Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by loupoppins, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. loupoppins Member

    Hi all,
    I have just found this forum and it looks to be full of really useful stuff!
    I live in the UK. I have 2 dogs - a 3 yr old cross breed rescue dog that we have had since she was 6 months called Bella, and a 13 week old red merle Border Collie called Flynn!
    Bella came to us with quite a few issues but is just a brilliant dog now! She still has some anxieties but has come such a long way. I love clicker training with her and she loves it too! Today we have just mastered getting her to put a toy into the box!
    Flynn is as you would expect a total bundle of energy and puppy craziness! He is settling in well though and is quick to pick things up. House training and socialising are coming on well. He knows sit and down and we are practicing drop and leave it and watch me. We are working on his loose lead walking and walking to heal. Then just for fun we have also learned paw, spin (clockwise) and twist (anticlockwise!) and I am teaching him to retrieve (he is struggling to grasp this one!)
    He loves training and can manage loads of sessions a day and still be looking for more to occupy him!
    I'm looking forward to getting lots of ideas from here to try with them both. x

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  2. TiflovesBCs Experienced Member

    Hiya, Welcome to DTA

    I live in the UK too, and I have 3 dogs - ones called Bella too lol shes a nearly 3 year old collie. Nervous.
    Great start to tricks :) with Flynn
  3. Jean Cote Administrator

    Hi Louise,

    Welcome to the Dog Trick Academy!! :)
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  4. southerngirl Honored Member

    Hi and welcome. Your dogs sound great. I would love seeing pictures of them.
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  5. Gracegeorgina Experienced Member

    Welcome! I'm also british though live in France. Look forward to hearing more about them.
  6. dogcrazy Experienced Member

    Welcome!!! Adorable picture!!!
  7. Mr-Remington Experienced Member

    Welcome to DTA!
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  8. MaryK Honored Member

    I'm also British but live in Australia. Welcome to D.T.A your doggies are doing so well, would love to see pictures of them both.:)
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  9. Dogster Honored Member

    Welcome to DTA!!!!!:) We'd love to see some more pictures of your dogs!!:D I'm glad you use positive reinforcement!! It's great that you're teaching them tricks!!!:)
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  10. jackienmutts Honored Member

    Hi and welcome!
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  11. loupoppins Member

    Thanks for all the welcomes. I will try and add a couple more pics...just need to figure out how! OK...think this may work. This is Flynn.
  12. loupoppins Member

    and this one of Bella....
  13. MaryK Honored Member

    Love them both:love: Flynn has the most adorable freckles and Bella has the sweetest face:love:
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  14. southerngirl Honored Member

    Both of them are adorable!!!:love:
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  15. Mutt Experienced Member

    Welcome tp DTA!
    Your dogs look lovely, is Bella a staffordshire mix?
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  16. loupoppins Member

    Thanks all.
    We don't know what Bella is. She is a rescue dog and we adopted her when she was 6 months old. Her early history is a bit sketchy, all I know is she was in the pound when she was few weeks old. She lived with a family from when she was 8 weeks to 6 months where she wasn't treated that well. We think she does have some Staffie in her, and possible some labrador and maybe collie....who knows!:)
  17. Dogster Honored Member

    OMD they are both too CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:love::love: :love:
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