Woolly jumpers – sheep jumping out of the training area

Sheep jumping out of the training area while you train your dog, are a problem!


Photo of a lot of sheep jumping a fence together

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If sheep leave the training area while you train your dog, it can be a big problem.
Sheep have a far higher ability for learning, than we give them credit for.
They use a number of tricks to avoid being terrorised by dogs, including jumping .
Sheep are not expert jumpers, and they risk injury whenever they do it.
If the sheep jump out of your training area, it can seriously disrupt the session.
Dogs which are most likely to cause sheep to jump out of the training area.
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Sheep learn the jumping habit from each other, so try not to use ‘jumpers’ for training sessions.
Our tips for training with sheep, which are likely to jump out of the training area.

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Risk of injury

Sheep which leap over the hurdles out of the training area, don’t just disrupt the training session. They can injure themselves and even damage fencing and panels into the bargain. They also learn very quickly from each other, so if you do nothing about it, you’ll soon have a whole flock of jumping sheep!

If you understand why the sheep are jumping out, you can take steps to reduce the likelihood of them learning to jump, and how you can cope with jumpers, if you already have them.

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2 responses to “Woolly jumpers – sheep jumping out of the training area”

  1. Debbie Crowder avatar
    Debbie Crowder

    Thank you for helping me wjth my password! I am enjoying the tutorials tremendously! I have a strong coming 2 year old, he’s a great boy but such a challenge. Looking forward to some time to spend on your website, I’m intrigued, but holding trials next weekend, lots of work. I truly appreciate your devotion to the dogs. Debbie in Virginia

    1. Thanks Debbie, it’s good to know you find the tutorials helpful. Good luck with training your dog.

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