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๐ŸผJazzy ๐ŸถCooper ๐ŸฆŠBB ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐ŸปAki  #GreyIsBeautiful #TrainingDeafDog BCRescue@me.com

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My heart skipped a couple of beats when I saw BB sleeping in Jazzy's favorite spot, almost in the same pose. I still wonder if Jazzy sometimes takes over BB's body... ๐Ÿ˜ณ#JazzyandBB #InMemoryofJazzy

New trick - eye rolling ๐Ÿ™„#TrainingDeafDog #RestingBBface

I use a snuffle mat, one way to keep BB's mind stimulated and to keep her busy! ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ @stellaandchewys#stellaandchewys #ad#BusyBB #trainingdeafdog

If you are interested, google or YouTube it. You can make your own since they can be pricy. I think it's better if the strings are a bit shorter than mine.

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This is a remake of the "Prayer" trick with both Jazzy and BB. We do a lot of trick training because it stimulates BB's mind and strengthens our bond.
Side note: As you see in the end, I used to call this trick "Naughty chair" like she was in "trouble". It was impossible to stop Jazzy from wagging her tail because she absolutely loved training with me. #InMemoryOfJazzy #TrainingDeafDog

Since many of you asked, I'm posting a video of one of BB's episodes where she is after an invisible subject. She would do this anywhere, not just this specific spot, even in the dark. (She is not chasing shadow) If you watch it with the sound, you will hear how frustrated she was towards the end. It's not that she wants to do this, but she can't stop herself from having these compulsions, just like OCD in humans. Her OCD/CCD is not the same as typical Border Collie obsessions. (Like with water and balls) This is a medical condition that we are treating both with medicine and behavior modifications/management, possibly for life.
P.S. I had to stop filming because one of the worst things you can do with dogs with OCD/CCD is let them rehearse the compulsions and allow them to escalate.

BB update ๐ŸฆŠ

BB has been doing (knock on wood) better in the last week. We don't know if it's the new meds that's helping because we have made so many other changes since the last relapse and new issues emerged.

We realize that she can have another relapse (compulsive disorder) again, any day. It is like addiction or disorders in humans, we probably won't ever be able to completely let our guards down. However we are trying to appreciate all of her baby steps. #BabyBluesteps

Thanks for asking about Coopie. He is hanging in there despite his bad arthritis and from being a little senile. He can't do simple things he used to enjoy; like playing, swimming, or going for a ride. Meds, supplements and high quality diet are helping and once in a while he surprises me with a brief boost of energy. But most of the day, he sleeps and dreams. I don't post his stuff much because he doesn't enjoy posing for pictures anymore. Thanks again for asking about him. #GreyIsBeautiful

Red, White and Baby Blue. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Happy Birthday America โค

Happy birthday Jazzy. She is turning 14 on the other side. Our human son, who is 7, said that July 1st should be our family holiday. We will celebrate with cupcakes and her favorite food every year. ๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿ–#InMemoryOfJazzy ๐Ÿ’œ

๐Ÿ”ŠJazzy was a princess by day, a clown by night. Never failed to make me laugh. ๐Ÿ˜Œ She was one strangely adorable baby. And Cooper...sweet Coop would let Jazzy do whatever she wants #InMemoryOfJazzy #bestsiblings ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ’“

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