Oh bless, look at that face!I think the thing with collies is, that they are constantly on the go and want to be doing things. They're so intelligent that they want to be using that brain all the time.I'm not sure of a solution really. Have you tried stuffing the Kong Ball with treats so that she has to figure a way to get them out?
She's an Aussie, which probably has a lot of similar personality traits to an Aussie. The Kong ball she has doesn't let out treats very easily, but instead of keeping her occupied, she'll move on to something else...hence the destroyed floor cushion.Oh well...I think this is also part of her puppy phase.
Yeah, she's still a puppy. Things to try: Kong stuffed with peanut butter & frozen, different types of treat balls that let out treats when she rolls them around on the floor (fill it with her regular meal to discourage weight gain), long lasting chews (deer antler, nylabones, bully sticks).Here is the source I use for antlers: http://www.petexpertise.com/dog-toys/antler-chews.htmlI know that you & Chandler give her plenty of physical exercise, but what about mental exercise? Aussies are very smart dogs & they need a lot of mental stimulation in order to keep sane. Working on new tricks/obedience might help keep her from going into super-destructo mode.
Hi Jessica!Thanks for the advice. Maya knows sit, lie down, stay, wait, spin, side (I'm teaching her to roll over in steps), and I'm running out of trick ideas. I'll definitely look into the antlers and also other ways to give her some mental exercise.Thanks!