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  1. Thank you all so much for the input... certainly some interesting points and to be honest... a lightbulb moment for me thanks to Dinkle. Dinkle, you said "To me it would seem that your boy's problems are rooted in this. Your boy has been pestered and bothered by the pup and you've allowed her to do this (by the sound of it) to the point where he has lost all faith and trust in you. He's had to start assuming the leadership role in the house as he didn't see you as doing so. He even objects to you telling her off now as he sees it as his job! He's at an age, just approaching maturity,
  2. That's what makes this very confusing and my hesitance to do anything of drastic action. They mostly get walked together... ocassionally separate, but mostly together... this is both on leash and off leash (except for the younger one, her recall isn't good enough yet)
  3. Thanks to all that have responded. Some additional info that people have asked. We have had him since he was 8 weeks old, he is crate trained and has been since day 1 of having him. He is fine going into his crate and coming out he is ok as well, no major dramas. Outside of the house he is a very very different dog. Taking him on walks he is calm and sedate, plays well with other dogs and wouldn't think he is the same animal. When he was younger we did do a lot of "uh uh's" and "no biting" along with time out when this occured and it curbed a lot of it when he was a pup. Sm
  4. Hi all, I'm hoping you can help me as we are running out of ideas, patience and bandaids. We have a 16 month old male BC who has been desexed. Over the last 4 months we have been having a terrible time with his aggression and behaviour. I will break this down to his triggers and what we have been doing. His triggers vary greatly from not letting you open a cupboard door, not let you open the baby gate, not let you pick anything up off the floor, not let you near him when he's around food. He's resource guarding anything from toys, to food, even to guarding a space. There ar
  5. Hi all, Hoping for a bit of help, guidance.... anything really. We have a 14 month male desexed BC (Kobe) and we are having problems with what seems to be aggression and biting. In the family is also a 4.5 month old Labrador (Millie). There are some things we have noticed with Kobe in the past few weeks and change in his behaviour… not for the good though. He is becoming a lot more territorial and aggressive when entering a space he doesn’t want you to go in. Examples, of this are as follows; Going to change their water bowl. If he is there he wont let you get near them, e
  6. My boy had both floppy ears till about 5 months, then one up and one down. He’s now 11 months and we still have one up and one down for a lot of the time, otherwise they are floppy... but more so when he’s tired.. and it’s oh so cute!!!
  7. Hi all, thanks for the great responses. I'll answer some of the questions asked in point form. - He mainly reacts this way when there is an object that he wants or thinks is his. The other night I was wiping off the filter of the heater and the clicky noise from rubbing the cloth down it made him jump up a few times trying to grab it and in turn bit me on the side. The same when cutting branches outside, he wants them so jumps and bites. The other day I was wiping water off the floor with a towel spilt from his water bowl and he walked on it and declared it his and when I went to go and
  8. Hi all, i have an 11 month old male bc. in the last 4-6 weeks he has started biting and reasonably hard, enough to break the skin and cause pain. He does this generally as per the following; - when you try to take food or the likes off him (understandably) not that I regularly do that but if he takes food he shouldn’t. - cleaning a window he will jump at you and bite. - clapping your hands he will jump at you and bite. - Cutting hedges or plants outside or emptying the lawnmower catcher he will jump and bite to get what you have or get to what you are doing.
  9. I currently have a boy and the new addition is a girl. anyhow... we brought her home and the two seem to get on well. chasing each other, playing and touch wood no biting, snarling or baring teeth. happy days. lets see how day 2 goes tomorrow. oh, and here’s my new girl... introducing Millie... Labrador cross border collie.
  10. Hi all, we have a 10mth old border collie and will be introducing a new member into the family, a 9 week old border collie x Labrador. What is everyone’s advice or techniques or ways to introduce them and ideas for the first few weeks to allow them to get to know each other and become the best of friends... hopefully... fingers crossed. Thanks in advance.
  11. Thanks all for the info. Input and opinions are always valid regardless of how much you take from it. So an update... we pick our girl up on Friday. Just need to work out the best way of introduction to our current boy. oh, and a here’s a pic of my current boy and the soon to be new girl.
  12. Thanks for the replies everyone. Some people have taken offence to me using the term "Borador", apologies. I only used this term as I thought everyone would prefer as opposed to me saying a Border Collie x Labrador, or mutt by any other name. People are talking about pounds etc for these type of dogs, the girl we are in fact looking at is a rescue pup from farm.
  13. I have a 10 month old smooth coat border collie and we are looking at getting him a friend. We are potentially looking at a Borador, Mum is a black lab, dad is a rough coat border collie. What are people thoughts on the Boradore? What are they like with shedding? My BC boy isn’t too bad and being a short hair, the Boradore is a short hair as well. Any info or thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks.
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