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Dannyalcatraz

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A few weeks ago, I bought a taller step-lid trashcan for my bathroom because C. Merle had been browsing in the little one that had been in there. Up until yesterday, I thought I had won the war, because she hadn’t gotten anything out of there since.

Seems it was only a lull...

I found she had retrieved the packaging from a toothbrush, the last thing placed in the can. I’m thinking that it was the only thing she grabbed because it was the only thing she could reach. Still, +1pt, Border Collie, for those keeping score.
 



Dannyalcatraz

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You will not out-think a border collie. You may find a way to beat them by using your thumbs, but that's about the best you can do.
Like any inmate, they have nothing but all the time in the world to contemplate their problems to come up with solutions,
 

Morrus

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Hudson was supposed to be a collie/retriever. He’s not. He’s a border collie. And a genius.

He has figured out how door handles work. At first he could only push them open, but now he’s figured out how to pull doors open. We literally have to lock doors around the house now. I expect to see him with a lockpick and time now.
 

Dannyalcatraz

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One of our previous BCs figured out doors...but because we had knobs not levers, she never got enough of a grip on one to open it.

She had even figured out that you needed to turn the key in the front door, but again, couldn’t quite get the necessary grip to turn it.

The rest? All figured out pushing and pulling doors that weren’t fully closed. Handy when they’re chasing an errant toy or ice cube. Not so good if someone runs in the bathroom and merely pulls the door mostly closed. (Mom is the most commonly caught...)
 

Dannyalcatraz

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J. Merle got out of the yard tonight. We hadn’t realized when we let her into the yard that we had left the car gate wide open.

Fortunately, she’s been on enough walks that she knows her neighborhood, so when Dad & I went out into the winter night with flashlights, we found her quickly enough. Wherever she had roamed, she was standing on our front porch.
 

Beleriphon

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Hudson was supposed to be a collie/retriever. He’s not. He’s a border collie. And a genius.

He has figured out how door handles work. At first he could only push them open, but now he’s figured out how to pull doors open. We literally have to lock doors around the house now. I expect to see him with a lockpick and time now.
That's your problem. Handles.

Need to use knobs, but I know they aren't in fashion and anybody with limited motor control or grip can't use them.

Next solution: no more doors. Problem solved, the dog can't open door if they don't exist.
 





Umbran

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If its actual police/K9 units it make sense. That is part of what they are trained to do.
A couple of the dogs in that trailer did not look large enough to be police dogs.

And, if it is all police dogs, well, I am not as enthusiastic.
 

Dannyalcatraz

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I think it’s a mix of police dogs and “civilian” canines. Not sure if the attack bits are exhibitions or if it’s a split competition or what,
 

Beleriphon

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I think it’s a mix of police dogs and “civilian” canines. Not sure if the attack bits are exhibitions or if it’s a split competition or what,
I'm guessing a split competition. One of the segments in the preview looks like a search and rescue and another look like searching a warehouse by scent. Dogs that aren't trained as trackers can do it, but not anywhere near as well as a trained tracker.
 

Dannyalcatraz

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Looking more like it’s all law enforcement dogs of some kind. Just saw a promo in which they discussed a 14” tall shorty bulldog who was competing after being paralyzed by a tick bite.

And I have seen any in the promos, but I know they use some smaller dogs- like beagles- for contraband detection and search & rescue. And those fellas DO get agility training.
 

Beleriphon

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Looking more like it’s all law enforcement dogs of some kind. Just saw a promo in which they discussed a 14” tall shorty bulldog who was competing after being paralyzed by a tick bite.

And I have seen any in the promos, but I know they use some smaller dogs- like beagles- for contraband detection and search & rescue. And those fellas DO get agility training.
I was thinking as well it could be something akin to schutzhund.
 

Dannyalcatraz

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LIVE NUDE DOGS!!!

(Today was the first showers of 2020. Pix taken after partial blow dry- courtesy of Dyson Hot + Cool- but before they got their collars back on.)
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