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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-14-2012, 01:37 AM Thread Starter
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how to tell if she can herd?

I have German shepherd mix. I think she is mixed with husky. Anyways what are some traits too look for in a dog to let you know they will herd?

I found a herding dog trainer and breeder not too far from me. I would love to see what my dog thinks of the whole idea of herding sheep.

My dog has a good amount of drive, loves loves to run, she does like to control, she loves to chase things, balls, frisbee, animals, kids, me and dogs. She nips at heels. I have this feeling she might be good at herding. But I don't know for sure.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-15-2012, 07:27 PM
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Hi,
I would take your dog to the herding trainer for an instinct test. Are you going to Lisa Edwards? She is in Gardnerville and would be the one I would recommend in the area (I too live in Tahoe). I really like Lisa. Haven't been herding in a bit - got really expensive but I hope to get back to it soon (I really miss it). I don't check this forum much, but PM me if you would like her contact info.

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