Eldest dog calls the others in from the woods.

@urbandekay (18312)
January 8, 2013 2:32pm CST
I have 3 dogs, gran, mum and daughter and they are border collies. Where I live they are free to roam out into the woods during the day. When I want them to come in I whistle loudly and eventually the eldest dog comes. Then I say to her, "Call them" and she barks till the others appear. When my mum had a fall and couldn't get up, she came and found me and barked till I followed her to my mum. My neighbour is a little afraid of dogs, they not being part of her native culture, she told me a stray dog was being rather aggressive to her and my dog went and stood between them, keeping the stray dog away, for which she was grateful. Do your dogs help in any manner or show examples of interesting behaviour? all the best, urban
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@Octav1 (1421)
• Romania
9 Jan 13
Wonderful story, urbandekay! I like stories about clever dogs. You made me curious. What culture is your neighbor that you said dogs are not part of her native culture? I thought dogs are part of any nation's culture.em]confused[/em] Our dog does something ... let's say interesting: When I set the table for dinner, she stays with me. (she likes to be 'involved' in any activity that includes... food) When I'm ready, I tell her: 'go call mom!'. She rushes to the other room and shows my wife it's time to dinner. That makes me so proud of her!
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@urbandekay (18312)
9 Jan 13
No, I don't think dogs,at least dogs as pets, are part of all culture. My neighbour is originally form Iran but many other cultures do not regard dogs in the same way, my wife is from South Africa and dogs are not part of their culture, with the exception of guard dogs all the best, urban
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@Octav1 (1421)
• Romania
10 Jan 13
Oh, now I understand what you wanted to say. You were talking about dogs as pets, while I was thinking about dogs in general. Because I think every people uses dogs for hunting, herding, guarding and so on. But yes, not everybody sees dogs as pets. How does your wife cope with the idea of having pet dogs then?
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@urbandekay (18312)
10 Jan 13
She quickly adjusted, it was easy for her because my dogs are so lovable! The older dog took a while to accept her and she bribes them with food all the best, urban
@deazil (4556)
• United States
8 Jan 13
Border Collies are known for their extreme intelligence. I've seen them in local country fairs and on TV. They never cease to amaze me. You're lucky to have such wonderful companions. They're very impressive. I don't have a dog. I have cats but I love dogs as well. I did have a cat once who always tried to prevent anyone from coming in our house or getting near me. He was quite different from most other cats.
@urbandekay (18312)
8 Jan 13
A guard cat, most unusual! all the best, urban
@deazil (4556)
• United States
8 Jan 13
Yes, he was quite vicious with everyone except the two of us.
@JohnRok1 (2051)
9 Jan 13
Did he use to bring you mice or other things to try to feed you with.
@BabyCheetah (1913)
• Australia
9 Jan 13
They are very intelligent dogs that's for sure. That's a really nice story too about your mum and neighbour and how one of your dogs came to the rescue for them. Hopefully now your neighbour also has a different view point or dogs, they are wonderful
@urbandekay (18312)
9 Jan 13
I think maybe her fear of dogs has subsided a little all he best, urban
• United States
8 Jan 13
That's absolutely amamzing...wow! I know Border Collie's are intelligent but didn't know they were THAT intelligent. What great companions to have, and I'm glad you let them run around all day because they need that exercise. Super cool story about your Mum and the bravery your dog showed to protect her. I don't have any dogs anymore but did when I was younger and living in a house with my kids. I do remember a couple of times that were interesting but I'll tell you about one. We had a Gordon Setter named Pepper. I had this guy come over to give me an estimate on some electrical work. He had a yardstick in his hand and lifted it to the ceiling because he wanted to explain something. Pepper threw a fit and stood in front of me barking and snarling at this guy. As soon as he put down the yardstick, she just layed down next to me and was fine. She let him know she didn't like him raising his arm up in front of me. And she was a very gentle sweet dog.
@JohnRok1 (2051)
9 Jan 13
Did you promote her to sergeant?
@Pegasus72 (1901)
19 Jan 13
That is awesome that your dog does that. We have one dog and one cat, and they just do their thing while we spoil them
• Greece
9 Jan 13
I had a border collie for almost 16 years, she was wonderful and I still kiss her photograph! They are very clever and they enjoy learning new things. Your dog sounds special and very helpful. This standing between the aggressive dog and your neighbour is I think the way dogs behave naturally. I have three dogs and one of them is the leader of the pack. When we introduced a fourth dog the leader placed herself between the new dog and the old ones if there was any sign of possible trouble. When we were initially introducing the new dog to Tilly who had bitten the new dog, then the new dog ignored Tilly completely at first although Tilly was a much smaller dog. She remembered the bite and she did not want to know her. Eventually all the dogs sorted themselves out and harmony was restored. It is interesting to study dogs and the way they behave together, they definitely have a language of their own.
@Mavic123456 (9702)
• Thailand
9 Jan 13
Amazing...such amazing. These dogs were trained very well and they show contenment and. Happiness with regards to their master's care and love. Awwww such a touching scenario and dogs's act. Congratulations ...you must be a very good master that's why your dogs are very loyal to you and don't give you heartaches and troubles.