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if we want to actually get any vacuuming done, she has to be banished to the deck.

I usually have to kick both Rocsi and Morag out when I vaccum; the noise and movement trigger Morag's BC half, and Rocsi's JRT annoy-the-prey instinct.
Which means having Mw barking, circling, staring, and barking, and Rocsi barking, circling, barking, darting, rushing, barking, and grabbing the attachment.
Did I mention that they both BARK the whole time? Or that Rocsi usually gets good marks in GTG and hunt tests for having a "nice loud bay" or a "good clear voice"?
On the plus side, the vacuum does NOT trigger Brenin's Coonhound keep-the-prey-at-BAY instinct.
I usually have to kick both Rocsi and Morag out when I vaccum; the noise and movement trigger Morag's BC ... barking, circling, barking, darting, rushing, barking, and grabbing the attachment. Did I mention that they both BARK the whole time?

Sounds like Blade and Reznor. And now they both think it is theirs to kill so there has been a controversy occur once. They are both vanished. No need for my vacuum to get ruined.
Reznor though doesn't seem to like anything that makes noises. Like the blender drives him into barking. I think some of these pitches these human machines make hurt his big bat/dumbo ears!

Clovis could care less about anything like that and just appears to look at them both like they are quite nuts.
Gwen
Belgians have that too, but it can change gears really fast if they sense threat.

Had an interesting experience WRT Belgians last night during agility class. One of my classmates has two - a *** she's raised from a puppy, and a male who was pulled out of a shelter six months ago. Our club shares space with a stable, and there are paddocks on two sides of the outdoor training area (the pasture fences are seperated from the fenced sides of the agility area by dirt lanes wide enough for one vehicle- maybe
20 feet).One of the mares in the nearest paddocks started bullying two others, larger and more placid- she was driving them around and around the paddock, nipping etc., to show her dominance. Most of the dogs paid no attention, but as the action heated up, three of them began staring, whining, and exhibiting signs that they felt they should get involved: the two Belgians and Morag, all of whom were nearly fixated.
Morag and Beep (Beep is the ***) clearly thought that THEY should go over there and Take Charge.
Even more interesting, to me, was that none of the other herding dogs in the class seemed to be aware of the issue - they were a BC , a Bordehoula, and several Shelties.
Evilness? Moi?

It was your best class ever. HTH!
Debbie
Leah I am sure Madigan can clean the dishes. Maybe not with soap but I bet she can do a good job cleaning them, non the less.

Well, all 3 do a good job of that. :} And up until the other night, I didn't have a problem with telling each one it was "her turn" and having the others wait.
Until I let them finish off some Italian wedding soup. Whoa! Must be doggy crack. All manners fell apart as it became the battle of the tongues, led by Miss MacKenzie. Apparently Italian wedding soup is her very favoritest food.

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It was your best class ever. HTH!

Woohoo! I sure felt better than the week before! Sheesh! Shelly (taping arms to sides) & The Boys