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Adele   Reading, International

12/9/2013 2:23:49 PM

Coco our collie is obsessed with the cat, she follows her all round the house and garden, when the cat walks in a roon where Coco is, she will freeze and try to stare her down... it is getting so bad now, Coco will put her nose on the cats bum and follow her, the cat smacks her when she does this, but that does not stop Coco... My husband is going mad coz of this problem... Coco will keep her eyes on the cat for hours...

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BorderCollieCrazy   Eltopia, WA

11/23/2013 7:36:06 PM

My Collie, fly is totally ball crazy, and a lot more normal than I thought! Will probably be getting this mag soon!

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Gaynor   International

2/19/2013 7:58:45 AM

Hi. Do any of you Collie loving people out there also own one who behaves like ours? Just as it's getting dusk, our Collie Bess will all of a sudden start acting in a manic manner. She will stand wide eyed, staring at the back door, longing to be let out even if she has only just come in, race outside, start shaking a toy for a couple of seconds then bark to come back in. She would do this over and over again given the chance. She only acts like this for a brief period early in the evening? Anyone know why?

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Paula Marie   Sterling Heights, MI

6/2/2011 3:59:21 PM

Loved this article, it makes me feel my border collie is a bit more normal than previously thought. He's become totally obsessed with a crack in our drive way and spends hours of "fun" just staring at it; every few minutes he pounces very high into the air to land on it, or walks along it like its a tightrope. It's the only thing he'll do alone (he always wants to be with someone unless he's on that concrete) even when it's very hot outside. I hope there's no toxins on the driveway's tarred crack. I can't get him to play daily ball or frisbee with me anymore - it's kinda' sad, though it seems he can't wait to get outside everyday to be with his motionless crack. I don't get it! Is he crazy or why does he do this? I thought border collies only liked moving objects? He loves flashing lights and also goes bonkers over that - it seems the only thing presently more important to him than the sidewalk crack is a flashlight. Any advice?

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brittney   Toronto, ON

1/9/2011 10:52:11 AM



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Jamie   Timmins, ON

1/9/2011 10:48:57 AM

i just finished ordering it! i cant wait to get it in! i love border collies! i have a 1 yr old female border collie named dakota, i do agility, flyball,freestyle frisbee,freestyle dancing, and much more with her, she is very smart!

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dezaray   nanimo bc, BC

10/23/2010 5:27:25 PM


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Chelsea   Grants Pass, OR

1/14/2010 6:50:49 PM

I love Border Collies to death, their markings are beautiful. not one is alike. My dog JJ is all white with a big black dot on his back and a eye patch and the other ear is all black. Hes rare.(to have almost all white.) i have some great pictures of him on my website. As I am a photographer.

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Kyle   St. Louis, MO

7/22/2009 10:02:03 PM

My parents and I bought a border collie 4 years ago. We thought we just got a fast dog that was amazing at frisbee. Since then Ripley has grown plenty of weird traits. He chases shadows to occupy his time, he attacks & runs through sprinklers, he runs a way from the shine of a flashlight, walks on top of furniture like a cat, and loves popping bubbles in the air. These are just a few. It should defer me from another border collie but I have bought one for myself as I move out.

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Grace   Long Island, NY

5/24/2009 2:48:08 PM

Border collies are great family
The article above explains.


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Mitch   Lockport, IL

12/9/2008 10:29:10 AM

I love my border collie Rebel!He is beautiful in everyway. His personality is what really gets me. It is always something new everyday with him, and that is probably the biggest reason every dog I get for the rest of my life will be a BC. He keeps me on my toes and I love him for it.

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Pamela   San Diego, CA

6/21/2008 7:44:55 PM

My border collie Bandit is obsessed with the normal ball, frisbee, or tug, but his newest obsession is water (kid pool, hose, sprinkler, and waves at the bay/ocean). Usually we can divert his attention back to us with a ball or frisbee, but sometimes he will just chase waves until he is literally sick from all the salt water. It does worry us and so we do not take him to the beach that often. We love him and would hate for him to be so caught up in chasing a wave that we lose him. He is our first border collie and we are having a blast teaching him tricks and words. He must know about 50 tricks/words and is only 11 months old.

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Pamela Johnson

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Monty   Spring Grove, OR

6/12/2008 7:49:37 AM

I can definitely relate. Our Border Collie, Domino is 15 mos. He too will bring you an endless array of balls and frisbees, no matter what else you may be doing. I have awakened from naps with a frisbee on my face already. He also has the common light/shadow obsession that tend to affect some border collies. He will find a light reflection (or a shadow) on the floor and pounce on it over and over and over. Strange! He also develops these strange phobias that involve a particular cup, drinking glass, or goblet. He will run if you approach him with said vessel, barking in a furious frenzie all the while. He will react that way to a certain cup or glass for awhile and then just get over it, only to react that way to a different vessel a couple of months later. ???? What is that all about?

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Emma   Milbank, SD

3/8/2008 11:52:13 AM

I read this cover to cover, and it helped me so much when dealing with my BC. I still refer back to it!

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Cliff   Norfolk, VA

11/8/2007 3:48:07 PM

As I sat at my computer reading and enjoying the article, Brandi my Border Collie continuely vied for my attention. I chuckle at her many times, especially when she chases shadows or reflections. I also understand the obsession with tennis balls and napping isn't allowed. I liken her to a child with ADHD. She's a wonderful dog and I wouldn't have any other one.

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Pat   St Louis, MO

6/29/2007 11:55:24 AM

Loved it! While I probably have the only border collie in the world who thinks tennis balls are a waste of time--she much prefers chasing and shredding squeaky toys--everything in the article about obsession and nonstop activity are all so true! I lost 20 pounds the first three months I had her just trying to keep up with her. Sleeping in past sunrise is no longer an option for me. Nor is watching TV. Most people think their dogs see them as a food dispenser; with my dog, I'm just the entertainment committee. I can well understand why my dog, like so many other border collies, got dumped in a shelter. While I wouldn't part with her for the world, I think she'd drive most people crazy!!!

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