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)
Who should attend?
What will be covered?As above and on course document
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