05-01-2012, 09:42 PM
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Originally Posted by FailedSlacker
A border could be potty-trained at 14 weeks - though it's more management than expecting the dog to tell you they have to go out. Prowl only had one "accident" after that (and this goes back to a border's intelligence). It was the middle of the night, he really had to go, and he needed a way to tell me that. Let's just say the method he decided to use meant I had to have a shower at 3am in the morning while the pillow was in the washer.
Oh, and more things to expect - waking up one day to have all your socks missing (because you don't go out without putting socks on. no socks means you'll stay). When that doesn't work, find all your **pants** missing the next day. Doors will be opened - they can figure out doorknobs and latches no problem. I regularly have to check my front door because Ratchet manages to unlock it. Dogs getting into bookcases. Not just getting up and rumaging around on their hind legs - physically crawling up into the bookshelves because it gives them the best ambush point (this also means you'll be walking past a bookshelf and randomly have flying border collies to the face).
I took my Standard Poodle to a indoor dog playgroup when it was to awful to play outside. My dog loved squeaky toys and saw a toy that was on top shelve bookcase that was over 6 ft high! Finlay was able to jump on a metal folding chair and stand on his hind legs and get the toy off the top shelve and not knock one thing of the bookcase! I had a dog that was part
BC and I had to leave her home for a hour when I came back home she had rearrange my knickknacks , she took them off the table put them on the windowsill ! She herded my knickknacks and did not break one!! I could not believe what I was seeing when I came in the home! Smart dogs need to have a job or they'll find one for themselves and it may not have a good outcome.