Hi, I'm Beverly. I've spent the last few years working with foster dogs and lost my adopted foster 2 years ago when he passed at the age of 15. I finally got to a good place where I could adopt a permanent pal again and came across a 9 wk old Rough Collie that was being rehomed. I initially was just going to meet him, but when I saw he was a bit thin and and seemed to have an alpha personality I thought I'd better rescue him before someone who didn't know what they were doing got him and ruined him. Riley will be 4 months old this Friday. He is definitely an alpha and loves to challenge me, but I'm building a routine for him that involves lots of play with training mixed in. I don't even think he knows we're training. I'm seeing improvements, and he's definitely not thin anymore. I'm waiting for a decent weekend to take him out and introduce him to standup paddleboarding. I think he'll be a natural because likes water and already tries to ride a skateboard.