Confidence is important for a good sheepdog or cattle dog.
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Don’t mistake aggression for confidence – they’re different.
Calm and power are signs of a confident dog.
Dogs which lack confidence work erratically.
Sheep and cattle respect a confident dog.
Improve your dog’s confidence while you train it.
Confidence is of vital importance
Understanding factors which affect the dog’s work is extremely important for a successful sheep or cattle dog trainer. Of those factors, the dog’s confidence is probably the most underestimated. Confidence is of vital importance if a sheepdog is to work efficiently, especially at long distances from the handler, between the stock and a fence, or when faced by stubborn animals.