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A Consistent Stop By Don Helsley

A Consistent Stop By Don Helsley

Posted by Vickie Close on Mar 24th 2021

A Consistent Stop By Don HelsleyLie down, Lie DOWN!! We have all been there, our dog won't stop. This is what we often do: At a trial, we either blow the same whistle repeatedly, not wanting to sound harsh, and almost begging the dog to stop; or we stay at the post and yell. Often we give a sto …
Ask an Expert. Back Off!!

Ask an Expert. Back Off!!

Posted by Vickie Close on Mar 4th 2021

Back off!Here is what we do: If our pup doesn’t come to us, we go to them. If our dog won’t lie down, we go forward through the sheep and insist. If our dog is tight, we march toward them. Rarely does this get us the desired end result. We asked our expert, Norman Close, what we should do in …
Ask an Expert  The “Get Out” in herding

Ask an Expert The “Get Out” in herding

Posted by Vickie Close on Feb 19th 2021

What we do:When our dog gets too close to the sheep, we nervously start jousting with our dog, saying or even shouting  "Get out, Get OUT!" Often the dog goes into action getting faster and tighter and may even grab a sheep on their way around. This often happens at the pen or in a corner. The …