The Border Collie is a breed known for its intelligence and obedient nature. It is an extremely popular breed in the agility circuits. Still, many Border Collies end up in rescue centers
Being attractive and popular, there are many people who choose it as a family dog, but if not trained properly, its behavior becomes uncontrollable.
It is verygood sheepdog, and has the instinct to lead what he considers a herd, whether it be other dogs or even children. That facet of his character, along with the immense energy he has, can become a problem. However, the Border Collie learns very quickly and responds very well to positive reinforcement.
The Border Collie is a noisy breed and does not hesitate to demand attention by barking.The best way to prevent this from becoming a problem is to teach our dog a command to bark, which he learns very easily. Then, we will teach him another command to be quiet, rewarding him effusively when he is calm. This technique is also very useful to prevent him from barking in the car, something that this breed has a tendency to do often.
.The Border Collie has a hunting instinct, and if it is not properly trained, it can go after bicycles, cars, people running or anything else that awakens its instinct.
Socialization is also important for this breed, as fear can provoke an unwanted reaction. This is more pronounced in females. Contact with other dogs should be encouraged as much as possible.as soon as possible.
Finally, keep in mind that all training techniques will be useless if our dog does not receive sufficient exercise. This applies to all dogs, but is especially important in the Border Collie, as it has a much higher energy level than most dog breeds.