Bmm45bm Posted November 15, 2013 Report Share Posted November 15, 2013 First time poster, background and questions to follow. I will give cliff notes version. Border collie growing up as a family pet, then purchased one early out of college that was a started herding dog from reputable working breeder. Took a few lessons on stock approx 10 and then life got in the way, she had a lot of instinct and not enough work for my life at the time so she became a pet, frisbee and ball maniac. She passed and I held off for 4 years replacing her. This time approached the same breeder and picked up a 6 week old pup that the buyer backed out on last minute. First time ever having a male and a long time since I have had any puppy training experience I train horses have a bit of a firm hand I have gotten a decent recall in two weeks but he has his moments, my hard part is the discipline when he blows me off and I approach and he attempts to run. That gets a small spanking nothing terrible but to et his attention to which I then back off and recall again normally with success. I want a pet and a friend for life, the male to me is more sensitive than my previous females and I am afraid the firm hand is too much possibly. Thoughts? And thank u Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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