Herding Dogs

There are several very good videos on YouTube that demonstrate the beauty of the work of a herding dog.  I thought this one was one of the best.

The dogs in this demonstration area Border Collies.  If you think you want to have a dog like this you have to remember some important things.  The dog herds by instinct and if you don’t give him a job, he/she will try to herd something (children, cars…cats) That would appear to you to be a bad trait in that situation but it isn’t against the nature of your dog.  You would need to provide this dog with a lot of activity to provide for physical and mental challenges.  It would be wrong to expect this breed to be content to lie around and cuddle.

This is a good site for gaining an appreciation for the training of a dog for herding.

Watch this video for a fun demonstration of lighted sheep herding.

Author: terrisloanclark

I am Nanna to my Grandchildren, mom, wife, sister, daugher, physical therapist and friend.

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