Report Seemingly unhappy 10 week old in General Border Collie Discussion Posted January 27, 2019 3 hours ago, D'Elle said: I think border collies are very easy to train, but are a challenge to those who are inexperienced in dog training because it is so easy inadvertently to train them into something you don't want, even for someone who has experience in training. So, they are really easy and also not. Isn't everything easy when you know how to do it? I mean, I don't think raising a horse from a foal to a riding horse is particularly difficult. But guess what, I spend some decades gaining hands on experience.(At the moment we have 7 horses on the farm at various ages). I agree in that I don't find training bordercollies very difficult. I do remember the learnig curve though, pretty steep at times. But then I am talking mainly about the stockwork part I know someone ( the guilty shall remain nameless) that habitually ruins perfectly fine dogs because of his/her lack of experience combined with a strong resistence to be educated. Unless this person makes a basic chance in attitude there will never be a usfull dog on that farm. For people like that it will always be very difficult.(In this extreme case it is of course always the dog who gets the blame btw.) Imo bordercollies are more likely to become problem dogs beause of their drive and intelligence than a lot of other breeds. As a rule I don't advice people to get one (you know unless etc etc).