Tag: Spirit

Spirit’s recall training

I was looking at some of my old video footage recently and found this on Spirit’s Recall training. I threw a few distractions in for her to cope with too – which she did!

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RIP Spirit

With heavy hearts we had to bid a tearful farewell to our border collie, Spirit recently. She collapsed in our back garden and we rushed her to the emergency vets, knowing we would not be bringing her home. Thank you to our neighbour Andrea for helping to get her in and out of the car. …

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Spirit

The first time I introduced her to the scent of newly born puppies, on my hands, she immediately lowered her head in a submissive gesture as if to say:
If I treat these little ones as Scooby Snacks, Mum’ll Kill me!

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Spirit gets a trim

Here is my sister with Spirit after her summer trim.

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Recall training – with distractions!

Whilst the weather has been so bad recently, I have been brushing up on Spirit’s Recall training. I threw a few distractions in for her to cope with too!

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Spirit’s Wash & Brush-up

Kath from Dogsbodies came over today to bathe and groom our Pack.

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What does a girl have to do to get a bath?

We have had some dirty dog-days recently. Dusty, hot, wet. When you are wearing a thick coat, it can become just a bit too much, so I hit on a plan.

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Spirit and the new Cavaliers – Update

No-one hassled her and she left everyone alone. Progress indeed! Drummer even sniffed at her, and she turned her back, and lay down. What a good girl! The pups can walk past her without any problem so I think the pack has been integrated!

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Miss Mucky Paws

We have moved from relatively clean, dry conditions to the wetness of winter, seemingly overnight. At this time of year, Spirit always gets dubbed with the nickname “Miss Mucky Paws“. She’s relatively clean for most of the year, but turns into a dirt magnet in the autumn, printing black paw-marks over the kitchen floor, until …

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