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OUR LATEST TUTORIAL - Training Max - the GRIPPER
A dog with a persistent grip is no fun to train and, more importantly, can be a real danger to your sheep and a liability for your business. It's a conflict: a strong dog can often develop into a great sheepdog, but few handlers would choose to own a dog who grips.
However, whether or not you knowingly chose your gripping dog, the fact remains that it has to be trained.
This tutorial introduces you to Max, our most committed gripper to date, whose early antics in the training ring don't make comfortable viewing.
Thankfully no sheep were injured, but Max needed to be shown that using his teeth was unacceptable (and unnecessary) if he was to have a happy, useful working life.
The video explains our two essentials to working with a dog like Max - identifying the pattern, and slowing down the action. It's a simple solution that really works.