is an almost one-year-old neutered border collie. He was
purchased as a companion for an older gent who realized
that he was probably not getting enough exercise and needed
a different environment. Since then we have gotten to know
Zeke very well.
Zeke is not a "bad" dog at all, but he will need a very
understanding family. He is a bit "full of himself" and
when pressed with something he'd rather NOT do, he will
let you know. He will airsnap and stand his ground when
he doesn't want to *go in his crate *go in the car *etc.
We have worked on this with reward based training and he
is doing much better.
Zeke will not go to anyone who uses any "positive punishment"
methods of training. If Zeke is challenged he will turn
to biting and we can't put him into that position. He is
not a "random" biter, he has perfectly good reasons for
saying "no" to certain situations. He is NOT a "dominant
dog" in need of training and we don't want him being treated
as such. He also cannot go to a city or suburban environment
as the noise, cars, and hustle and bustle are too much for
him to process.