Part 1. The usual age for starting a pup on sheep is between six and twelve months, but if you have the right sort of sheep and know what you're doing, you can start a pup at a much younger age. Starting a dog early makes it much easier to get the youngster under control in the presence of sheep.
In "Starting a Young Puppy" Andy shows what to do and what to avoid when he takes litter-mates Ezra and Carew to the sheep at just eleven week old.
In Part 2, we take young Ezra to the sheep again, but this time, give him a little more guidance and lots of encouragement.
We also see signs of Ezra's confidence growing and learn that nine sheep is too many for this early stage of a dog's training.
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