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Anxious about getting a new puppy/dog

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    #21
    Well we got one. A 10 week old Border Collie/Kelpie mix.

    He was a bit nervous but very good so far. My dog is unsure right now- a bit like you said Mango20 . Mostly just ignoring him.

    He's adorable and seems very smart. My daughter is thrilled with him. We will be doing training classes later. And I hope when he's older that he can do agility or something with my daughter. We will see what he likes to do.​​​​​​​
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      #22
      Oh Happy Day for your family. I'll bet he's more than very smart, bet he's very, very, very smart. lol.

      Here's a cute puppy BC/Kelpie youtube showing just how smart these puppies are:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMoD_rOjSSg

      and there's a public facebook " Kelpie Cross Border Collie" you may enjoy.

      Congrats and have fun!!! Don't forget more pics as he livens up!!
      "There is no fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery." - Charles Darwin

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        #23
        Marla 100 so smart!! My older Border Collie Aussie mix is like that too. I swear she understands the English language. I figured we needed another smarty pants in the family.

        We have goals to live up to that video! So cute, what a pup!
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          #24
          Cute! Hopefully you can get some sleep!
          I'm taking mine to a puppy class at a place that does agility, and some of the puppy exercises are building blocks to that, like "paws up" to get them to stand on various things with front, then back feet. So, if you think you might want to do that, it might be worth looking for a puppy class at a place that also does agility. In my case, it was kind of by chance since it was the only puppy class I could find nearby that was holding classes in person with coronavirus around.

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ID:	10681904Mango20 oh awesome! I'm trying to find places that are offering puppy classes- definitely slim choices with COVID19 restrictions. But even if we do a basic class now, hopefully we can find a more agility based one later on.

            The first day/night I think he was a little dehydrated. Barely peed. But now he's drinking and peeing a lot more thank goodness. Vet appointment soon for checkup and next round of shots.

            My older dog is finally warming up to him and occasionally doing some tug of war. She's being so fair with him-she definitely tells him when he's being rude but never takes it past a stern warning. ​​​​​​​

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              #26
              I'm SO smitten. The whole family is but I'm perhaps enjoying him the most ha ha. I love the training process. ​​​​ he's smart!

              He knows how to sit on command now, learning to lay down. Crate training could not be going better and potty train is going well too. Only one accident, surely my fault too.

              So happy I took the plunge.

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