Hector is cross between a Border Collie (on his mother’s side) and a Standard Poodle called Rocky (obviously on his father’s side) – so he kind of looks like a Border Collie with curly hair. Well he does at the moment. He appears to have the intelligence (too smart for his own good) of the Collie and the fun nature (ie: naughty) of the Poodle. If we told you he hasn’t been to the toilet once in the house since we brought him home because he understands what he’s supposed to do, you’ll get a snapshot of just how smart he is – though we do both work from home which probably helps a lot.
Having said that, the Poodle inside him is obsessed with the curtains. Who would have guessed that a running tap could be the Alton Towers of the dog world.
We’ll try and log here some diet things that worked for us (and didn’t), some training things that worked for us (and also didn’t) and generally hand out as much advice as we can for others – along with some pics and videos. We’re no experts (although we’ve both had dogs before ranging from Cocker Spaniels to German Shepherds) this time though, we’re on our own!