Guest Marigold Posted October 27, 2008 Report Share Posted October 27, 2008 Greetings, everyone! My name is Marigold, and I'm very happy to have found this board! I grew up with a Border Collie, Frisky, and shared two precious years with her brother, Laddie, who we had to put to sleep after he suddenly bit my younger brother. After four years of being Border Collie less, things worked out in my life to have another dog ( my family also has a shepherd/lab mix, Comet) and now I have a Border Collie again!! A few questions: How do you train a puppy to herd? We never trained our other Border Collies to herd, but I would love to teach my Border Collie puppy, Skye, to and perhaps compete in trials. I don't have access to any sheep, but have a few chickens, geese, and turkeys and have a neighbor who might let me practice with his cows. How long is it okay for a young puppy to be in his crate, and how do I get him to enjoy it when there's times he HAS to be it? All our previous puppies were outside dogs and I'm new to training a puppy house manners. What types of events can you compete in with an ABCA registered puppy? Skye is registered with the ABCA, and I couldn't find out from their website what all events I could compete in and what benefits came with registration. Thanks for your help! Marigold ( and Skye) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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