So I have been wondering lately… My border collie Chase, pictured doing flyball to the left, he does not like other dogs much. Most of his life he’s had foster dogs come and go through our house, and I have told him he has to just deal with it because the foster dogs need a place to live until they find forever homes.
Well, on a silly whim we got Gus, a big white rough collie boy, and again Chase hates him. He will tend to launch across the back yard to attack Gus. We keep them separate so they are all safe, though.
But I wonder if having a recently neutered male dog in our house that Chase doesn’t like.. if it affects Chase’s agility performance. Chase did so good at the last USDAA trial… and there is an AKC trial coming up in the next couple of weeks. I’m worried that if Gus is still here, will Chase be unable to perform well at agility? Or maybe it’s me who doesn’t do as well? I’m not sure if having a foster dog at home affects Chase in a negative way in his sports outside the home.
I’ll hope to get some videos of Chase in agility and see if I can detect anything. Chase is a very sensitive boy, even though in some ways he’s a very hard boy. It’s something for me to think about, though. I hope Gus will go to another foster home soon. Unfortunately he’s not fitting in quite as well as I was hoping. Girls fit in much better at our house. There is nothing wrong with Gus at all, but Levi and Chase have problems with fosters and I do have to think of them first.