Does your dog enjoy playing with other dogs? Janet’s dog is a gorgeous, friendly pup who just loves people and most other dogs. He usually plays well, but she asked me about some behavior she wasn’t happy with. Her dog will sometimes drop low and chase other dogs. When he chases, Janet thinks he looks different than when he’s playing well. There’s nothing better than watching two dogs having fun together. Until puppies reach maturity (usually between 18 months and 2 years, although this is gender specific), most love to play with other dogs.
A good dog game can teach young dogs valuable lessons. Play allows them to learn and practice bite inhibition, helps develop good communication skills, and encourages friendly interactions with other dogs. As dogs mature, they are less likely and less interested in playing with unfamiliar dogs. They may have a few friends they enjoy playing with, but that’s enough for them. There’s a fine line between casual, fun play and inappropriate behavior. Every game should be watched carefully, right from the start. A game can be good, questionable or inappropriate and all owners need to know and recognize the difference.
Nudging you with their noses
Border Collies will compete for attention by nudging you with their noses.
When they noticed, they put their heads in my lap to get their pats.
What you need to know about border collie health
All dogs can develop genetic health problems, just as all people can inherit a certain disease. Run, don’t walk, from any breeder who doesn’t offer a puppy health guarantee, who tells you the breed is 100 percent healthy and has no known problems, or who tells you her puppies are isolated from the rest of the household for health reasons. A reputable breeder will be honest and open about health issues in the breed and their incidence in their lines.
Border Collies can develop certain health problems. Here’s a quick overview of what you should know.
Like other herding dogs, Border Collies also try to dominate. If you hesitate to tell him who is in charge, he starts to see himself as the authority.
Since dogs are descendants of wolves, they see those who live with them as members of the pack. If his dominant nature is not controlled in time, then he begins to see himself as a leader. After that, it will be normal for him not to behave well with other dogs.