Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Carlsbad, California
Instinct plays a big part BUT there is a right and wrong way to herd. I do herding with my GSD and he is very driven and likes to bite the stock A LOT, he is not gentle about it. There's no way a farmer would ever let him near their stock as he is now, the stock are their livelihood. Herding is definitely not as easy as just letting the dog run around with sheep and not something I'd advise you do especially if you might ever want to trial, a very good way to teach a lot of bad habits. I work very hard with my dog, I wish it were that easy!
Ollie vom Grunenfeld HIC CGC
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