8 months on, Ben the rescue is a delight. I can't believe I once asked how to teach him to sit! He will now run round a field and respond to all commands at a distance - not only close up..And it's instant - no thinking about it. He just wants to please.
The only issue - and I'm not sure it is an issue - is that he just blanks other people. My last border collie wanted to meet and greet everyone. She was like that from a puppy - nothing to do with me.
So this is a complete contrast. When I am around, other people don't exist. They can talk to him and call his name and are lucky if there is any response. It's a bit embarrassing to be honest!
Is this something I should be working on and if so how? I think part of the problem is that where I live, there aren't many other people.