Training Tess, Part 1

Tess is 14 months old at the start of the video and this chronicles the development of the outrun, teaching flanks, beginning to follow and a super effective technique to encourage a young dog to cover the side they don’t prefer. Tess is a half sister to Haig, who we featured under Foundation as well as Sheepdog Training a month ago, (Training Haig)

While he  was doing small courses at a 1 year old, Tess is not nearly as far forward.  It’s important to take the time it takes, and train at the speed that allows your dog to develop a solid foundation. That may not look the same, even for brother and sister.  It’s not how quickly a dog trains at the start but how a dog completes training that is important.
There’s invaluable reward to helping your young dog develop the fundamentals that empower him to be the best he can be.

Videos referenced in this one include:

Developing the Outrun [Video]

Examples of Balance Point and how to recognize it with your young dog

Figure 8’s: A 5 Stage Highly Effective Flank Exercise for Every Level

The Follow [Video]