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Discussion in 'Say Hello!' started by Edward Abbot, Oct 10, 2020.

  1. Edward Abbot

    Edward Abbot Forums Novice

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    Beau Dylan ("Beau") is our 17-month Tri-Color male who loves to go on long walks and play, particularly chasing laser pointers. Unfortunately, his peak time for playing is between 9-10 PM. He is our second sheltie. We previously had a 9-year old tri-color male, Cody. We tragically lost him to aggressive cancer at only 9 years old. We first were introduced to Shelties after my parents adopted a Sheltie and we liked her gentle nature with our young children.

    -Ed Abbot
     
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  2. ghggp

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    Welcome, Ed and Beau!
    So sorry to hear of the loss of Cody to cancer. I also lost one of my boys to cancer as well.
    Would love to hear more about Beau! I also have a Beau as well! High paw from my Beau to yours!
    Please feel free to send links from any photo sharing website! We love pictures!
     
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  3. Sharon7

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    Welcome to SN, a great community of Sheltie lovers. We'd love to see a photo of your Beau. I have 3 myself, Faith a tri, (8) Elijah a sable (3) and Meadow a sable Merle, 8 months old.
     
  4. SheepOfBlue

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    YMMV might vary but be careful with the laser. When I had Sca he would chase it out in the yard. GREAT way to tire him but he quickly became obsessive and every time he went out was looking for the red dot. I had to stop using it (after a week or so his obsession went away)
     
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  5. ghggp

    ghggp Moderator

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    Wow, great point! Making the dog become obsessed is the last thing you want!
     
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  7. SheepOfBlue

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    But I am sure it varies by dog. Sca was super fetch oriented. Angus would probably be "why is that dot on me, now PET MEEEEEEE!"
     
  8. Piper's mom

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    Welcome Beau and Ed!
    Yes, we love pictures!
    I agree about the pointers...dogs (and cats) can become obsessive to the light from the pointer and then attack any light. I've read stories of dogs that became crazy insane (to the point of attacking the window) in an attempt to get the light.
    Here's an interesting article by the AKC...perhaps a flirt pole can help Beau expend some energy but have fun too?
    https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/laser-pointers-more-frustration-than-fun/
     
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  9. Edward Abbot

    Edward Abbot Forums Novice

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    Thanks for the info. on the laser pointers. I'll have to forgo that activity. It may explain his recent fear of shadows. I have always taken him for early morning walks, often while it is still dark, and he has been fearful of his own shadow from streetlights over the past few months or so. Perhaps the laser light is the culprit.
     
  10. SheepOfBlue

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    Not a guaranteed issue just monitor how obsessed he gets.
     
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