Is your dog ready to work a flock of sheep?
Once your dog can control a small number of sheep reasonably well in the training field, it’s natural to start thinking about working a flock of sheep. After all, that’s what the dog’s for, isn’t it!
To us humans, flock work seems like a natural activity for the dog, so we don’t see the change from training ground to farm as being a problem, but in reality it can be a huge step for a trainee dog. Almost as big a step as when the dog first went to sheep.
This tutorial will give you a lot of advice on making sure your dog is ready to work a flock of sheep, on ground it’s not familiar with.