Recent content by Sekah

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    Let's Be Controversial

    I'm not reading these responses. I just think it's ****ing gross that this person's shitty opinions have garnered the attention they have. Not the respondents' faults. Just... not good. Not worth it. **** her and her tiny little world.
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    Let's Be Controversial

    **** you
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    A dog breed that will follow me around off leash in a city

    The behaviour you describe is not a breed characteristic for any dog, really. Herders, as you suspect, are some of the most biddable. But the training and temperament of the individual will trump breed choice, I think. For what it's worth, I can do that with my Aussie. Though, even then, I'm...
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    Mini American Shepherd vs. Corgi

    My experience does not form a proper representative sample of the breed, but basically any corgi I've met has ended up with moderate to severe health issues linked to their funky structure. I wouldn't be looking at them if you want a sports prospect. Mini Aussies can run the gamut of...
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    Winter wonderland

    Gorgeous as always. Just love them. That Coolie & skating & mountain pic is a thing of beauty. Great work.
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    The dog musing/vent thread

    Entire session, really. A lot of dogs will happily go all day, but there can be a decrease in clarity on part of both the dog and the handler, and relying on long sessions to communicate a behaviour can become a crutch at worst, and is simply unnecessary at best. Again, I'm specifically...
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    The dog musing/vent thread

    5 minutes a session for the best, most effective training. More if you just want to bum around with your dog and/or tire them out.
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    Cohen v winter

    Got a new camera and some lenses for Christmas. I'm still learning the basics and having a lot of fun. I've been trying to expand my photo editing skills a bit too. Yay layers! Here's some recent shots!.
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    The dog musing/vent thread

    This dog is finally beginning to earn her keep! We did a commercial shoot yesterday. Day off work? Playing with dog? Getting paid for it? Sure why not? My plan is to buy a camera with the cash she's 'earned' in the last few months once the Boxing Day sales are on. Which I will then use to...
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    Puppies? Temperament? RISKY?

    I can count the number of mini Aussies I've met without significant fear and/or reactivity issues on one hand. And I've met a lot of them. I raised Cohen in a fairly urban setting, and she was fine growing up with the hustle & bustle. And I really really do like Oracle Aussies, so I think...
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    Puppies? Temperament? RISKY?

    Even perfect Aussies from perfect breeders are less perfect than they appear at first glance. I'd say that almost all of the ones I know have (or had) some degree of reactivity and many are a very special flavour of pain-in-the-ass. I fear that you're going to get an Aussie pup, see the (almost...
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    What breed is my puppy?

    It looks like you're linking image urls straight from your hard drive. Try uploading it to an image sharing site like
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    The dog musing/vent thread

    If all else fails, just tell him that you named your dog after the man who invented murder. And that you're a bad speller. :)
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    The Venting Thread

    I've heard that once you see enough evidence to notice it, you likely have significantly more than one mouse on the premises. We called in a pest control guy and he placed poison stations around to fix our problem.
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    The dog musing/vent thread

    I understand what you're getting at. I will try and intervene before my DINOS takes matters into her own hands, and I'm not happy to let her mete out corrections with other dogs. She's learned to hold her **** together for a couple of seconds so I have a chance to redirect before things get...