oh, i would too!!! I SO AGREE!!! I just said that, to encourage that particular young guardian of a border collie, that she IS on the right track, to be teaching her dog to do things!! I like to see young ppl spending time, investing energy, into training their dogs. I wish more young ppl DID get into this. Certainly, here on DTA, there ARE a ton of young ppl who invest into training their dogs, and many who just blow me away!!!! but, borders are notorious to become handfuls if they don't get to use their minds....certainly, not *all* borders, but, a great majority of that breed can and will become lil monsters, if no one gives them a chance to use their minds. Some breeds are known for having a better tolerance level of being able to handle boredom without going completely nutters, but, BCs, in general, seem to have less tolerance for boredom than some other dogs are able to handle gracefully.