The first thing you need to understand about Border Collie disobedience problems is that they don’t come on overnight. It takes time for bad behavior to form and the sooner you catch it, the easier it will be to deal with.
Don’t worry though, if your Border Collie had enough time to form the disobedience into habits, all hope is not lost. There still are things that you can do to improve your Border Collies obedience problems. If you want to learn more about the breeds behavior, training and care then I highly suggest you check out the Border Collie Owners Guide.
Keep the dog motivated with praise, no matter if it’s cuddling, a treat or a game, just keep him entertained and praise him whenever he does something good, other than being angry and yelling at him. A cheerful, positive voice is always guaranteed to be more successful than an angry call!
Here is a list of disobedience problems you might come across with your dog:
A lot of puppy owners start having disobedience problems with their Border Collie puppies once the puppy reaches puberty. Might sound funny, but yes, just as kids, dogs can get very disobedient when they come to a certain age.
You can’t compete with your dog when it comes to speed so you will have to use other skills.
When they become adolescents then will not be bothered or impressed by your angry raised voice or your attitude. You have to remember not to try to catch him because you already know you won’t succeed this will only enforce him and give him the feeling his undermining your authority is successful.
Do not yell or chase after him, instead, make him used to the fact that when you call up to him cheerfully, something good for him will happen if he actually comes. You should know your dog’s favorite treat or source of joy (this could be his favorite snack, game, anything he loves), and use it as a reward.
Punishing your dog for not following your commands will most likely only confuse your dog and keep him wondering why you are so mean. The goal is not to achieve fear through punishment, but love and respect from your dog so he actually wants to obey and listen to you.
Remember, paying attention to your dog, being positive instead of negative, being an active owner who actually does exercise with the dog and doesn’t neglect it’s need to run and play, and generally taking care of your Border Collie the way it should be taken care of, will get you an obedient and smart dog. If you can’t provide all this for him, you will have a lot of trouble due to their natural active and curious nature.
If you own a Border Collie, I highly suggest you check out the Border Collie Owners Guide. It will show you exactly what you need to do for a happy, healthy and obedient dog that you can be proud of. Learn more..