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by wmildman
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Behavior and Temperament
Topic: shy at the highest level
Replies: 7
Views: 5921

Re: shy at the highest level

Latest update; Last night/evening We let a 4 go out for potty beddy bye (sounds silly but they learn the terms and times) Well 3 came in got their feet wiped and ready to go inside while our newest girl is at the steps looking in. The girl that we adopted before her (#3) went back outside as if to s...
by wmildman
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Behavior and Temperament
Topic: How to stop demand barking?
Replies: 6
Views: 6983

Re: How to stop demand barking?

I agree with Hanne. One of the qualities we have enjoyed is their wanting to be with/around us. Our furry four legged children, except they never out grow you. We are as goofy as you get and enjoy Shelties. They will bark and the surgery is inhumane and they still try to bark and sounds awful. (Sort...
by wmildman
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Behavior and Temperament
Topic: Friends one minute strangers the next.
Replies: 2
Views: 3509

Re: Friends one minute strangers the next.

Also for what it is worth, Shelties are wonderful, but think of it as adopting a teenager that cannot speak. You have no idea how their life has been to this point. The first girl I told you about will follow me all around our property and come when called. She is a 100% reversal from when she came....
by wmildman
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Behavior and Temperament
Topic: Friends one minute strangers the next.
Replies: 2
Views: 3509

Re: Friends one minute strangers the next.

I am no expert, however we have had 2 rescue Shelties and each came with issues similar to yours. The last one would jump up in my recliner (as she is now) and sit with me all evening but not come and the thing I found odd she would not make eye contact (that may sound funny but all of our others ju...
by wmildman
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Behavior and Temperament
Topic: shy at the highest level
Replies: 7
Views: 5921

Re: shy at the highest level

And SLOWLY we make progress. She is doing a lot better, not quite there yet but close.
by wmildman
Wed May 30, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Behavior and Temperament
Topic: shy at the highest level
Replies: 7
Views: 5921

Re: shy at the highest level

WOW, kinda strange what a little thunder will do. Tater is almost under my feet, the closest she has laid so far. She was following me to the office and laying a few feet away but now I have to look before I move my chair and before my squeaky chair seemed to bother her she is just laying there, loo...
by wmildman
Wed May 30, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Behavior and Temperament
Topic: shy at the highest level
Replies: 7
Views: 5921

Re: shy at the highest level

I would like to thank everyone for all the replies, however having only one,,,, Thank You Jazz. I do appreciate your reply and support. Her new name is Tater, and I got some grief from my wife but she is either in my chair or on the bed therefore "chair potato" shortened to Tater. She is following m...
by wmildman
Thu May 24, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Behavior and Temperament
Topic: shy at the highest level
Replies: 7
Views: 5921

Re: shy at the highest level

We have 3 other Shelties, all girls. 2 we have had since 8 weeks, the other, another one of those situations that needed a home. In her case we think she was somewhat abused, or at least not treated as special as she is. Before I fenced the back yard I made the mistake of letting her go potty off le...
by wmildman
Tue May 22, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Behavior and Temperament
Topic: shy at the highest level
Replies: 7
Views: 5921

shy at the highest level

We have had Shelties for 30+ years and each one has been different, as they should be. Our latest little girl is sitting in the recliner with me as I type and sleeps in our bed as if she has been with us all of her life. She is approximately 4 years old and it took me almost 2 hours to convince her ...