Since we're all dog owners here, perhaps someone else has run into one or two of these issues.
1. I seem to be allergic to my black & white sheltie. I've always had long haired dogs, specifically shelties, and have never had a problem. I know that allergies are supposed to be caused by the dog's skin. I have no issues when I'm around the sable & white sheltie but as soon as I get around the B&W one I'm sneezing constantly, eyes start itching, and my nose starts running. Is it possible that, despite the 3 baths I've given him in the past few weeks since I bought him, that he is just carrying something from the pet store where there were lots and lots of dogs and that some sort of shampoo could eliminate this problem? I know people can take medication for allergies, but I'm hoping this is a much simpler issue since it's just specifically this dog and not the other sheltie.
2. The B&W sheltie has not a clue about potty training. While the sable & white sheltie never goes in her crate of the same size--which is actually pretty amzing, this one hasn't gone one night without messing up. It's as if he doesn't even care either. He'll just lay in it. Any ideas?