Flanks & Driving

I have promised my web genius, Tim, that I would produce a new blog each Friday. He is also making it possible for me to add video links so readers can SEE what I am describing. This should make this blog a GREAT teaching tool for all of you! Keep your eyes pealed on Fridays! […]

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THE “WALK UP” COMMAND

I have addressed how to train the flanks & stops. Now we turn to the other important command: “Walk up”. Think of this command as the Power Button. Remember, the flanks do NOT move sheep, just reposition the dog. When he is in the correct position, he should move into the flight zone (contact point) […]

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Stopping the Dog

I have been driveling on about the importance of a “flank” to move sheep appropriately. However, the other element necessary, just as important, is the “stop”. It’s not for the reason one would surmise. Stopping the dog does NOT stop sheep, especially if they have a draw to go to. The stop serves TWO purposes: […]

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FLANKS, FLANKS & MORE FLANKS

I have been droning on and on about the importance of the dog really knowing “right” vs “left” and the distance they should be from the sheep. Now I am adding “Squaring”. What are square flanks? Why important? The flank is not always a circle. It is a left or right turn THE DOG MAKES […]

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