Robbie is trained to sky watch for ravens especially, and sea gulls, hawks or other arial predators. He is good at chasing them on the ground while they fly, not allowing them to land, and the other dogs have followed his lead too. Robbie's favourite thing to do is chase something, but after that, he loves to play with a toy or ball. Tonight we were playing for a while and he laid himself down belly first with his toy in the toboggan, which hold about 3 inches of cold water. The water was changed for the night so it is fairly clean, but the ducks and geese swim in the "pools" too, so by morning it needs to be changed again. Robbie is two years old this July. By the time he is five he should settle in to be a great dog. Border collies are very hyper active until then. How many more years...sigh.
Robbie is not my first border collie. I love the breed, despite the work they involve and I absolutely adore Robbie.