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Border Collie-Aussie Pup is Fine Now That I Bit Him Back!

Kash, our Border Collie-Aussie mix puppy has almost quit his puppy biting!  That is now that I took some drastic measures to get him to realize that it is no longer going to be tolerated.  After biting me for no reason, I grabbed his front leg and chomped down on it until he yipped.  He got up and slowly walked away from me in disbelief and laid down.

The next time he was out of control in a biting frenzy.  I rolled up a newspaper and whacked him on the butt after he bit my arm.  Now, I am not one for hitting a dog, much less a puppy, but we had tried all the methods the experts are teaching to no avail.  These methods finally got through to Kash, our little head-strong critter.

 

Kash, a Border Collie-Aussie loves to play.
Aw come on, let's play "catch me if you can"!

Kash the Dog

So our dog training guide is getting a work out.  We are training Kash to shake, shake right paw, shake left paw, count to five with his paw, and am going to try to get him to tap dance with his front feet. (I don’t know about that last one).  The way the author of our dog training guide teaches, it is very easy to implement and carry out.  I appreciate that.

Kash is still eating his healthy dog food without complaint.  He likes it dry or with warm water mixed in.  I did sneak him in some chicken meat the other day.  I think he really liked that.  He is 33+ pounds now – all lean, hard muscle.  I didn’t think a 4-5 month old puppy could have muscles this hard and strong already.

When he comes in after a great run in the woods, sometimes he licks his feet.  At that point, you can smell them.  My wife hates it.  She says it’s the smell of speed.  I agree.  He is so blazing fast.

 

 Border Collie-Aussie leaping through the air
Kash is fast, leaps small creeks in a single bound!

Kash the Dog

Remember, if you think your dog is too fat, YOU are not exercising enough.

Thomas

PS. I just received some great advice from Sharda, the author of Dog Food Dangers.  She never ceases to amaze me with the information on what are the best dog foods and what never to feed your dog.  She is the dog food guru!  To learn more about her Dog Food Secrets click on this link –> www.dogfooddangers.com

How to Stop Puppy From Biting. What Did Not Work

How to stop your puppy from biting can be a tedious task if your dog has the de-meaner of our puppy, Kash.  Here is the latest on what did not work.

When we went to the store to buy Kash a bag of dog food, we noticed a “no bite” spray product.  We read the label and it basically said that you spray this on whatever you don’t want your puppy to bite or chew on.  It has a very bad bitter taste that will repel the dogs desire to bite or chew that item again.

My wife was anxious to try this out.  She followed the directions on the Bitter Yuck and sprayed her hands with it.  She engaged Kash in some play with his stuffed toys.  He immediately stopped playing with the toy and started licking her hands like they were covered with bacon grease!  He loved that taste!  That certainly was a bust.

 

It is hard to stop this puppy from biting.
Me bite? Look at this face!

Kash the Dog

The biting is getting better.  We are sticking to the instructions in our dog training guide we purchased, because it has been nothing short of amazing for teaching Kash different commands.  “How to stop your puppy from biting” has just taken just a little longer.

Kash is now 25 pounds and 19 weeks old.  He is losing his puppy fur.  It looks kind of funny at this time.  It will get better.  We give him a capsule of fish oil once a day to help keep his skin and fur healthy as well as the other benefits fish oil has.

Kash is eating like a pony lately and still looking kinda skinny.  We try to keep food in his dish at all times so he can eat at will.  He is fed Blue Life Protection Formula Natural Chicken and Brown Rice Recipe Food for Puppies.  Kash loves this food so hopefully it will be fairly easy to switch him over to adult dog food made by the same company.

Do you know what is in the food you feed your dog?  Have you ever wondered just what is the best food to feed your pet?  I did a ton of research a couple years ago, and again when we adopted Kash.  I wish I would have found Dog Food Dangers early on, as this is the very best source of information on what is healthy dog food and what you should avoid.  It is worth checking out, especially if you are concerned about your dogs health.

See you tomorrow.  Pet your dog.

Thomas

Puppy Training Works for This Border Collie-Aussie Mix

Is the puppy training working?  Kash, the Border Collie-Aussie mix puppy has learned many basic commands and he has started to turn the corner on “stopping puppy biting“.

He was a four legged ball of fast moving energy that was into everything, biting whatever was in front of him, and then doing that puppy barking crap when you tried to tell him “NO”.  A pure stinker with talent for finding whatever might be loose, fits in his mouth, or is shreddable.

 

puppy training works for this Border Collie-Aussie mix puppy
Who me?

Kash the Dog

I told you early on that we did a lot of research before we even took custody of Kash on just how to train a Border Collie mix puppy.  We read a lot of information and a lot of it was the same.  The I found Dog Training Secrets and was convinced that this was what kind of dog training style we were looking for.

We were so pleased and agreed with most of the training.  I mean it was detailed and explained just what to do, but a couple things we had issues with.  Those two issues were “how to stop puppy from biting” and “how to stop puppy from barking“.

Now I don’t know if we were conveying the training wrong, or that we have a head-strong dog that may prove to be a difficult to train puppy.  He learned all the basic commands in a snap!  He is smart, but boy does he give us problems over those two issues.

difficult to train puppy
You calling me?

 

Kash the Dog

I hope this isn’t sounding too negative about Kash.  He does respond so well to the dog training guide commands, and he is incredibly smart.  Handsome and so entertaining that until those snake-like fangs snag your hand or sweatshirt, he is a blast!

We will forge ahead with puppy training.  He is so worth it!

In a quiet moment, talk to your dog at his level, he will appreciate the conversation.

Thomas

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Kash, A Border Collie Mix Puppy Loves The Snow!

Having a Border Collie mix breed dog is a bit challenging.  This is the busiest puppy I have ever seen.  Into everything, including the clothes hamper.  It pulled out all the dirty socks and underwear one evening and stacked them up, one by one!

This morning was a great morning for a hike.  The snow had melted, and then froze hard overnight, so Kash could walk on top of the snow for a change.  It had been deeper than his legs for as long as we have had him.  So this was a treat!

We hiked back to the swamp were he could play on the slippery ice.  Did he have a ball!  I would throw a stick and he would go sliding in like a baseball player sliding into home plate!  What a character.

border collie mix
Coming out of the swamp.

We have been working on “come here” the last week.  Now as I have said before, Kash is a head-strong little puppy.  “Come here” was picked up right away, actually he learned the hand signal right along with it.  My wife didn’t believe me because he seldom came when called, so I told her to try it herself.

She went about 50 feet away and I told her to just tap the inside of her left knee with her hand.  Kash immediately ran over to her.  She still didn’t believe it.  So we waited until he was busy with a toy.  She called his name, tapped her left knee, and Kash jumped up and ran over to her and sat down!  She was impressed.

I’m telling you, this Secrets to Dog Training course we bought online is the cat’s meow!  I cannot believe how quickly Kash learns with these methods.  There are still a couple we are working on that are taking a little extra time, like “how to stop puppy from biting“, and “how to stop puppy from barking“.  It is getting better everyday.

We are going to keep focusing on the biting and barking until we have that completely nipped in the bud. (pun intended)  After we have those two issues mastered, and I think we’ll have it under control by the weekend, we are going to work on some hand signals (commands) outside.

He already know the hand signals for “sit”, “lay down” and like I just said above, “come here”.  I really never taught my previous dogs hand signals, so I am glad I learned these methods from Secrets to Dog Training.  It’s impressive to give your dog a hand signal and he does what it means.

Want a easy recipe for dog snacks? We call them Kash’s Cheezy Weezies.  They are real simple to make.  When they are baking, it smells so good that you will want to try them yourself. (not as good as they smell, but your dog will love them)

Go to the healthy dog food page on this site. (see the page tab at the top?) or just click this link and it will take you there.

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

If your dog is overweight, YOU aren’t exercising enough. Get out and walk the dog!

Thomas

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New Vet, and How to Stop Puppy From Biting

A new veterinarian and a great lesson in how to stop puppy from biting.

Learn How to Stop Puppy From Biting
Kash has snake-like, needle sharp "fangs".

I took Kash to the vet for his last puppy shot on Saturday.  This is the vet the North Star Border Collie Rescue organization was using.  What a great guy.  Tells it like it is, no sugar coating with this guy – I like that!

He showed me his technique on becoming the Alpha dog leader, a “requirement” of new clients.  He asked what was the worst trait that Kash had as a puppy right now.  It was biting, whether playing or biting out of frustration.

He demonstrated his technique.  He was quick to point out that it is not for everyone, as there are many ways to achieve the desired result.

When Kash opened his mouth to “play” bite, the vet grabbed his snout firmly, bellowed NO in an authorative voice and pinned Kash down until he submitted.  It was uncomfortable to see Kash struggle, but he was incredibly good from that moment on.  The vet established himself as the “alpha dog” in that room.

I was so impressed with the way Kash reacted to this technique that I tried it at home.  The first time Kash grabbed me with his snake-like, needle sharp teeth, I grabbed his snout with one hand, pinned him down with the other and let out my deepest authority like voice, NO!  Oh how Kash struggled and whined, bit I held firm.  Let up too early and it’s all for nothing.

Wow!  It worked for me too!  There was definitely a change in Kash from that moment on.  He looks at me in a much different way, a good way, actually a really good way.  It seems like he is looking for my next command, almost like he wants to please me.

Now he hasn’t completely been cured of biting.  I still have to remind him from time to time, especially when we get playing, or his dry skin itching frustrates him.  That’s a whole new story I’ll get into later on.

The rest of the training is going great.  My wife and I pick out a new “trick” or command we want to teach each night and go to our Secrets to Dog Training course and follow the detailed instructions.  Kash learns something new real quick with this system.  It is hard to believe he can grasp commands at this young of age.  I give credit to the training system and our commitment to consistency.

So, I would really love to tell you we had complete success in learning how to stop puppy from biting, but I do believe it will take a week or so to fully realize.  The big change is how Kash seems to respect me more.

I would love to hear any comments, or what your technique or method was to keep your puppy from biting.  Please leave a comment.

Thanks to all you dog lovers that have rescued a loving dog.

Thomas

DISCLOSURE: You should assume that the owner of this website has an affiliate relationship to the providers of goods and services mentioned (links) on this website and may be compensated when you purchase from a provider. These are quality and trustworthy proven products, but you should always perform due diligence before buying goods or services from anyone via the Internet or offline.