We'll be adding two new Shelties to our dog history in April and we can't wait. Our history began what seems like "A long time ago, in a Galaxy far, far, away" when we got our first Sheltie, Chewbacca. Yes, I know that dates us. We also had a stray Pomeranian-something mutt named Princess Leia my wife picked up in the middle of a major intersection using her lunch as a lure. He came from an accidentally line-bred litter of two where his mother was his sister and his father was his grandfather. With all the possible problems that could entail, he was the best dog we've ever had. Loving, extremely intelligent, good herding instincts, and healthy, living to 17 1/2!. Our second came from the local SPCA and because he had a thin coat and was very underweight when we got him, earned the name Wylie, as in coyote. Our third, Shiloh, came to our front door. Missing most hair from the back of the head to the tail and covered with ticks. We took him to the SPCA, who initially wanted to put him down because he failed their temperament test. But the shelter director, knowing of our Sheltie soft spot, consented to let us adopt him into our family, which included 3 small children. He turned out to have a fantastically thick coat and went crazy when he saw lights on a wall or the carpet! But also a loving dog. Our last Sheltie, Erin, came from a breeder at age 4, where she had aged out. She left us 18 mos ago when her inoperable nasal tumor advanced into her brain. In many ways she was MY Sheltie. She distrusted men when we first got her, but she bonded with me. It frustrated my wife when Erin would jump up on the sofa at her dinner time, stand on my chest and stare into my eyes from 6"-12" as if to ask....."Go tell Mom to FEED ME!" We'll be getting our two new Shelties, Rocky and Dani, in early April after we complete some planned long foreign trips. Rocky is a 3 yr old Tri-Color, and Dani is a 4 yr old Bi-Blue Merle. They have been together since Rocky's birth and the breeder is letting them go because her health makes their care difficult. We know they are lacking in the fine points of obedience training and hope to start clicker training, the first time we're tried this method. We can use any pointers you've got in using clicker training on older Shelties, like how soon to start after bringing them to their new home with new human parents? Any suggestions to help with the bonding process? We also hope to socialize them to dogs outside of their "family" kennel. Our daughter has a wonderful black Lab that loves everybody to help us out. We won't start everything all at once. But we're really looking forward to our new fur-family. Realistically, these may be the last dogs we ever have, as we are both +/- 70.