Sorry if this is a frequent question here!
We got a border collie pup recently, he's 6 months old, we have had him for 4 months and he is truly devoted to my mom.
Unfortunately she has failed to train him. He knows to sit when he wants something, but not on command. He also knows touch, when it involves treats, so he is plenty smart, but not very obedient ( i get it hes a puppy) but our other dog (9 yo sprollie, has perfect manners and was dilidently trained by mam and his happy to listen to most people in the household)
He has no concept of manners and more worryingly has began to get quiet aggressive about things -pushing him down off of the couch, with a firm "no" (he has never been allowed on the couch) or telling him to go to his bed, with kind of coercing with a hand to his collar and leading him there, now results at him snapping and trying to bite people that arent my mom.
My mom takes him with her wherever she goes, and I understand the dog sees her as his master, but she isnt backing it up with any discernible training, and its becoming a bone of contention in the house, and a snappy collie is a big worry particularly as she works with kids
Would it be an option to try and split his training, whereby I could take over training him a few days a week, things like lead work, basic commands, away from my mom to try and help him understand that humans are "in charge", or would it be too difficult to train a dog that doesnt see you as its master?
And would it help open him up to the concept that other humans are also to be respected?
He's such a gorgeous and lovable dog, but he is a very brave, confident and super willful pup, who has learned that being bold will just result in him getting his way, Im worried this will be a problem later. He isnt neutered yet, but will be, and my mom is convinced that will iron out the majority of the problems.
Sorry if this is a confusing post!