Dealing With A Disobedient Dog

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    Well, lately he has been. He's a three year old Border Collie, and in the past two days, he's pissed on the couch. Just cocked his leg and pissed on it.

    Last night he did it, and he knew he had done wrong. This morning while my mum was in the bathroom, he did it again.

    We know that BC's require lots of exercise, but there are always times when you don't have time to take the dog for a walk every night. He goes around four times a week, for a good, long run. The other days he gets to play ball we tire him out.
    When he goes for a walk, no matter how far you take him, he comes home and wants to continue playing. He's very demanding.

    Plus, he barks to get attention, and if you tell him to stop, he humps your leg. Literally flings himself at you and batters away at your leg, and will continue to do it until you have shaken him off enough times.

    He's been trained, as have all our dogs, he just seems to be going through his stage where he is disobedient.

    For those who own dogs, is just a stage, like a toddler stage for dogs? He's a good dog most of the time, we love him to death, he wants for nothing, but it seems he is just ungrateful for the love we give him.

    Its driving us nuts! Can any dog lovers here give us some tips on how to deal with this?
     
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    Is he neutered?
     
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    Has he been watching Glen Beck?
     
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    That dog sounds like most guys I know :lol:
     
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    It's not about love.

    It's about discipline.

    We have an Aussie Shepherd. They're like BCs but not as high strung.

    We were told, its "exercise, discipline, affection" in that order.

    Follow that with your pup.
     
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    Yep. He got the chop before we picked him up. He belonged to a friend of a friend, who had to move and couldn't keep him, so we 'adopted' him.
     
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    Did he mate before he was neutered, or do you know? That can be a factor
     
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    Border Collies are hard to handle dogs. For one thing they are the most intelligent of all dog breeds. Because they are so intelligent, they are disobedient and destructive. Border collies do not make the best pets. A nice long walk doesn't satisfy them. Border collies are workaholics who must have a job to do that will occupy their minds as well as exercise their bodies. Long walks do not do it for a border collie. You are lucky that he's telling you his bored by pissing on the couch rather than taking it apart to see what it's made of.

    I'm afraid that an occasional long walk and rousing game of fetch isn't going to help your dog. If you get interested in something like agility training where he has something to think about as well as something to do he will be a much better dog. It sounds like your dog is highly intelligent, even for the breed (which is phenomenal), and he will take well to an intensive, thought provoking, outlet.
     
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    He is very smart, Katz. He watches TV - he sat down and watched the whole 90 of 'Red Dog' the other weekend,. He watches cartoons as well. He goes for rides in our van and knows how to work the electric windows - so he winds it down and gets the breeze.

    We are trying to do more with him, its not easy, though, given the fact that all four of us work.

    Thanks for the advice, though - I will check out this agility training you mention, see if we can't try that out. :)
     

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