That’s awesome!!! They sound quite similar to Gator so I have some experience alreadyThat's exactly right. An Aussie will be like, "Why we doing this again?" A border collie will ask "How many more times you want, boss?"
My oldest Aussie needs to take daily pills. When we started it was a struggle to pry her mouth open and stuff pills in her. There's no way she's willing taking anything with pills in it. She's too smart. I was getting very frustrated. I finally sat down and had a talk with her about it. I explained it all. Than I get the pills, told her what each pill was for. She let me open her mouth and give her the pills. Now I explain what they are for each time, and I throw in an extra hotdog piece for "love" as I tell her and she takes them without problems. You can't force an Aussie. They have to agree with you.
With Gator it was always “what’s in it for me?” and you also had to negotiate with him.
I distinctly remember one time he was about to open the trash drawer and I caught him and was like “don’t you dare open that.” He literally looked me in the eye so I negotiated some more. I was like “yeah, you don’t wanna do that. You want a cookie? Yeah? You do? Well then don’t you dare do open that cause if you do, you’re not getting any.” Actually it might have been a walk. I forget what I promised lol but point is, I negotiated and wouldn’t you know!? He stopped in his tracks and didn’t do it
He was way too smart for his own good lmao
I think he actually stopped and then tried again at first so I had to remind him a second time