What is the point of balance and where can I find it?
Don’t underestimate the importance of understanding the point of balance when you are training or working dogs on cattle, sheep or any other stock.
Knowing precisely where the dog should be positioned in relation to the stock at any given time, and under what circumstances, will be of great help to any farmer shepherd or sheepdog trainer when they try to move the stock in a given direction.
This tutorial explains what is meant by ‘the point of balance’ in sheep and cattle dog handling terms, and demonstrates that it isn’t always to be found where you might expect it. You can find out more about our sheepdog training tutorial videos below.