Is your herding dog ready to work livestock?
If so, the dream of you and your dog becoming a herding team is coming true and this book can be your guide! To use this book successfully, your dog needs basic herding skills in place that were taught using science-based positive dog training, such as taught in Positive Herding 101.
Let's look at the skills your dog needs to move forward with Positive Herding 201. First, your dog should be able to focus on stock while listening to you. Next, your dog needs these basic herding skills in place that were taught without livestock:
· Flanking or circling in both directions
· Walking in
The goal of Positive Herding 201 is to move you and your dog from working penned stock to loose stock. Eventually, your dog will be able to compete in herding trials and handle livestock on your acreage.
At this stage of training, your dog will be honing their skills on penned stock. It is finally time for the FUN stuff! This book provides clear explanations, step-by-step training plans, troubleshooting suggestions, video links, and tons of pictures to create savvy handlers and thriving dogs. It's almost like having your own herding dog trainer on retainer!