Border Collies tend to be a lifestyle instead of a breed … so think very carefuly before you decide to get one :@) First you get the dog, then you want sheep and the next thing you know you’ve “bought the farm”!
My name is Candy Kennedy and I have been breeding, raising and training Border Collies to work livestock for over 30 years and I wouldn’t have it any other way – nor change a thing. I have trained hundreds and hundreds of dogs … a few very special ones , some good and others just average. But, each and everyone one of them made me a better trainer. For years I published the American Border Collie Magazine and after selling it I developed my web page calling it the ABCN (American Border Collie Network).
I give lessons and often after class … students will email trying to confirm they had understood their lesson. I would email back individually and reiterate what we had worked on trying to make sure they have comprehended it correctly.
One day the thought crossed my mind instead of just answering emails individually I could *blog* my answers and convey this information to more than just the student asking. Enjoy and I hope some of it is helpful to you and your dog.