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  • As above on course document.
  • Instructional videos, case studies.

The finer details

  • How it helps the dog gather (and why it is important not to put pressure on command). Revision of Introductory Level Foundation skills – making sure the movement and response of the dog are correct.
  • Three levels of flanks – body language and command association
  • Importance of handler response to dog’s action – dog’s response should only be accepted if it is correct
  • How to assess the dog’s temperament on/off sheep – identifying behaviours/manner that indicate differences between attitude on sheep and attitude off sheep
  • How to teach the dog to use pressure-release on sheep
  • How to teach the dog to think for itself in work situations
  • How to enhance the dog’s ability to feel its sheep
  • How to judge how much freedom to work is appropriate for the dog’s level/ability
  • Different types of dog in terms of method
  • Reading stock
Natural Way Sheepdog Training Intermediate

Delivery method

Online

Who should attend?

Graduates of the Introduction to The Natural Way

What will be covered?

  • As above on course document.
  • Instructional videos, case studies.
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