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  1. x65943

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    I mean that is one question, but I am more concerned about how many times I have seen Jayro in the bathroom at this point:unsure:
     
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    Axolotls are cute.

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    His name's Flux and he's a Border Collie.
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    I’m not sure what type of dog my rescue is, but I think it’s part chihuahua
     

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    I had 6 rats until January 2nd this year. I bought them as feeder rats from Petco and tried to turn them into friendly pets, but sadly it didn't work, and they were always rather mean. I released them in a nearby foresty area.
     
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    Here’s my border collie, peering round the corner, watching daddy working. (iffy quality, it was dark and I didn't have the flash on.)


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    And having fun with her toy.


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    How much exercise does your Border Collie get? I knew they were an active breed (which is why I got one), but man I play with mine like all day. Do you have any suggestions for games that might mentally and physically stimulate my dog and me? I can only play tug, fetch, and chase so many times.

    Hmm, maybe I didn't sound like it in that first bit, but I'm very happy with him. He learns tricks right away and loves everybody. He's a great dog.

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    I suggest long walks or jogging, that should tire 'em out.
     
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    Aww, happy looking doggie. They are a bugger to keep occupied, collies will play/run, run and run until they drop if you don't stop them. Mental exercise is a very important aspect for border collies just as much as physical.
    Mine gets more exercise than it looks, she's got such a big fluffy coat that I always think she looks overweight.

    Keeping them occupied when you're worn out, happens to me, the dog's got way more energy than I do :D isn't all that difficult.
    they like to be mentally stimulated, it actually tires them out using their brains faster than exercise alone does.

    So here's a couple of things we do with ours.

    "Puzzle" toys are great for them, the sort where you put a treat inside and they have to figure out how to open them up are great. It can keep them occupied and keep their brain working for an hour or two, depending on the toy and dog.

    Hide the toys is another good one. Start by teaching the dog the name of each of their toys, it's surprising how quick they learn, especially collies. Once they know the names, hide the toys around the room and tell them one-by-one to fetch a specific toy. When they bring the correct one, lavish them with praise and maybe a small treat. You can keep that game going for ages.

    Another one that follows on from that and does require a bit of training (but they love that) is once they have brought you all of the toys you have asked them for, get them to put the toys away in their toy box. Keeps them occupied and thinking for a few minutes.

    Clicker training and working is brilliant when you're taking them a walk, or even sitting at home. I highly recommend getting a clicker if you don't have one. Even once they learn all of the different commands you want to teach. You know the sort, sit, stay, come, roll over and so on.
    I do left, right and front with mine too, so she'll move to whichever side of me I tell her to when we're just strolling along, keeps her mentally active while I slow down for a bit of a rest :rofl2: The combination of walking/running and having to use their brains with the clicker commands really helps tire them out, as will anything that gets their brains going.

    Maybe an unusual one, maybe I'm weird, or maybe I've too much time on my hands :D but mine loves hide and seek. I tell her to stay in the lounge, then I go off and hide. I say seek, well it started as come, (via our phones intercom so she doesn't hear where I am) and she'll run about to find me. She loves that game.
     
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    Wow, thanks! I'll definitely take your advice. I do have a puzzle toy for him, but I'll get him some more. I haven't tried teaching him names for his toys, but that sounds like fun.

    I have already been clicker training him and it's incredible how fast he learns. This isn't my first dog, but it is my first Border Collie and he's something else.

    He doesn't pay much attention to me on walks, but we've been working on loose-leash walking and it's going pretty good.

    Hide and seek sounds fun, too. Thanks again for the suggestions! [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah they’re good at not paying attention to you when they don’t want to.

    I remember being told by a farmer years ago that if their tail is down they’ll do everything they are told. If it’s up, you can forget about obedience how true that is though, I’m not so sure :D

    We had a collie years ago who, when he heard the ice-cream van would open the door, go out to the van, pop his feet on the counter and get his favourite ice cream. Then come happily trotting back into the house. My dad had to go out every week and settle the dogs bill :D
     
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    Here are my beasts:
    Kim Jong-il, a male Scottish Fold
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    Zelda, a female kitten
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    And that's enough cats for me :)
     
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    Back with kitty Zelda forever :D
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    Nice taste B-)
     
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    Here's a video of my Axolotl yawning, because why not :P



    (The recording is pretty old - to give a somewhat good reference on how much he grew since then, this is him now in roughly the same spot. Look at the rock on the right for reference!)
     
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    TL;DR - A mexican water salamander known primarily for two things: staying in a larval state for its entire life (instead of moprhing and going on land like many others) due to a genetic mutation and also having regenerative abilities, being able to grow back entire limbs and even parts of the brain. Oh and, of course, they also have extremely cute smiles :D
     
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