Owning a Haven Creek border collie puppy will provide you with many years of enjoyment and will be a very rewarding experience. Your puppy will already come to you having received lots of hugs and attention, now it is up to you to continue to love and train him or her.
Border collies are like no other dogs. They learn at an extremely fast pace and can take in just about anything you are willing to teach them. Start out early showing your puppy just exactly where he or she is to sleep, eat and relieve themselves.
If your repeatedly put your new puppy in the same locations then in no time they will understand the routine you are setting for them(consistency is the key).
We suggest you provide your puppy with a crate to sleep in for the first six months to one year. It will quickly become the comfort place and will know it is time to rest when put inside. After the first few days your puppy will not want to relieve himself where he or she sleeps (in the crate) and thus this makes housetraining much easier. After letting him or her out of their crate immediately take them to the location you want them to relieve themselves so they get use to this routine.
Usually puppies relieve themselves shortly after eating so establishing an eating routine will also help with house training. Do not make food available all the time - this makes it more difficult to know when your puppy needs to actually relieve themselves.
Obedience training can start the day you bring your Haven Creek puppy home. The simple "sit" and "down" commands can be taught right away, as well as "stay" and "come." Familiarize your puppy with the leash and collar as soon as possible. Take him or her for frequent walks and continually praise them as they learn to walk on the leash.
We are here for the entire journey with your new puppy and are always happy to help out with any questions or concerns you may have. I highly recommend puppy classes to establish the bond between you and your puppy and the wonderful socializing it will create. Your job for the first year or so is to socialize , socialize and then even more.
Just remember your puppy is still a baby and learning new things daily. Please be patient with them and remember that your new border collie wants nothing more than to please you. Give your puppy lots of praise and reassurance and he will be your long-time, faithful companion!
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