Tag: too much eye

  • FAQ – Sticky dog biting sheep’s faces

    FAQ – Sticky dog biting sheep’s faces

    QUESTION: My dog has become very ‘sticky’ and recently started biting the faces of the sheep, instead of responding to my commands what should I do? ANSWER: Being sticky (staring at the sheep and not responding to commands) and biting sheep, are both indications of a lack of confidence. If the dog has recently begun […]

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  • Featured tutorial – Sticky Dogs! with “too much” eye

    Featured tutorial – Sticky Dogs! with “too much” eye

    It’s time to get moving if your dog has “too much” eye. To a greater or lesser degree, border collies use “eye” (a particularly intense and assertive stare) to move stock. In some dogs the look is very exaggerated (often said to have “too much eye”), while other dogs work with their heads up and […]

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  • Too much eye? There’s a tutorial for that!

    Too much eye? There’s a tutorial for that!

    Watch the “Sticky Dogs” tutorial to get your dog moving Some years ago I kept my first training sheep in a small paddock behind a large country house. Sometimes the children of the house would come out to watch my efforts, and shout their approval from the sidelines. They also frequently dismantled my hurdle ring, […]

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