Hello everyone! I am new to borders, although I have been researching them for months. I recently came across a young female BC Heeler mix and if everything goes to plan, I'll be picking her up March 1st. I don't know too much about her except; she lives outside on a farm, she's shy with men, she's protective and active. I have owned two purebred Aussie Shepherds before as well as a Aussie Heeler mix, so I am familiar with herding breeds. However, I am getting nervous that I may not be able to keep her entertained and mentally/physically active enough. I've read a lot of how ocd/neurotic BCs can be and how constantly energized they are. Maybe I was lucky with my previous dogs but they were fairly calm, they could go non stop if I was, but they'd also lay next to me all day if I were sick or a storm prevented us from getting them out to run off steam.
I'm not sure if she's house trained as she lives outside, I've never had to house train an adult dog, is it the same as a puppy?
Is kennel training an adult the same process as for a puppy?
Will a 30-60min walk with a few hours of training be enough for the average BC?
Are BC generally Velcro dogs? I love having my dog at my side all day, it's my favorite thing of herding breeds!
I know it will be hard to answer my questions since I don't know her but hopefully some general ideas will be helpful. Thank you.