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Border Collie Temperament

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Border Collies are known to have very high energy temperaments. Since Border Collies are highly trainable dogs, they need a bit of encouragement from their master. If you want a low key dog that will not need a lot of attention, then Border Collies are not the breed for you. This is because Border Collies have a lot of energy. They’re not the kind of dogs that will just lay down doing nothing the whole day.

Border Collie temperament is normally to be highly active in everything they do, including minor commands such as “sit”, which they will comply with in an excited manner. After being commanded to sit down, a Border Collie will rarely just calm down. He will sit there waiting for your next command.

Since Border Collies are very energetic dogs, they require adequate play time and frequent walks to manage their high energy levels. You need a large space where they can play and run. If the space isn’t available, take them to a dog park or an open area where they will have enough room to play, run around and use up the excess energy.

Due to the high temperament of Border Collies, lack of physical exercises and mental activity will make them form bad habits like chewing things or even biting people. Thanks to their high energy levels, Border Collies were initially bred to herd sheep. This naturally makes them prepared to work. Because of their incredible endurance, they are a very difficult breed to tire out. You can try reducing your dog’s temperament by taking him along on your morning runs or taking him to the park to play for 10 to 15 minutes every day.

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