Using muddled commands is bad practice, and not fair on a herding dog. Learn your training commands properly!
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Learn the commands you want to pass on to your dog.
Giving wrong commands to your dog is unfair.
Watch wrong commands in action.
The most commonly confused commands.
Forget about ‘left‘ and ‘right‘.
Traditional sheepdog commands.
Hard and soft commands.
Tell the dog when it’s doing right or wrong.
Give a command for the way the dog’s going.
If the dog doesn’t know where the sheep are.
Muddled commands confuse the dog
Attempting to train a sheep or cattle dog when you’re not fully conversant with the commands can cause serious problems. It’s completely unfair on the dog because you’ll be blaming it for going the wrong way when in fact it was doing exactly what you asked.
At times you won’t know whether the dog has obeyed your directions or not!
Training a dog to work stock can be confusing enough, without you adding to the chaos by talking rubbish. The “Learn your commands” tutorial will give you some tips to make memorising your commands easier.