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    Naming help for future puppy

    I don't have any suggestions, as those are pretty much all of the same mountain names I came up with before getting my Everest. But for the record, I think Everest and even Logan could both work for a female. My Everest is female and I don't think the name is masculine at all. I also have a...
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    Nova Scotia Duck Tollers

    I'm not a big fan of discussing breeders publicly where they can't speak for themselves. I do have a few favourite breeders in BC; one of which I almost got a second Toller from in 2012 before deciding on a Koolie and then changing my mind and getting Journey. I don't think convenience should be...
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    Nova Scotia Duck Tollers

    Just on my way home but I'll answer your questions as soon as possible! I am genuinely curious as to how the Tollers you experienced were similar to Border Collies? I don't mean that rudely at all. I actually am curious. Before I got one I was expecting a Border Collie like dog, and mine...
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    Nova Scotia Duck Tollers

    I've lived with four Tollers (three from the same breeder, one from animal services who was sent back for severe aggression) and one Toller mix, and they've all been very different from one another. I've also been around many others and they also differed quite a bit. Even within the same lines...
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    Describe your dog(s) in 3 words

    Journey: fun, cuddly, beautiful Everest: challenging, brilliant, busy Dance: playful, funny, cute Ripley: needy, sweet, dramatic
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    What made you get into dogs?

    I grew up with dogs and just always really liked them. Well, more than liked. I was obsessed with them. I remember being the weird kid in school who would always rent all of the dog books out in the library; like, dog breed encyclopedia books and training books even. Not cartoon dog stories...
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    The one that got away?

    Mine would be Fennec, the Toller puppy I had earlier this year. She was a little unfocused and 'dopey' in comparison to Dance and what I normally like in a dog. Very stereotypical retriever. But she was so fun, and so sweet, and wonderful in so many ways. She fit into my home seamlessly, and I...
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    Tell me about forced air dryers

    I think this is what I have. A Metro Air Force Commander. It's powerful enough for Aussie and Toller coats. Even when Journey is in full coat it doesn't take too long to dry her. If I'd had the money at the time I might have gotten a slightly more powerful one, but honestly I like this one...
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    Tell me about forced air dryers

    I don't know a lot about them, but I own a small orange Metro 5.0 something or other haha. It works really well. Not quite as powerful as the one I used when I worked in a grooming shop, but powerful enough for at home. I use it at least monthly on three to four dogs and it's still as good as...
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    Those with multiple dogs...

    Mine all play with one another, and they all have their preferences as to whom they play with. Usually they split themselves into pairs, as three is kind of awkward sometimes. But they also know when enough is enough and understand that I don't enjoy them roughhousing all day every day.
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    Chaz Puppies of 2015

    Everest is 7 months old in a few days! Crazy how time flies. She's growing up so nicely. Every once in a while she still throws a tantrum of epic proportions, but 96% of the time, she is everything I hoped for. I absolutely love her and am so glad she's mine. She's such a fun puppy, my comedic...
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    Just One

    I know I say it all the time, but she is so perfect. Getting prettier and prettier as she grows up!
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    The dog musing/vent thread

    Give up hoping for manners? Haha. Just kidding. Mostly. Honestly with all of the training that I do with my dogs, their food manners have gone out the window because I pretty much throw a treat into their mouths as fast as possible which has created piranhas. But if I want them to take...
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    Your Dog/s Bedtime/Wakeup Time

    Mine sleep most of the time that I am home with them, and probably when I am not. But they just go to bed when I do and wake up when I do. Doesn't matter if bed time is 9pm or midnight, or if we get up at 5am or 10am. They'll all sleep for as long as I want to, be it 5 hours or 12. When we do...
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    Chaz Puppies of 2015

    Everest is six months old now! Well, technically next week if we're counting to the exact day... but if we're just counting weeks, she already is. Crazy how time flies. I've had her for three months now and it still feels like she's just always been here. I love her so much. She's a little bit...
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    Top 3 breeds you'll want someday and why?

    1) Australian Shepherds. Realistically, this is probably the only breed I'll own from here on out. I wish I had gotten one years ago. I don't want a large pack of dogs forever, so to keep my numbers at 3 or less, I can't foresee myself seeking anything other than Aussies out. My puppy is only 6...
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    What's your ideal number of dogs?

    Ideally, just one. More realistically, two. I loved taking Journey everywhere with me and doing everything with her and only her. But then I realized that because she was my go to dog, that I was sometimes doing too much with her and asking too much of her, so I wanted a second dog to also do...
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    How is your dog with strangers?

    Dance: Not a fan. She'll ignore strangers in public as that is what I expect of her, and she's had many years of practicing how to ignore strangers. But make any sudden movements toward or or stare too long, she'll stiffen and bark and become so insecure that she can't think about what else to...
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    Monthly helping of Aussies

    Thanks, guys! Glad you enjoyed them. :-) I know photo threads have kind of become a thing of the past but I like sharing then once in a while. Especially with how Facebook ruins quality a lot of the time.
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    Beach Trip

    This is something I so badly want to do with my dogs as well! Someday. Glad all three of you had such a great time. Also, I love the photo of the two of them in your signature. I hadn't seen it prior to today. :-)