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by Wendy
Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: Beginners and General Chat
Topic: hello from sweden
Replies: 1
Views: 3467

Re: hello from sweden

Hi Megan,
Leslie is beautiful. I hope he being good for you! There's always a bit of an adjustment period when you add a new member to your household.
by Wendy
Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: Beginners and General Chat
Topic: A second sheltie?
Replies: 1
Views: 3367

Re: A second sheltie?

Hi Mons, How wonderful to have a new Sheltie in your family! With regard to the sex of your second dog, sometimes two female dogs can be problematic, particularly if you are introducing a new girl puppy to an established older female. I had two female dogs that fought for months, and finally ignored...
by Wendy
Tue Sep 08, 2015 12:18 am
Forum: Beginners and General Chat
Topic: A Hello from Pennsylvania
Replies: 15
Views: 13947

Re: A Hello from Pennsylvania

I hope everything goes well with your new puppy. I can imagine your disappointment and frustration when nobody contacted you about the sad outcome from the other litters. I also have a five year old sheltie. I had intended to get a tricolour puppy to keep Curdie company but last year I adopted Honey...
by Wendy
Sat Aug 22, 2015 12:07 am
Forum: Beginners and General Chat
Topic: Hello from Tokyo
Replies: 10
Views: 11847

Re: Hello from Tokyo

I am in love! Your puppy is so beautiful.
Obviously worth waiting for.
Please let us know what you decide to call her.
by Wendy
Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:03 am
Forum: Behavior and Temperament
Topic: Separation anxiety + wild elimination
Replies: 1
Views: 3932

Re: Separation anxiety + wild elimination

That sounds like normal puppy behaviour. It can take a while for them to settle down at night. You should see a big improvement by day five but you need to ignore the whining. Every time you go in to comfort him you tell him that whining gets him what he wants... you. Try to only go in when he's not...
by Wendy
Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: Beginners and General Chat
Topic: Hello from Texas and new puppy
Replies: 1
Views: 3339

Re: Hello from Texas and new puppy

Hi. Congratulations on your new puppy. With regard to the training cookies, I would suggest you look at the list of ingredients to see if there is something your puppy may be allergic to. You have obviously made the connection between feeding the training cookie and loose stools. If the training coo...
by Wendy
Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:55 am
Forum: Behavior and Temperament
Topic: sister sheltie problems
Replies: 10
Views: 10844

Re: sister sheltie problems

Use positive reinforcement. When you yell at bad behaviour you are interacting with Bucky and giving him attention. It does not sound as if you have many opportunities to reward good behaviour so you need to actively ignore the behaviour you don't like and praise the behaviour you want. Does anybody...
by Wendy
Sun Mar 15, 2015 7:17 am
Forum: Behavior and Temperament
Topic: Puppy coming home!
Replies: 4
Views: 5531

Re: Puppy coming home!

I like using a crate. It makes toilet training easier and provides a safe place for your puppy when you need to go out. If you will need to leave her alone to go to work etc, it's a good idea to get your puppy used to being left alone for a short time even in those first couple of days. If she knows...
by Wendy
Sat Mar 14, 2015 9:48 am
Forum: Behavior and Temperament
Topic: Introducing a new sheltie to our terrier
Replies: 5
Views: 6518

Re: Introducing a new sheltie to our terrier

Love the photo of Archie and Badger together. Many years ago I had a Sheltie cross and a fox terrier who would come riding with me, but I got them both as puppies so they grew up with my horses. They also used to follow the tractor around the paddock. Eventually they worked out it was better to find...
by Wendy
Thu Mar 12, 2015 6:17 am
Forum: Your Sheltie Photos
Topic: Bath Time
Replies: 4
Views: 5444

Re: Bath Time

Curdie is a lovely boy and pretty good about having his bath. He is quite big for a Sheltie and has a very dense coat. Submerging him in the water seems to be the best way to work in the shampoo. I'm just glad that Shelties don't need bathing very frequently. My mum's little maltese cross really nee...