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  1. Hello, I’m looking for a bit of advice for what I think is a fearful dog. My puppy is 7 months old. He’s generally quite well behaved for a puppy. We’ve been to two different puppy classes and are continuing to train him. Our biggest issue is when he gets spooked by something or sees something he is scared of. He turns into a different dog - he growls and barks. And then usually gets the zoomies and races around. Sometimes these zoomies involve jumping at us and snapping. If he’s on his lead he is more likely to snap (I know he wants to get away from what’s scaring him and it’s frust
  2. Hello, Thank you so much for your replies, it's great to get some information from other border collie parents!! We have changed things up a bit since I posted, which seems to have really helped! We have made the conservatory at the back of our house "Maddox's Bedroom" - he still has his crate in there but we now leave it open for him and he can come and go when he wants. Most nights he starts out sleeping on a blanket on the floor and then gets in his crate later on, which is great for us! Generally things have been going well, he now goes to bed earlier and settles a lot quicker. S
  3. Hello, I’m new to the forum and looking for some general advice and/or reassurance! Sorry this post is long... We have a 6 month old border collie, generally things have been going well. He goes to puppy class and is learning well, is house trained and is learning boundaries. He can sometimes be a little anxious and seeks reassurance. He gets plenty of exercise and mental stimulation in the day. He used to be pretty good at going to bed, he sleeps in a crate downstairs and would maybe give a little whine for a couple of minutes before settling down and sleeping all through the night
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