Training my dogs...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by hxcmark, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. hxcmark

    hxcmark Out Of The Brooder

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    What are some things you people have done to train your dogs to protect the flock? I have a German Shepard dog and an Australian Cattle dog. Thank you in advance!!!
     
  2. mandelyn

    mandelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Protect? First you have to teach not to harm them, chase them, or otherwise get their excitement levels up... excitement = attacks.
     
  3. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Herding classes
     
  4. hxcmark

    hxcmark Out Of The Brooder

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    The dogs have never been concerned with birds. I live on 5 acres in southern California and have a large covey of quail come through quite often. The dogs pay them no mind. Mice and lizards on the other hand...
     

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