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Potty problem

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marcie Dec 6. 8 Replies

Becca has always has always been a little eccentric with her potty habits. Every since I got her she has refused to poop in her own yard except under extreme circumstances. We went to my mother's in…Continue

Talking back

Started this discussion. Last reply by Linda Oct 22. 4 Replies

Becca has been finding her voice. She still isn't a barker, but she mutters, especially when she wants something. At times it is cute, often it is exasperating. I've been trying to bring work home…Continue

Another UTI?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karen Dadisman Oct 7. 3 Replies

I think Becca may have another UTI. I had to go in to work for about an hour today and came home to a puddle. After I cleaned it up I took her for a walk. She peed four more times, a sizeable amount…Continue

Eagle bait?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Denis J. Sep 15. 14 Replies

We now seem to have a bald eagle in the neighborhood. Becca doesn't spend much time outside without me, but I wonder. Could a bald eagle snatch up a 25 pound corgi?

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Marcie replied to Marcie's discussion Potty problem
"Two days later and so far so good. She still isn't crazy about going out at night, but hasn't been as stressed. Last night she didn't go, but didn't ask either."
Dec 6
Marcie replied to Marcie's discussion Potty problem
"Mom's house is about 45 minutes south of Presque Isle. No wild wolves in Maine though, just coyotes. They are amazing to hear. When was a teenager my border collie chased a coyote from the yard down across the potato fields. The whole pack…"
Dec 4
Marcie replied to Marcie's discussion Potty problem
"Today I altered our schedule a bit and fed her as soon as I got home. We walked right after and she managed to go while it was still light out. It is dark so early this time of year. It is just getting light when we walk around the block in the…"
Dec 4
Marcie replied to Marcie's discussion Potty problem
"Becca has a go potty command, it works most of the time. This problem with the dark is crazy. She gives me a look, like 'I have to go but you are crazy if you think it is safe out here.' The neighbors probably think I'm crazy having…"
Dec 4
Denis J. replied to Marcie's discussion Potty problem
"Oh and yes about the wolves in the state of Maine...  When I was 13 years of age we went to the Presque Isle Maine Airport early morning.   We arrived too early and needed to stay in the car for 3 hours until the airport…"
Dec 4
Denis J. replied to Marcie's discussion Potty problem
"I can only agree with the comments on here and follow example as well. Wally has been doing his business on walks... always.    That's my fault as I wanted to get him used to his walks twice per day, which we…"
Dec 4
susan replied to Marcie's discussion Potty problem
"I think you are doing the right thing.  It might take a while to retrain her.  Its only been a few days since Thanksgiving.  And it might come back next time you are up north.  Maybe if you could make a point to take her out…"
Dec 4
Bev Levy replied to Marcie's discussion Potty problem
"Most of my Corgis have preferred to poop on walks instead of in their yard. I always teach a "go potty" command by saying the phrase everytime they go. Eventually they understand when we are in a hurry and the back yard has to do. I just…"
Dec 4
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Potty problem

Becca has always has always been a little eccentric with her potty habits. Every since I got her she has refused to poop in her own yard except under extreme circumstances. We went to my mother's in northern Maine for Thanksgiving. While we were there Becca developed a fear of going outside in the dark. There are coyotes and a bobcat there. It got so she was so hyper alert she couldn't/wouldn't poop after dark. She would pace and circle, but not squat. (No problems during the day.) We would be…See More
Dec 3
Marcie commented on Megan's group Agility Corgis
"What height are you jumping your Corgis at? Becca jumps at 8in in CPE. I'm comfortable with that. However she measures more than 11 inches, less than 12, so she would be at 12in for AKC. She can jump that high, but I'm not sure I like the…"
Nov 20
Marcie commented on Vicky Hay's blog post Help!!! Need FOOL-PROOF dog repellent!
"I'm not sure anything is foolproof. I knew someone who ran cords inside of pvc pipe to protect them from the pet rabbit. My cat went through a stage, about two years, where she ate shoelaces. After several ingestions, and panics, I discovered…"
Nov 13
Marcie replied to Linda's discussion Interesting Question For Those Who Train Corgis For The Show Ring
"Becca had been kept as a prospect by her breeder. I got her at 8 months, the breeder kept her sister instead. Becca is quite noise proof. I think much of this was her environment. They were near a fire station and Amtrak ran right behind the…"
Oct 27
Linda replied to Marcie's discussion Talking back
"Max mutters too only his is ALWAYS having to have the last word.  It may be the lowest, softest sound but he has to get the last word in.  Certain times of the day when I let them out he feels the chi/jrt behind is out and he wants to let…"
Oct 22
Marcie replied to Doglover's discussion Moving Cross Country with my Corgi
"I drove when I moved from New Mexico to Maine with my last dog. It took me about four days. I had a bad experience with my cat flying cargo. He was supposed to be in cabin, but after being stranded due to canceled flights, he had to go cargo. He…"
Oct 20
Marcie replied to Marcie's discussion Talking back
"The turning around has been working some. I have to be careful how I place myself, she will circle around to my front. I think she is bored. Even with three walks a day and two agility classes a week, she wants to think. Tonight I taught her to…"
Oct 14
Holly replied to Marcie's discussion Talking back
"I agree Beth! That technique is MAGIC! It worked for me from the first time I tried it. It works for everything and it doesn't require any harsh words. I don't even have to stand up. I just say "no" gently and turn away from her…"
Oct 13

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Happy first day of spring

Posted on March 20, 2014 at 10:35am 18 Comments

As we are digging out from 6-8 inches of snow this morning, Becca and I would like to wish everyone a happy first day of spring. I was shocked to get a snow day off from school today, it was supposed to rain. Becca has enjoyed my day off by playing in the snow, walking with some doggie friends and now having a snooze.

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Herding lesson/instinct test

Posted on August 14, 2013 at 7:02pm 1 Comment

Becca had her herding instinct test and first lesson today. We went to Little Dove Farm in Appleton, Maine. A friend from agility class went with her aussie as well. It was very comprehensive. Suzanne began with a lesson with us (handlers) using one of her dogs for example. She cut three dog trained sheep out of the flock. Explaining what she was doing and what should be expected of the dog.

Then she worked with each of our dogs in a 30x30 pen. The dogs were on a long leash giving her…



Posted on July 10, 2013 at 5:47pm 5 Comments

I got a scare this afternoon and was ultimately proud of Becca. We were walking by the river, she was off leash. Becca ran around a tree after something gray, I thought it was a squirrel. They looped back around by me and ran up a hill, it was a gray fox kit. I about had a heart attack and immediately called for her to come. It took four "BECCA COME" (10-15 seconds maybe), but Becca came flying back. I praised her to high heaven, treated and leashed.

This is the one area in my…


Rally Title!

Posted on June 21, 2013 at 3:12pm 6 Comments

Becca got her Rally Novice A title today! It was a very difficult venue, the pulling barn on a fairgrounds. There were horses on the track, swallows swooping, roof noises, and best of all horse manure mixed in the dirt. The judge was lenient and we scored a 94 and third place. We are entered again tomorrow. I need to decide whether to go, or scratch. She is not ready to move up to Advanced and it is an 80 min drive.

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At 12:03pm on April 9, 2014, Natalie, Lance &Tucker said…

Thank You for taking the time to comment on Lances post, we appreciate it!

At 4:23pm on March 17, 2014, Marcie said…
Second anniversary of gotcha day...
At 10:15am on July 24, 2013, Beth said…
Thank you, Marcie! Sometimes when I feel passionately about something, I fear I may come off a little bit strong but I do always try to remember that there are real people with feelings sitting on the other side of the screen!
At 8:32pm on January 27, 2013, Ciara & Macy said…

Hey Marcie! Just wanted to stop by and tell you that I just love Becca. Her markings and just her overall looks, are just gorgeous. She looks like such a sweetie with a little bit of rambunctious side lol I hope all is well for you guys. Glad to hear Mokey and Becca are getting a long a little better. :)

At 11:01pm on August 17, 2012, Lois B. Allen said…

She has really wonderful markings.

At 6:17am on April 18, 2012, WhiteDove said…
At 12:19pm on March 25, 2012, Ciara & Macy said…
At 12:18pm on March 25, 2012, Ciara & Macy said…
Becca is gorgeous and I love her markings! And it's good that she is getting along with Mokey! Have a good day(;

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