Dog training

Understanding Reactivity in Border Collies

Understanding Reactivity in Border Collies

Reactivity in dogs is a term that often raises questions and sparks debates among dog owners and trainers as some don't like the word "reactive" as it doesn't explain exactly what it is that your going is going through.In some ways I agree but I find this is the term...

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Failed Sheepdogs

Failed Sheepdogs

What is a failed sheepdog? Is a failed sheepdog a good fit for a pet home? This post is not to scare people away from adopting a failed sheepdog but it’s to raise awareness of the potential issues you can encounter if you go and adopt or buy a failed sheepdog from a...

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Dogs Chasing and Worrying livestock.

Dogs Chasing and Worrying livestock.

Spring is finally here and with it lambing is on the go all around the country. For the next few months all the fields and mountains around the UK will be covered in ewes and lambs and this includes most of the popular walks and footpath accessible to dog walkers. I...

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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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