Whistle (Parts 1 & 2)

  • Whistle (Parts 1 & 2)

    How to blow a sheepdog whistle – and work your dog on whistle commands Part 1 – If you’re finding your sheepdog whistle difficult to blow, you’re not alone. Many people find it difficult to master at first, but don’t worry. Unless your dog is in the advanced stages of training, there’s really no need […]

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10 responses to “Whistle (Parts 1 & 2)”

  1. Arye Ehrenberg avatar

    Hello Andy. Two questions: 1, should I teach my dog a recall whistle? I’m afraid that in a trial some one might whistle and she will come in the middle of the run.
    2, She’s 6 months old. I’v taught her to down/stay on a whistle when I’m throwing a ball. do you think it will help when we’l start to work sheep?

    1. Andy avatar

      1. It’s extremely unlikely that someone else’s recall whistle will sound identical to yours. Dogs have extremely sensitive hearing and in my experience will ignore other people’s whistle commands. It’s also worth noting that we don’t recommend you use a whistle when training your dog, until the dog can work far enough away from you that it might not hear your voice commands. (That’s a long way). Watch the Whistle Tutorials again – and pay attention this time!!!
      2. See above. Far better to train the dog initially with voice commands – they will help. Watch the Stop Tutorials for more on this.

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