Keep the most important rules of sheepdog training in mind when you start training your farm dog on sheep, cattle or other livestock.
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Introduction – including typical rules for sheepdog training.
Remember! The dog’s hunting.
Balance the intensity of your correction with the sensitivity of the dog.
Be in control at all times.
Make difficult tasks as easy as possible.
Gradually make easy tasks more difficult.
Use a sharp voice to tell the dog it’s doing wrong.
Use a gentle voice to tell the dog when it’s doing what you want.
And just what is the Golden Rule of sheepdog training?
There’s no shortage of rules of sheepdog training!
The number of factors involved when you’re training a dog to work sheep is overwhelming, but don’t despair! Here are some of the important rules that you would do well to keep in mind and also take advantage of, when you train a dog to work cattle or sheep. Whether we’re beginners, novices or experts, nobody wants to make a complete mess of it, do they?
In this tutorial, Andy takes a look at some of the more essential guidelines for establishing and maintaining order and protecting the stock, as well as improving the dog’s confidence around sheep or cattle.
Finally, Andy confesses to breaking the most important rule of them all. Nobody’s perfect!