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05-01-2014 03:57 PM
rena In that case I will allow her to keep doing it. Seems other dogs too. Someone asked if she was an australian shepard once. I found this so this must be the real reason.

**German Shepherds are a relatively new breed of dog, with their origin dating to 1899. As part of the Herding Group, German Shepherds are working dogs developed originally for herding sheep.
04-30-2014 09:56 AM
Originally Posted by sabledog3 View Post
My guy tries to herd my horses...slow learner has been kicked a few times till he learned !
Yikes, that's why I keep my dog leashed around my horses I know a GSD who had it's jaw broken and a bunch of teeth smashed out from getting kicked by a horse after being allowed to chase them. That was a $3000 vet bill
04-30-2014 09:32 AM
duncandaniels Our eight-month-old female herded our beagle mix every time we went for a walk together. I found the behavior strongest at three points of the walk: going out the door, the point where we made the turn to head back to the house, and going back in the door. I have found that if I give her another job to do, she leaves him alone. I give her a stick (or whatever is handy) to carry, and she's so pleased with herself for being useful that the other dog barely gets a second glance from her. So basically...redirect.
04-29-2014 09:38 PM
glowingtoadfly Skadi used to be a shoe nipper. I think she was trying to herd us. She recently stopped. Grim circles me on walks.
04-29-2014 09:26 PM
onyx'girl I had a senior dog and my younger female Onyx would always herd her. I put a stop to it because it wasn't fair to my senior to be bullied like that.
Onyx does it to my other dogs too, and most often keeps Kacie from coming inside until she allows it. Karlo just blows thru it, he gets away with it, where Kacie is more submissive.
04-29-2014 08:55 PM
sabledog3 My guy tries to herd my horses...slow learner has been kicked a few times till he learned !
04-29-2014 07:44 PM
Originally Posted by ApselBear View Post
shepHERD? anyone?
Yes, we got that, I think they were just looking for others whose gsds display strong herding behavior, but maybe not, who knows......
04-29-2014 05:43 PM
ApselBear shepHERD? anyone?
04-29-2014 04:37 PM
Nigel No experience with herding, but our young male attempts to do the same to our females, also gsds. They only put up with it for so long then they "correct" him.
04-29-2014 04:09 PM
FuzzButtMum I think my boy keeps trying to herd me too, he circles me as I walk etc.....i'm not really an expert on this specific subject, so I'll wait until someone more experienced chips in and heed any advice they might give
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