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New Border Collie Owner

May 12, 2008 | By Anonymous | 8 comments

Bonnie Rose
We have just adopter Bonnie Rose aka Bonnieboo. This is my first time with a Border Collie. She is a rescue. She came from a shelter. We are told she is very laid back. Very sweet, not the typical hyper herder. We have rescued cats (snowshoes) she has lived with cats as well. Bonnie is 7 months old. She lost her first home due to a new landlord. We have almost 2 acres of land at our house also a family farm with over 140 acres we hope to retire to. We go to it often. I am told Border Collies are beyond smart, easy to train. Bonnie is trained in many ways already. I could use any and all hints, advise and or info on this breed. Bonnie will be basically a indoor dog with alot of outdoor time. We have an agility area near us . I intend to let her enjoy it often. I love this breed. It is just nice to get other owners with alot of experience with this breed to give me advise on dealing with their nature etc. I appreciate any and all. Thanks to all.
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Amy k.
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Amy k.
5 years ago

Okay when I read this it said ...dunking her in the pool....I laugh out loud...cause what I meant to say is she dunks her head in the pool like she is bobbing for apples....not that I dunk her in the pool...DUH...I am so silly sorry! HA HA HA

Amy k.
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Amy k.
5 years ago

Congratulations on BonnieBoo....
I have Sweet Pea my border collie and I have to tell you...its so cool hanging out with her. I have four dogs and yet she is my heart. She amazes me on a daily basis. Sometimes I think she is smarter than me! Just the little habits they pick up...the silly things...dunking her in her pool, chasing lizards...getting mad at me and barking at the new border collie calendar I put...she hated it and as soon as i put away..she was cool...then i would put it back up on the wall and she would freak out and growl at it...I am telling you ...its awesome.....Bonnie will be a great distraction from normalcy! They are so awesome...Stories are endless. She is my love and I can't imagine life without her. Good luck...and remember...they are sensitve...specially females...so hold back on the yelling or discipline...they don't do well with chaos. We can't even raise our voices. let me know how it all goes....

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