Bronwen and Scylla (Part 5)

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In part five we see how Bronwen and Scylla meet the challenge of new, and "undogged" sheep. Some of the results are predictable, and true to character.

Scylla takes an almighty charge, and scatters the sheep in all directions. Four of the sheep leave the ring but, once under control, Scylla was impressive at times - particularly at keeping the sheep off the hurdles.

Unfortunately Scylla's lesson was brought to an early end when a sheep collapsed with stress exhaustion. Once left in peace, the sheep was soon up and about again.

Bronwen's performance was erratic - largely because she was distracted by the close proximity of some inquisitive cattle.

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2 Replies to “Bronwen and Scylla (Part 5)”

  1. Hello Andy,
    Thank you for this new tutorial. I’m always enjoying and learning from them.
    In the beginning of this video, it showed a sheep challenging tour dog. The dog reacted by stepping up, the sheep turned. Well done. I noticed my dog is being challenged and she seems insecure. Holding back. I send her out and have her flank to solve the situation, but am not sure how to solve the situation and help my dog to overcome and grow more secure. Can you advise on this?
    Greetings from the Netherlands.

    1. Flanking the dog can help to move the sheep, Judith but the best way to improve the dog’s confidence in the face of stubborn sheep or cattle is to get close alongside the dog and actively help it to move them. Then you can gradually increase the distance as the dog’s confidence improves.
      I strongly recommend you watch the Sometimes Nice is Not Enough tutorial.

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