Why does my border collie chasing shadows?
When dogs have fixations and obsessions, such as your Border Collie with her shadow obsession, it usually means one of two things: that they have unreleased energy they need to get rid of or they have an insecurity of some sort. You also need to condition your dog’s brain to react differently to shadows.
What happens to a Border Collie in old age?
Old age seems to slow everyone down; not just your border collie. It’s perfectly natural for your dog to seem more interested in laying around the house than going outside for a nice, long walk. Don’t worry too much; it’s just his age.
What can I do about my Border Collie’s behavioral changes?
There is nothing you can do about the aging process in a dog but adapt your own behaviors to his newly acquired behaviors. Your job is to keep an eye out for some of the more common signs of old age (aside from actually knowing your dog is old) so that you know when a trip to the vet might be warranted and when new behaviors are simply age-related.
Why does my Border Collie use the bathroom?
Your border collie might suddenly begin using the bathroom indoors, even if he or she has just returned from a trip outside. This is not behavior your dog is engaging in because he or she is angry with you or being defiant, this is something that happens with old age.
What kind of dog chases Shadows and light?
Question: My 1 1/2-year-old neutered male English Shepherd developed a fascination with light and shadows about nine months ago. He chases any reflections he sees, and on cloudy days even does the chasing behavior in places where shadows usually appear.
What’s the average age of a Border Collie?
This is a breed that lives an average of about 12 years, which means you’ll have a long time with yours if you get him as a puppy. However, because the border collie has such an exuberant personality and so much excitement as a young dog, it’s really difficult for many dog owners to see the changes that come with age in this breed.
What happens when a Border Collie gets bored?
A bored Border Collie is a dog that will become destructive. Border Collie’s are not a breed you can leave in the backyard day after day without exercise and mental stimulation. If your Border Collie gets bored, and you ignore its needs, it will find inventive ways to amuse themselves, and that will cost you money and drive you crazy.
When is the best time to play with a Border Collie?
If your Border Collie has a well-balanced lifestyle, with plenty of exercise and mental stimulation, it is unlikely to develop irritating behaving. At night, after a long day, you may not feel like a high energy game of fetch or a walk, but you can still stimulate your Border Collie.
How to take care of an elderly Border Collie?
However, like elderly people, elderly dogs might have trouble regulating their body temperature. If that means you have to get them a blanket or a hot water bottle to get through the night, well, so be it. Stop moving the furniture around.