Ways to spark the dog’s interest in working sheep if it doesn’t want to!
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If the dog looks at the sheep, sooner or later, it will work them
Typical signs suggesting your dog will work sheep or cattle.
Only let young dogs near livestock once you’re close enough to protect the dog.
If an older dog is not interested in working livestock, there’s no time to lose.
Ways to trigger the dog’s hunting instinct.
The method to use ONLY if you’re prepared to (possibly) be bitten by your dog.
SAFETY: Training on cattle. Until the trainee dog’s competent, ensure it pushes stock AWAY from you.
Find the reason, then apply the remedy
Part 2: If your dog doesn’t seem to want to work sheep or cattle, it’s quite likely it does want to really, but for some reason the dog thinks it shouldn’t. It might be a confidence issue. Often the dog shows signs that it will work under the correct circumstances – so we show you what to look for.
There are many ‘tricks’ you can try to spark your dog’s interest in working livestock, and ultimately one which very often works, but may involve some risk on the trainer’s part!