Don’t believe your dog is no good, it just needs training.
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If someone tells you your dog is no good, don’t believe them.
If training’s going wrong and the handler doesn’t know why, they often blame the dog.
It’s not the dog that’s the problem, it’s the handler’s lack of training knowledge.
Instead of condemning over-eager dogs, we should appreciate their potential.
An over-eager dog is preferable to one which doesn’t want to work.
Even dogs which won’t work, can usually be persuaded to take an interest in stock.
Work out why your dog’s doing wrong, and you’ll be close to putting it right.
Have faith in your dog and it’ll repay you well.
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 too often, farmers, shepherds and handlers assume that a dog’s useless because it happens to be working badly, when in fact it’s their fault for not showing the dog how they want it to work.