Ryder, Diva and I went on a jaunt up north today. We went to Lisa Wright's place. I had decided to take a lesson from her. She's been relatively successful on the trial field and has trained dogs for many years. I was able to get some insight and ideas for Ryder as well as link it back to things I'm doing. He worked not too bad. In fact, he was a pretty good boy. We chatted in general about dogs, Border Collies and training.
I had been pondering neutering Ryder for a good portion of the summer. Today I made a decision. I've decided I'm going to do it. Simply because it will make both his and my life easier. I have very little interest in breeding dogs. There are many, many very nice and well bred Border's out there to pick from. I'll aim for a late August date.