Opie is a young Border Collie around three years old. He is very smart, learning commands often after just a couple instructions. He knows all the basic commands; come, sit, stay, heel, roll over, back up, bring me your ball “no, the other ball”… He is active and enjoys walks, rides, and just being with his people. He can be high energy, but chills out with you in the evening. He is neutered and up to date on vaccinations. Being a smart active Border Collie, he does best with plenty of exercise and stimulation such as daily walks, following along off leash when you go hiking, horseback riding, or on your bicycle. He really enjoys games of fetch with a ball or Frisbee. He just wants to be with you as you work around the yard and as your travel companion. He loves to go for rides.
Opie endured some rough times before he came into Herd and has made great progress, however, he still has some food aggression issues to work out with his forever home. But on his walks, he enjoys meeting other people and friendly dogs. He’s very tolerant of the foster puppies we have, letting them haul his ball away and sometimes playing chase with one. At this time, it is recommended that Opie not be in a home with small children. He has gotten used to our cats but is still a little wary of them when they get close. We think he would be best with an active rural family where he has a job to do and be in the company of his people.