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Old 11-07-2012, 12:17 AM   #21
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Congrats, and kudos to you for taking him in :-) Looks like a happy dog!

We've had our dog (German Shepherd) for 2 1/2 years now and have no regrets - the companionship with a dog is so rewarding. We take ours camping in our tent trailer - 2 adults, 2 kids (3 the last time), and the dog likes nothing better than sprawling on the couch, and then jumping onto the bed in the morning to wake us up.

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Old 11-07-2012, 02:18 AM   #22
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We were not even looking for a dog but a border collie caught my eye. He is 4 years old and the pound said he is a very good dog. I seen him on Saturday and I can't stop thinking about him. We have a cat and the lady at the pound said he is afraid of cats. But I am not to worried about that. What would you do. I have never had a dog before.
Border Collies are about the most intelligent and loving dogs you can find!

We have an Australian Kelpie and she travels with us. (I would love to take our cat along, but cats are cats... she has an auto-feeder in the barn and seems to make out all right, but loves to see us come home)

If you love dogs, and can give you dog enough exercise, then a Border Collie should work. They do need a good daily run!

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Old 11-07-2012, 04:52 AM   #23
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Nice....he looks happy to have a home.
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:02 AM   #24
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Well here he is. His name is ripley and he is a full bread border collie. He was great all night. He does listen very well already and seems house broken but we got him a kennel just to be sure for a little while.
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:18 AM   #25
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Ripley is beautiful! We have two border collie/lab mix siblings and they are great. Actually worked for a doctor for years that had borders for his farm...he brought them to work everyday...they herded all the carts that moved! Funny! If he nips at your ankles, don't be alarmed its a herding instinct.
Enjoy Ripley and enjoy "your" training
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:15 AM   #26
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Congratulations! Energetic dog, but smart!
Always remember, like kids, dogs will out-grow any issues you have initially. Make sure it has things to chew that are OK to chew.
Again, like kids, dog-proofing the house is important. I went through three laptop power packs with our American Eskimo. She actually was able to uplug them while I was working!
If you have health questions, Pet Health Care | Dog and Cat Behavior Information by Veterinarians is a pretty good site.
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:29 AM   #27
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A friend of mine owned a cattle feedlot. He feed about three to four hundred steers to fatten them up before market. Just himself and two border collies would work those cattle. He would use whistling and hand signals to tell those dogs what to do. Occasionally while changing the steers from pen to pen a group of them would bolt and run off, one dog would hold the others while the other dog would take off and get around the strayed steers and turn them around. I aways enjoyed watching those dogs work..By the way they lived for the chance to do it. Very smart dogs...
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:38 AM   #28
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If he tolerated being in a kennel overnight, then that is a good sign. Good luck with him!
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:25 AM   #29
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Congrats on a new life long friend. Thx for the pic too. He looks .
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:01 AM   #30
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We got Brandi in 1996 and took her camping a week later. She adapted to the camper very quickly. It doesn't matter where the camper her, it is just an extensine of home. She is much happier in the camper alone if we are out doing something than being boared.

And now that the kids are gone I can tell you that she's a lot less trouble than they ever were. She never gets bored, doesn't care if it's raining, never complains about the menu and doesn't leave her junk all over the camper.

The only problem we have now is, at 16yrs, she does not appreciate the 4 step climb into the new 5thWheel. Now she just waits for us to pick her up. But she still gets very excited when she sees us getting ready for a trip. (Some how she always knows)

...and one last comment...We are convinced that camping has kept her young. (and us too)

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