This is a video of Border Collie puppy Ruby’s first few days home. At this filming, Ruby is only 7-weeks-old. Watch how fast she adapts to living with her new family. It looks like she’s been living in this home forever. Likely, Ruby will grow up to be the intelligent person that Border Collies are known for.
What are Border Collies like?
According to Vetstreet, Border Collies are workaholics. They must have a job to be happy. And they like order. They are herding dogs. If you are thinking about bringing a Collie into your life, be sure you have the time and energy to provide the mental and physical stimulation they need. Remember, they are originally bred to work as a herder.
How to keep a Border Collie busy
You can use their nature to either help you around the house or farm, or provide an outlet for that intelligent, active person through activities such as agility, flyball, obedience, tracking, herding trials. You don’t want a bored Collie. This is not a dog to keep in the backyard, and then keep you company in the evening. This is a working dog who craves chores.
Do Border Collies bark a lot?
Michele also writes that Border Collies can be barkers. Since they are herders, they have a tendency to be protective, and a bit wary of strangers. That means you have a watch dog that alerts you if something is out of the ordinary. Do train them early so their barking does not become bothersome for your neighbors. It’s good to socialize them early so they don’t become shy or aggressive around people they don’t know.
What Border Collies need from you
Also, Collies are sensitive to noise. Unexpected loud noises such as thunderstorms are not their friends. Remember this is a very intelligent dog who can outsmart their humans. Keep them happy by giving them a job, even if it’s running after a tennis ball. Border Collies are very people oriented and they bond tightly with their family. They are dogs who like to be with their family every chance they’ve got. You can read about Border Collies here.
Article source: Vetstreet