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I know pet all pet border collies are supposed to be totally ball obsessed & want to play fetch 24/7. I’ve met some like that myself. However, Barney’s just not one of those collies. When we’re at home, he does enjoy a game of fetch but while we’re on walks, Barney’s rarely interested in toys.

I still bring a ball out with us from time to time, to see if he’d like to play. I usually get the canine equivalent of an eye-roll & if he could speak, I’m pretty sure Barney would suggest I kindly buy myself a retriever if I want stuff fetching. Sometimes though, when he’s in a VERY good mood, he humours me & plays along… at least for a few minutes!