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  • #91402

    toppy
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    oh i never thought of it like that!! i just thought it was because they are eager to get out  ???

    #91403

    kizkiznobite
    Member

    they are going hunting – they want to manage the hunt

    #91404

    cjane
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    So, is it important then that you as pack manager, also manage the hunt? 

    CJ

    #91405

    kizkiznobite
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    mm ok – there is no also about it – the pack manager manages the hunt

    imagine – a pack of dogs going hunting – some drive the prey some wait for the driven prey – thats how collies became herders  🙂

    a rogue not listening to pack manager type dog runs it at the wrong moment – ergo no food
    when you take your dogs out – they are going hunting – if your dog is ‘rogue’ then you have the same effect – so by managing the ‘hunt’ you are in control of what happens in it – we just sub the natural stuff

    this is why  go on soooo much about management along side training the cues – if you are not managing then your dog does not have to follow a cue – he will take choice everytime

    try and get to some collie trials or just a working sheep farmer out with his dog pack – where there are young up and coming dogs working as a brace/part of team – and watch the way the pack managing dog dog controls the younger one/s – look for the ‘look’ and the neck snaps and the cut off running and grab roll on to back  🙂

    #91406

    Anonymous

    Both Buster and Honey good on lead – specially when leaving the house – my mums bad back means Buster musnt drag her out the house – he sits nicely at door – for lead on – when we open door he will go sit just outside front door and not move until door is shut and we are ready – dont even have to be holding the lead he knows  ;D

    Good luck Balmy you will get there  :-*

    #91407

    Anonymous

    oo thats good nat noticed you said in the post the other day about piper wears a head collar. Bet she likes the lead and collar better 😉

    #91408

    *Nat*
    Member

    Yeah she does Leighann – not pawing at it to try and get it off!!!  ::)

    Although it is quite a good headcollar as they go – Dogmatic leather one. doesnt cut accross their eyes like some do!  🙂

    #91409

    cjane
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    Very interesting what your saying Kiz.  I went to watch some sheep dog trials that were held locally.  It was great watching the dogs work, but just individually, in a competition.  Took some great pics.

    I did notice the handlers can be quite firm with the dogs and I’m thinking we’re being a bit too soft with Tai.  He has started to refuse to do stuff- not coming on first recall, I want to go this way (on lead) and sits down, I dont want to go out.  And (back to thread) pulling on the leash.  OH keeps threatening to buy a Halti (head collar) but I’m not keen.  Keep telling him it’s because we’re not in control 100% of the time, and a headcollar wont address that.

    CJ

    #91410

    Anonymous

    It is only a management aid so as soon as it is off you are back to square one.

    Best that you manage him better  ;D  Is he at the “teenage” stage – being stubborn and arguing  ::)

    #91411

    cjane
    Member

    Yes, that’s what I thought.  Not addressing the problem.

    Think he’s a bit young for the ‘teenage’ stage, only 7 months, but it could be starting.  Lots more to come I suspect, Oh the joys of having a dog!

    CJ

    #91412

    Gracie
    Member

    i havnt been hammering home the training as much as i could have, but have kept on top of the management,and the different in gracie, is HUGE, and i think it is because of the managment.
    the other day off lead,a bike went past i thought …., as she has chased bikes before, but a stayby cue, (i know it should have been a leave it) – but i could see her looking at me and looking after the bike wanting to chase, but i guess due to the management training she didnt!!

    #91413

    kizkiznobite
    Member

    what distance have you on stay by cue ?

    #91414

    Gracie
    Member

    same distance as you taght about the lengh of the front room  :-[ (sorry dont know know how far that is?

    #91415

    kizkiznobite
    Member

    ok – good – really weel done it – not easy that one – satrt to extend it with a ‘wait up’ – from the outer edge to about half the distance again  ;D

    #91416

    Gracie
    Member

    WHAT???

    sorry dont know if i know what you mean?

    so can let her go further now, and have a ‘wait up’ cue for the new longer distance
    and the wait up, is that a stop and looking waiting for next cue?

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