Category – Working Instinct

Video tutorials with illustrations and examples of the dog’s working instinct and its effect on the dog’s approach to working stock.

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Shedding (or Separating) The Sheep

Photo of a sheepdog trainer teaching his dog to shed sheep
Very useful on the farm, and essential for sheepdog trials. Learn to ” the sheep! Shedding is one of those operations that contradicts the basic rules we’ve taught the dog so far. Previously, we’ve insisted the dog keeps the sheep together, but to shed them, we must teach the dog to part them again. Many dogs take readily to shedding, but it’s understandable if a young dog’s confused or worried by it. As with most sheepdog training, the key to … Watch now

The Golden Rule of Sheepdog Training

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The most important rule when you train a dog on sheep or cattle There are a number important rules that you would do well to keep in mind when you train a dog to work cattle or sheep. After all, whether we’re beginners, novices or experts, nobody wants to make a complete mess of it, do they? In this tutorial, Andy takes a look at some of the more essential guidelines for establishing and maintaining order, protecting the stock, and … Watch now

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