My 4 month border collie bitch has very strong herding instinct, And bites really hard.
I cant run near her nor can anyone else, Ive tried all sorts, I have taught her lots of tricks so far and we go on a few long walks a day, She also had food agression, I understand that this is probably a dominance issue, But I have done as much as I can think of to become the pack leader, She doesnt even seem to like to be stroked, Im starting to think that she dislikes me, I would very much appriciate some advice, What I would'nt like is people telling me that I should'nt have got a border collie, All I would like is some help, Thankyou :)
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She's a working dog. With that said, i sounds like she will not be satisfied with being bored. She needs a job. You can enroll her in classes that teach agility, herding, nose-work or any other activity that make her use her mind. She can't help her activity level, it's instinct. Good Luck!
Kali answered on 3/13/13. Helpful? / 0
How is she with other dogs? If she has no aggression with other dogs you can take her to the dog park and let the other dogs wear her out. She might like being petted when she passes out because she is so exhausted from the dog park. When my dog was younger he was so hyper and an hour or 2 at the dog park turned him into a sweet sleepy snuggle bunny.
Sandy answered on 3/13/13. Helpful? / 0