Because of his strong drive to work and his high intelligent level, the Border Collie dog breed can be a very high maintenance dog. If he does not have a job to do and doesn’t have a way to exert his energy, he can be extremely destructive. If you are considering getting a Border Collie dog breed as a pet, be sure that you have an active lifestyle and that you can fit your dog into this lifestyle. A Border Collie dog breed needs lots of vigorous exercise as well as mental stimulation. Many owners of the Border Collie dog breed enter into dog agility clubs. At a dog agility club, the dog has access to an obstacle course and mental stimulation is provided by the owner who teaches him to navigate the course. Some areas even have a herding club. Other forms of exercise and/or mental stimulation include jogging, fetch, flying disc, and more.
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