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When Leave Means Leave


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Joining the You Tube Generation

At last we have joined the You Tube generation with a short uploaded clip. More to do it for the first time and see how it was done. Seiben catching a disc on the North Inch Perth.  That the moon rising above the River Tay.

A new experience, throwing a disc while looking at the view finder!

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(bow) WOW says Seiben

Canine world record catch 95.6 metres

Think they are using a Hyperflite Competition Standard disc. Time to find out about importing from the US then clearing a stretch of the North Inch, says Seiben.

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Walk in the Park

Thanks to everyone who stops and comes over to see Seiben and myself on our travels. The attention and encouragement is really helping Seiben to acclimatise to city living.

He is proving a talented Frisbee dog. Though he brought his Frisbee when he came to stay and made a point of wanting to take it out with us, it wasn’t apparent how deep his passion ran for the sport. Thanks to all the other dogs who come over to watch and have a go with him. It is all  building up his confidence.

One of his problems when he came was pulling like a mad thing while on the lead. This is something we have been working on over the last couple of weeks. And is improving very markedly. But it is a slow calm process to change a behaviour which was so ingrained. So thanks to Zak George.

Another problem I was told Seiben had was barking at solitary figure walking towards him. On the first Sunday we were out together this was noticeable (as well as the pulling). Having been caught on a bridge with someone walking towards us I had to try some distraction technique to prevent this.

We speeded up our walking pace and Seiben didn’t bark. Now I put this down at the time to taking Seiben out of his barking phase, giving him a different set of circumstances to think about. Having watched this video by Emily Larlham, she makes the connection between the aroused state caused by the constant pulling and barking and lunging at people and other dogs.

At no point in Seiben’s training has dominance, punishment or raised voice been used. The most he gets in a negative way is a quite no, ah ah or calm naughty boy. These are used mainly as a part of a distraction. Immediately we try then to put him into a positive reinforcement for doing the behaviour we both want to aspire to.

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Reminded me of the first picture I saw of Seiben.

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Maria Mena: Love the Voice

Here’s Celtic Lion’s music of the week a couple of tracks from Maria Mena.

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A few videos people have made of and around Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland. God made round here first then used the bits left over so make the rest of the world. These are a tribute to our home.

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For Coupar Angus, this is a video that takes in the road movie concept.

The Coupar Angus Horse Fair is backed and supported by experts from the equine world and with knowledge of native Scottish breeds. These are notes from my own area of interest dogs, more specificlly the Scottish Working Bearded Collie.

This is an article that starts to reconcile many areas. The evolution and ecology of the breed, in relation to it’s natural environment, changes in and the history of farming, geography, psychology and training.  


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