The Border collie is a preferred breed of dog still constantly used within a working environment. The collie is reared for herding and moving groups of cattle and sheep. The high energy level and intelligence of this breed alongside its need to work attract many dog trainers at competition level.
A pleasant looking dog with a playful nature the Border collie if satisfactorily exercised of mind and body will become a rewarding family pet. A walk on the lead once a day will not provide him with the energy expansion that he needs. This sort of dog will need at least an hours flat out running each day and some psychological kick provided through play and training.
If you are keen on the breed but can't practically provide the exercise and kick required it is worth considering supplying a home to an older collie. The older dog will cheerfully chase a ball well into its teens though not become as irritated with longer rest periods.
The bored Border collie will display frustration based behaviours. Attention seeking by barking, inconvenient chase instinct and damaging behavior of both the environment or self-harm by chewing feet or legs are all possible indications of an under excited dog.
There are numerous options for dog training with this breed of dog. When supplying a home to one it is definitely worth performing a little research on how to train a border collie. Successful dog training is composed of rewards based strategies that fortify the behavior that we might like them to copy. Clicker training is an ideal example of this type of training.
When choosing a dog tutor or regular class to attend with your dog research their training strategies. Some trainers still utilize a control theory system. This system is inaccurate and can cause threatening confrontation between dog and handler.