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 […]
Training and Home Life
This category is all about training and living with Border Collies. It covers and provides lots of information on keeping your Border Collie entertained, managing things like separation anxiety, as well as our own experiences of crate training border collies.
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
Given their boundless energy, Border Collies can make perfect jogging buddies. Yet, you may be wondering, as we did, how do you jog with a Border Collie? What do we need to know in order to safely run with our Collies? Border Collies have it all: looks, intelligence, and athleticism. And it is this last
Separation anxiety is something that all dog owners are aware of and worry about when leaving their puppy alone. It can be a very traumatic experience for dogs and owners alike. If this is something that you and your Border Collie are experiencing and trying to tackle do not worry. Separation anxiety is a common
Formerly bred in England for sheep herding, Border Collies are energetic by nature and require plenty of mental stimulation, entertainment and exercise. Most Border Collies, however, are no longer considered to be “working” dogs. They have taken on the role of companion and need to be kept busy to avoid them from developing unfavorable behavior.