I have an obesseive border collie male, hes nutured. He always wants to play with the tennis balls, he hides them around the house and outside in the yard. he wants to play for hours on hours and gets barky when you don't play. he needs to see that ball at all times of he has a break down.. when the ball is away he will want to play fetch with another toy or get aggresive towards my other dog. anyone have any adive how to break this???
Border Collies are working, herding dogs, and they require a lot of exercise and they have tons and tons of energy. Does your dog get plenty of exercise and attention? If not he may be bored and frustrated that he isn't getting the play time his breed requires and he is displaying all of his pent up energy in a negative way. If their needs aren't met they can develop some neurotic behaviors - this is one of the biggest reasons a lot of border collies end up in shelters. They have very demanding personalities and they require extreme amounts of physical and mental stimulation and exercise.
we go for a 2 mile run everyday. also my friend takes him for a mile walk daily too. so 3 miles total. hes just a cuddle dog and wants to be carried and all over you and play tennis ball all day. having trouble playing with him and my other dogs thats mild and calm. but that was infomative post
I totally agree. We got our Border Collie at 3 months old and had no clue what we were getting into. We did everything we could to give her exercise and stimulation but a small house with 2 working adults wasn't enough. We made the decision to let her live with my sisters family in the country. She now has lots of land to run, goats and 4 small children to herd , and she couldn't be a better family pet. Although I miss her sweet personality dearly, she is much better off. Keep trying. I've heard some farmers will let you bring your dog to work them a few hours a week. You might check into something like that or agility training. Anything to keep her mind and body active. Good Luck!