Adopting a new border collie will be one of the happiest times of your life until you get home and realize you have no idea what you are doing.
Unless you have owned a dog before, there are lots of unknowns when it comes to taking care of one.
You’ll figure out quickly that they take a little more work and money than you expected. Especially when it comes to border collies.
But in the end, it’s all worth it.
Seeing the look on their face every time you walk through the door will instantly brighten up your day and make you want to give them the love and care they deserve.
While you may be frantically running around trying to figure out what you need to do, just take a breather. I am putting together a series of posts that will cover everything you need to know as a first-time border collie parent.
The sections of the series are shown below. Each time one is released, I will link to it from here. Hopefully, this will help point you in the right direction.
Part 1: The essentials
Part 1 is available. You can read the full article here.
Part 2: Dog-proofing your home
Part 2 is available. You can read the full article here.
Part 3: Get ready to exercise
Part 3 is available. You can read the full article here.
Part 4: Start the training
Part 4 is coming soon
Part 5: Find a good vet
Part 5 is coming soon
Part 6: Are you still in it
Part 6 is coming soon