Nancy Bovee Posted June 29, 2007 Report Share Posted June 29, 2007 I have a pup (14 months) who has been described as "easy to train" "the next champ" "you won't be able to screw him up" and also as "it's in his breeding" "I don't know if it can ever be fixed" and "I saw this early on." My pup only deomonstrates problems in open fields - he is a dream pup in smaller venues: downs when I ask, gathers, and drives a little (as I have asked). But he has also shown a tendency to separate sheep - drive sheep off if there is no fence - and not gather or down when in the open and to absolutely stick and not flank if he feels he is on the pressure point. I need a lot of psychotherapy!!!! How does a relative novice determine if a pup is "unfixable"? How do experienced trainers pass judgement and do they really know? Isn't there some middle ground road which could work??? Help, please!!!! Nancy B. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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