All Border Collies have working instincts, but there can be a big difference in the intensity of these instincts, even between pups from the same litter. This diversity can be confusing for some owners that have owned them before. They may expect them to be similar to Border Collies they’ve had in the past. Furthermore, a lack of experience with the breed and their natural working needs can cause misunderstanding. If they’re not correctly socialised, they can become aggressive. And, a lack of physical and mental stimulation can cause obsessive behaviours.
As they’re a popular dog, other owners often step in to give advice. They may forget that Border Collies can be very different, and what worked for them doesn’t work for everyone! This can lead to confusion over what approach to take. Owners may also feel that others are being critical of their seeming inability to control such a smart dog. Thus, they may feel embarrassed even when owners are trying their best! Training for Border Collies is a process. All dogs will be at different stages at different times.
At Royvon, we know that all dog owners want the best for their dogs. People who are facing problems with their Border Collie’s behaviour would love to learn how to gain the trust and confidence in their dogs, how to understand them better, and not to be frustrated with the uncontrollable behaviour! You want your dog to be happy, confident and to shine to its potential. That’s where our residential training for Border Collies can help.
One of our case studies is Red, who was reactive to people, dogs, cars, bikes and anything that moved! His parents wanted him to feel more at ease in the world, and that’s where we helped. Red has completed his 21 days training and now is working with his mum and dad for a further three months. Watch the video below to see how well he’s getting on!