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Training Stock Dogs: Part 5

Part 5: Teaching Your Dog to Drive About 25 years ago at a Stock Growers banquet, I heard cowboy poet and humourist, Baxter Black say; “Giving a Border Collie to a cowboy is like giving a 32-piece socket set to a cave man.” Everybody had a good laugh except for a few cowboys looking down …

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Training Stock Dogs: Part 4

Part 4: Starting the Pup on Livestock When the day comes to take the dog into the stock (only take this step if you are confident that you have him under control) just drop the rope and let him drag it. That way if things get out of control, you can easily step on the …

Training Stock Dogs: Part 3

Part 3: Introduction to Livestock Continuing on from the article in the previous issue, a little more needs to be said regarding obedience and properly raising your pup before taking it to stock. With the long rope on your pup, as you are teaching him to “lie down”, “stay” and “come here”, you can also teach him what “get out” means. With the pup …

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Training Stock Dogs: Part 2

Part 2: Bringing Up & Starting Your Puppy Check out Part 1 of our Training Stock Dogs series! So, you have gone and purchased a well-bred pup from a reputable breeder for what at the time seems like far too much money. Believe me; it will pay off in the end. Providing you don’t mess …