Shetland Sheepdog - Sheltie Question

We have a 7 month male Sheltie named rosco, and he does not like a collar to be on him. At...


We have a 7 month male Sheltie named rosco, and he does not like a collar to be on him. At first he didnt mind it on, but after a couple of baths and taking it off and putting it back on, he will not let us put it back on him. He sees it and he runs and hides and wont come near us for hours. We have tried many ideas from trainers, and none seem to work. He is a great dog other than the collar thing. Is there a typical reason for this, or is it part of the Sheltie way? We would really appreciate any solution to our little problem. thank you in advance.

    In Shetland Sheepdog - Sheltie - Asked by Anonymous - 10/23/2011 6:14:19 PM
Your Sheltie see's it as punishment. Try using it as a reward when he plays or eats. Keep doing it until he thinks he wants it or needs it.
    Answered by Anonymous - 11/20/2011 9:56:34 PM