ChatterBank47 mins ago
We have a Border Collie who is nearly a year old,anyway after we've taken him for his walk we put his lead on and sometimes he'll start jumping up and tugging at the lead which is most annoying,does anyone know why he is doing this?
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would advise you get some help from a qualified trainer with experience of BC's - they are like no other breed IMO for intelligence and because of this will learn bad habits just as quickly as they learn good habits. A well understood and sympathetically trained BC is a joy - anything else is a nightmare and an unhappy dog. BC owners often make their dogs' problems worse so I strongly advise you get some advice.
sorry, pressed the submit button too soon - meant to add (and state the obvious) BCs are working dogs and unless you've actually seen what these dogs do in a day you have no idea the amount of physical and mental exercise they need. In their proper environment they aren't exercised, they are worked and worked very hard. They thrive on it- after all that's what they've been bred for. Get some advice from a BC trainer - check out you local dog agility club for advice. It's unlikely you'll satisfy your dog's needs with a walk or two each day.