bosworth Posted November 6, 2008 Report Share Posted November 6, 2008 Hi all! I am a very new BC owner, I have Australian Cattle Dogs, and was at a herding clinic with them this past weekend and got a 10 month old breeder return male BC. I totally agee, not the way to acquire ones first BC, however, he is from sole working lines, both parents were there, including several relatives/littermates, so got a chance to see first hand what he has behind him. He was sold to some people that apparantly gave a great story, but sadly brought him home and he was put on a 20ft. chain that he never left. So as, you can guess he was not happy and when the people made an appearance he jumped on them. They decided they did not want a jumping dog, so he was returned the weekend I was at the herding clinic....he certainly needs to be socialized, trained and the list of every other thing he has missed out on....I do have experience with dogs like this from this type of situation, just not this breed. He is just starting to come out of what I call the "Honeymoon" stage where they seem to be these quiet, unassuming dogs and start showing who they really are...I was hoping for some advice/tips on this breed and how the best way to handle this breed.... The Cattle Dogs present a much bigger presence then the BC does, so I am trying to switch to a gear that is more to his level.... I plan on putting him on stock, but want to wait until he seems to trust me a bit more, and we have at least started to bond a bit....am I on the right track with this line of thinking? Thanks in advance for any and all advice! Lee Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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