Category Archives: border collie

Pet Star of the Week: Jinx, a Border Collie

Jinx was a fun subject.  A dynamic sport dog active in disc and dock diving, his owner gave me free rein to choose whatever picture I wanted.  It was a bit of difficult choice, because Stephanie’s pictures were excellent quality … Continue reading

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Swimming Down Syndrome

      Let’s face it: the Special Olympics has been a boon to the fitness regimen for many disabled folks who would never otherwise get out of the house.  Amanda is no exception.  Over the years, getting her to exercise has taken … Continue reading

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Border Collie on Slate

My friend Barb’s border collie is featured in today’s slate painting. This beautiful dog has appeared on billboards promoting pet expos all over the country from Michigan to New York. She is easily one of the fastest dogs I have … Continue reading

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Isn’t It Rich….

Clifford was invited back to Cedarville Library to co-host a clown’s appearance on June 18, 2012. These ladies had a lot of fun with him, being kindred spirits and all.  They even let him keep the glasses! We had a … Continue reading

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Talking With Dogs

As I am moving back into my role as teacher, not only through the upcoming Tricks class at Borderhauss Kennels but as a certified CATCH trainer mentor, I’m realizing how much nonverbal actions and consequences go into my daily routines.  … Continue reading

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Horses and Dogs

Rip and Til playing, “Ring Around the Pony” Remembering a ride on the Island:  It’s Cliffy’s turn to run free and I’ve saddled Trudy up. We are enjoying a lively trot down the road toward the shore. Til the border collie … Continue reading

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Pigs Helping Pigs

This year, Long Island Pet Expo had a booth with potbellied pigs.  This is not unusual for a pet expo, but for some reason I got it in my head that one of them should be trick trained. My dogs … Continue reading

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Puppy Tricks

//www.youtube.com/get_player Most people don’t realize this, but little puppies can learn tricks faster and with more panache than adult dogs can.  There’s an early learning window lasting until a dog is about 5 months old, making their brains like little … Continue reading

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25 Ways to Raise a Great Border Collie

Terrible Til once again had a successful run in the Disc Dogs of Michigan Frisbee competition.  This one was held in Grand Blanc, Michigan and we placed third in the novice toss-and-fetch, against about 30 teams.  Til is pictured (against … Continue reading

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Talking With Dogs

Til shows off some of his prizes from a Frisbee competition. As I am moving back into my role as teacher, not only through an upcoming Tricks class at Borderhauss Kennels but as a certified CATCH trainer mentor, I’m realizing … Continue reading

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