L and M Ranch Posted October 21, 2008 Report Share Posted October 21, 2008 Hello everyone. I have a really nice year and a half old male who is tons of fun to train. He has one big issue though. He's VERY worried about the guard dogs if they're right with the sheep. When I started him last winter I used my goats and some feeder lambs in a smaller area near the house. So the guard dogs aren't ever there. This is how I generally start all of my pups by the way. I started taking him out to the pasture to help this summer. He's absolutely stellar as long as he knows where the guard dogs are and they aren't right on the backside of sheep when he's trying to move them. He'll work around them but speeds up to blow by them or will try to go the wrong direction to avoid them. I kept thinking time would just "fix it" but it doesn't seem to be. My guard dogs have never been mean to him at all. They can be a bit playful but they seem to read in him that he's nervous and actually leave him alone. He doesn't have this fear of other breeds of dogs that are unfamiliar. Anyway, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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