Puppy Forum and Dog Forums banner


  1. Sport dog with possible CCL injury

    Dog Sports/Show Forum
    My dog Cali, border collie mix, is 6 years old and has been competing in agility and flyball. However, her back leg started limping on and off for about a week, so we decided to take her to our general vet. The vet believes she has a torn CCL and suggested we take her to an orthopedic...
  2. First time Border Collie owner

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hello! I got a Border Collie puppy about 8 months ago from a woman off of craigslist who needed to rehome her so I unfortunately have no info on the breeder or the parents but she is turning out to be an amazingly well rounded dog. This is my first BC and first dog to own on my own, so any...
  3. Tire jump issues.

    Dog Sports/Show Forum
    my corgi mix, while making awesome progress through his agility training according to our trainer, has recently developed a bit of an issue. I have most of a course set up in the backyard so he can get daily practice in, and most of the obstacles are pretty close to standard. (jumps are made...
  4. Teaching Weaves

    Dog Training Forum
    We were introduced to weaves in agility last week! Yay! I just wanted to get people's feelings on how they taught them, since we've still got some work on proofing entrances before adding additional poles. Our trainer described the 2 x 2 method last night, but we didn't try it because it was...
  5. Thinking about starting agility with my dog. Any tips?

    Dog Sports/Show Forum
    I am thinking about starting agility classes this summer with my 1 year old border collie who I would eventually like to compete with. I don't know much about agility really, but I'd like to give it a try. Does anyone know how long you usually have to train before you are ready to compete? Any...
  6. Australian shepherds as agility dogs

    General Dog Forum
    Im not sure if its in the wrong section or not, but oh well I today asked my agility teacher what she thought of Australian Shepherds. She told me that they were too heavy, and would be much slower than my current dog (who is a working labrador), and that I would be disappointed, and they were...
  7. Aussie Agility

    General Dog Forum
    Sorry, double post, ignore
  8. Kelpie, Mal, or Aussie?

    General Dog Forum
    I've already decided that my next dog will be a Mudi. I have found the perfect litter, so I can safely say I am currently not thinking of getting the dogs in question any time soon However, I cannot decide which of these breeds I prefer over each other, as the breed I like second best, and was...
  9. Hi!

    Attention All New Members
    Hello! My name's Chloe, and I'm from the UK! I own an English working labrador, who doesnt really fit being a labrador in anyway, since he's not goofy in the slightest, doesnt have the "labrador lumber" as I call it, isnt overweight, is not interested in other dogs in the slightest, is very...
  10. New Member

    Attention All New Members
    Hello! I am the pet parent of two black Labradors, 3yrs and 1.5yrs and an 11 month old American Staffordshire Terrier. My two labs compete in Dock Diving and the little one is learning. I would like to get involved in Agility and Competition Obedience.
  11. What percent of dogs are in agility? Obedience?

    General Dog Forum
    In a discussion the other day I said I doubted that as much as 5% of dogs in the US got formal agility or obedience training. I'd be curious to know if my guess was right. Does anyone know the actual numbers? I can't find them anywhere.
  12. My dog sports thread!

    Dog Pictures Forum
    Sense it's almost summer,there for dog sports and shows are starting I thought despite not being any sort of pro I could post some pics. I also will keep posting pics this summer and some old ones as well. Agility,conformation,herding,flyball and frisbee demo's,other random demos, and maybe...
  13. Advice for training a deaf dog please!

    Dog Training Forum
    Hi guys! My boston/boxer-ish mix is just about 100% deaf. Some very loud or shrill noises he will hear but not know where they came from.. could also be that he doesn't actually hear them and is just reacting to my other dogs' body language when they hear them. As far as we know, he has been...
  14. A few dogs needing rescuing in Colorado

    Dog Rescue Forum
    Hi everyone, I've asked a moderator if this is an appropriate post, and I haven't received a reply but I don't think it violates any rules? If it does, please tell me because I'd like to remain an active member of this board in the long term. I'm a newer member of the forums but I would...
  15. Dog Clubs?

    Dog Sports/Show Forum
    My friend and I want to join a dog club, for agility. I am in Equine 4-H, so I figured maybe they'd have a dog type 4-H. I can't find any for my county. So, I wondered, is there dog 4-H's, that I just couldn't find, and are there clubs. (PS, I live in Lancaster County, PA) My friend has a...
  16. How old should dog be before starting agility?

    Dog Sports/Show Forum
    How old should a dog be to begin agility training? I've researched some and haven't found much age specific info just that their muscles need to be developed enough to be able to handle different things that come along with agility. my pup is still young (almost 5 months) but I'm just curious...
  17. pre-agility exercises?

    Dog Training Forum
    I am itching to start agility training with my pup, but he still has 9 months to go until his joints are ready. Does anyone have any ideas for fun games/tricks etc that will prepare him for the sport? We are in intermediate obedience aiming for an eventual good citizen, but all this ''sensibel''...
  18. Agility ribbon display suggestions and ideas

    Dog Sports/Show Forum
    My toy poodle and I just competed in our first ever agility and won 4 ribbons (yea!). Of course I'm hooked. I realize that the ribbons come easily and quickly when first starting in Novice and then they can slow down, but.... I am eager to start a very organized creative display for all her...
  19. Any chihuahua owners here?

    Dog Pictures Forum
    Hey! Anyone on the DF Facebook knows Im getting into showing and will be getting my chi bitch early 2013, I have fallen so deeply in love with this festy little breed. Any chihuahua owners here?? I'd love to see pics!! Also, does anyone do agility/obedience with their chis? That is something...
  20. Should I Stop Agility ?

    Dog Training Forum
    Is it possible for a dog to be too old for agility ? My dog is 7 almost 8, and we started doing agility 2 years ago. She used to be afraid of the weave poles and I didn't have any other equipment other than jumps. So she is more of a show jumping horse XD Should I continue teaching my dog other...