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Border Collie Aussie Mix Dog Gets Crazy in the Pond

Kash, our Border Collie-Aussie mix kritter, gets a little crazy when he gets wet in the pond. The poor frogs.  He runs and jumps in, splashing and dunking his head.  This dog is funny nuts.

Border Collie-Aussie mix dog having fun splashing in the pondKash “the splash” Dog

Kash brought his tug-o-war sock in the pond to play.  Pretty soon it sank.  A sunk sock.  He would stick his head underwater and snatch the first thing he would find.  It was usually a branch, weeds, or mud.  Not the sock.  He finally gave up after a lot of snorting and blowing bubbles.

Kash’s dog training took another slump.  Not his fault, but ours.  We only seem to work on training on the weekends when we can both work with Kash at the same time.  I don’t know if he learns better with two people saying the same commands, or if it confuses him, not knowing who to please first.

 

Collie mix dog with head under water
He'll come up for air, eventually.

Collie Mix

We have been experimenting with some homemade dog food and homemade dog snacks lately.  Kash really loves the garlic biscuits, and the beef/rice/carrots/apples dinner that we have tried.  We didn’t make a big bunch of it, just enough to see how well he likes it.

I am a big fan of healthy dog food as you probably know by now.  I used to make homemade dog food for our previous dog who had food allergies.  That is why we chose our puppys’ food carefully after a lot of research.

The best source for finding out about healthy dog food and even some dog foods to never feed your dog, my friend Sharda has a great resource called Dog Food Dangers.  If you want to know what is the best food to feed your dog and why it is the best, click on the link highlighted above.

Oh yeah, we are trying out a “bark deterrent” collar on Kash.  It is the last resort before I rip his barker clean out of his throat!  He will bark non-stop with the most ear piercing sharp, pain-to-the-brain bark for 5-8 minutes straight.  We have tried everything except “the collar”.  We are only using it under very controlled times and conditions as I do not want to harm him or make him scared to bark.  It’s complicated.

Throw your dog a bone.

Thomas

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Kash, Our Border Collie-Aussie Mix is a Handsome Dog

The Border Collie-Aussie Mix called Kash the Dog is just getting more handsome by the day.  His puppy cuteness has worn off and now he is sporting that good looking young adult fresh look.  I might be biased, but then again, I live with him.

 

Kash the Dog a Border Collie-Aussie is resting
Yeah, that's me. Kash the Dog

Collie Mix

This dog has grown some of the whitest, sharpest, big teeth the last month.  I have had to sew up several of his toys with heavy duty thread, take some of his toys away due to him crunching them, and keep an eye on whatever he chews.  Those back shark-sharp molars combined with his growing strength are dangerous!

He is deceptively fast!  It doesn’t even look like he is moving as fast as he gets there.  Did that make sense?  Anyway, he covers some ground quick.  And he moves like a ghost.  He creeps me out sometimes because, the last time I saw him he was 50 yards away, and blink, there is he right behind me like he had always been there! Crazy fast and silent.

The neighbor dog, a German Shepherd mix, comes over every day for a biscuit.  This started years ago when Hendrix would come see Kozmo, our paralyzed dog. (R.I.P.)  He would come over and hang out on the deck with the “Mo” and even rub her back with his snout.  He was so good to her, so we always fed him a biscuit.  So after Kozmo passed he would still stop by every day and get a biscuit.

Well Hendrix doesn’t really like Kash too much, due to Kash jumping in his face all the time. Hendrix is tolerating Kash just to get the biscuit.  Hendrix is 110+ pounds, Kash is just 42 pounds.  One day, Kash will get put in his place, maybe.

 

A Border Collie-Aussie and a German Shepherd mix dog playing
Kash jumping all over good natured Hendrix

Kash the Dog

I am going to try a barking deterrent collar on Kash this next week.  There is no amount of dog training that seems to get Kash to quit barking, especially at night when we want to slow down and relax.  Yelling matches have been getting more frequent with Kash.  I hate yelling.  Kash hates yelling, and Shelly really hates yelling.  So, we will try the collar.