My Border Collie-Aussie mix puppy is the most busy little guy you have ever seen!
I keep going back to all those warnings of how active and energetic these two breeds can be. Well they were right. I don’t know what possessed me to go out and buy a dog training program beforehand, but I’m sure glad I did!
Kash, our Border Collie mix puppy just turned 16 weeks today. Here is his 16th week picture.
Kash is learning quite easily the commands like “sit”, stay, “lay down”, fetch, “come here”, and ringing the bell by the door to go out. He is a little slower learning “no bite”, no jump, and “no bark”. These last three are so important, but he is just so head-strong that it almost feels like these three bad traits were bred into him. So we’ll keep working on it.
Kash is just loving the twice daily walks in our woods. He is learning to watch my eyes when I give him a vocal signal to see what I am looking at. Border Collies are known to be able to distinguish eye signals and act on them. I know this to be true. My previous dog was a Border Collie mix, and was real good at eye signals.
Kash is now taking the shape of a dog and losing the puppy fuzzball look. He has gained 4 pounds in the last 2 weeks, pure muscle, I might add. He seems to really like his food. I researched a lot of dog foods, but the best resource I found for healthy dog food was on the web.
I also add in one high quality fish oil capsule (I cut the end off and squeeze it in) to Kash’s puppy food every day. I do this for his skin which seemed dry since the very first day we picked him up. He has very good bowel movements, like clockwork. Easier to housebreak when they are on a schedule.
Well, there is todays 16 week birthday update, the day is really only half over, so the puppy training is still going full force yet. Stay tuned.