buckeyemanohio Posted February 11, 2015 Report Share Posted February 11, 2015 I have yet to own a Border Collie. I have read about these dogs for years now and have wanted one for so many years as well. I have always been so amazed and interested in the incredible intelligence this dog breed has. I have always wanted an extremely smart and obedient dog. It seems like the Border Collie is the best dog for me. I currently have a black lab that I trained from a puppy who is very smart and very obedient. I never had an issue training him to sit, come, stay, or crate. He was always a quick learner and a true lover to our whole family. He is 13 now so I feel it may be in the near future that we would get another dog most likely after my lab passes away (maybe before that but I'm not sure). I still want to get as much information and learn as much as I possibly can about Border Collies before finally getting one for our family. First and foremost this dog must be a pet and love our entire family. I have 4 barn cats, one horse, a black lab, and a pomeranian. My daughters will be both gone to college so it will just be my wife and me. I do work full time and my wife will be working full time soon (I hope, she is still looking for a job!!). How do people own Border Collies and work? Should I not own a Border Collie because I work full time? I heard that they won't want to be in a crate all day. Should I just give up on my dream of owning a Border Collie because we work full time and won't be able to be with our dog? If that's the case i guess my dream will only come true when I retire in 20 years. In the future I had this "wild dream" to own a "goose chasing business" where my border collie would chase the geese off people's properties such as golf courses, parks, large estates, condos, etc. In my field of work (horticulture) I visit houses all over the place and geese are every where destroying grass and leaving a mess every where. Any advice on this venture or is this just a "wild dream" as I have already stated?? What a great job that would be to be able to be with my dog every single hour of the day AND making money doing it! ADVICE ON OWNING A BORDER COLLIE AND WORKING FULL TIME AND USING A BORDER COLLIE FOR A GOOSE BUSINESS THANKS ALL!!!!!! This is my first post so please be gentle! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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