Border collies are the most preferred dogs for farmhouse because if trained they can be excellent in herding. They have certain leadership ability supported by high level of alertness and intelligence that make them good at handling and guarding livestock. The border collies are good at sports; especially they are good at speed. However, to excel in these fields, a Border collie needs to be thoroughly trained and thus, we can segregate the training courses of Border collie into following heads:
The general affinity of a Border collie dog is its playfulness and it is obedient in listening to its master/trainer. In the event of agility, they can perform well and to manage and perform well in this item of sport, the dog needs to be trained in listening and acting according to the command of the trainer. But while providing training the trainer needs to be remembered that as this breed is extremely intelligent, the trainer should not follow a dumb routine for the command, otherwise the dog will develop a sheer tendency to anticipate the next command as per his practice.
The dog needs to be trained in listening and providing monitoring to the herd in the farmhouse. There are different training experts are working on the field who can teach these qualities to a Border collie. Different action videos are available in market explaining the relevant steps needs to be followed by the trainer to teach the dog all the skills to perform well in the farmhouse.
Border collies are workaholics by nature. Therefore, the trainer of the dog needs to keep him engaged in extensive labor-intensive training. It has a general tendency to chase after the moving articles and if the chasing articles are children or small bird or rabbit there is a chance by sheer excitement the collie may harm it. To avoid this kind of situation the collies are needs to be trained on relevant chasing.
Border collies are not fit for domestic life. They are most preferred dog in farmhouse but there it is the separation anxiety of the dog from its master, though temporary brings certain unsecured and destructive attitude. The anxiety crisis of the Border collie can be lowered only by proper training.
Though not required but to make the dog adjustable in small territory like a house the dog needs to be toilet trained and this is the practice can only be performed by the trainer to avoid extensive messy situation.
Border collie training tips
Border collie is a popular breed of dog and well known all over the world for its intelligence and leadership ability. That is the reason this bred of dog is highly praised by all the farmhouse owners to manage their cattle as well as to manage and guard the livestock. This breed of dogs need to be involved in rigorous activities so that their energy can be utilized, otherwise the dog becomes unruly and destructive. The basic of the training is to teach them to work and not to act out of the norms.
Another important aspect of training of Border collie is to teach him the meaning of voice modulation and the meaning of different commands. Different commands like sit, run, stand, go, go straight, go round should be cleared for his call and thus he will be able to act according to the will of his master/trainer.
The conversational mood of training is the best process for the Border collie because apart from learning the voice modulation the dog get the chance to communicate with his master/trainer thus strengthens the bond between the two.
The dog needs to teach to listen carefully and the quality of its alertness needs to be nourished. The breed of Border collie is alert in by nature; acting on a particular sound or unnatural sound from the area he is guarding should make him alert at once.
Border collie that is kept in house needs to be toilet trained. For that purpose, the trainer needs to take the dog near the premise of bathroom or place of potty in a particular time, preferably before or after meal. Gradually the dog will be accustomed with the norms.
If it is puppy to be trained, as they have least control on the bladder, they needs to be taken outside of the place or near the potty place after a certain time interval and gradually the puppy will be accustomed to the time gap and will learn to control the potty habit.
While training the dog, the trainer should never be repeating so that the dog becomes anticipating and leaves the habit of listening the habit of listening the command of the trainer.
It is not proper to scold any Border collie if he becomes non-responsive during the course of training. The perseverance level of the trainer needs to be consistent and when the dog will work according to the command of the trainer, he needs to be cuddled and pampered. That will encourage the dog to act according to the command of the trainer.