Correctly used, the training stick gives better control and reduces training time.
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The tools trainers use to aid control when training sheepdogs.
We all know dogs are wary of sticks.
The stick can improve the dog’s obedience.
A ‘whoosh’ or ‘whack’, for maximum effect!
Using the training stick correctly.
The material we use for a training ‘stick’.
Ways to use the training stick.
A ‘training stick’ demonstration.
Watch the demo in slow motion.
For better control and easier training
By far the most important tool we use for training sheepdogs is the lightweight plastic pipe. We call it the Training Stick – and we wouldn’t like to have to train dogs without one! This tutorial describes how invaluable the training stick can be in the early stages of training, for controlling the dog’s direction, its pace, and the distance it works from the sheep or cattle.