Having coordinated his routine with our needs in his first couple weeks here, we have been able to adapt to his ever decreasing needs for sleep and increasing needs for activity. It's far easier when the weather is pleasant for being outside.
When it comes to the working skills themselves, I do not teach those. His genes will turn those on over time. Our job is to channel those skills toward our needed uses. I have discovered the fun of playing Kay Laurence's "sheep balls" game, which is a wonderful way to watch and guide a growing BC puppy's herding skills. We also have to manage him very, very carefully to prevent him from practicing his herding skills on inappropriate targets such as vehicles and horses.
I almost hate to write about one last point as I don't want to jinx us. But I'll toss some salt over the shoulder and hope for the best. Ketch is my husband's dog. He is our seventh Border Collie and we have tried many different approaches to attempt to use me as the trainer and him as the eventual handler. With our first couple BCs, I was trainer and handler as I did a little trialing and learned my way. But things have changed over the decades and now my job is working with my horses and dogs as well as other people and their dogs and horses. My husband is truly the livestock person so I get the Border Collies as puppies and retirees (my favorites as it is), then hand them to him for their working careers.
I seem to have worn off on him over the decades and gained his grudging respect for my training techniques. He feels less enamored with my human training. So with Ketch, we're trying a day training model. While he spends time playing with him and going on farm adventures with him, I do the basic training. Only when I feel like Ketch is reasonably solid on a behavior, do I transfer it all to my husband. So far, so good. But we've got a ways to go.