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I have some additional questions now that I have watched the rest of part 2….

As a follow-up to my prior question, I noticed the dog circling when Alasdair was talking around minute 24. Why is the dog doing that?

Question 2: I noticed Alasdair often repeats the “lie down” command. How do you get the dogs to lie down the first time? Does that come with experience? Do you specifically change how you train that at a later time?

Question 3: Around 40:40 in part 2, how did Alasdair know he needed the cones closer together?

Question 4: Around 42:05 in part 2, the sheep get ahead of Alasdair. Do you have any videos of dogs that consistently push sheep past the handler? How do you address that?