Turtle, a black and white Border Collie/Heeler mix was found as a stray in the metro area and sat in impound for a few weeks. Another local shelter pulled him and quickly realized he was in need of some serious training. He was a misguided puppy who was never given direction or guidance and he was making poor choices because of it. They reached out to Blaine Kennels for help and got him enrolled in a board and train program. Turtle has been focusing on calm, collective behavior. He has been given an outlet for his energy through exercise and socialization with dogs both his energy level and also calmer.
Turtle is a high energy border collie. He is a great listener and is always looking to please. We believe he would excel at a variety of dog sports including agility, flyball, dock diving, and disc. Turtle will require plenty of physical and mental exercise. He struggles to settle in the crate unless he has been fulfilled. However, if he gets the exercise and structure he needs Turtle will choose to put himself in his crate for a nap. When Turtle does not receive structure and exercise he is vocal and very mouthy. With proper outlets he is a complete angel! Turtle absolutely loves to play with all his dog friends! He is a high energy boy and can be a lot for some dogs. Turtle is a fun loving boy that will require exercise and structure!
Turtle has been trained on electronic collars and both will come with his own to his new home along with lessons from their trainer to make their move as seamless as possible.
Turtle is treadmill trained so in the winter or anytime the weather is bad, he can just hop on the treadmill (you can find cheap or free ones on marketplace) and work off his daily energy requirements.
He gets along with other dogs. H has not met cats but they have a high prey drive so they probably would do best without. He is not aggressive to children but is very high energy so small children would also not be a good idea.
Adoption fee is $250
Adoption applications available at rpaw.org