Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Training: I haven't learned care / training techniques
Florida, United States
Posted June 14, 2015
My sister found a tricolor rough collie on petfinder and showed her to our dad. Later that day, they went and met Cassie at her foster home. Later, when I came home, they took me to meet and bring Cassie home.
Dogs are known for their loyalty and friendliness. Collies, like Cassie, are great examples of this. Many times when we have visitors over, Cassie would walk right up to them and greet them with a tail wag. Collies are very sweet dogs and easy to cuddle next to. Cassie also gets along with Georgia, our cat and our other two dogs, Jake and Molly. They are also very intelligent. In fact, too intelligent for their own good. Cassie is very smart and hard to trick. She has figured out ways to get to the trash, cat food, and other goodies. This intelligence also makes it easier to train them.
Even though Cassie can entertain and take care of herself pretty well, she needs quite a bit of attention. Whenever she wanted someone to pay attention to her, she would constantly bark and let out a playful growl. This happens quite often. Because of a Collie’s intelligence, they can be quite stubborn. There would be many times where Cassie would refuse to go into a room that we need her to be in. As we are urging her into one side of the house, she will stop about a foot away and drop to the ground. Luckily food always solves the problem.