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by SteveG
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Beginners and General Chat
Topic: To collar or not to collar?
Replies: 0
Views: 7468

To collar or not to collar?

Freya, our sheltie puppy is now about 17 weeks old. When we got her at 12 weeks old I just could not find a collar small enough for her, apart from the indignity of a cat collar. Our local city council ( Canberra ) no longer issue identity discs like they used to since all dogs and cats must be micr...
by SteveG
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Behavior and Temperament
Topic: Puppy with too much energy
Replies: 2
Views: 4656

Re: Puppy with too much energy

Hello BroMTL. We found our sheltie puppy loves to jump after the rope tug toy. She does amazingly huge acrobatic leaps attempting to get the rope. You have to keep it animated for her. But we found this tired her out *very quickly*. Don't worry, you'll get the second vaccination soon and you'll be a...
by SteveG
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Behavior and Temperament
Topic: How to stop demand barking?
Replies: 6
Views: 6955

Re: How to stop demand barking?

I agree with Hanne. From me ( brief ) experience, our sheltie just wants to be with me. *All the time*. Whenever I am I know she is a metre behind me, intently watching what I am doing, or just having a snooze. Initially I used to put her in her soft crate and position the crate so she could see wha...
by SteveG
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Beginners and General Chat
Topic: Greetings!
Replies: 0
Views: 6946

Greetings!

About 5 weeks ago I took delivery of Freya, our (then) 12 week old sable sheltie puppy. Although I am recently retired, this is my first dog. Fortunately my adult live-at-home daughter Nikki has 2 dogs and is giving me lots of helpful advice. She is a lovely little dog and very friendly with other d...
by SteveG
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Beginners and General Chat
Topic: Finding a Sheltie Pup
Replies: 7
Views: 6497

Re: Finding a Sheltie Pup

I'm really shocked to hear Shelties are that rare as well. Is it like that elsewhere in the world as well? Australian here. It look me many phone calls, visits to breeders and luck really to find a Sheltie puppy. It took me over 5 months and by chance found the perfect puppy for us. We've had Freya...