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The finer details

The working dog (hierarchy; dominance and submission; the pack and the hunt; hunting energy; replacing hunt and chase instincts with calm working instinct;)

Natural Way: understanding sheep and dogs (stock sense; how the dogs work sheep; why stopping the dog all the time gets the dog’s instincts to control stock)

Natural Way: overview of training approach (linked to Julie’s book chapter)

Natural Way: language and communications (body language/nonverbal communication (NVC); ask, tell and insist; moving through resistance/avoidance/acceptance)

Natural Way: principles of pressure release (using the dog’s own language; how sheep can alter dynamics; respect and attitude; dominance and submission; avoiding pressure and resistance to pressure – how incorrect use can create issues and the wrong attitude)

Theory foundations

Overall aim of what the finished dog can do in thought and action; communications; balance; pressure-release; the block; movement; ask/tell/insist; roundpen; natural fetching and driving; the stop; invisible line.
Natural Way Sheepdog Training Introducton

Delivery method

Online

Who should attend?

The courses are for those who work with sheep and who are interested in improving their understanding and handling of sheepdogs by studying The Natural Way and gradually being able to
practice its precepts.

What will be covered?

As above and on course document
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