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Q: Because Sophie is part Border Collie, what is a good way to excercise her??

March 12, 2009 | By Anna G. | 8 answers | Expired: 2006 days ago

Anna G.

If she doesn't get all of the excercise she needs she goes hyper... What should I do?

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Sarah O.
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Mar 13, 2009

Dont forget that she also needs mental stimulation in addition to exercise. Train her to do tricks or something if you aren't already! I'll bet she would be easy to train. You know how tired you can feel after a day of lectures or testing? It's the mental work of listening, paying attention, thinking.

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Leigh P.
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Mar 12, 2009

Do a google search to see if there is a farm nearby that lets Border Collies herd their sheep. Many border collies take to this instinctively and love the feeling of having found their purpose. It's not only physically stimulating, but mentally too!

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DK M.
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Mar 13, 2009

The only way to get rid of excess energy is to burn it off in activity. Does she have some canine playpals she can have a playdate with? Check into dogwalkers or doggie daycare in your area. A simple way to help burn calories with not much human input is fetch - but that assumes the dog brings it back :)! If she is tennis ball oriented - a ball throwing machine is a good idea. Again minimal human input to keep her active.

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