A month ago I got my first dog of my own, a red (red mom, merle dad) from a local breeder that's involved with herding trials. I have previous BC experience because my step-sister+bro-in-law have had as many as three at a time. The first few days were a bit of a pain due have to get up frequently in the night for potty breaks. But he's really good at letting me know. Now it's just once during the night, though my nights are usually only six hours of sleep. Thankfully my mom is gladfully taking care of him during the day when I drop him off at her house on the way to work. She doesn't work much and has lots of time for playing, walks and learning.
He's great riding in my truck. Once we get moving he just lays down in the container I have him confined to and stays quiet. No issues with his crates. Though he seems to prefer the one at my mom's. He's very eager to run into it when I drop him off. At home he can be a little stubborn getting into the crate. Once in, if I leave he'll start to cry a bit sometimes, but that doesn't usually last long.
He's got the stairs mastered now. But he can get carried away and I have to slow him down otherwise it could get ugly.
I've already made some hurdles to jump and I think he's already doing quite well and willingly. Once I get some bases for weave poles I'm starting that training.
I'm hoping in the next few months he'll be ready to leave alone in my lower uncarpeted level all day and use a doggie door to go outside. So I'm going to be replacing the current door with a solid steel one and putting in a doggie door.
Does anyone have recommendations for any of these secure electronic ones?