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Ned the Border Collie

The other day a longtime friend of mine called me and somehow we got talking about dogs, his wife wanting a puppy and dog training. I mentioned he should check out one of the dog training books I’ve got highlighted on the site and after chatting a bit we hung up. Yesterday I get an […]

Border Collie Intelligence – Strong Association Skills

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The annoying side effect of Border Collie intelligence can be troublesome. I’ve mentioned before about how our Border Collie, Ned, goes crazy when he sees light from a flashlight. This little quirk also extends to pretty much any spot of light he can see which, at times, can cause problems.  For example if the wife and […]

The Border Collie “Butt Poke”

Dogs at the Fence

Border Collies are bred to be herding dogs and this is not just a minor trait. The herding instinct in this breed is what they are all about! As our Border Collie was growing up he quickly started to “herd” my wife and I.

Border Collies are sensitive dogs

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I’ve always maintained that hitting or yelling at a dog in anger does very little good to correct behaviors. When it comes to training or correcting a bad behavior positive reinforcement and an even keel are the way to go. When dealing with a Border Collie I would say this is doubly true. Border Collies […]