Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Training: Previous owner
Posted September 28, 2015
Our dog Sam was the best family dog a person could ask for. From day one we were all head over heels in love with him. He was sweet, playful, and good with children. We had minimal issues with training him and throughout his life he continued to learn and be perceptible to new tricks and techniques.
We got Sam while he was still in his formative puppy months, so we had full control of the reins when it came to training him, and he responded very well. House training was a breeze. He also learned basic commands such as sit, stay, come, heel, and lay down. Above that he also learned things such as shake, to know how to tell us if someone was at the door, and how to walk without a leash and stay with us. He was very obedient and responded quickly to training.
Not only was he smart, Sam was also a very friendly dog with both children, adults, and other animals. He was so good around animals I used to walk him to pick up my brother from school every day. He loved being surrounded by excited little kids and they loved petting him. He was also good with other animals both living in the same space and also when attacked. He was never aggressive even under attack of another dog he would not retaliate.
If you are looking for a fun, playful, loving, and energetic dog that wants nothing more than to please their owner than a collie is the dog for you. Be warned, however, that they are a breed that needs attention, space to run, and to be groomed regularly because of their long fur. But if you are willing to deal with all of that, you'll have a great and loyal companion for a long, long time.