dobro_21 Posted April 1, 2007 Report Share Posted April 1, 2007 So I just got a Border Collie on wednesday, He is 2 months old going on 9 weeks old, his name is Zipper And I love him alot, always dreamed of having a border collie. So I have a few questions. When ever we play and i go to pet him he bites and nibbles and i do the Yipe but it hasnt worked, and i know they will when u play with them but he vet said he will stop biting so hard, and it may take longer but any other ideas on how to make him not bite and all so hard? and is it commen for puppies to bite when u pet them? or my other question, im trying to crate train him but he wont stop crying, and my vet said just to put him in there and leave him and i do but now it seems like hes scared of it, she said to put him in there not let him go in on his own, he crys alot and she said dont go and let him out until he stops crying, what if he never stops crying? casue the past 2 times he has been in there i have to go get him out and take him outside and i dont want to wait tell he stops casue i waited 30 mins once and still crying. but today he cryed but he stopped after a whiler so i tihnk he is getting use to it, but do i wait tell hes done crying or what? and should i cover the cage up? its on of those metal ones. does it help make it not so stressful for them if its covered? i leave music on cause i read that helkps them. Im trying to clicker train him, im not sure how its going....i think he caught on with him name today cause every time i said his name he looked but once the training was over he didnt listen to his name. but sometimes he does. ok now the whole feeding thing. how many times should i feed him a day? the vet said once in the morning and once at night and give 2 cups each time and i have done that but he doesnt eat alot and doesnt eat at night it seems like. and he has only been eating if i feed him out of my hand, when he eats out of his bowl he gets mad and growls how do i stop that? like i can pet his head but once i move toward the food he gets mad. i think thats all my questions for now. hes a great dog though, he pretty much potty trained himself to go outside, he sleeps all night at 2 months and waits to go in the morning, he has had a few times going inside but its becasue he was playing alot and it just came out, but other then that he askes to go out side and i never taugh him that, he was like that when i got him and he has been outside in a barn and all b4 i got him so he was never a inside dog. do you have to have papers to enter them in the agility contests? he is purebreed but no papers, the mom and dad looked great also, no papers for them either. and is there any good training books and helpful things out there? that i can buy? He already follows me everywhere i go, hes right beside me i love him well im gonna go and read posts on here to learn about what ppl have done, please let me know if there is anytihng i need to do better so far or just advice. Thanks Aaron and Zipper ITs_Zipper.bmp Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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