I am possibly getting a border collie puppy in the fall. My dad is kind of wishy-washy about it though. I will be a senior in high school, but I feel confident that I will be able to care for a needy, high energy puppy. He thinks I can handle it too, he just doesn't want another dog in the house. The puppies would be ready in September, so he'd only be living with my dad for eight months, if I move out right away... but even if I don't and I move out in say June/July, he'd be with him for ten months. He mentioned getting me a puppy for graduation, but I'd rather have a slightly "grown-up" puppy/dog than an eight week old puppy. Know what I mean? I plan to compete in agility (of course!), flyball, disc, SAR, possibly dock diving and I know we'll do herding. I'm really not positive I'm going to college... All I know right now is I'm going to pursue my writing, dog training, and photography career. Any ideas to help sway his mind to my direction? He knows I can do it, I know I can do it. He just doesn't want to live with the pup for 8/10 months... I am positive though, if I get the pup and he sees everything I'm doing with it, he wouldn't care how long I live with him because he'd love the dog. haha I am giving him a presentation tomorrow and I also wrote him a letter explaining everything.