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Are Border Collie sociable with strangers?

Are Border Collie sociable with strangers?

Being sociable and well-behaved with other dogs is not a must have of a pet dog. Dogs shouldn’t have to meet every dog that happens to go past, they shouldn’t have to deal with rude behaviours, they shouldn’t have to be forced to interaction on lead or in a small...

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My Border Collie is chasing sheep!

My Border Collie is chasing sheep!

Border Collie chasing sheep You don’t want to find yourself in that situation, believe me.  Remember that a dog chasing, injuring and worrying livestock is an offence and the farmer is allowed to shoot your dog!Too many sheep are killed or loose their lambs every...

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Training mistakes with your Border Collie

Training mistakes with your Border Collie

Everyone makes mistakes when training with you Border Collie! I thought to write you some insight about a lesson I had yesterday with one of my Border Collie students. I know that a lot of you in here struggle with your Border Collie chasing problems and to find the...

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Puppy Farms and Unknown sellers

Puppy Farms and Unknown sellers

I hate the slogan “ don’t shop, adopt” like buying a puppy it’s criminal. It’s not.... if you pick the right puppy and the right ethical breeder. Buying a puppy on an advert, not seeing parents, not having health tests, collecting the puppy away from the siblings, in...

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Why using treats in training Border Collies?

Why using treats in training Border Collies?

I know that there are a lot of trainers out there that don't want to use treats and say " I don't believe in it" like it has anything to do with faith and nothing to do with science. They think that using treats will make your dog wanting treats and not learning to do...

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Are you the owner of a reactive fearful dog?

Are you the owner of a reactive fearful dog?

Today I had a shocking episode on the big field where everyone walks their dogs. I was walking on the edge of the field with my three avoiding the big groups of dog walkers as one of my dog is on lead rest after check at the Physio and I wanted to give the other two a...

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