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Meet Blue the working line border collie

Now I get a lot of border collies with the exact same issue. It’s usually: hyper, traffic, jumping up, never stopping.

Blue has these exact issues. Really, these aren’t “issues” for Blue, just the humans.

Blue is genetically designed to work all day every day, herding fast-moving animals - and we need to tap into this genetic design to give blue the appropriate time to do the behaviours he NEEDS to display.

Due to the heat, we only had half a session, so here’s what we did:

  • Calmed Blue down outside with the infinity walk - this is a calming exercise in human psychology that works for dogs, basically, we walk in a figure of 8 patterns around 2 points a couple of meters away from each other.

  • Once Blue was calm, we taught him to follow his guardian while his guardian walked backward.

  • We then moved the following into the heel position to form the beginning of his calm loose leash walking.

  • His dinner will now be given to him in small pieces when he chooses to be calm.

  • Any left over dinner will be scattered across a field/garden for him to sniff out.

  • We covered the crate in the car to stop the snapping at the windows as cars went past.

  • Blue is lush and my type of dog (I’d say that, having 2 border collie crosses ).

He will take constant work, but will definitely get the desired behaviors as long as we give Blue an appropriate place and time to do what he needs to!

Well done Blue and Co, see you soon for the next session!

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