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:rolleyes: I have loved my 3 year old BC for over a year, but still find her difficult. I have managed to train her in a few areas, but feel she really needs ' work' to do. Does any one have sheep that she could learn to round up? She has been around sheep before but doesn't really ' know' what she is doing but I'm sure she would pick it up. She is such a lovely girl, great around other dogs and children, just don't feel she is right for us. We are in Boise, Idaho.
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Photos would be good. What is she doing that makes her seem a bad fit for your family? Perhaps you could contact some sheepdog trainers in your area? Would you really be able to let her go? Is she from working parents?

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:rolleyes: I have loved my 3 year old BC for over a year, but still find her difficult. I have managed to train her in a few areas, but feel she really needs ' work' to do. Does any one have sheep that she could learn to round up? She has been around sheep before but doesn't really ' know' what she is doing but I'm sure she would pick it up. She is such a lovely girl, great around other dogs and children, just don't feel she is right for us. We are in Boise, Idaho.
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If you are going to bring up the past, then go to the 4th page, post #72, she is a beautiful dog, just not suited for our family. I walk her, take her for bike rides, she swims whenever she see's water, we go out lots, and yes she is an inside dog as has been for 99% of the time I've had her. Border Collie's are just so active and she's not for us, Period.

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If you are going to bring up the past, then go to the 4th page, post #72, she is a beautiful dog, just not suited for our family. I walk her, take her for bike rides, she swims whenever she see's water, we go out lots, and yes she is an inside dog as has been for 99% of the time I've had her. Border Collie's are just so active and she's not for us, Period.

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Border Collie's are just so active and she's not for us, Period.

 

Mandi, I know you have tried very hard with Sophie, and I admire you for looking at the situation for what it is. I will help you any way I can. I have room for another dog right now, and I often have people coming to me looking for dogs to get into herding with. Sophie would make a great dog for a novice handler. If the "perfect" home doesn't come along, she is more than welcome to keep her butt parked at my house for the rest of her life. :-) She's an awesome dog.

 

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Mandi, I know you have tried very hard with Sophie, and I admire you for looking at the situation for what it is. I will help you any way I can. I have room for another dog right now, and I often have people coming to me looking for dogs to get into herding with. Sophie would make a great dog for a novice handler. If the "perfect" home doesn't come along, she is more than welcome to keep her butt parked at my house for the rest of her life. :-) She's an awesome dog.

 

Jodi

 

 

Many, many thanks Jodi.

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