Training Max – the Gripper (Part 3)


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Training a dog which is aggressive with sheep

Max is so good now, I can almost trust him!

The third and final part of our "Training Max the Gripper" tutorials sees Max working well in the training ring but then Andy decides to move the action out into the open field.

Find out how Max copes with taking the sheep out of the training ring, and whether or not he manages to get them back into it before the session ends.

Max had no training of any kind at any time in between the lessons shown in these tutorials.

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Training Max – The Gripper (Part 2)


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Max is making progress

After a quick recap of Max's colourful start to his training, this tutorial shows him making good progress in the training ring and even starting to bring the sheep up to the handler but he's difficult to stop.

Andy's careful to start the training session correctly to give Max the best chance of going around the sheep rather than gripping or splitting them - but can Max keep up the good work?

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Training Max – the Gripper (Part 1)


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A compulsive gripper can be a big problem to train

Not for the faint-hearted, this tutorial deals with one of the most difficult aspects of sheepdog training, how to cope with a very strong-willed dog which persists in violently attacking the sheep.

In the first part of the video, you'll see Max at his worst despite his trainer being vigilant. Later on, Max's training becomes easier and far more rewarding. Watch the video to find out how it's done.

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Bronwen and Scylla (Part 3)


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Bronwen gets the sheep in, but Scylla's still horrible

The third tutorial in our Bronwen and Scylla series sees Bronwen struggle to get the sheep into the ring.

Once the sheep are in, we watch both Bronwen and Scylla's individual training sessions in the ring on the same day.

Bronwen is keen and confident, but she's often over-keen and misguided, while Scylla's tail (and her attitude to the sheep) demonstrate just how nervous she really is.

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Bronwen and Scylla (Part 2)


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Scylla's turn now - she's not so nice!

In part one we saw how good Bronwen's sheep control can be, and we caught a glimpse of Scylla's antics too. In this tutorial, we find out just how difficult Scylla can be when she encounters sheep.

When Scylla gets into the training ring she's very trying at first, but soon, with a little help from Kay, the youngster begins to show her natural talent.

There's still a long way to go, but Scylla's definitely got what it takes!

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Bronwen and Scylla (Part 1)


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Comparing the training of very different sisters

We're going to follow the progress of two litter sisters - Bronwen and Scylla - as they learn to become sheepdogs.

They might have the same parents, but their temperaments are very different and the same goes for their attitude to working sheep.

In this first part we learn about the two young dogs. We see one of them working nicely in the field, while the other's approach seems to be "the best form of defence is attack"!

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What Shall I Do Next?


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Our suggested order for training your sheepdog

When you start to train a sheepdog there are so many issues that need attention, it can be quite daunting.

You can't possibly address them all at once, and while there's no simple rule for the order of training, we suggest a logical pattern that we follow, and explain why.

Once the dog's making good progress and controlling its sheep well, the sequence of events, locations and if possible, sheep, should be varied to keep the dogs interest and attention.

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Puppy Training Essentials


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Some points to remember when bringing up a puppy

Tempting though it may be to try your puppy with stock at a very early age, you should beware.

Unless you can be absolutely certain you're in a position to protect the youngster from attack or even the threat of it, there's a very real danger that sheep or cattle will will frighten the young dog and damage its confidence.

Possibly permanently.

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