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Old 08-13-2012, 11:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have only taken Zak to sheep five times so far, but he is already showing good control. He is clearly still trying to work out exactly what it is he is and isn't allowed to do but is pretty relaxed around the sheep, and is happy in his work (his tail never stops wagging).

My aim is really to have a dog that is totally trustworthy and under control around our livestock. The other aims are to teach him how to drive sheep from one place to another, to hold and contain sheep in a certain area and to come away immediately he is called. Anything else will be a bonus.

There are exceptionally few herding GSDs in the UK - in fact, I only know of one other and I am not sure how much actual work that dog does. We have no HGH championships and such, which is a real pity.

Anyway, here is the video and photos to follow ...

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First lesson



Watching a straggler



Watching the sheep move away

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Second lesson

Some pen work.

Getting used to one another



Moving the sheep from one pen to another



Holding them in one place



Getting a little bit overexcited and rushing his sheep. He is now learning to take his time.

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Third lesson

Learning to wait until given a command



Fly, one of our collies, showing Zak how it is done collie-style



When asked to stop, Zak sits rather than the usual collie lie down



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Fourth lesson

Facing up to his sheep



Driving them away on his own



Stop there



Starting to learn how to flank

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Very cool! Thanks for sharing
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Great pics Kirsty! I love Zak.. (And I wish my 2 were as controlled around sheep!! )
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absolutely love the pictures. Seems like he has good self control . Can you comment on other aspects of the dog , such as biddability / directability, general character , and of course.... pedigree please.
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Latest photos of Zak and his amazing self control around the sheep

Showing almost border collie style



Keeping a close eye on the flock



Keeping his line



Distance control



Showing incredible self control and bravery



Relaxed around one another





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Great pics Kirsty! I love Zak.. (And I wish my 2 were as controlled around sheep!! )
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