Unleash the Beauty of the Border Collie: Must-Have Supplies

Key Points

  • The KONG toy keeps your dog busy, allowing them to burn energy through acceptable chewing.

  • Keep your dog on their toes by varying the length of the ball throws.

  • Dogs that eat too fast risk bloat, which can be deadly if not fixed within an hour.

You've probably been herded to bed more than once with your border collie. They can't help it — they were born to herd!

Every dog is different, but energy is something all border collies have in common. With endless energy, you need some tools to wear your pup out. An exhausted pup won't destroy everything in sight.

It takes some serious training to reach the most bested girl ever, like Olive, the former racing dog. Olive's report card from doggy daycare gave her shining marks and would make any dog jealous.

To keep up with Olive, look below for your dog's essentials. Pair the items below with general tips for caring for your border collie, and get ready to hear good human from your pup!

Essential Playtime Supplies

Wearing out your energy-filled pup is necessary for saving your house from a dog tornado. To do that, you need the proper tools.

Classic 26M Dog Ball Launcher

by ChuckIt! 

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Chuckit! Classic Launcher Dog Ball Thrower

The Chuckit! Classic Launcher Dog Ball Thrower is a perfect tool to engage your energetic dog during playtime. With a simple yet effective design, this ball thrower allows you to fire the ball further with minimal effort. It promotes healthy exercise and encourages your border collie to run and fetch.

Vary the distance and direction of your throws, encouraging your dog's problem-solving and agility skills. Use the Chuckit! Classic Launcher in open fields or spacious areas.

This launcher is easy to use, promotes exercise, and mentally stimulates your dog. However, you need balls specific to the launcher — a regular tennis ball doesn't fit the launcher cup correctly.

Classic Dog Toy

by KONG 

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KONG Classic Dog Toy

The KONG Classic Dog Toy is an ideal playtime companion for your border collie. Made from durable rubber, this toy withstands the breed's vigorous chewing and playing style. The unique design allows you to stuff it with treats or peanut butter, providing mental and physical stimulation.

For more of a challenge, fill the Kong Classic with a mixture of peanut butter and kibble, then freeze it. It'll keep your dog entertained while encouraging problem-solving skills.

The Kong Classic offers mental enrichment while staying durable. Thankfully, each KONG is dishwasher friendly; just use the top rack.

Extreme Dog Toy


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KONG Extreme Dog Toy

The KONG Extreme Dog Toy is a better option if your border collie is an enthusiastic chewer. The extreme version offers the same benefits as the Classic but with extra durability to withstand even the toughest chewers. Made from ultra-strong rubber, this toy endures vigorous play and chewing sessions.

Dr. Kathy Nelson, a writer for BarkBox, explains, "High-energy dogs will chew to relieve stress, even if it means turning on your home decor. Providing appropriate chew toys (in addition to adequate exercise, of course) can help lessen anxiety and give your dog something on which to focus their attention."

Use the KONG Extreme during stressful situations, such as fireworks or thunderstorms.

The black rubber of this KONG Extreme Dog Toy doesn't break down as quickly as other toys, but it isn't suitable for puppies or dogs with dental sensitivities.

Tools for Optimal Care

The right tools make all the difference in keeping your dog healthy and safe. Check out these dog care products.

Undercoat Deshedding Tool

by FURminator 

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FURminator deShedding Tool for Dogs

Border collies have a double coat. These dogs blow their coats twice a year, meaning shedding happens, and you need the right tools to keep fur from flying everywhere. The FURminator deShedding Tool for Dogs is an excellent choice for managing your Border Collie's shedding and keeping their coat in top condition.

For a mostly mess-free experience, use the FURminator deShedding Tool outdoors in a designated grooming area.

With regular use, you can prevent mats and tangles in your dog's coat while reducing the need for extensive brushing and discomfort later on.

Applying too much pressure with this brush causes discomfort for your dog. You also risk damaging their coat if misused.

Front Range Dog Harness
$49.95 ($49.95 / Count)

by Ruffwear

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RUFFWEAR Front Range Harness

A harness is a valuable tool for walking and training your border collie. The RUFFWEAR Front Range Harness is popular among dog owners due to its comfort, durability, and versatility.

There are two attachment points on the harness. The sturdy fabric ring on the front of the harness discourages pulling and adds control during walks. The metal attachment ring on the back works best for dogs who don't pull or long-leash exploring.

Each harness features a built-in pocket for ID tags. The RUFFWEAR Front Range Harness adjusts easily to fit your dog's needs, all while staying comfortable with the added padding. To find the right size measure the widest part of your dog's chest.

Fun Feeder Slo Bowl

by Outward Hound 

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Outward Hound Fun Feeder Slow Feed Dog Bowl

Many border collies tend to eat too quickly, leading to digestive and other health problems. The Outward Hound Fun Feeder Slow Feed Dog Bowl slows fast eaters, promoting healthier eating habits.

With all the grooves, the slow feeder works well for mental enrichment during feeding time. It slows your dog down by creating a puzzle for their tongue. Bloat is a severe risk to dogs and is deadly if not fixed as soon as possible.

For more fun, sneak in some treats during mealtime to encourage problem-solving skills.

The Outward Hound feeder forces your dog to slow down and not take in so much air. The bowl is dishwasher friendly as long as it's on the top rack. The downside is dogs who just go at the bowl risk cracking a tooth.

Pacific Stream Grain-Free Dry Dog Food
$19.99 ($4.00 / lb)

by Taste Of The Wild 

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Nutritional Excellence for a Vibrant Border Collie

Now that you have a bowl, you need something to put in it. Try a top-notch food your dog will love.

Your border collie's diet is crucial to their overall health and vitality. Taste of the Wild Grain-Free Dry Dog Food is a high-quality option that meets the nutritional needs of active breeds like your dog.

Gradually transition your dog to Taste of the Wild Grain-Free Dry Dog Food by mixing it with their current food over 7-10 days. Increase the amount of new food every few days.

Taste of the Wild Grain-Free Dry Dog Food offers a variety of protein sources, such as bison, venison, and salmon, allowing you to rotate flavors to cater to your Border Collie's preferences and prevent flavor fatigue.

Grain-free means this food suits dogs with sensitive stomachs; before switching, consult your vet to see if your dog has any allergies to the ingredients.

Border Collie Life

To unleash the beauty of your border collie, provide them with the right supplies. Investing in the right products adds to the fun times you share. Everything from a ball launcher to what your dog eats makes all the difference in having a healthy pup.

Pair these must have-supplies with accessories for your dog crate, and you'll have one happy pup!

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