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Herding in Action New video pg 3!

Discussion in 'Other Animals' started by Southern by choice, Dec 27, 2016.

  1. Dec 27, 2016
    Southern by choice

    Southern by choice Herd Master

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    Most sheep farms don't even use barns. They have them but sheep don't usually live or go in them unless it is sheering, hoof trimming or market time.
    Being around lots of farms and lots of livestock gives a different perspective.
     
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  2. Dec 28, 2016
    Mini Horses

    Mini Horses Loving the herd life

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    I loved the video and the way the dogs make the sheep think it was all THEIR idea to come in.....esp the two who went the wrong way first :p

    I could watch them work all day. I love a good cattle horse cutting cattle, too.
     
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  3. Dec 28, 2016
    Mike CHS

    Mike CHS Herd Master

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    We are still very much the novices with our sheep but we have had some great mentors. The first thing we were taught about herding dog handling was that sheep (probably like goats but I don't know) don't like to be FORCED into doing anything. Even getting them into a trailer we just get them to a catch pen and put the dog in a lay down. It might take a few minutes but at some point the sheep will almost always bow to the pressure of the dogs stare and get up into the trailer rather than challenge the dog.
     
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  4. Jan 22, 2017
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    I didn't see stressed sheep either. I saw a long standing relationship between dog, shepherd and sheep, wherein each understands their job. The sheep didn't "break" down in the pasture, but came along quickly and quite sweetly and the dog kept great distance. That's one quick dog! Loved watching him work.
     
  5. Feb 2, 2017
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    Southern by choice Herd Master

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    Serious control there!
     
  7. Feb 2, 2017
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    That is an awesome dog that knows its sheep. The sheep also shows a lot of respect without bowing to pressure.

    We haven't reached that point yet. Our Border Collie is too intense (and still young)and puts too much pressure on in close. If they don't do what he thinks they should be doing he will get right into them. We are working and getting better all the time. The sheep won't take their eyes off him when he is around.

    The Aussie isn't as pretty working and will never do a long out run but she can move sheep in close. Since she is loose eyed she gets right on them without intimidating them. :)