A sheepdog puppy with altitude!

Sheepdog puppy Jack can climb fences with ease

Confining Jack to our yard becomes increasingly difficult. He’s a puppy with altitude – not to mention determination!

Border collie puppy Jack perched high in a hedge, balancing between the top of a fence and the branches of the hedge
Jack wants to join the fun out in the field. (click to enlarge).

From the day he arrived here, we’ve been impressed with Jack’s determination. In our blog of the 19th of December, we reported that he’d rather perch on the back of a car seat than somewhere more sensible.

As Jack gets older and stronger, his determination to be wherever the fun is, gets more and more challenging. His recently discovered climbing skills have to be experienced to be believed. The young sheepdog puppy thinks nothing of balancing himself precariously on top of a wobbly fence – and unfortunately as his confidence grows, so does his altitude.

I took this picture about an hour before sitting down to write this blog and have since had to go and rescue Jack from the same spot again. It seems that he’s only prepared to stay in the yard if everyone else is there.

Entertaining though it is, there’s a real danger that Jack could injure himself, so we’re taking steps to limit his climbing to safe areas (and heights) where the likelihood of the little chap damaging himself is minimal.




Watch Pearl and our other dogs in action on this preview of our first DVD Border Collie Sheepdogs – Off Duty! (You’ll love it.) The DVD is available from our Online DVD Store. The price includes shipping worldwide – and we automatically ship the correct format for your country. More info.


One response to “A sheepdog puppy with altitude!”

  1. Francois and Yvonne De Brucker-Hollyoak avatar
    Francois and Yvonne De Brucker-Hollyoak

    A real dare devil is Jack. Luv him.

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