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Lonewolfblue 05-19-2008 12:18 AM

Here's Nell......
Well, today I went and picked Nell up. It actually went smoother than I expected. The drive home was wonderful. Now the only issues is with Betty in the yard and in the house. I'm currently keeping them separated, and am working on each of the places. Since inside the house with the kennels is the easiest, we are starting here. Betty's having her little issues, but they are very small compared to other dogs she comes across. I think she won't have much problems with Nell coming in, I think she's just wanting to let Nell that she's in charge. And whenever that happens, I step in and let Betty know that I'm the boss, and not her, and that there's nothing to be afraid of.

But anyways, here's a few pics of Nell. Hopefully I'll be able to take pics of them together soon. ;)

These 2 pics were from when she was a pup....

Here's Nell today.....

Actually, I think Betty is getting over it faster than Nell. At first, when Nell was in her kennel and Betty was out, Betty just wanted to let her know she was boss. Then I got in the middle and told Betty I'm the boss, and I had her lay down, and I praised and petted her for it. Then I took Betty for a walk, and after we got back, I let Betty go in her kennel and let Nell out to explore. Then I took Nell out for a nice walk. Then after dinner we did the same again, 2 more walks. Boy I'm getting my exercise, lol. Now Betty goes up to Nell and sniffs, but Nell does the lip curl, and I say ah, ah.... Betty only made herself known only 2 or 3 times, and then has only walked up to sniff.

Shortly after the walks, when I was on my computer, Betty astounded me. She disappeared into the bedroom and got one of her bones and brought it out and dropped it by Nell's crate. So I got up and went to the crate and went to open it to give Nell the bone, and Betty jumped in front of me. So I had her move to the side again and go to a down/stay, she did. I opened the door and gave Nell the bone, which she really liked, and Betty just layed there with her tongue out. But Nell is still a little on edge because she's the new girl. They also took a short nap as well, Betty was about a foot and a half from the kennel and they both zonked for an hour or so. I think once Nell get's used to it here, Betty will have absolutely no problem with her.

fish_4_all 05-19-2008 11:58 AM

Very nice looking dog, sounds like you should have a good time getting them to get along. I am sure they will have their little spats but no major blowouts hopefully.

Lonewolfblue 05-19-2008 12:11 PM

Lonewolfblue 05-19-2008 06:36 PM

For those that are interested, here's a video. It's hosted on my own server, feel free to check it out.....
It's about 1.6MB and Nell tries to share a bone with Betty towards the end by trying to fling it at her, lol.

Falina 05-19-2008 08:32 PM

They're both absolutely gorgeous!

What age is nell? She still looks quite young.

Blasted computer won't let me play the video, mind you itr rarely lts me play any kind of video...

Lonewolfblue 05-19-2008 08:59 PM

Nell turns 1 year old on the 21st, which is in 2 days. ;)

Mike 05-20-2008 07:03 AM

Happy birthday, Nell! (almost)

They are really cute. Thanks for sharing how you "acclimated" them with one another. This may have been a continuation of a different topic that I missed, but where did you pick Nell up from?

willow 05-20-2008 09:18 AM

would have loved to see the video,but the computer will not
compl,y today. :( still on an up note,Nell looks lovely,
and i hope that eventually they both get on great.

Lonewolfblue 05-20-2008 09:43 AM


Originally Posted by Administrator
Happy birthday, Nell! (almost)

They are really cute. Thanks for sharing how you "acclimated" them with one another. This may have been a continuation of a different topic that I missed, but where did you pick Nell up from?

I was in contact with a BC breeder before I got Betty, and I got a call asking if I was still interested in a Border Collie. I said I was. She referred me to a gal that had bought one of her pups from her and needed to rehome her, as she did not have the time to train her, and has even less time now. So I took her. ;)

As for getting them together, I'll start up another thread here in a day or so, as I'm getting ready for work now. It's a new way of treating aggression in dogs, whether it's to other dogs, people, skateboards, or anything. And it really works. And the acclimation I posted above was just to get through the night til I could actually work with both of them in the morning. ;)

Lonewolfblue 05-21-2008 11:18 PM


She's 1 year old today...... ;)

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