dallasbc Posted July 18, 2018 Report Share Posted July 18, 2018 Hi guys, I'm in the throes of adolescence just wanted to ask, when did you see your border collie's attention span return?? Dallas was really good up until probably 7 months old, maybe a month or two older. He had solid concentration. We could work on training for at least 10 minutes at a time if not a bit longer. Once he hit adolescence, as I've been told many times, his attention span decreased. A lot. Now I can only do maybe 2 minutes of training and he gets frustrated or he just doesn't focus, so I tend to just do 5 tricks with him at a time and leave it at that. The only time he's more focused is when we're out at the beach and I make him do a command before throwing the ball for him (usually come or stay). Even then it's only a few repetitions and I can tell he's mentally done. His 'come' is always pretty good when using the ball, but his 'stay' becomes shaky after a few reps so I make sure not to push him to failure. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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