How to boost your dog's confidence and help it to start working sheep.
Most dogs are over-excited when they first encounter sheep and it's up to the trainer to do their best to protect the stock. Occasionally though the dog takes no interest in the stock at all.
In this tutorial, Maisie shows no interest in sheep at first, but once the hunting instinct kicks-in, despite being a sensitive dog, she's aggressive with them.
Our video demonstrates how to limit the pressure applied by your control measures, while at the same time encouraging the dog to work.
It also shows a good example of how to get a dog to flank both ways around the sheep when the dog prefers to flank in one direction only.