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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?

Scary night

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marcie Aug 2. 12 Replies

Becca and I had a huge scare last night. We are visiting my mother. She got into something on our walk, ate it, I figured it was a poop. Apparently it wasn't. At about 9:15 I notice she is shaking…Continue

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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…"
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
Beth replied to Marcie's discussion Talking back
"Instead of ignoring her, try standing up, turning your back, crossing your arms over your chest, and staring at the ceiling.  That works with Jack but it's a never-ending struggle, not a "train it and done" thing. One thing that…"
Oct 13
Marcie posted a discussion

Talking back

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 with me in order to be home earlier. She doesn't like it and will moan, growl and woof at me. She makes noises if she wants a walk, treat, to train, fence time, you name it. Yesterday she was upset because the cat was on my lap not her. She won't be quiet when asked, ignoring her doesn't work either.…See More
Oct 13
Marcie commented on Natalie, Lance &Tucker's blog post Happy 7th Birthday Tucker
"Happy Birthday Tucker! Becca says she will eat a few treats in your honor."
Oct 13
Karen Dadisman replied to Marcie's discussion Another UTI?
"I give Rocky a human cranberry pill, available at any big box store, in his food everyday after his bout with crystals in his urine. He just scarfs them down. They are cheap and are the same ones I take. He gets one per day. "
Oct 7
susan replied to Marcie's discussion Another UTI?
"Good that you know the signs and can get working on fixing Becca's problems so quickly. And very nice of your neighbor to help you out. I had similar help when my previous corgi was sick and I couldn't get home during the day. My helpers,…"
Oct 7
Marcie replied to Marcie's discussion Another UTI?
"I called the vet this morning. They were in surgery, so I got a call back at lunch time. I picked up the antibiotics they ordered. Clavamox again. Becca's long wait time could be causing irritation leading to an infection. I am on a major guilt…"
Oct 6
Marcie posted a discussion

Another UTI?

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 then trickles. She will pee to mark, but this didn't have the same behavior pattern. Since then she has gone out two more times and peed both. Becca has been quiet today, but played and practiced agility.I plan on calling the vet tomorrow. My key question is whether or not this could be caused by my…See More
Oct 5
Marcie replied to Renee Cole's discussion Just got a Corgi ( She's stubborn & Smart)
"Patricia McConnell has some great resources. Consider classes an investment and a very good way to bond. They are well worth the money. Do some research first, look for a trainer that uses…"
Sep 28
Marcie replied to Rebecca Marie O'Bryan's discussion chunky monkey!
"I work hard to keep Becca at 25 pounds her highest was 28. Extra weight would make her more prone to injury as an agility dog. Corgis are such easy keepers. Becca would swear she is being starved and deprived. She gets 1/4 cup dry Honest Kitchen…"
Sep 18

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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.

My ipad won't let me put an image on the blog, so I'll add it to photos.

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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