Our expert says:
Dog Behaviour Expert
Hi Yvette, welcome to the world of herding Collies!They are the most stunning, intelligent dogs but are very high maintenance. It sounds to me like your boy is just plain bored. what I would suggest is take him for a walk in the morning before work and during the day make sure you leave him with some very interesting stuffed chew toys to keep him busy.
Are you allowing the dogs into the home at all? what can often occur is if the dog does not get a lot of human companionship (you are part of his pack), the behaviour will worsen when you are around. He is also in his adolescent period when behaviour does tend to worsen. If he does this when you go outside, just turn around and walk back into the house, and see his reaction to that!
To get another dog will just end up in another problem behaviour as they tend to copy one another.
I would also suggest that you look at taking him to something like agility, field trials etc to get rid of his natural high spirits. We hope to be featuring the BC as the Breed of the month end Sept of Oct, so please do check out our free website for all dogs lovers so you dont miss it. the website is www.friendsofthedog.co.za Thanks Scotty
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