The sheepdog handler and how to become a better trainer!
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Improve your skill as a sheepdog trainer
The handler’s fitness is important because movement and body position help to control the sheepdog. Often you need to act quickly.
Use tools such as training stick and ‘the magic cord‘ to make training easier.
The welfare of your stock is vital, so keep it in mind at all times.
Using the ‘Magic Cord’. Don’t underrate this valuable training aid.
Qualities of a good sheepdog trainer
It’s all very well learning about the dog, the sheep, and the training area, but it’s equally important to think about some of the qualities required in a sheepdog handler or trainer, and how to make improvements.
This tutorial is based on chapter five from the ‘First Steps in Border Collie Sheepdog Training‘ DVD set.
Topics covered in this video tutorial include the importance of moving around, as well as how to use your body position to encourage the dog to go in the direction you want it to. The video also takes a brief look at some of the traditional commands in common use by sheepdog trainers, and a more in-depth look, at the tools we can use to make training much easier.