Collie mix dogs are generally smart.
Kash is a Border Collie/Australian Shepherd mix, two smart as a whip breeds mixed together!
Kash has been wired a little different than most dogs. It was a real struggle trying to bond with him the first 6 months. He wanted nothing to do with petting, snuggling, or even staying in the same room with you.
He bit us, barked the most brain piercing bark non-stop when you were trying to watch television or talk on the phone.
Kash has always loved to play though! We have gone through so many toys, bones, balls, and sticks due to his aggressive and powerful chewing!
We bought an ebook on puppy training and dog training that helped us a lot! Now I found a really cool puppy training program. It is called Doggy Dan – The Online Dog Trainer. It has over 250 videos, all available on his website. It works for all dog breeds, puppies and dogs, and covers the 34 most common issues in depth. It is a fun method that is endorsed by the SPCA. You should investigate this program if you need help with training your dog. Here is the link. Dog Training Videos
On another subject, we took our summer vacation, with Kash, in our van that we modified so we could sleep in it. I built a wood frame that had pull out bins under a platform that had a 8 inch memory foam mattress for sleeping. (it was real comfy!) Kash had his own memory foam dog bed.
We traveled 4000 miles, all on backroads, from Michigan to Maine and Canada. I am a “picker” so we stopped at a lot of “yard sales”, flea markets, and antique malls.
Kash, being a Border Collie mix, needs lots of exercise! Riding in a van all day gets him in a funky mood if you don’t stop and hike or swim at least a couple times every day. We would seek out lakes, clean rivers, and one beaver pond to let him swim. He loves to swim!
Well I’ll post more on our vacation in the next post. Kash has a raccoon up a tree right now and is barking like a crazed hounder!
Don’t forget about the dog training program! It is a fantastic resource!
Pet your dog.
Thomas & Kash