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Featured tutorial – Moving out into the open field
The Working Sheepdog
by Gill Watson
1y ago
The training ring is ideal for keeping the action in easy reach of the handler, but some young dogs are unhappy when working in a restricted space. Confined with the sheep, and feeling under pressure, a dog can be uncharacteristically aggressive. Moving the sheep out of the training ring, and then putting them back in, […] The post Featured tutorial – Moving out into the open field appeared first on The Working Sheepdog Website ..read more
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Featured tutorial – Why Your Dog Should Flank Both Ways
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by Gill Watson
1y ago
It’s important that your dog will flank both ways around the stock For day-to-day farming tasks you might be able to work around your dog’s shortcomings, but when the unexpected happens (as it surely will) you, your dog, or more likely your sheep, will run into trouble if the dog is reluctant to flank freely […] The post Featured tutorial – Why Your Dog Should Flank Both Ways appeared first on The Working Sheepdog Website ..read more
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The dog darts at the sheep, if they move (FAQ)
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by Andy
1y ago
QUESTION: My dog works quite well normally, but if any sheep move before I send him off, he won’t stay in place. He runs straight at them and chases them. ANSWER: The dog’s natural instinct SHOULD be to go and stop the sheep running off. If it’s splitting or chasing them, he’s on the right […] The post The dog darts at the sheep, if they move (FAQ) appeared first on The Working Sheepdog Website ..read more
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Special membership offer for Christmas!
The Working Sheepdog
by Gill Watson
1y ago
Our special membership offer is the ideal opportunity to buy a 12 month subscription to our online training tutorials. New one-year subscriptions, paid for between 1st November and 31st December 2022, will be valid until 1st January 2024. If you buy before the end of December 2022, you can be sure your recipient will receive […] The post Special membership offer for Christmas! appeared first on The Working Sheepdog Website ..read more
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Getting the sheep into the training ring
The Working Sheepdog
by Gill Watson
1y ago
Put your sheep in place before you start training New sheepdog handlers who’ve built themselves a training ring, are often faced with a seemingly insurmountable problem: “How can I put my sheep into the training ring if I don’t have a trained dog?” It’s a fair question! And it needs to be answered before you can start […] The post Getting the sheep into the training ring appeared first on The Working Sheepdog Website ..read more
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How to train your dog to have a good recall (FAQ)
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by Andy
1y ago
QUESTION: How to train my dog to have a good recall? He won’t come back when I call him. ANSWER: To get a good recall on your dog isn’t difficult, but it takes patience, determination and leadership. Learn how to improve your dog’s recall. The information on this page is for training the dog to […] The post How to train your dog to have a good recall (FAQ) appeared first on The Working Sheepdog Website ..read more
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Featured Tutorial: Starting a Non-Starter
The Working Sheepdog
by Gill Watson
1y ago
If your collie doesn’t want to work, is there anything you can do to spark its interest? The short answer is “Yes!” and understanding the possible reasons why the dog won’t work is a huge help to finding the cure. Most non-starters can get started and become useful working dogs. It’s disappointing to find that […] The post Featured Tutorial: Starting a Non-Starter appeared first on The Working Sheepdog Website ..read more
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Use a Reward to Get Training on Board
The Working Sheepdog
by Gill Watson
1y ago
Dogs benefit from a reward for their efforts, and sheepdogs are no exception. Luckily for us herding dogs have a huge capacity for learning, but in order to teach our dogs the things that we want them to do, there must be some kind of reward for them. When we train our dog to work […] The post Use a Reward to Get Training on Board appeared first on The Working Sheepdog Website ..read more
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How to get your dog flanking both ways (FAQ)
The Working Sheepdog
by Andy
1y ago
QUESTION: How can I get my dog to go both ways around sheep? ANSWER: It’s perfectly natural for a newly started dog to only want to flank one way around sheep or cattle, and in the case of sheep, the problem is worsened when they crowd together onto the fence. Being one-sided like this is […] The post How to get your dog flanking both ways (FAQ) appeared first on The Working Sheepdog Website ..read more
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