Posted 02 August 2012 - 06:56 AM
They are such incredible dogs, aren't they? Every day Juno amazes me. My other dogs are smart, but Juno takes it above and beyond. She's not just smart and easily trainable, she actually *thinks* about what she is doing - something I have never seen in my hounds.
I thought I had the dog thing all figured out, for the most part. I know how to get reliable behaviours. I understand my dogs. But with Juno I feel like I'm a complete dog newbie; she pushes me to learn new things, to move past my comfort zone, to think about training in a different light. Her emotions are much more complex than my hounds', she's so much more sensitive and intelligent, and she reminds me more of a child than a dog.
Needless to say, since Juno arrived, I've grown and learned alongside her. I don't foresee future dogs being anything but Border Collie
Lindsay - homeschoolin' mama - with JUNO, COBY, and MAGIC MERLIN, the rockin' BC pups!
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 09:01 AM
I too have trained and bred all kinds of breeds and nothing compares to the bond I have established with this dog.
Not that I havn't spent endless hours with this beautiful dog (she has made wanting to spend time with her easy.)
That is what is so great about BC's.
Good luck with Juno.
Keeva and I are getting sheep.
An endless adventure with this dog.
Keeva (BC 1 year)Somebody left the gate open........Whoo Hoo!
Momma is buying me sheep!
Kate (Choc Lab 14 years) I wish that black & white dog would stop chewing up my bed.
Posted 02 August 2012 - 09:56 AM
Welcome to the club!
"You gonna throw that? You gonna throw that?" --Jester
"It's all wonderful!" --Kit
(Boing! Boing! Boing!)--Digger
Posted 02 August 2012 - 10:17 AM
Georgia, Texas & Faith
Posted 02 August 2012 - 10:21 AM
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
Posted 02 August 2012 - 02:54 PM
I did not even know she was a BC (because she was not black and white -- that is how ignorant I was of the breed)
When I called to set up the new pup's first vet appointment, the vet tech asked me what breed and what color he was. When I told her he's a red border collie, she very confidently informed me "oh well in that case he can't possibly be a border collie, you must be mistaken. Border collies only come in black and white" Thankfully the vet is less ignorant.
Posted 02 August 2012 - 03:24 PM
When I called to set up the new pup's first vet appointment, the vet tech asked me what breed and what color he was. When I told her he's a red border collie, she very confidently informed me "oh well in that case he can't possibly be a border collie, you must be mistaken. Border collies only come in black and white" [img]
OMG, but not surprising. I get asked all the time if my red tri is an Aussie.
Posted 02 August 2012 - 08:52 PM
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