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"Jobs" for Dogs

August 2nd, 2004, 06:13 PM
I have seen a lot of people mention that Border Collies (and other hi energy breeds) need a job to do. Can someone give some examples of what "jobs" are? For example, I am unsure if playing fetch counts.


August 2nd, 2004, 07:15 PM
Yup playing fetch counts... but when people mention "jobs" they are usually refering to agility, flyball... those types of games... or herding, service dog work - like the dogs that visit the hospital... all those things get the dog thinking so it works out the mind as well as the body and that's what working breeds, like border collie's crave and need.