Tera


Australian Kelpie
Picture of Tera, a female Australian Kelpie

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Home:North Shields, South Australia, Australia  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 8 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Nicknames:
Terror, GRRR!!! (when in trouble!)

Doggie Dynamics:
 Energy 
sleepyenergetic
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Friendliness 
aggressiveaffectionate
 
 Playfulness 
not playfulvery playful
 
 Disposition 
anxiouscalm
 

Quick Bio:
-purebred

Likes:
Chasing rabbits, herding sheep and jumping everything

Favorite Toy:
Her pick laytex pig toy that grunts when chewed!

Favorite Food:
Chicken

Favorite Walk:
Walk? RUN RUN RUN!!!

Best Tricks:
Jumping EVERYTHING!

Arrival Story:
I bought Tera as a pup about two months after we lost our old Kelpie, who had to be put down due to birthing difficulties (large pups, first pup breached and caused internal bleeding. She disappeared on our farm to birth so we didn't find her til she was nearly gone)

Bio:
I am now training her in Dog Jumping (doggie highjump) as she has shown a love of jumping everything. Hopefully next year she will enter in our local Agricultural Shows

Forums Motto:
The Energizer Kelpie

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Backyard agility

I've Been On Dogster Since:
October 23rd 2009 More than 4 years!

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Dogster Id:
1057846


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A New Start

July 18th 2010 12:02 am
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Wow, a lot of stuff has happened since I last wrote!

We're now living it up at my parents house after ending a long-term relationship. I can't say Tera is suffering much as she is now a healthy 15 kilos, fully vaccinated, registered and gets three times the attention every day. She has a large variety of toys to play with including her new favourite pink latex pig that makes a grunting noise when squeezed or chewed! Trust my mother to find something like that! :)

Unfortunately, all of this has ended Tera's training in sheep work for now but on the other hand it's opened up the chance to possibly start an agility club in our area as there are no dog clubs at all.

I've also managed to save up for my Pet Obedience Trainer course (YAY!) which I will be starting in the next month or so.

So between job hunting, researching agility and adjusting Tera to a more civilized lifestyle, our days have been pretty busy but in a much less stressful way!

 

All work and no play!

November 15th 2009 9:52 pm
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I'm feeling so guilty at the moment as i have been working 13 hour days as harvest is just kickin into gear. Poor Tera has been spending all day tied up and not getting a run until just before sunset. This means a very yappy dog and hardly any agility training for a week straight!
I have noticed that she is responding to commands very quickly, but this is probably because she's craving the attention so much. But there is a positive to this, she has finally learnt to Lay Down! Even when I gave a very lazy command she did it straight away! I didn't believe what I had just seen so I did it again when she stood up and she promptly obeyed! Wow! Unfortunately I was so pleased with her that I over-praised her and she ended up hyper! :)
I have saturday off so look out! Training, fun and games all day!
Right, I've finished work so it's off home to give Tera a run, feed the chickens, check the baby chickens, feed Tera, make dinner, get organised for work tomorrow, watch some TV, have a nice hot shower and go to bed!

 

Training Update

October 25th 2009 7:36 pm
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Wow! I think I have just found the solution! Yesterday I gave Tera a nice lamb roast bone and stood watching while she started to munch happily while laying down. 'Doh!' I said to myself. 'Why didn't I think of it before?!' She's laying down! So for the next five miniutes I stood there feeling like an idiot while I repeated "Lay daown, good girl!" A would you believe it? Half an hour later I called her over and told her to lay down while using the hand signal and SHE DID IT!!! No hand chewing, excessive wriggling or jumping up excitedly! Let's just hope it sticks this time!

 
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