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  1. I have a 14 week old pup who from 8 weeks has done really well with the basics: That'll Do, Lie Down, Heel, Go On, No, Bad Dog, Good Boy, That's Enough, Load Up, Up Looking for a recommendation on a book to use for more advanced sheepdog training like: Away, Come By, and working with sheep. Hes had a few positive experiences with my 5 Shetland sheep and a few negative ones as they are not impressd at all by him. I may have to wait till he gets fully grown and more confident and aggressive around them to begin to work with sheep. There is a local lady thinking of offering some BC pup
  2. Update... Mick is now 14 weeks old, we brought him home at 8 weeks old. In 6 weeks he has learned an astounding ammount. I started his training at 8 weeks following my old favorite Richard Wolters who wrote Gun Dog, a training model ahead of its time in my opinion. So at 14 weeks, Mick understands well and obeys 8 times out of 10 and improving daily, the following: His name, No, That'll Do, Lie Down, Go On, Load Up (gets into farm buggy/ golf cart), Thats Enough (to stop tormenting our Shih Tzus), TimeOut (banished to crate for socially unacceptable behavior), Out Of The Kitchen, O
  3. Trying to settle on a crate for our incoming BC male pup. Crate #1 42x28 wide x 30 high vs. Crate #2 36x24 x 25 high? We were getting one with a moveable partition so to not give pup too much room so to discourage it from peeing or pooping in there, and with an eye for him growing into a full grown male BC dog.
  4. For those following... update... I chose the pup who was drawn to me, the super friendly one. Pup #1. I took my wife and mom to meet him last night, and again he came right for me and stayed on my hand like glue, I think he remembered me! Ill post some pics when we bring him home at eight weeks; two weeks from tomorrow.
  5. Thank you all very much for your thoughts and feelings on this question as they are my defacto welcome to this group. In answer to the oft asked question about the intended use for the Collie: I hope that he will one day be able to help me get my sheep into a stall at night; at 52 and circling the drain fast, my personal BC charcteristics of speed and agility are sorely lacking, with an emphasis on SORELY I have five Shetland sheep hwo are blended into a flerd with a jersey cow and her year old heifer and a (future livestock guardian as hes only 6 months old) little male donkey called Cl
  6. Four dogs left in this litter I have access to: #1 is super friendly to me, made a bee-line for me, fell asleep in my hands, licked my beard. #2 also very friendly liked to be petted by me. #3 average pup, came over to be petted, frifted off. #4 the watcher, the quiet one, when brought to me liked to be petted well enough, friendly, drifted off after a little while All other things being equal (I feel comfortable about all the due dilligence questions, working dog parents, health, owners etc etc ) which one do I choose??? The super friendly one one wants to be my ma
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