luv2napp Posted January 19, 2012 Report Share Posted January 19, 2012 Most of you know Danny, my rescued puppy mill dog. We've had him for 16 months now and he's coming along great. He still won't walk out front, even though I take him out all the time, but that's ok, He's happy in his backyard and enjoys life. Anyhow, my question right now is this: Are there different types of herding styles? Danny uses his eye when playing with the raquetball, which I figured is normal for a Border Collie. However, when my husband leaves the house, Danny likes to "escort" him to the door. He'll run back and forth until he leaves. So, it wasn't an issue until recently. Now he'll get so excited that he nips as hubby is leaving. This morning, I happened to be standing in the way and he accidently got me. And he's not gentle about it. I have quite the bruise and tooth mark. He's not being mean, I just don't think he knows what he's doing. Am I making sense? I know I have to put a stop to this and we're working on it. He usually stops if I just hold my finger out. So, is he just doing what instinct tells him to, what he was bred for? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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