When it comes to training, Border Collies are truly in a class of their own. Not only are they consistently ranked the most intelligent of all dog breeds, but, as owners, we know just how rewarding it is to put in the work when it comes to training a Border Collie.
In this section, we’ve tried to be as helpful as possible for Border Collie owners. Our ultimate aim is to cover everything we can about Border Collie training and home life, covering topics like:
- Border Collie Separation Anxiety;
- How to crate train your Border Collie; and,
- Creative ways to keep your Border Collie entertained.
Hopefully, this section of the site will be a helpful oasis of tips and tricks based on our own experience of owning and growing up with Collies!
Articles about Training and Home Life
Owning a Border Collie is perhaps one of the most rewarding things that we’ve experienced. We’ve enjoyed it so much in fact we’ve ended up with two! That said, when a Border Collie barks a lot it can be a little frustrating. Unfortunately, both of our Border Collies would not stop barking at certain triggers…
It’s no surprise that border collies are one of the more active dog breeds out there. This is because they are traditionally bred for working purposes and will spend their days out herding sheep and running around farmers’ fields. Naturally, this leaves many Border Collie owners wanting to understand how much exercise their Border Collie…
When our Border Collie Izzy first came into our lives she loved to dig holes. By holes, I mean she would dig to the center of the earth if we didn’t catch her in time! Just why Border Collies dig holes is something that I want to delve into in this article. And, I want…
The excitement of welcoming a new puppy into your life is one of life’s great joys. And if you have chosen the intelligent, energetic and athletic Border Collie congratulations are in order! At the top of your agenda should be house training your Collie to establish good habits early on. Many new owners will find…
The decision as to whether or not to crate train your Border Collie puppy is one that all new owners have to consider. We are big advocates for crate training and used a crate with our Collie Mila when she was a puppy and still use it now when visiting family and friends. We found…
So, you have decided on a Border Collie. They are intelligent, loyal, energetic, and full of personality! But there is a hitch. Over the years Collies have gained a little bit of a reputation for chewing and nipping as puppies. Despite this, they are still amazing companions. Once these behaviours are corrected, you can reap…
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Top picks for our Border Collies
1. BEST DOG TOY
Ok, it’s a bold statement, but I think that this interactive dog puzzle toy is absolutely brilliant!
2. BEST BOREDOM KILLER
We all know Collie’s love to be … challenging! Give them this snuffle mat and you’ll get at least 10 minutes peace!
3. BEST SHAMPOO FOR YOUR COLLIE
We’ve tried absolutely loads of different types of shampoos and dog conditioners. Save yourself some time and try our favourite brand – works a treat!