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How I Chose a Border Collie as a Working Dog Breed, Part 4: Accounting for Training

| 1/14/2019 10:49:00 AM

Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 5 in this series.

Having a working dog requires constant training and daily working sessions, even if it is in the form of a walk. The key to this is time.

All dogs, regardless of breed or lack of breed, need time with their owner. Dogs are wired to please their human, so any time you spend with the dog is a reward to them and if you add some type of work or lesson for them, you are icing on the cake, to your dog.

As my border collie, Allie, and my relationship grew into a wonderful working partnership, people started taking notice of my freckled-faced dog.

“How did you get her trained so well?” they asked. When I replied that she came by her abilities naturally, they were amazed and wanted a puppy out of her. I refused these requests for a while — I will update you with the decision making in a future post.

1/14/2019 3:37:34 PM

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