'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Friday, 13 December 2013

Walk the Walk

Among the most intelligent of the dogs - if they can't find enough to do, Border collies amuse themselves ...

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  1. Brilliant. I wonder what they were all thinking!

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  2. Wonderful! Superbly appropriate choice of music too.

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    1. Repressed exuberance Geeb?

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  3. Wonderful dogs. So clever. We have a clever puppy in the family at the moment giving lots of pleasure and love ( to Sally ).

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    1. What breed Helsie?
      Oh, and when are you off to Hervey Bay?

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  4. Very catlike! I am enjoying teaching my pup everything he needs to know. He doesn't do " slowly slowly" though. When he sees our cat there is no subtlety involved…just a charge and lots of bouncing. The old cat does very well to mainly ignore him!

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    1. Good on you Frances. Young pups need help to be easy adult dogs. Do you do your teaching the Cesar Milan way? What breed?

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    2. He is a Mini schnauzer….mainly black and silver colouring, but with a" pepper and salt" head. He is 6 months old today. I have a variety of books and online info. and a friend who knows about dog behaviours and has helped me a bit too. Not used any Cesar Milan techniques as far as I know! He is a very quick learner, and as I am just about to put up the Xmas tree in the room he is mainly in, I am hoping he will learn to leave it alone asap! He was doing most of what I need him to do several months ago..ie come when called , which I always think is the main thing. Never had a pup before, my previous, and first dog was 5 when I had him. He was put to sleep in June aged about 16 having been loved dearly during his life with us. We call the pup " Alexi".

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  5. Ah - lovely, lively little breed. I'm sure Alexi will give you great joy. My son and his partner have just bought a pup - at 12 weeks Toby is bigger than my full-grown Peke-Chin Shelly was. They will have fun too!

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  6. Wonderfull Little movie. I love Border Collies, - so beautiful and so clever they are.

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    1. Kirsten - They are my daughter's absolute favourite breed.
      If you haven't seen it, perhaps you would enjoy the excellent BBC Horizon programme 'The Secret Life of the Dog'?
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00pssgh

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