About Howling and Growling
Hey! Welcome to my blog about all things collie-related!
All the pictures are of my beloved dog Luna, a border collie cross!
Two years ago, I rescued Luna from a rescue shelter where she had been abandoned at only 6 months old by her previous owner.
When she first came home with me she was terrified of everything, she wasn’t house trained, she didn’t like people or other dogs, and she was a bundle of nerves.
Even though I’ve had lots of dogs before (Everything from a Jack Russell Terrier to an Irish Wolfhound), Luna is my first collie.
Ever since I rescued Luna, I’ve had to learn so much about how to look after collies. (Lots of trial and error!) She’s a great dog now, she’s friendly and loves people, she loves playing with her toys, learning new tricks, and going for long hikes.
I also learned that training a collie is a lot different than training other types of dogs. They are extremely smart. Almost too smart.
I’m still learning, but as I learn I will share everything here on this blog, so other collie owners can learn what works for me, and so anyone thinking about getting a collie can learn what the breed is really like!
Check out my articles! I’ve split them in to categories to help you find what you’re most interested in:
- Information About Collies
- Tips for Looking After your Collie
- Training Guides for Training your Collie
Thank you for reading my blog! If you want to see more of Luna and follow her progress check out my Instagram where I post updates every day!
Or read my most recent posts below:
How to Teach your Collie to Give You A Kiss (Easy Trick!)
Teaching your collie to give you kisses is a simple trick to learn since it’s a natural behavior of your collie to lick your face when they are happy to…
How to Teach your Collie to Dance (Walk on Two Legs)
While dancing dogs are impressive and adorable to watch, this trick is actually not too difficult to teach. Most collies will be able to pick this trick up after only…
How to Teach your Collie to Cover Their Eyes (Peekaboo!)
Whether you call this trick shy, shame, cry, hide, or peekaboo, training your collie to cover their face with their paws is an adorable trick, and learning it is a…
How to Teach your Collie ‘Paw’ (Easy Step By Step Guide)
Giving paw is a classic dog trick that’s not technically essential but it is pretty adorable! Plus learning new tricks and commands is enriching for a high-intelligence breed like a…
Complete Guide to Collie Temperament and Personality
Collies are unlike any other breed, they are highly energetic and always on the go but also attentive to their owners and incredibly loving. Before getting a collie it’s important…
Why Do Collies Bark So Much? (And How To Stop Them)
Dogs bark, we know this is one of the ways they communicate but collies can be prone to barking a lot. They’re very high-energy, high alert dogs that like to…