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  1. Smooth collies check off all your boxes easily,...

    Smooth collies check off all your boxes easily, IMO.

    I think a rough or bearded collie would have more coat than you'd like (although my sheltie has a very heavy coat that is shockingly low...
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    I know, right?? Fortunately neither of my guys...

    I know, right?? Fortunately neither of my guys are runners, but I saw the link a few months ago and immediately bookmarked it because it seems PERFECT for dealing with dogs who are.

    It isn't a...
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    I'll waive my right to the prize (:winkgrin: ),...

    I'll waive my right to the prize (:winkgrin: ), but my guess is $2700.

    I had a prophylactic tack done on my Briard when he was neutered at 13 months and still think it was a great choice. The...
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    I wouldn’t go straight to an e-collar or...

    I wouldn’t go straight to an e-collar or citronella collar. I would go back and start a recall from scratch.

    Scrap your old recall command for a new one (i.e., if you used “come” before, try...
  5. Fingers cross your offer is accepted!! :) On...

    Fingers cross your offer is accepted!! :)

    On the treadmill note, we have one for our dogs. We got a $60 Craigslist special and I built a little frame for it using PVC, some lattice, and zip ties...
  6. Squee! She's adorable. THOSE EARS. How is the cat...

    Squee! She's adorable. THOSE EARS. How is the cat lover in you holding up? ;)

    Exercising a dog without a big yard can present a challenge.

    The tennis courts are one option. I have many...
  7. Once you fix the URL to her picture, I'll share...

    Once you fix the URL to her picture, I'll share my two cents. ;)
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    I'm on my second Sheltie, both agility dogs. ...

    I'm on my second Sheltie, both agility dogs.

    If barking is a deal breaker for you, they are not your breed. Some individuals might be quieter than others, but many are just naturally vocal dogs.
    ...
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    I'm not usually a big poodle person, but Dolly is...

    I'm not usually a big poodle person, but Dolly is lovely! What a kind face.
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    Honestly there are huge variations in different...

    Honestly there are huge variations in different lines of BCs and Aussies – certainly lines exist within each breed that are reactive, have no “off switch,” are obsessive, have very labor intensive...
  11. The other weird one is that they call them "jump...

    The other weird one is that they call them "jump stanchions" rather than "jump standards." :lol: I've only done dog agility--no riding-- for at least four years now, and "stanchions" still feels...
  12. Have you tried a thunderstorm desensitization...

    Have you tried a thunderstorm desensitization sound CD? I know several people who have had good luck with using them.

    If the phobia is really bad, you can pair your desensitization training with...
  13. Ohmigosh. So we’ve been trying allll sorts of...

    Ohmigosh.

    So we’ve been trying allll sorts of things over the last week. Two baby gates stacked up, one baby gate, being partitioned in different areas… nothing was working. Saturday we finally...
  14. Related...

    Related ... I bet these guys would have some thoughts on "cat obedience" ;)
  15. The was one of the very first things we tried. :)...

    The was one of the very first things we tried. :) He's currently taking heavier-duty meds - he takes Paxil every morning and gets Trazodone and Clonidine when he's left alone. The Clonidine actually...
  16. Thanks... other than the SA he is really a joy to...

    Thanks... other than the SA he is really a joy to work with. He has the biggest heart, it's impossible to not love his enthusiasm.

    We're trying two stacked metal baby gates in one of the doorways...
  17. Oh my gosh, I am so sorry! That is heartbreaking....

    Oh my gosh, I am so sorry! That is heartbreaking.

    I don't have any insight on reporting the vet, but I'm sure someone will.

    Your poor kitty. :( :(
  18. The breeder is aware, and we've talked to her at...

    The breeder is aware, and we've talked to her at length about the issue.

    He has 8 littermates who are all lovely, confident dogs. Seven are titled in conformation and performance venues, and two...
  19. Yes. He's been under active care of a board...

    Yes. He's been under active care of a board certified veterinary behaviorist for two years. We do extensive behavioral modification, he's medicated daily, he gets extensive training and exercise, and...
  20. Heaven help me, THIS DOG! (or: Relocating a dog w separation anxiety) UPDATE POST #25

    My SO and I recently bought a beautiful home with a little office that seemed perfect for use during the day for our dog with separation anxiety (he did pretty well baby gated in the kitchen at our...
  21. Do you have a photo of her? COTH has some great...

    Do you have a photo of her? COTH has some great dog folks and may be helpful in ID'ing breed (which may even help you find a breed-specific rescue).
  22. Petfinder doesn't allow individuals to post pets...

    Petfinder doesn't allow individuals to post pets themselves, but many rescues will post "courtesy listings" for individuals trying to rehome animals. Could be worth poking around the site to locate a...
  23. Me, too. Good luck with your kitty.

    Me, too.

    Good luck with your kitty.
  24. Cats are obligate carnivores, which means they...

    Cats are obligate carnivores, which means they evolved to eat solely meat. Meat is about 70% water. Dry food is 4-6% water. Because they are biologically designed to get their water from their food,...
  25. I have an inappropriate pee-er, and I feel for...

    I have an inappropriate pee-er, and I feel for you. It is a frustrating behavior.

    Rx urinary health health canned food + daily Cosequin + a pheromone collar resolved my cat's issue 98%. (The...
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