Tag: Sheep Behaviour

  • Training area – small changes for easier training

    Training area – small changes for easier training

    Our suggestions to improve your training area, for easier training. Small changes can make training easier The size, shape and nature of the training area can make a massive difference to your training experience. The Training Area tutorial shows you how to get the most out of the field, paddock or yard you train your…

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  • Sheep – essential facts for trainers

    Sheep – essential facts for trainers

    Are yours suitable sheep for sheepdog training? Not so daft! People think sheep are stupid, but in some ways they can be very clever, as well as determined. When you start training your first sheepdog, it’s easy to overlook the importance of learning about sheep and their behaviour. The more you know about sheep and…

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  • Sometimes nice is not enough

    Sometimes nice is not enough

    Does your dog need more confidence when working difficult sheep or other livestock? Needing a bit more grrrr! It’s all very well training your dog to keep back from the sheep and not upset them, but what can you do if the sheep refuse to go where the dog’s trying to put them? For the…

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  • Woolly jumpers – sheep jumping out of the training area

    Woolly jumpers – sheep jumping out of the training area

    Sheep jumping out of the training area while you train your dog, are a problem! Risk of injury Sheep which leap over the hurdles out of the training area, don’t just disrupt the training session. They can injure themselves and even damage fencing and panels into the bargain. They also learn very quickly from each…

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  • Get (the sheep) off the fence!

    Get (the sheep) off the fence!

    Train your dog to get sheep off a fence or hedge. Strictly collie dancing… Getting stubborn sheep away from a fence or hedge during the early stages of training can be very frustrating unless you know the “tricks of the trade”. This tutorial shows you how to get sheep off a fence or hedge, as…

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  • Introducing a young dog to sheep (puppy training essentials)

    Introducing a young dog to sheep (puppy training essentials)

    Important points to remember when introducing a young dog to sheep Lead walking has consequences The more familiar your dog is with stock before it begins training, the easier it will be to train the dog. This is because the hunting instinct is not as strong in pups as it is in adult dogs. It’s…

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