Office Hours 11/15/23

  • 11/ 15/ 23 Topics:
    • Should one worry too much / How do you deal with a young pup that keeps looking back at the handler?  What cause a dog to be master conscience and what is ‘the bubble’?

    • I’ve always been told “ don’t take the push out too soon as it’s hard to put it back in”, How do you balance letting a young dog come on and then having them pace up, without causing stress in the youngster and or not getting good stops?

    • When starting a young dog, you recommend a gruff voice with a verbal, such as Steady or Time, to try to slow the dog down a bit or put a better pace on them.  What do you recommend if my gruff voice has no impact on my dog and he continues to push the sheep very hard right at me/into me and then past me?

    • The 1st packet of sheep have come through the fetch panel and been dropped. While the dog is gathering the 2nd set, the first set wanders off and ends up on the high side of the fetch panels. Both sets are joined by the dog and all 20 pass through the fetch panels. How is this scored?

    • Patricia,Can you talk about EYE , how it impacts a dog’s performance?  What amount of eye is ideal? How can you tell how much eye a dog has?