nobrabbit Posted June 26, 2007 Report Share Posted June 26, 2007 We have a 10-month old Border Collie that we have started training for working cattle. This is not my first Border Collie but it is the first one that we have decided to try and train for herding. Everything that I have read says that the dog should not be able to see the stock from their kennel. We have him in a small kennel that he mainly stays in only at night and we are getting ready to build him a larger one. Our problem is that our property is surrounded on 3 sides by pasture with pasture also across the street that are all filled with cattle. There is not a spot in our yard that he would not be able to see cattle from unless we surround the kennel with privacy fencing which I am not crazy about doing. How detrimental do you think is it for the dog to "see" the stock when not working? Our pup is with cattle constantly as my husband takes him along most days when he is feeding/working with the stock and we also keep bottle baby calves in a pen in our yard that he has access to. I have read through most of this board and now I am not sure if so much access is good for him. Thank you! Nobrabbit Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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