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Old 02-24-2013, 04:49 PM
 
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Kind of long but you get the general idea after just a few minutes.
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:23 PM
 
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Fantastic! I got tears in my eyes watching that. I grew up with border collies and shelties.
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:57 PM
 
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Loved this video, what a smart dog
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:30 AM
 
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Border collies are very smart dogs and that proves it.
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:35 AM
 
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Every dog I ever have will be at least part border collie. I absolutely adore them -- so much fun!
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:06 AM
 
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My dog is probably part border collie. Once when explaining her possible lineage to a woman at a dog park I said something like "Well, she's part BC but just not as intense." The woman replied "Thank god!"

I think they are amazing dogs but I'm just not smart or energetic enough to keep up with one.
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:19 PM
 
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I think they are amazing dogs but I'm just not smart or energetic enough to keep up with one.
Me neither! When I first watched the video, I got sentimental and thought it would be nice to have one. Then I realized that I wouldn't have the energy, being in my late 40s. I'm amazed my parents had the energy to train them and keep them mentally stimulated. Great dogs for the right household.
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:02 AM
 
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Fantastic dogs for the right type of owner but also one of the worst possible choices (at least as far as herding breeds) for people who are not fully prepared for the challenge.
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Floyd Co, VA
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I so enjoy watching other people's high energy BC's doing all kinds of great stuff.

Thanks for the fun.
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:21 PM
 
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I so enjoy watching other people's high energy BC's doing all kinds of great stuff.

Thanks for the fun.
LOL...I love the bold text in this not-so-subliminal message!

I've seen this video before and am so in awe of Nana and of the person who trained her. I could only hope to aspire to accomplishing this with a dog! It's absolutely amazing.

Oh, and I am owned by a 2-yr-old border collie. Some days I think Izzy is one of the smartest dogs in the world; others, I sorta compare him to the little kid in the movie "Parenthood"...the one who wears a bucket on his head and goes around running into walls. For instance, in the early mornings I take Iz out to an old parking lot and toss his toy over a chain link fence, just to give him a good run before I head off to work. There's a huge snow pile on the other side of the fence, so he has to run the length of the chain link, then make his way up over the snowbank to fetch his toy. That was working well until a couple of days ago, when he discovered that instead of running all the way back around the fence with his toy, all he had to do was stand on the snowbank and chuck it over the fence at me.

However, three different times now, he has fallen off my bed in the middle of the night. The first time it happened I was sound asleep - and being someone who now has to wear hearing aids, once I'm asleep it takes something LOUD to wake me up. Well, around 2 a.m. one morning I was startled out of my sleep upon hearing an enormous THUD! on the floor...opened my eyes and saw Izzy lying on the floor and shaking his head, looking around as if to say, "Wha....what just happened???" As I said, he's since done it on three separate occasions, and I finally discovered why. For some strange reason Izzy loves to dangle his legs over the side of the bed when he sleeps. So in the middle of the night, with the slightest shift of his weight, my weird little border collie goes tumbling off the bed and onto the hardwood floor. You'd think after this many times he'd realize that he should sleep more toward the middle of the bed, but nope...every night, it's back to dangling over the precipice once again.

btw, this is my little weirdo in one of his quieter moments:

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