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Get to know Wilsie Woo

Border Collie, 9 years old

🏠 Suburbs dog
🍷 Lives with adults only
Wilsie Woo was adopted!

My favourite thing about Wilsie Woo is...

His unique character. He chooses our walks, where we go each day, sometimes it's the Nature Reserve, sometimes the Park. I follow. I also love seeing him enjoy water, he loves nothing better than swimming and splashing around in the local brook or visiting the Seaside. I love the pure joy he experiences in such simple things and the way I have seen him change and grow in confidence over time.

The biggest challenge with Wilsie Woo is...

When he came to me a six year old Wilsie wasn't socialised and was very reactive with other dogs, and fearful of people and a bit bitey. Time and patience has changed this, along with gentle kindness based training. This has allowed him to grow in confidence. We now have a dog that can come away with us on holiday and enjoy meals out. He does however, still need to wear a muzzle at the vets.

The most surprising thing about owning a Border Collie is...

How bossy they are, and how amazingly clever. Also they are very sensitive and have long memories.

What I wish I’d known about Border Collies is...

I am a very experienced Collie owner having had one most of my life, and also working in a Veterinary surgery I see Collies on a frequent basis. They are not dogs for a beginner. They need time and patience. They need brain work as well as exercise. Wilsie is bossy and will even dictate which coat I wear when walking him...truly! Brown coat allowed...will walk, red coat not allowed...won't walk.

Did you know?

American psychologist Dr. Stanley Coren classified the Border Collie as the most intelligent breed of dog, ranking first out of 133 breeds. 

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