Meet my dogs – Nova
She has a compulsion for conformity and can be motivated easily with toys and food as well, although in many cases there is no need for motivation at all, as she simply acts for the joy of work. Compared to the temper of Border collies, she has a pretty strong personality, knows what she wants.
Loves to play ball, tug, do everything what is game. Brings her toys immediately, it is the biggest joy for her if she can play with me. I did not have to specifically train her to retrieve, it is part of her nature to bring things back to me.
Nova is very cuddly, demands physical contact, one of her body parts always has to reach me. She’s always by my side, she cannot take her eyes off me. She is a one-owner type of dog, while she obeys for the members of the family (generally follows the rules) but isn’t happy to do so.
She walks confidently without a leash, stops at sidewalks and at pedestrian crossings.
Nova isn’t afraid of anything, doesn’t care about lightning or fireworks.
At home she is a couch potato, sleeps through most of the day. In her puppyhood she always run around and wanted to play. She had to learn how to relax as she would not lay down on her own, not even for a moment. Now Nova is a lot calmer, easy to live with her.
At work, she is 110% pure energy. She is workaholic and is a bit crazy. Nova can actually work until she collapses – I will have to watch out to avoid this, as she is able to take action until being nearly exhausted. She loves to run full speed, she’s really fast.
She is my dream dog! Her drive, motivation, attitude in work and behaviour in everyday life is just perfect for me. I am very grateful to have her.