I recently adopted a gorgeous 3-year-old male Sheltie. I believe he is a blue merle. However, he has freckled markings on his face. His shot papers say he is tri-colored but I believe he is a blue merle. He is extremely shy around people and when I try to walk him he many times will just sit down or turn the other... more
I have adopted our dog just over 1 year ago. She was used for breeding purposes and I believe she had 4 litters. We had her spay before receiving her. My problem is that she constantly eats her own poop. We do clean up the yard daily, but she will eat it as soon as she has gone. Our dog is wonderful in every other... more
I do not feed my dog any food from grocery store. He only gets holistic food that has no by-products and most importantly NO GRAINS or preservatives. Lots of dogs have allergies to grains especially corn. Rice is an exception. The food I'm currently using is Wellness Core which is a protein-focused food though they... more
I got my sheltie when he was 6 mos old. At first Tippy never barked and I was concerned. Once Tippy got used to everything he started barking, and once he starts he don't stop. Tippy mostly barks at my 8 yr old daughter. Especially if she is swinging or just running around the house. Tippy also barks if I have... more
I know everyone always asks about food here, but i have another food questions...for ANYONE! I have a tri rescue sheltie named Maddie. She is about 2 years old. She is a food hound, anything she can get she eats and eats (i assume this is because of her past). I have had so many problems with her. I believe that she... more
Do your shelties follow you around the house and keep an eye on you? Nico is always in eyesight of either me or my husband. When we're in different rooms, he'll spend a few minutes laying near and then switch to the other room to give equal time to each of us.
Everytime I put a leash on my sheltie he acts as if he was scared. The few times I did put a leash on him to walk him he pulled back. I even would leave the leash on him hoping he would get used to it, but he would have this pathetic look on his face and just moop around. Is there anyway I can get my dog used to the... more
We feed our pup the regular puppy food you find in pet stores, on top of that we add some of our own food. It is better to feed you puppy a combination or puppy food (since it has all necessary proteins and vitamins for growth) as well as human food, I say this because human food doesn't have the added chemicals and... more
I have a Sheltie pup from a great breeder, but she's definately not going to make the standard. She's 17 weeks, 7 lbs, 11 inches at the shoulder. The whole litter was small (Chloe was the runt) but the dam's last litter the pups were all large. Should I expect health problems with my little girl since she's so petite? ... more
Could you please share your recipe? My 6 mo Sheltie pup, Dewey, has been to the vet for inflammation of the tummy and I have been feeding him homemade chicken and brown rice since, but it's time to transition him back to a regular diet and I don't want to give him commercial food but I don't have all the info I need... more
I'm new here and have a question about worms. It is now July here in Mn. and our 2 yr. old sheltie has not received any heartworm medication. My question is, is it too late for her to get it and also how do you know if your dog has worms? She drags her butt alot and she also sort of rocks back and forth on her butt... more
It's get toward that time of year when all the nasties come out. Make sure to have your dog heartworm tested and start appropriate preventative. It's also time to get Frontline, Advantix, Advantage for flea & ticks.
I have put Roxi on California Natural...she seems to like it much better than anything else i have tried. The Chicken Soup for the Puppy Lover Soul did not go over well with her. She was on it for about 2 months and she constantly had runny stools and had to got potty about 4 times a day. Has anyone head anything... more
Roxi is 9 months old, she will be 10 months on the 21 of this months. She is beautiful, except for her ears, they stand straight up. I ran into her breeder and she told me I needed to work on her ears. She told me to use gum, but I have read somewhere that it is pointless to try and fix their ears after they are a... more