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Hey /an/. This is my Border Collie, Jazz. Shes a chocolate Merle and will be 3 weeks old tomorrow. Just wondering if any other border collie owners have advice for a first time owner of this breed. I know the basics, very energetic, can get destructive if ignored, plenty of exercise, things like that.
Also, any training tips? I know these dogs are extremely smart, and I want to make her very well trained. Tried google and it just brought up some bitch's guide for 29 bucks.
tl;dr: Advice for a new border collie puppy owner.
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I am spending the summer in pristine wilderness, and was wondering if anyone knew a resource to where I can look up and identify plants and animals?
Like somewhere where I can go through the different Kingdoms, Phyllums, families, genus, etc. etc. I do not know too much about such classifications, and want to have a strong foundation when viewing nature!
Any tips would be great!
Pic related:Small dot in pic was last week's camp. (Norcal if wondering)
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So my two Shelties' main groomer left a while ago and, after a rash of "rude" groomers my mother refuses to take them anywhere until she's found a reliable one. It's been a long time since they last had a bath.
Today I decided to help out the older one (almost thirteen years, he's a light sable) and I cut out the matting in his fur that usually develops with shelties. I also trimmed the fur around that is prone to matting. He's kind of "my dog" so he didn't go after me but after a while he got a little antsy.
The other one is a really arrogant/obnoxious like five year old tri color, she wouldn't even let me go near her with a wire brush to get the loose fur out of her. A couple of weeks ago I managed to cut only the fur around one fucking paw. Fun fact: when the fur around the paw gets too long, they start sliding around like assholes. She punched me and levitated out of the goddamn room.
Anyway I've done the best I can do for the moment. I have some school things to get to but later I'm considering washing the sable boy. Any tips also on brushing, washing, etc.? Any supplies needed will have to be gotten later because I'm not able to leave the house for a while.
Shelties are really, really fucking hard to groom. Also p.s. the tri color has really strange, smooth fur and it grows weird?? help??