Border Collie Puppy Information
Owning a Midnight border collie puppy will provide you with years of enjoyment and is a very rewarding experience. Your puppy will already be passed on to you having received lots of hugs and attention, now it's up to you to continue to love and train him.
Border collies are like no other dogs. They learn at an extremely fast pace and can take in just about anything you're willing to teach them. Start out early showing your puppy just exactly where he is to sleep, eat and relieve himself. Repeatedly put him in those same locations and in no time he'll understand the routine you are setting for him (consistency is the key). We suggest you provide your puppy with a crate to sleep in for the first six months to one year. It will quickly become his comfort place and he'll know it is time to rest when put inside. After the first few days you're puppy will not want to relieve himself where he sleeps (in his crate) and this makes housetraining much easier. After letting him out of his crate immediately take him to the location yo want him to relieve himself so he gets used to this routine.
Feed your puppy two times per day until he is 8 to 12 months old then reduce it to once per day. After 15 minutes put the food away until his next feeding. Usually puppies relieve themselves shortly after eating so establishing an eating routine will also help with housetraining. Do not make food available all the time - this makes it more difficult to know when your puppy needs to relieve himself, and also can make for an overweight dog in the long run.
Obedience training can start the day you bring your Midnight puppy home. The simple "sit" and "down" commands can be taught right away, as well as "stay" and "come." Familiarize your puppy with the leash and collar as soon as possible. Take him for frequent walks and continually praise him as he learns to walk on the leash.
Above all, remember that border collies want nothing more than to please you. Give your puppy lots of praise and reassurance and he will be your long-time, faithful companion!
Vaccinations and Worming Information
3, 5, 7 weeks - Puppy Worming (per weight)
7 to 8 weeks - First Vaccination Combo distemper, hepatitis
parvovirus, coronavirus parainfluenza
11 to 12 weeks - Second Vaccination/Worm
15 to 16 weeks - Third Vaccination/Worm
19 to 20 weeks - Fourth Vaccination/Worm
16 weeks - Rabies (every 2-3 years after)
4x yearly - Adult Worming (per weight)
Listed below are a few websites and books that can be very helpful in your border collie training journey!