Report Border Collie overreactive and overprotective of his home at 8 months in General Border Collie Discussion Posted July 21 @Meghan Thank you so much for tips Meghan. I started practicing the relaxation protocol with Sunee a few days ago and can already see an improvement in his reactivity level. He also responds really well to being rewarded for his good behaviour (we try to ignore him when he behaves badly ones unless it's so bad that it can't be ignored and then he is put in his crate to calm down). I will definitely add the sign to the door so just as you said I don't need to rush to answer it. I believe we will eventually get there. It's just the matter of time. Thank you so much again and best of luck to you with Bailey!