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Old 01-08-2009, 09:50 PM   #1
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Herding

does anyone herd sheep, cattle, or ducks with their dogs?? just curious I finally found a place that does herding training, and it only a hour drive yay!! they have a 'Getting Started Herding' clinic January 24th. I am just waiting to hear back from the trainer, and Belle will be tested for herding instinct!
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Old 01-08-2009, 10:44 PM   #2
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I don't but I thought I would like to try it with my dog Bandit. He is a mix of border collie and shepard and I'm sure some others . I think he'd do well. Let us know how you do.
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Old 01-08-2009, 10:52 PM   #3
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Yes, I train with a guy who is in the top 10 in the country. I learn so much and my dogs love it. I bought 5 sheep and rented 3 acres but then I could not work them because of my shoulder. Because the dogs have not had to behave as well and are bored, I am working on stay, come when they are doing what they really like. While I was unable to work them, I would take them to sheepherding and they would not come off the sheep. So we are back to basics. I love it. I don't always understand where I need to be but Mauree does. He is beautiful in motion. I have been told that both would be very competitive. I don't know if I am though. Have fun. Make sure you get a trainer that is calm and uses positive training methods and treats you well or you will not get far.
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:30 PM   #4
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well I am hoping Belle has the instinct to herd. I know she liked to herd our rabbit, but sheep are a bit bigger! unfortunatly there are not a lot of shelties that have the right temperment or instinct to herd, but there are some breeders that are starting to breed for that intinct. I finaly found a breeder that lives close by that is willing to help me show Belle, and all her dogs have at least been tested for herding instinct most are titled.
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Old 01-09-2009, 03:34 AM   #5
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I saw some Schnauzers herding and another trainer I had. It was funny and cute at the same time. I knew a Sheltie that did much better at herding than flyball.
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Old 01-09-2009, 12:55 PM   #6
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that would be neat to see a schnauzer herd! I hope Belle does good.
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Old 01-09-2009, 05:10 PM   #7
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I saw a herding competition once and was facinated by the skill of the dogs. Unfortunately the only thing that my dog herds is her toys from the kitchen to the livingroom each and every day. LOL

Hope you and Belle have fun.
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Old 01-09-2009, 07:35 PM   #8
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Nope, apparently Junior lacks the herding instinct its alright I guess it normal for a Chow.lol. Wishing you and Belle the best though!
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Old 01-14-2009, 06:08 PM   #9
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well it looks like the herding clinic is a no go Belle has gone into heat and the clinic is on day 14 of her cycle so she will be under lock and key at that time!! so now i either have to wait for another clinic or I can schedule and individual herding instinct test later.
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Old 01-14-2009, 06:35 PM   #10
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I see a lot of herding instinct in my Bassett x Corgi mutt. Elsa once went into the woods on her own when a duckling had escaped during the night and herded it back to the yard to my husbands hands.

She actually saved my skin when my neighbor suggested I hike in his orchard and see the apple trees in blossom. The Beef cows with new calves took offense at my presence however and got very threatening. Elsa ran into the group of about 25 and nipped at heels to turn them around and sent them away.
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