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Kash, the Border Collie-Aussie Made it Through Surgery

Our puppy, the Border Collie-Aussie mix named Kash, made it through surgery.  He was neutered. Ouch! (I’m a male)  Kash is doing fantastic!  He did kind of give me the evil eye when I picked him up at the vet office though.

 

Border Collie-Aussie mix puppy gives me the evil eye
A not too happy look!

Kash the Dog

Kash is already 38 pounds!  Six months old three days ago.  He continues to amaze us with his funny antics, his crazy fast speed, the over the top intelligence, and just how handsome he is. (bragging)

The two things our dog training course just had no power over is how to stop the straight-to-the-brain high pitched bark, and “play” biting.  The play biting is mostly happening to Shelly, but nonetheless, it should not be happening at all.

We both agree that Kash is wired a little different when it comes to those issues.  Maybe it’s the mixed breed, but we have tried several different techniques that several dog training programs suggested.  None have worked.

The best dog training guide for us has been Dog Training Secrets.  This is by far been the turning point as to whether we kept Kash, or gave him back to the Border Collie Rescue organization where we adopted him from.  If it wasn’t for the techniques that we followed in that dog training program, (they worked so fast) and how easy it was to follow, Kash the dog may be somewhere else.

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Looking down the driveway waiting for Shelly

 

Collie Mix

With all that kinda negative stuff said, I just want to go on record and say that I truly believe Kash Flow Fouts will be a GREAT dog.  He just has some things to learn yet.

Did I tell you about how Kash sat right next to me while I installed a gate latch on the gate that keeps him on our deck?  He watched from beginning to end.  Once installed, I flipped the latch and the gate opened.  When I closed the gate, Kash stood up and flipped the latch just like I did.  Fortunately the latch is where he can’t reach it when he is locked in!  He is so darned smart.

So tonight, bend down and give your pup a warm hug,

Thomas

 

 

Border Collie Mix – Is It a Blessing or a Curse?

Kash, a Border Collie mix puppy certainly displays a lot of “smarts” but also has some hard to handle border collie traits.

I was certain that there was no problem, me, being able to handle the bundle of energy that a Border Collie Aussie mix can bring. Boy, do both my wife and I have our hands full!

If it wasn’t for the dog training program Dog Training Secrets, I am not sure we would have lasted this long.  We are finally getting the biting under control.  Like the puppy training program said, it takes persistence, patience, and commitment.

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He doesn't always like to be told what to do!

Our ongoing training starts before we let him out of the crate in the morning.  We tell him to “sit” before he gets let out, and then to “lay down” before he let out the door to go outside.  Tomorrow we are going to teach him to ring a bell that I will locate near the door.

We will teach Kash to ring the bell when he needs to go out, not necessarily when he wants to go out.  The bell will be located just high enough and off to the side of the door, so that he doesn’t just ring it by accident.  It will have to be a conscious effort.

If any of you has had success with “ringing the bell to go out” I would really love it if you would leave a comment in the comment box.  We are wondering how long it took to get your dog trained.

Kash sure does seem to learn fast, at least the basics.  How to stop puppy biting and how to stop puppy barking has been the challenge for sure.  He sure seems like he is strong-willed, or head-strong. I am not sure what you call it.  We call it defiance!  He is a little stinker, for sure.

Want more information on what we feel is the best dog training course online?  Click on this link and it will take you directly to the website –>DogTrainingSecrets

Interested in seeing another website about Kash?

http://www.squidoo.com/border-collie-australian-shepherd-puppy

Need to know more about the best dog food and what to look for in a healthy dog food? This is a link to another page on this blog about dog food information.

http://www.bordercollie-aussie.com/healthy-dog-food/

Walk and talk with your dog tonight.

Thomas