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  1. I was told by the BC rescue person that if the body of a BC is predominantly white with red or black markings they have softer temperaments. How can someone determine if they have a Pet line or a Working line?
  2. Ok, thanks. I think you guys are right, here's one that more clearly shows she wants him to grab on. I think this confirms it as just play even though Peyton is growling. The growling is not aggression, play just noise.
  3. I've always felt Peyton was possessive about her toys with other dogs, but it looks like she is offering it to Jax in this video until the very end. She barks then runs off with it. Should I stop this or let it go?
  4. The only complaints I have about Jax is he seems harder to train. That's it, there's nothing more. His personality is simply magnificent. He fits in our home like a glove. He's the perfect companion dog for myself and my Aussie. Let me make that perfectly clear. It could be that he's not the ninja smart BC, but it could be that because everything is so new, he has shut down mentally. Jax is a shy and reserved dog, cautious and overly sensitive. Someone before me has been harsh with him and while his tail does not go totally between his legs, I do see some fear/nervousness in his tail posit
  5. You described both my dogs as well as I could. I have the exact same paring and experience.
  6. Jax is 12-14 months by most estimates. Jax had the CGC temperament right out of the box, all I did it train sit/down/stay/heel and leave it. He's not a hyper dog at all and not reactive to much of anything so far, except a Tennis Ball then he goes nutso. He tosses it to me in the car and sometimes to Peyton. Tennis balls is a game he understands and does it exceptionally well. It's probably just a case of settling in or maybe it isn't, either way he is great dog to have around the house even if he never learned one thing more. He's afraid of a frisbee, but then he's very reserved around
  7. Hi Laurelin, You know better than anybody on this bc board what Jax means to me as well a Peyton and what we have "all" been through. You also know that Jax breaks many of the typical stereotypes of BC's. I think you said it best, it's a different kind of intelligence I see in Jax. I'm not accustomed to seeing it and it wasn't what I expected. I see no crime in trying to understand the breed which is completely new to me, and help my new dog. Jax is a wonderful, calm, well mannered dog, who anyone on the planet would be proud to own. He has cognitive ability that is awe insping, but th
  8. It's funny you say that, because my Aussie has her own thoughts and Jax looks to me for ideas. Apparently, he does not have many independent thoughts at this point. Jax is a great dog guys, I just wish for little less reserve and a little more spark. Jax is not dumb, because he excels at "other" more natural mental tasks far beyond my Aussie. Yes, he is a plotter, self aware, watches TV, tracks airplanes in the sky etc. etc. I just think his uncertainty may be getting in the way when I try to "train" something. I first noticed this when training Sit. He had never been trained to do a
  9. What kind of timetable have you experienced with rescue dogs before they know it's their permanent home? How did their behavior change when you knew it?
  10. I'm still waiting for mine to settle in and hope that training will become faster. He is much more perceptive than my Aussie, but my Aussie is much quicker to train. I hope this is just that he's unsure right now and his mental quickness shows up soon. He's one of the sweetest dogs you could ever meet. Gets along with everybody, doesn't chase squirrels or cats, doesn't bark or chew, plays with my Aussie all day and sits by my side the rest. He's not obsessive about anything except his Tennis ball. CGC certified after 10 days from arrival. Just a good dog. Smarter than my Aussie? I just do
  11. I've had mine for 3 weeks. In that time he has not left my side. He''ll leave a bone, food, anything to follow me. He came to me from city dog pound, then Rescue. I have no idea why, and yes, the bathroom too.
  12. My last dogs were Blue Heelers (8 years), next was my Aussie, then my first BC 3 weeks ago. Watching a Border Collie jump and run is just an incredible show of natural athletics. I’m not sure anyone that doesn’t have one fully understands. People said, Aussies and BC's are the same thing. I see now they are not the same thing at all. My Aussie is awesome on her feet, but my Border Collie is just incredible.
  13. Ok, I think I have a proof of concept. Peyton is spooked by storm drains. She'll hit the end of the leash every time if we get too close. I took LAT and applied it and Peyton learned when she looked at the storm drain she got a treat. This took all of 5 minutes and I'm 1000% positive she got it. That didn't help "much" on the spooky part, but she clearly was looking at the drain, and looked back at me expecting a treat sometimes even before I could click. No question at all that she understood what it took to get the treat. (Peyton is just amazingly quick to teach anything) So it looks lik
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