Sunday, February 22, 2015

My Dog Is A Kleptomaniac!

I did not want to believe it. It couldn't be true. Could it? My precious Ali a thief? Not just a thief but a kleptomaniac!

A Border Collie laying with a ball.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Spoil Your Pet!

Spoil Your Pet Month!

In celebration of spoil your pet month and this week's Wordless Wednesday BlogHop I decided to share some pictures of Ali & friends.

Thanks of course to BlogPaws for hosting this each week! It is a great way to connect with many new people in the community.

Ali & Friends!

Spoiling Ali is easy. It requires only 2 things. An open space and a throw able object. Adding some friends to the mix only makes it better.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day!

How Do You Show Your Pet Love?

Valentine's Day does not have to be exclusive to people. Many people express their love and friendship for their pets on this day as well.

I have seen many great examples of celebrating the day with your pet. From delicious treat recipes to photos and contests.

It's Complicated..

Or so Ali would tell anyone that might try to woo her from me.

Border Collie laying by a "It's Complicated." cup.

Spring Is In The Air!

We have had an unusually mild winter. More spring like weather than winter weather. Knock on wood that it continues. There is a lot to be said for being able to be out in a T-shirt, this time of year, in Canada.

Ali got to enjoy the day down at the river bottom. I was able to get some good pictures of her as well.

Border Collie at river bottom showing happy smile.

While I did not bake her any special treats or get her a present I know she enjoyed this gift. All dogs love getting out but I feel as though it is extra exciting for a Border Collie.

Border Collie standing beneath a train bridge.

Ali is always a good sport when it comes to posing for pictures as well. Nothing but patience even when I can tell she would rather be off sniffing out rabbits.

Border Collie sniffing ground by a tree.

Happy Valentine's Day From Ali & I!

We wish you all a great day today! And feel free to share with us how you celebrated the day with your pet(s).

© Irwin McNeely & Border Collie Corner, 2015. Unauthorized use or duplication of this material without written permission from this blog’s author or owner is strictly prohibited. All pictures are my own & property of Irwin McNeely & Border Collie Corner.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Wordless Wednesday!

Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!

Another Wednesday brings another blog hop. This is a great chance to interact with many great bloggers out there and I am happy to participate in it. Be sure to check out the BlogPaws Community if you have not already.

Border Collie, Ali.
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I love this picture of me! Thank you for visiting and hope you enjoy my blog. - Ali

Monday, February 9, 2015

Agility & Your Border Collie

Agility & A Border Collie.

Dog agility is a very popular sport on a competitive level. A quick search on Google or YouTube will give you an idea of just how popular it is.

Another thing you are likely to find is that certain breeds tend to excel at this sport. It is no surprise to me that a Border Collie falls into this category. Their athletic abilities, intelligence and skill at working with their master from a distance makes them perfectly suited for the sport.

A Border Collie showing agility jumping from barrel to barrel.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Wordless Wednesday BlogPaws Blog Hop

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Border Collie laying on rocks.

Border Collie Training Videos

Training with Ali.

Training is always something Ali and I work on. No matter what we are doing I always incorporate reinforcement of the commands she already knows. Practice makes perfect.

Ali comes from a line of working dogs but she is not used for work (herding) as I have no need of this skill. The commands I use with her are not traditional herding / sheep dog commands. Due to the unique characteristics of the breed though the commands seem secondary to her instinct of knowing what to do.

The intelligence of a Border Collie also means they are easily able to learn, understand and perform many things other than just herding animals.

Border Collie Laying In The Grass.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Tips For Moving With Your Dog

Moving With Your Dog.

Moving is stressful, there is no denying it. Your dog (or cat) is no exception. They are going to feel the stress of a move as well, perhaps more so as they do not have the understanding of what is happening.

Fortunately there are some things we can do to make the transition easier on our four legged friends.