Kash our Border Collie-Aussie mix puppy is still going through dog training. He was successfully crate trained thanks to Dog Training Secrets, the dog training guide we bought online when we first adopted Kash.
The one thing we have to constantly re-enforce is the “how to stop dog from biting” and now “how to stop dog from jumping on people”. Kash seems to think that everyone wants to be jumped on. He does jump gently, but nobody likes a dog that jumps on you, especially with dirty paws.
He was really good about biting for several weeks, now that his baby teeth have fallen out and the new bright white chompers are in, he is starting to bite a little more. It just seems like it is bred into him to bite. I know that Border Collies like to “mouth” but he goes a little beyond that.
Enough about dog training.
We woke up to the ground covered with a couple inches of snow! Heck it’s April 18th! It sure is pretty though. Kash loves the snow, so we went for a walk in the woods first thing in the morning.
Kash runs like a crazy nut through the woods at break-neck speeds. Prickers. thorns, and branches, it doesn’t matter, he goes right through them.
The other thing this crazy dog likes to do, is not only walk on logs, but run on logs. He will walk a log to the end or as far as he can go, and then does a four paw pirouette and turns around. He also like to stand on them with his front paws and scout the territory.
Kash the Dog
I just wanted to show you Kash’s dog crate that he sleeps in and uses to take naps. We bought a fairly large size even though we could have gotten by with something a little smaller. But now he has plenty of room for a bed cushion and a play area.
We followed the instructions in our dog training guide and it worked. Kash really is comfortable in his Midwest Life Stages 42 inch dog crate. It has safe and secure slide-bolt latches, a durable satin-black electro-coat finish, 1-1/2-by-5-7/8-inch mesh, rounded corners, and two plastic handles for carrying. The unit easily sets up and folds down to a portable size for suitcase-style carrying, and an ABS-composite plastic pan for easy clean up comes included. And the dog crate carries a one-year limited warranty.
All in all, Kash is turning out to be a good dog, soon to be a great dog. As long as he is fed good healthy dog food, exercised enough, trained well, and given the love and attention a Border Collie-Aussie needs, he will be just fine.
Love your dog, they love you back even more.