More questions about herding.
So I have a lead on a couple of places. I am curious about what kind of drives the dog needs. I am not really looking to compete- just have some fun. If we get a couple of titles, cool. If not, that is cool too.
Dharma is pretty low drive and not overly treat or toy driven. When we train she does GREAT for a bit then gets bored and is done. I wanted to do agility but I just don't think she has enough of a drive. I am hoping her herding instincts will kick in and she will want to do this. But I don't know. What does it take for the dog to work?
Pippa- she was no doubt abused before I got her. She is still pretty people shy although slowly coming around. She has let other people pet her but it is hit or miss. Usually she shies away. I am hoping that working will help build her confidence. Training is REALLY tough with her because she is too nervous, even with me. She doesn't like my hands in her face (like luring her into down) and she will just take off. The only thing she has really gotten down is "sit" although her recall is pretty amazing but I think that is because she is so bonded to me. I can call her from across the dog park, even if she doing something and she comes running.
I am just curious if they are even going to be interested. I know there are some people here that are very into herding and can maybe give me some idea.
-Dharma Van Fluffy Pants GSD
-Pippa Von Neurotic Butt- GSD
-Tessa- 11yo GSD- Waiting at the Bridge. RIP sweet girl.
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