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#1
Will this years weather be enough to lessen the number of ticks? 

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I live in central Wisconsin USA. A normal winter for us can range anywhere from -30/-35 F (-34 to -37 C) with wind chills, to temps into the mid 40's F (4.4's C), and anywhere in between. 

We can get snow depths from a few inches to several feet depending on the year. This year so far it has been extremely cold with very little snow. If the ticks can burrow into the frozen ground maybe, just maybe this cold will turn out to be good for something. Keeping my fingers crossed.
Linda

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#2
I hope you're right! If its cold enough down your way to take them out, well have no worries up here! Of course we've trained our three to not pick up any ticks. So far They be been pretty good about it!  Snoopy Snoopy Snoopy
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#3
Cool Good training on your part. 

We live in a tick infested county. High rate of lymes disease kills each year. We can't live in a bubble but we try to keep our dogs as safe as possible.

If you could post step by step instructions on your training method I'd be forever grateful.  Big Grin
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#4
We're pretty fortunate to not have the level of investigation that others have. In fact, I haven't seen a tick in months here. The only time we really need to address the threat is when we go camping in, uh, Wisconsin. Now there's a savage breed of tick! I once saw one take down a full grown bager. Not a pretty sight! 
Fortunatly, training is quite simple really. We use the same method we used to train our kids to go potty in the neighbors yard. First thing you need to do is get their complete and total attention. Next, cup their face in your hands, give them a very serious and stern look (that's the hard part for me) and simply say, "No ticks". That's all there is to it! Fortunately, all three of ours are "gifted". For a "normal" Border you may have to say it twice but I believe with patience and perseverance it CAN be done! Good luck with your training and if I can be of further assistance, just let me know!
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#5
Yep, this totally works! Mine are told they aren't allowed to have pets. This way, fleas and ticks are both covered. Unfortunately, the cat is not so easily trained, so she still gets both, but the BCs, never.
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