Cowhorse Lady Posted January 9, 2009 Report Share Posted January 9, 2009 Hi, I am new to this board and have a couple of questions. I rescued Jack about 4 years ago when he was 1 1/2 yrs. old. He is a gift from heaven. He is very well trained, even has had some herding training. We (me and my animals) live on a small ranch. My problem is that Jack will not go inside any kind of shelter in the winter to get out of the cold. He has a nice big doghouse he won't use, and I leave the barn door open enough for him to get inside. But, he always chooses to sleep/stay outside in the open no matter how cold it is. If it is raining or snowing, he will get under the truck. Sometimes I need to lock him in the fenced dog area, but can't because he has no shelter except the doghouse which he will not use. Jack has lots of herding instinct and feels he must keep an eye on everything. But I don't want him to be too cold. I even moved his doghouse out of the fenced area to see if he would use it, but he prefers to lay up against an old stack of hay. I do bring him in the house when it is very,very cold. Is this typical of border collies or just Jack? Also, what is the most common word to use to tell Jack to leave the cows and horses alone? I used "enough" because I thought "leave it" was more for small things like something that would harm him or a ? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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