Lottie2018 Posted September 7, 2020 Report Share Posted September 7, 2020 18 months ago while I was living abroad my mum decided to get a border collie (her friend whos dog had puppies really persuaded her). Sadly as I expected, my mum can be quite lazy so for the first year said puppy hardly got any walks and had no obedience training and was in fact not house trained. I moved back and decided to take over her care. After around six months I managed to house train her, with the occasional accident. She is a very high energy dog who cannot sit still and constantly wants to play, to the point that while we are sat relaxing, she will grab a toy and push it against our legs, nipping and growling for us to play with her. She does this mostly to my mum as my mum reacts to her whereas I will take her toy away and ignore her. She has began to settle slightly better while in the house but I’m wondering if anyone has any tips to train a dog to ‘ask for permission’ to play and not pester people when they are trying to relax as I no longer have guests due to her bad manners. I know it’s not her fault but I just want her to be a regulated, happy, polite dog who understands boundaries. I do take her out for big walks however afterwards she can still be full of energy. She also barks a lot when somebody knocks at the door and when family members are sat eating and not sharing with her. I know this is normal dog behaviour, but I would love to teach her not to do this for the sake of my neighbours. She is a lovely, lovely dog but just has a few bad habits, which can make life quite stressful at times when Lottie completely ignores instructions. Any advice would be really appreciated, thankyou. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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