth, shoving his nose in it and after a while, I guess the novelty wore off and he would wander away....without the underwear. SHAAAAAME!
(he just like holding them in his mouth, shoving his nose in it and after a while, I guess the novelty wore off and he would wander away)

I really, really like your dog. Think he is willing to share?

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