lenbarry123 Posted August 12, 2004 Report Share Posted August 12, 2004 Hi everyone I have just joined this forum and looking forward to talking with you all. I have a bitch called Nell of 18 months old. I bought her part trained and have been trying to hone her to improving her standards. Just lately i feel as though things are going backwards. I know that is only to be expected but phew! Nell, even though i say so myself is (was)excellent. She does(did)everything i ask but she has just started to sit on the pick up. Her outrun is good but she will lie down when she gets opposite me. Naturally, i encourage her to 'walk on' but she is slow in coming forward. I have to say that Nell isn't a strong willed dog. She has a strong eye but the sheep tend to stare at her and eventually they will begin to move towards me. It feels as though the ewes eventually move when they have had enough. I did read an article that said that 80%of the training should be the 'walk on'. I thought this was a good idea and we did this day in day out. I somehow feel, at this stage, that i may have overdone things. Nell used to pick them up and draw them towards me. Nobody wants a dog to be too strong but i sometimes wish that Nell was a bit more. Any suggestions on how i can get back to normal? Regards Sean Lynch Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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