24/02/2024

# Are border collies good for new owners?

## Are border collies good for new owners?

So in some ways, a Border Collie is perfect for a first-time owner, as long as they are prepared to be highly active every day. A Border Collie is perfect for a family, but with older children who can play properly with such a large dog and who are physically capable of handling a dog who will pull on the lead.

### How much should a 13 week old Border Collie weigh?

Multiply the result (0.61) to 52 (the biggest number on our chart), and you’ll get 32 lbs. Based on that formula, a Border Collie puppy that weighs 8 lbs at 13 weeks would likely weigh 32 lbs as an adult. Use this if your pup is 14 weeks old or beyond.

#### How old do you have to be to train a Border Collie?

Even though they are quick learners, you must wait until they are 7-8 months old if you are trying to teach them difficult tricks to make them a well behaved family pet, because that is the right age for them to understand your training commands.

The second way to find out your Border Collie puppy’s adult weight is by dividing his current weight from his current age in weeks. For example, your puppy weighs 8 lbs at 13 weeks (8/13=0.61). Multiply the result (0.61) to 52 (the biggest number on our chart), and you’ll get 32 lbs.

What can I do about my Border Collie’s behavioral changes?

There is nothing you can do about the aging process in a dog but adapt your own behaviors to his newly acquired behaviors. Your job is to keep an eye out for some of the more common signs of old age (aside from actually knowing your dog is old) so that you know when a trip to the vet might be warranted and when new behaviors are simply age-related.

Multiply the result (0.61) to 52 (the biggest number on our chart), and you’ll get 32 lbs. Based on that formula, a Border Collie puppy that weighs 8 lbs at 13 weeks would likely weigh 32 lbs as an adult. Use this if your pup is 14 weeks old or beyond.

## How old is Becca the border collie puppy?

Becca is a three-month-old Border Collie puppy who lives in Omaha. Her guardians set up a puppy training session with us to get her to stop nipping and other basic puppy problems. If playback doesn’t begin shortly, try restarting your device.

### What happens to a Border Collie in old age?

Old age seems to slow everyone down; not just your border collie. It’s perfectly natural for your dog to seem more interested in laying around the house than going outside for a nice, long walk. Don’t worry too much; it’s just his age.

#### How to help a 3 month old Border Collie learn self control?

Playing tug of war with a rope, then periodically stopping or pausing when the dog starts to get excited is one that also helps the dog develop self control and also learn to settle down quickly. A great place to help a puppy develop bite inhibition is in puppy socialization classes. It feels good to a puppy to bite and nip.