The Border Jack is a small dog but what they lack in size, they make up for in energy! A combination of the Border Collie and the Jack Russell Terrier, they are almost hyperactive. This is one dog who is not content to just sit around all day and sleep. You have to wear this canine out! Pack plenty of activity into their day and challenge them with tasks, outings and puzzles. Otherwise, they may start herding the kids, the cat or your visitors. Make sure you start their day with a good walk. Move at a fast pace and if you can stop at a dog park and let them run free, that will help. A game of fetch will burn a bit of energy, and if you are fit enough, run home! You will get fit with this pup around.
If you are close to a pet-friendly beach, take your dog out for a few hours and let them loose to run and play with the other dogs. Then, start digging a hole. When they see you digging, they will want to outdo you so your pup will magically appear at your side to help you dig. They will think you must be looking for something great as you don't normally dig! They will really get into this activity. If you drop a small reward in the hole it will keep them motivated.
Pinecones are decorative, great for crafts or ideal as fuel for a fire. Train your Border Jack to go and fetch them for you, and to drop them into a basket. Your pup will love this activity; not only is it a walk or drive to a park or forest, but there will be many smells to investigate as they work. Remember to give them a treat reward to keep them motivated. You will soon get to know the areas where you can find the pinecones so that your pup can to get to work collecting.