c robertson Posted February 19, 2007 Report Share Posted February 19, 2007 I'm sorry, that sentence just struck me as funny. I had done a ton of reading and felt that way before I got Dublin. BCs have that feeling knocked out of you in no time flat! It is a fun ride though...! I am new to this site, not sure if I'm doing this right! Anyway, I have a Border Collie, Chase. He will 1 year old on the 27th of this month. I had him since he was 8 wks old. He is the 2nd Border Collie that I got from a very reputalble breeder who has many Border Collies and breeds on working sheep farm. This one has a serious problem. Almost right from the start he showed signs of timidmess. I have done everything I have been told, we went to puppy classes. He did very well, but acted out against all the puppies. However, after about 10 min of class he settled down to work but acted out occasionally. He will not allow strangers to touch him. We than went to a professional Dog Trainer who deals with behavioral problems. She confirmed what I thought, his aggression is fear motivated. He was positively terrified of her because of her dominance, to the point he would show his teeth and nip whenever she tried to touch him. However, as he nipped at her, he would pull awayn not lunge toward her. Well I have done everything she told me. We walk at the local state park, in town etc. His obediance skills fly out the window when confronted with strangers and particularlly other dogs. He will lunge and bark and nearly trip me every time he sees a dog out walkingl. Yesterday, I came to tears, he actually bit a dog on the nose when they came over to him.(owner droppedthe leash) My family are campers, we go camping frequently, campgrounds are full of people, dogs and children. I am at a loss, and am very hurt that I can not get him to socialize, or even get him under control enough to maintain some calm. My other 2 Border Colies have never showed any such personallity issues. Please help! I love Chase, at home, he is the most effectionate and loving B.C. I have owned and well behaved. He is not a bully. What can I do Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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