Puppy Training For Kash, Potty Training Starts Again!

We are training Kash to be completely housebroken, in other words, he is to be totally trained to do his business outside and not have accidents in the house. Earlier I stated Kash was “potty trained” (housebroken) from day one.  Well eight days later, Kash peed in the house while looking right at us!

So the potty training began all over again.  This time we thought we would train Kash to ring a bell by the door when he needed to go out.  We bought a bell, hung it by the door just high enough so it would take a conscious effort to ring it.

What we did was show him the bell, let him sniff it and hear it first.  Then we held a treat near the bell.  When Kash would ring the bell, even if by accident, we would click the clicker and he would get a treat.  It didn’t take long for him to figure this one out!

Within a minute or two, he had the bell part figured out.  The next step was, when Kash would ring the bell, we would then immediately take him to the “chosen” bathroom site.  Once he did his business we would heap praise on him and give him a treat.  We wanted him to learn that he would receive the treat outside at his bathroom spot rather than at the door.

puppy training for Kash

Kash learns super fast.  I think it has to do with our attitude and what we learned from reading Secrets to Dog Training.  I was looking online for “puppy training” when I found this ebook.  It is worth ten times the price, especially if you were thinking of dog obedience school.  You can learn quickly what it takes from this detailed dog training program.

This book is far more complete than any of the books I was reading at the library. Especially good are the way it teaches how to solve common behavior problems like chewing, biting, jumping on people, barking, whining and just plain old being disobedient.

I can’t wait to get into the advanced commands and tricks, but I’ll get the basic commands down pat first.  That way I think Kash will be more focused when it comes to learning hand signals, and even eye signals.

If you want more information on this ebook you can just click on this link and it will take you right to their informative website.


Border Collie Australian Shepherd Puppy – Kash

Here is a Border Collie/Australian Shepherd puppy named Kash.

Some recent photos I thought you might enjoy.  13 weeks and 3 days old.  Pure stinker!

Kash Flow Fouts

Border Collie Australian Shepherd mix puppy
Who, me?

Here is another with her “new” toy, a washed gourd!

Border Collie Australian Shepherd mix puppy
My new toy!

Until next time…

Oh yeah, want to see a cool video of Kash?


Implementing Puppy Training

Hello Border Collie-Aussie Enthusiast,

Puppy training.

Thirteen weeks old and the puppy, Kash, is already smart as a whip! I have never witnessed a puppy at this age display such problem solving abilities!

My wife and I are now starting training with the basic sit, stay, lay down, shake, shake left, shake right, and roll over commands. We are also using hand signals to go along with the verbal commands. Kash seems to be learning about 1-2 commands per day. Quite impressive I think.

We have looked at several dog training courses and feel this training exhibits the best of what, and how, we wanted to train, in a training course. It is online at this link. www.dogtrainingsecrets.com

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Sitting still for a change

The next thing we have investigated is the proper balanced nutritional dog food.  I believe it will be a combination of home prepared dog food and the best commercial dog food.  More on that in the next post.

Be kind, hug your dog.


Border Collie-Aussie Mix Pups are SO Cute!

Welcome Dog Lovers!

This website is going to be a picture storybook journaling the life of Kash, a 12 week old Border Collie-Australian Shepherd mix.  He is a rescued dog.

Border Collie-Aussie mix puppy

We picked Kash up from a terrific foster home on January 15th, 2010.  We had visited Kash and her two brothers and one sister, one week earlier.  My wife and I originally wanted a female Border Collie-Aussie mix puppy, after months of trying to decide if we were ready to be dog masters once again.

Kash had other plans.  He smoozed us, paid us the most attention, and gave us the puppy dog eyes longer than the rest of them.  A connection was made.

We felt so bad to only pick one.  We decided to keep track with the people that adopt Kash’s siblings and have a family reunion once a year, if possible. (maybe more often)  That way the dogs will at least know their brothers and sister are well and cared for.

Border Collie/Australian Shepherd
Building a snowman. This dog is smart!

So that is the introduction to Kash, our Border Collie – Australian Shepherd mix puppy!

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Border Collie/Australian Shepherd Mix Are Awesome Dogs!