Runry Posted June 16, 2015 Report Share Posted June 16, 2015 Hi everyone, A couple of questions regarding my 21 month old girl Scout. I am thinking about taking her in to a boarding kennel for a day sometime soon just to see if she likes it and to get her used to it if we ever need to go away for a could of days. There is only one kennel in our area and I got a good vibe from the place when I visited last week. The dogs can run around for an hour in the morning and an hour in the afternoon but other than that they are in their cages. My girl has been with me ever since i picked her up at 8 weeks and has never spent time alone or in any kind of cage or enclosure (i have 4 acres fenced in that she spends her time in). She loves other people and other dogs so that par of it will be fun for her but i am worried about how it will effect her if she gets upset or lonely during her downtime. The owner said she will be so tired she will sleep the whole time she's alone but she's an active girl who has a good nap through the day but doesn't laze around. I just don't want to give her a bad experience that could stay with her and make her clingy or sulky. Do border collies cope well in kennels? The other question I have is regarding electric fences, all of mine are at chest height because they are only for the cows and I don't want her getting zapped. But the other day she had a run in with a low lying tape fence at our neighbours place, it actually got caught around her legs as she ran away crying. Luckily I was far enough away that she didn't think it was something I had done, it was awful but she seemed to be fine within a couple of hours and hasn't been deterred from walking around there. What is a good way of teaching her to be careful of fences? maybe she just will be from now on but I really don't want her getting another zap. I'm so paranoid about her getting a bad experience from something that will make her have one of those quirks i am always reading about because right now she is a gorgeous sweet girl. And lastly, I was reading a post yesterday about a family who want to get themselves a border collie and it was mentioned a number of times that they are not always kid friendly and I have definitely noticed that Scout prefers adults. She doesn't mind kids , but she is as impressed with loud, bad mannered children that get in her face as much as I am. I am due to have a baby in 4 months and I want her to have a wonderful relationship with the kid, do you have any tips on how to get them off to a good start? There's all kinds of advice on this subject on the parenting sites but they are talking about dogs in general and these border collies aren't just regular dogs That's it for now, thanks very much for reading. Angela Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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