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    What are options for classes/competitions?

    I want to do something fun/serious with my english shepherd. He has a lot of energy and is happy when learning. Besides agility (no close facilities), what other types of things could we train for and possibly compete in? Thank you!
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    How to teach a dog to go tee-tee outside in possibly one day!

    Well, only if you have a really smart dog, :), but it IS possible! My grandmama hung a bell on a string by her door and taught the dog to ring a bell. We tried it with our aussies with a great result. Bell, a black tri Aussie, was added to our family at the age of 8 weeks, On day one, we...
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    Searching for cool, new, harness!

    Hi! I was out and about and saw this gal with her dog and he had the most interesting looking harness. It was cushioned and so well made, unlike anything I have seen at the local Petsmart. I asked from whence it came and she said Europe. Dangit! Any ideas on nice, well-made...
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    Go get the kettle Mabel, Annie Fannie's done got us another Possum!

    How many possums does a dog have to kill before I can advertise it as a "First-Rate huntin' dog...guar-an-teed to rid your yard of any varmints!" ? I was washing dishes this morning, and looked out the kitchen window and there was Annie Fannie, taking her morning stroll around the back...
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    Hey yall from Georgia

    Hey everybody! I'm so happy to be here and I"m looking forward to learning a lot and getting to know you all. I own a 2 year old english shepherd, Paddy Bear, a 9 year old chocolate lab, Savannah, and 2 kitties, Abby and Dark Kitty. We used to have 3 horses but eventually re-homed them to...
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    The English Shepherd -AKA "No, I'm not a Border Collie"

    :) Hi all, I'm new here. I have noticed in a few places folks having questions about English Shepherds, wondering how they differ from the more common herding dogs, ie Border Collies and Aussies. While I haven't owned a BC, I have owned and bred Aussies and currently own my first English...