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Hello, My boy is two and a half years old. He was rescued from a shelter at 5 months and I have no back story on his life before we got him. He is a very friendly dog, loves people and other dogs, completely housebroken, doesn't bark too much. He knows sit, lay down, stay, come (although not reliable and he is NOT off leash), but I am really struggling to train him anything new. Every time I put him in a sit to try something he just lays down and gives up instead of trying to do what I'm asking (even with a treat lure). Sometimes he even gets a weird vibe and just leaves the room and goes and lays down (even if I have treats out). We have never used physical punishment, never yell at him, nothing like that but he is so timid with us. He is pretty noise phobic about sneezes and raised voices (even if never directed at him) and the typical dog stuff like thunderstorms and fireworks. I just want him to trust me and feel confident that I have his best interests in mind. I'd love to get him into agility or herding but without being able to train him/keep his attention I don't know how that would be possible. Anyone out there with a shy BC? How did you build trust and confidence?
My 10 month old border collie pup is just not toilet training at all ... since February i have had him take him out twice a day & every other hour for pee etc, but hes STILL going in the house!!!!! its half 5 in the morning & i've just had to pick up like 5 poo's because hes just going anywhere at any time i am really struggling to want to keep him because of this ... the smelly things to put down afterwards are just not working!! my son whos 5 is getting fed up of it aswell
Hi there, Ive got this problem with my collie that he doesnt bring the ball directly to me. He's a 10 month old brown and white male. And when it comes to playing with a ball, he's over the moon excited. It's by far his favorite thing. Our yard is about 15m - 20m long. So when i toss the ball, he runs and fetches it with great gusto. But when bringing it back, he always drops the ball 3 or 4 meters away from me. He NEVER brings the ball to me/my feet. And when i take him to the park, it's even worse. I think because of the much bigger playing field. He drops the ball at around 6m - 10m away from me. Then i throw it again, and the same happens. So we end up moving forward the whole time. And no matter how much i call or coax him into bringing the ball to me, he never does. He just doesnt bring the ball to me at all. It's really frustrating to the point that after just a couple thows, i get irritated and dont want to play anymore. Coz i have to keep walking after him. Does anyone have a similar problem like this? Or have any solutions on how to train him better or something. Your insight will be greatly appreciated.
We are in the process of getting all the fencing (woven wire and electric offsets) for the sheep arrival (now arriving in early November) Since the electric fence is going to be used as a predator deterrent, the hot wires will be offset on the outside of the fence. How would I go about training the BC's to keep their noses away from that fence or are they doomed to get shocked at least once??