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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Does your dog have SGS?


Does you dog randomly run around the yard looking for sticks and dropping them at your feet? Then your dog has Stick Gathering Syndrome(SGS). It seems to be popular among herding dogs such as Border Collies. They will find any stick, any size and drop it at your feet, waiting for you to 'pick it up' and throw it away.

There isn't much you can do about it except for cutting down all of your trees or keeping your dog indoors while you sweep the yard of sticks every day. SGS stays with your dog for life and you just have to learn to live with it. Try a ball or a Frisbee, but if you own a border collie, you know there is also OWF(obsessed with the Frisbee) to worry about and that can be much worse!

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3 comments:

jenny said...

i think there one of the best kinds of dogs to have i had one as a kid and well i dont think she ever did that but well i know she did love to eat toys lol

The Gang's Momma said...

Border collies do love to stay busy, don't they?! Love the pic here - aren't they so cute together?!

An English Shepherd said...

The two Border Collies who live with me seem to prefer tennis balls to sticks,would that be TBGS ! :-)