Many people ask us how they can slow their dog down when it’s working
It’s essential that the dog learns to work stock steadily. During training, a dog which is calm is likely to learn much quicker than a dog which is excitedly racing around.
If sheep or other stock panic as a result of the dog working too fast and close to them, not only will it be far more difficult to get the stock where we want them to go, but the stress will cause them to be less productive, too.
Unfortunately, teaching the dog to work steadily isn’t something we can achieve overnight, but there are quite a number of things we can do to encourage the dog to be calm.
Our latest tutorial video will give our members lots of guidance for building the dog’s confidence and encouraging it to work steadily
NB: Tutorials are available to paid subscribers who are logged in to their account.
More information about our sheepdog training tutorials in the video below.