Border Collie Question

I recently adopted a 2 yr old border collie mix. She has settled into her new life very well,...


I recently adopted a 2 yr old border collie mix. She has settled into her new life very well, except for being over protective if a stranger is near. She rushes toward the person growling and I am afraid that she will nip or bite if I don't do something. Does anyone have ideas how I could control this behavior? I have had experience in dog obedience classes, but have not experienced this issue. Is there a chance that a good recall and heel command could control this issue? Thanks for any help.

    In Border Collie - Asked by Anonymous - 2/4/2012 10:21:43 PM
Well, you have to train him to not bite or nip. If he/she does or is about to bite or nip at some you know and are okay with then lightly(very lightly) tap him on the nose and tell him no! and make him back away and keep doing that until he stops dont YELL at him jusy strictly and firmly tell him/her "NO!" and either put him in the crate for about 1-2 mins before you let him out and do that over and over until he.she stops
    Answered by Anonymous - 3/31/2012 1:38:49 PM


Border Collies are very protective of the family, and it sounds like she didn't get enough socialising when she was little. I would talk to a dog trainer. I also wouldn't tap her on the nose though. This likely won't help. What she needs is to learn that all humanes aren't bad. How I might handle it is ask people to give her treat when you see them, but before you start any training plans, I would talk to a trainer first. If she barks at the door bell you could train her to only give one warning bark!
    Answered by Anonymous - 6/1/2012 12:33:17 PM