Exercise and the Border Collie
|Suggested exercise plan
||Border Collies are a bundle of mental and physical energy, but are work oriented. They love having a job and as they are very smart, they can learn several jobs or very complex tasks. Plan on at least an hour of vigorous activity every day, no matter what you pick.If you are regular long-distance runner, long daily runs are a great plan. Other distance sports are great too.
Training these dogs to compete in dog sports is a great plan–daily training sessions should be a total of an hour a day.
If not, give this dog a chance to run at the dog park regularly and at a bare-minimum, for at least an hour preferably.
|Things to know||Border Collies are demanding in their need for sufficient mental and physical stimulation every day. They are notorious for developing destructive behavior when they don’t have enough activity, such as chewing holes in furniture, walls, fences, and digging holes.Prone to hip and elbow dysplasia.|