Week Two Herding Intro

Tonight the pups will be circling the round pen with wild sheep inside. We are hoping to find balance, but if we do your pups will be very hard to catch unless they have an amazing recall. As you go forward in life with your puppies it is very important to reinforce their recall. My favorite homework for new students is “10 comes a day for something”. While we don’t use treats at class I highly recommend them for home training your recall to get a quick enthusiastic come right to your hand. Rey and Finn are not super food motivated so I also use toys, sticks in the woods and other creative rewards to reinforce the recall.

The first 30 seconds of this video is Nero working on come as a small puppy.

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