If you own a Border Collie then you already know how energetic these dogs are. No matter how hard you try to tire them out, they will still continue to play, run and chase you.
In order for Border Collies to stay both physically and mentally healthy, they will require some exercise every day. And believe it or not, a tired Border Collie is a lot easier to manage around the house.
Well first you need to understand that Border Collies have been bred to herd sheep and that is no easy task. It requires a lot of stamina and thinking to be good at what they do. So even though your BC doesn't herd sheep around your house, he still needs a way release that energy.
Physical activity is very important to this breed. Lack of it is actually the reason why so many Border Collie owners struggle with their dogs. They don't exercise their dogs enough and because of that the dogs become agitated and stressed which leads to chewing, barking and digging and other behavior problems.
So how much exercise a Border Collie needs? Well the answer is as much as it can get or at least 10-15 minutes a day of running, but they would prefer a lot more.
There are plenty of ways to give your dog the exercise that it needs. Here are just some suggestions that you could try. Remember that you're not limited just to these tips. They are here just to give you more ideas: