Sheepdog "Part Trained" on Sheep/ Ducks/other livestock
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This dog will now understand the direction commands, will be starting to drive with the handler still close by, the outrun will be to a distance of approx 150 metres, the dog will stop on command and recall off sheep in 95% of circumstances irrespective of where the handler is.
Everyone appears to have a slightly different discription of what a part trained Sheepdog should be able to do. These are the following reasons I have been given when requesting a part trained dog.there are usually two reasons for wanting a part trained dog.
- "I don't have time to train the dog"
- "A trained dog is too expensive"
- "I don't have the work for a trained dog"
If your reason is covered by any or all of the above quotes, I urge your to reconsider why you require a sheepdog in the first place.
- "I don't have time to train the dog" = A sheepdog of any level of training requires individual time spent with it, if only to MAINTAIN the current level of training.
- "A trained dog is too expensive" = Time is money these days, and wether it is your time or the sheepdog trainers time which is spent on the dog. In the end you get what you pay for.
- "I don't have the work for a trained dog" = An experienced fully trained dog that has been well schooled will not require the same amount of work as a dog, with lessor training.
When you purchase a Part Trained Sheepdog you get very much what you see, and the sheep will usually be trained /tame/dogged or at the least well used to being worked by dogs and by an experienced handler/trainer.
Beware - on normal or un-dogged flocks the dog may well become a terrorist.
There are never any guarantees that a dog will behave any better or worse for its next handler.
If this happens seek help, don't condemn the dog.
We offer a free lesson with every dog we sell.