Lampetergirl Posted May 30, 2015 Report Share Posted May 30, 2015 Hi, I would really appreciate your thoughts on this. I have had my 13 month old BC girl since she was 12 weeks old. I have taken her to obedience class weekly in a hall since she was tiny and also to an outdoor agility class most weeks. My concern is that as time goes on, she is getting less and less settled in both classes. It began with barking as she wanted to get going and not wait her turn. Then she started reacting to every excited call that other owners made and to every running dog. If there was an owner using a squeaky ball or a whistle, she was a nightmare and I was exhausted by the end of the session.Finally, starting in an exercise where handlers weave between people and their dogs in a line, she has started jumping up at people and nipping their clothes / ?them. I'm upset by this as she has never nipped anywhere else at all. The vet confirmed that he has done several procedures on her and has never seen her turn on someone.Perhaps I shouldn't be surprised at this behaviour, she is a border collie after all! So of course she is going to react to movement. She probably finds both types of class too stimulating? I'm just not sure whether to stop going altogether, which seems a shame as believe it or not, she seems to love going and starts wagging her tail as soon as she gets out of the car and pulling to go in! Also the trainers seem to think she is naughty and one in particular has asked me to keep away from all the other dogs. I haven't taken her to classes for the last couple of weeks and to be honest, I've enjoyed her more as she is a fab dog most places... just not in a class! How do I teach her to ignore all the exciting things going on around her? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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