Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Pierre, South Dakota
If he is only chasing and nipping at them when you are with him, it does seem to me like herding behavior. You are feeding them and he is trying to corral them for you. So there is the option of working with him on herding and training him to do that so he will learn when to herd the cattle and when to leave them alone. Instead of training him not to go into the cattle pens, I think teaching the "leave it" command would be better.
Sting Chance von Gaard AKC GSD 2/8/2006