First time poster here.
Little background info, I have a 2 year old lovable Border Collie, an all round great dog, i wouldn't say he is the most co-ordinated BC, or the most agile... but that's what makes him my dog haha...
HE gets plenty of exercise with me with either walks, going for a swim down the river or trips to the dog park everyday.
As far as temperament goes he is really chilled and doesn't have some of the neurotic tendency's that I've seen other collies have, like chasing shadows and butterflies and running all day, "Dougy" would rather just hang out at my feet or and have fun playing fetch.
The problem he has developed lately is down the off leash area, he has been going there since he was old enough to have his vacs and used to love playing with the other working dogs and pups, there is about 20 ish other regulars he has grown up with and was always the submissive type, but now he is older he is becoming more dominant and is starting to snarl and nip at other dogs (especially younger) when they come up to say hello...
He also doesn't play anymore with the other dogs but rather patrols around the main group and tries to herd one other dog in in particular (another collie) when a ball is thrown or something like that.
My question is, the stalking and snarling other pups i'm assuming is not an aggressive thing just a mixture of dominance and herding mentality, but i worry about other dog owners at the park getting scared off thing my dog is "attacking" theirs... And any advice on how to combat this before is becomes a habit would be great.
He has been desexed.
Thanks in advance for any help