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Border Collie-Aussie Mix, Kash is all Stinker!

Kash, our Border Collie-Aussie mix puppy is now 21 weeks old.  He is still in puppy training mode and learning every day.

I say “all stinker” because he is the most curious, mischievous puppy I have ever had to deal with.  You have to watch him ever second he is awake.  If he can get his mouth on it, around it, or even near it, he will probably get it and think it is his to play with.

The other part of “stinker” is that we still are struggling with his biting and barking.  It seems like no matter what we do, nothing works for more than a minute.  We have tried several different techniques and methods lately, all have failed.

 

border collie-aussie puppy is defiant
Giving me “the eye”.

Kash the Dog

I never thought I would even consider a “shock collar”!  That shocks me to even think we have discussed getting one of those expensive torture devices.  But when you are at you wits end…

Kash sure loves the water.  After the rain last night the creek in the woods was flowing pretty good.  That is where he likes to head for first thing when we get out walking.  One of these days we will take him to a local lake and see if he likes to swim.

 

border collie-aussie puppy loves the water
Running through the creek

Kash the Dog

Kash weighed in at 31 pounds last night.  I feel really good about the healthy dog food that we are feeding him.  He eats it dry, or with water mixed in.  We put a capsule-worth of fish oil every day in his food.  I am so glad I found Sharda’s Dog Food Dangers, it gives you the best information about the best and worst dog foods on the market.

Well, Kash is almost a young adult dog.  He still has a lot to learn, but we love that little critter to pieces.  Our dog training guide has still been our best investment in helping us get Kash to learn commands.  Despite his puppy biting and puppy yipping, we still have fun with him and know in our hearts he will finally get over these issues.

Today I will get a Frisbee out and see if I can get Kash to catch it in the air.  He has not been too coordinated catching anything else so far.  I am sure he will “catch” on.  An update on how he does will be coming.

Hug your dog,

Thomas

Puppy Biting, Kash is Learning Not to Bite

Puppy biting is something to get control of right away, especially with a Border Collie type personality.  I am learning this the hard way.  Puppy biting is also something I will not tolerate with those needle sharp baby teeth.

Secrets to Dog Training
Nothing like a little "fast Kash".

When Kash would bite, I would immediately grab his snout firmly, don’t squeeze hard, and control his neck/body until he quit squirming and fighting, all the while saying “NO BITE!” in a low voice, (while trying to stay calm).

This had to be reaffirmed several times before he realized this was unacceptable.  It has improved a lot, but every now and then he gets excited to play and bites (playing) and I now just have to say NO BITE, and don’t have to grab his snout and subdue him.

My dog training program that I found online has been great in setting the tone for what to expect from a well trained dog.  This training guide has been invaluable and I can’t recommend it any more highly.  And I’m the guy that thought I could train any dog, until I met Kash.  Get this book if you want a well trained dog, and it is very easy to understand and implement.  Your dog will love you for it.

Click here for book info. –> Dog Training Secrets

Don’t forget to pet your pooch,

Thomas