I was able to connect with Northstar, however the girl we were looking into has been adopted. Logistics make it somewhat difficult for us to coordinate. So that means I am available. Please contact me if you have a need. I live in Jefferson County, Wisconsin. 3 hours north of Chicago and smack in between Milwaukee and Madison.
Here are my stats:
I have a 4yo pb bc spayed female (Zoie) and a 2 yo neutered male BC mix (Herman). We have a 6 yo iguana that perplexes my Zoie(he is always in a cage though).
My dogs are all up to date on vaccinations and licensed to the city.
I live in a condo and currently rent. My renters agreement, obviously, allows me to have dogs.
My city ordinance allows me three dogs which is the one opening I have that I would like to dedicate to fosters.
I have a local vet, who is amazing.
I live in a 2,000 sq ft home, which does not include the basement. My yard, on the other hand is tiny. It is not fenced in. I do have a cable tie for potty purposes. My dogs know thier boundries so I no longer tie them out. I live in a newer subdivision that has a lot of vacant lots. We walk to various lots or open fields to play frisbee, chuck it or even race up and down the field. I ride motocross, and my Zoie's favorite game is to race me on th bike up and down the fields. (I cannot believe how fast that little girl is!!!!) When weather is not cooperative, my house is large enough that we amuse ourselves with indoor chuck it, tug, fundamental obedience, tricks and whatever other game we come up with. Hide and seek is a favorite, however it is getting more difficult to hide from Herman!!!
I am married and have a 15 year old daughter.
We are very active in motocross, dirtbike riding in general. In the summer we are camping almost every weekend and the dogs come with us. They see a lot of people, dogs, sights and sounds. My two usually crash out the moment we get home. In the winter we are on the ice. So the dogs are just as active. I do not participate in agility, herding or any traditional dog activities. Our motocross keeps us pretty busy. I would like to get into these activities when my daughter goes to college.
The BC breed is very personal to me. I will be happy to share the story with anyone who wishes to ask. However, due to the personal nature I am choosing to not publicly post it.
Um...what else...I prefer using positive reinforcement, however I will use corrections when I deem it necessary. My two hate timeouts worse than any three year old out there. However, I have found that timeouts are an amazing training tool for my BCs!!! There is nothing worse than having to sit next to mom's chair!!! I use crates as long as the dog needs it...if it is the security blanket, I will let it be available as long as the dog tells me he/she needs it.
If I missed anything, let me know. References available upon request.
Herman (left) and Zoie (right)
And finally Zoie nursing Sierra on the way to the hospital. (Dirtbikes in the background)