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Hi everyone! I am interested to buy a border collie dog :) I read more books and some articles about this dogs. On the other forum I read that this dog can be difficult for training... Is it true? I working at monday till friday per 8 hours and I wondering is it possible to training this dog in the afrernoons about 2 hours per day? I would be grateful for all informations about border collie!
This is a question that occurred to me while reading the "AKC show bred puppies for $1,500.00" thread. I suspect the answer is “just fine.” I often experience a twinge of annoyance at the term “forever home.” It strikes me as being a little on the Disney side. (All families are happy ones, there is no divorce, and when there is, the children trick their parents into falling in love again.) Divorce happens. Sometimes there is a very good reason for it. The same is true of rehoming a dog. Sometimes it’s better for all concerned. Sometimes it is unavoidable. In my many years of Collie rescue I never saw a single dog that had much more than a short blip of depression/confusion with going to a new home. Most had no reaction at all, except “Hey! Check it out! This person lets me get up on the sofa!” I would imagine that a pup that has been well and truly started on stock will form a bond with its handler/owner. So what does the dog feel when sold to someone? Knowing what little I do know about working Border Collies, I expect the dog’s internal dialog runs like this: “Oh, phew! He/She has sheep (or cattle). Cool. What’s for supper?” But I wonder… Is a dog that is being retained for starting on stock, with the intention of selling it when it proves out, treated any different that dogs which will be kept? If so, how?