someone gave me a full blood border collie puppy!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by agnes_day, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. agnes_day

    agnes_day Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2008
    oklahoma
    what should i name him??? also, how can i train him to watch my goats and chickens?? hes soo pretty!!!
     
  2. Ellie_NY_chick

    Ellie_NY_chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't help you on the name - but I would encourage you to get him into puppy class ASAP. They are extremely smart dogs but untrained they are a HUGE nightmare! Give him lots of chew toy and keep him FAR away from your chickens until you're sure you can trust him!

    Good luck - post pics!
     
  3. Renee

    Renee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
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    We have a policy of never owning a dog that is smarter than we are. Good luck.
     
  4. agnes_day

    agnes_day Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2008
    oklahoma
    thanks for the advice!
    the lady who had him said that he had to stay in a crate all day while she was at work and she was tired of him..poor guy! he seems to like the chickens and the goats..hes a bit timid right now. what kind of class?
     
  5. Blackbird

    Blackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2009
    MN
    As far as I know Collies and that type tend to be more of a herding dog, instead of a guard dog..
    Good luck! Any pictures to share?
     
  6. Ellie_NY_chick

    Ellie_NY_chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    An obedience class. If you have a Petsmart near you you can take him there. You also might find one at the local Humane Society.

    They are very smart dogs, and with a little time and patience, he'll be the best dog you ever had. They are awesome at agility competitions.

    You might also want to see if there's a border collie club nearby or a breeder who would be willing to give you advice.

    At least she was nice enough to give him to a loving home. Some people just dump them at the pound. Congrats on getting him - you're lucky!
     
  7. Nifty-Chicken

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  8. ()relics

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  9. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    ok thats creepy!
     
  10. Ellie_NY_chick

    Ellie_NY_chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say it's "Pichers" on the right!
     

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