foster home is also home to a cat, rabbit, and horse. She
is very interested in these animals. She would like to play
with the cat and will chase if there is an opportunity.
She is easily redirected with a toy when this happens. Her
herding instinct really shows when she is around the horse.
She attempts to nip the heels, but responds well to a "Leave
A common Border Collie trait is the desire to "herd" moving
vehicles. Sage gave this a try when she was younger and
was hit by a car (no serious injury). She has not shown
any desire to chase vehicles in her foster home. In fact,
her foster mom has noticed that she tends to move away from
an approaching vehicle. To be safe, a fenced yard would
be best if her new home is near a busy street.
Because of her herding instinct, older children would be
best. She currently lives with two adults and a 13 year
old girl. She responds well to each one and is generally
willing to please and easy to redirect if she gets too rough.
She is still a puppy and needs guidance and patience to
become the best Border Collie she can be. A basic obedience
class is required.