So far, most things you have learned about a Border Collie are quite impressive from their health trends to their athleticism. As if all that wasn’t enough to make you love them, here are a few of their key personality traits that you have to look forward to.
While Border collies are super loyal and comfortable with human company, they much prefer the free outdoors. You could give them the best of both worlds with daily 1- to 2-hour walks which also contribute to their daily exercise requirements.
Border Collies were kept as herding and guarding dogs and developed very sharp senses. They are therefore quite easily rattled by any unusual activity in or around the home. However, they are very easy to calm down as all you have to do is show them you are not worried.
Border collies bark a lot especially when they feel that they or their families are threatened. Obedience training is the best way to get a Border Collie to stop barking especially if they are simply overreacting.
Border Collies may be confident and protective but they are typically not aggressive. In fact, the friendly doggies are quite affectionate both with the owners that they love very much and strangers they don’t perceive as threats.
Border collies are very independent and can not only be left alone but also allowed to go on walks without their leashes. Their intelligence and situational awareness means they are very capable of surviving without help. However, a little attention does not hurt as Border Collies love to be shown love.
In addition to being very intelligent, Border collies are very responsive and obedient. This makes training them very easy and it should not take more than $200 to $600 per week with professional trainers.
You could also do it yourself in which case we recommend Brain Training for Dogs. This program is not only easy to follow but also very effective for at-home dog training.