Border Collies have AWESOME potential and wonderful characters, but are often chronically misunderstood, and when dissatisfied with life, can be very difficult to live with.
Many people choose a Collie because they know they are clever but they don't realise at the time the impact of bringing a working breed into their home, or understand the downsides of an easily aroused herding breed which is prone to frustration and highly sensitive to their environment.
It is easy to "control" a Collie by sticking a tennis ball in your pocket and feeding their obsession (I know you know this little trick!)...
...but the negative impact of a simple game like "fetch" with your ball-junkie dog can be far reaching, spilling into and feeding other areas of your dog's life you'd probably rather not have, without you even realising.
The GREAT news is, with a few simple tweaks to your routine and your training, you can sky-rocket your relationship with your dog, nourish them on the deepest level, and have a mighty new tool in your training kit.