Dear Dogster reader,
Almost two years ago, we invested numerous resources and rebuilt the Dogster community. With new hardware, software and personnel, we did our best to satisfy the many users who shared their thoughts, pictures, questions, and love for and of their pets with us and friends. It was a thriving community with many users. We hoped, however, there would be more like you.
Times and habits have changed and we are sad to announce that the Dogster community will be closing down on July 20, 2019.
Dogster magazine, www.dogster.com and the associated social media sites are NOT shutting down. We encourage you to continue reading the content found in the pages of the magazine and the web sites, commenting through the mechanisms provided and sharing your ideas and comments with us and your fellow readers.
Instructions for accessing pet profiles were shared with everyone in 2017. The instructions can be found within the forum. AFTER JULY 20TH, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCESS THIS CONTENT. And, effective immediately, we are no longer able to answer questions about the community.
Thank you for your support and we look forward to serving you through our magazine and website.
Can I handle a border collie?
I'll be a junior in college and I'm looking at rescue BCs (1-2 years o
I like to think I'm an above average dog owner. I grew up with a poodle mix, lab mix, pure bred Shetland Sheepdog (Sheltie), and Siberian Husky. The Sheltie was my pup I picked out and I loved him but knew I always wanted a border collie when I was on my own. The Sheltie is the closest to a BC and the herding and barking was no issue. The past year I pet sit so on any given day I was dealing with 1-3 dogs(2 pit lab mixes, and a Pyrenees). One pit mix was 6 years, the other 8 months, and the Pyrenees 18 months. I want to work with this dog to teach it tricks, maybe work in agility, and definitely frisbee. My schedule is pretty relaxed and I estimate I could provide 2-3 hours per weekday for physical exercise and mental stimulation(morning and evening run, obediance, and frisbee practice). The max I should be gone from my house is 4 hours a day, but my roommates will be home when I'm gone, good with dogs. Money is no problem. 2400 sqft house with fenced yard and dog parks near house.