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(04-25-2017, 06:44 PM)Milo Wrote: Tasha is beautiful.  She looks really smart too.  My husband and I adopted a Border Collie Aussie mix (Misty)  a year ago and it is great to see Milo and Misty playing together.  I wish I had that much energy!!

Thank you.  Tasha is so sweet and a bit too smart for her own good.  I would love to see a photo of Misty.  When I adopted Mattie she became best friends with Tasha.  They are partners in crime. Big Grin
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#12
Hi and welcome
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#13
Hi and welcome! Milo is popular because of the movie "Milo and Otis" about a puppy and kitten getting lost and traveling together.
Gotta love 'em.
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(04-25-2017, 07:38 PM)Tasha Wrote:
(04-25-2017, 06:44 PM)Milo Wrote: Tasha is beautiful.  She looks really smart too.  My husband and I adopted a Border Collie Aussie mix (Misty)  a year ago and it is great to see Milo and Misty playing together.  I wish I had that much energy!!

Thank you.  Tasha is so sweet and a bit too smart for her own good.  I would love to see a photo of Misty.  When I adopted Mattie she became best friends with Tasha.  They are partners in crime. Big Grin
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(04-25-2017, 07:38 PM)Tasha Wrote:
(04-25-2017, 06:44 PM)Milo Wrote: Tasha is beautiful.  She looks really smart too.  My husband and I adopted a Border Collie Aussie mix (Misty)  a year ago and it is great to see Milo and Misty playing together.  I wish I had that much energy!!

Thank you.  Tasha is so sweet and a bit too smart for her own good.  I would love to see a photo of Misty.  When I adopted Mattie she became best friends with Tasha.  They are partners in crime. Big Grin


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Here is a pix of Misty aka the Diva. We used to own two purebred GSDs and the difference in personalities of the two breeds (in our experience) is striking. The GSDs were sooo serious. Milo and Misty make us laugh with their antics. By the way, Misty was adopted from the same rescue that we adopted Milo from.
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#17
Misty is a very pretty girl.  I used to have a GSD and agree about the difference in personality.  I find training is quite different too.  Some thing are easier to teach to the collies and some things were easier with my GSD.
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I had GSDs first for many, many years. I always found GSDs very easy to train and they didn't try to train me like the BCs do. Sure, BCs are really smart and get things quick, but their sense of humor can get in the way of just learning something. When I got my first BC, I was warned to be really careful of my body language when training, because BCs might decide that some strange little thing is the cue rather than the word or hand signal that you are trying for.

My GSDs would always do the command I asked for, but my BCs are always trying to decide if maybe I asked for the wrong thing and they should do xyz instead. Most of the time they are right, of course, but it sure can be aggravating when they prove over and over that they know my business better than I do.
Gotta love 'em.
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Gideon's Mom, that is what I was thinking but didn't express it well.  It reminds me of when I taught my GSD not to jump on people.   It didn't take long to teach, he knew what I expected of him.  Teaching Tasha not to jump on people was completely different.  It didn't take her long to figure out a great game of running up to a person, jumping on them, and then sitting nicely in front of the person with a happy face waiting for her cookie.  Not too long ago my daughter and Tasha lost a couple of qualifying runs at an agility trial because Tasha would hit the contact and then she would jump off, spin around, and hit the contact again.  People kept coming up to give us advice, telling my daughter what she had been doing wrong in training.  We couldn't convince them that Tasha had never done this before and that it was a completely new behavior.
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#20
When you teach a GSD not to jump on people, they will generalize and not jump on anyone. When you teach a BC to not jump on people, they will decide if that only means tall people or short people, if hair color could have anything to do with it, or maybe your location or gender matters, or maybe it's height hair color, location, and gender that matter when deciding who to not jump on.
Gotta love 'em.
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