Tag: Confidence

  • Close work (2 of 2)

    Close work (2 of 2)

    Close work getting sheep into and out of a yard. Two trainee sheepdogs and ‘expert’ Kay Part 2: In the second of this tutorial, we’ll be watching trainee sheepdogs Carew and Tess, when they learn to do close work. They’ll be getting sheep into and out of a yard (which just happens to be where…

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  • Use a reward to get training on board

    Use a reward to get training on board

    How to get your dog to ride in a tractor, car or other farm vehicle! Rejected because he wouldn’t get in the car! Poor Odo went to a sheep farm, but his new owner brought him back to us a few days later, because he couldn’t get the dog into his car to go to…

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  • Training Max – the gripper (1 of 3)

    Training Max – the gripper (1 of 3)

    A gripper (a dog attacking biting and gripping sheep) must be quickly brought under control for the welfare of the stock. Find out how we correct Max’s bad ways. Not for the faint-hearted PART 1: This tutorial deals with one of the most difficult aspects of sheepdog training, how to cope with a very strong-willed…

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  • The dog’s confidence

    The dog’s confidence

    RECENTLY REVISED TUTORIAL! – Confidence is highly important for a good sheepdog or cattle dog. 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…

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  • My dog’s no good

    My dog’s no good

    Don’t believe your dog is no good, it just needs training. The dog just needs training If someone tells you your dog’s no good, don’t believe them.As long as your dog has the herding instinct, the will to work for its handler, and is physically fit, it’s capable of learning how to work stock. All…

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  • The golden rule of sheepdog training

    The golden rule of sheepdog training

    Keep the most important rules of sheepdog training in mind when you start training your farm dog on sheep, cattle or other livestock. There’s no shortage of rules of sheepdog training! The number of factors involved when you’re training a dog to work sheep is overwhelming, but don’t despair! Here are some of the important…

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