Shelby Kennels Posted October 13, 2004 Report Share Posted October 13, 2004 Novice handler question. I am working a young dog (13 mos). She has really nice flanks, balance, short drive...but I am struggling with her lie down. She will take the command...after about 2-3 more steps. I know this can mean the difference in whether or not I make a panel. I have a lesson Friday morning with her but am interested in hearing how other trainers work with this issue. I am afraid of putting too much pressure on her even tho' she seems to handle the correction well. Right now each time I do not get the immediate lie down we are stopping, letting the sheep go on, getting the lie down ( and yes, I want a lie down and not a stop - of course she is not stopping right away either), and starting over. Letting the sheep move on seems to bother her the most and by the end of the lesson I am coming much closer to getting that lie down I want. But the next day we seem to start at the same place with the lie down.I also am afraid to using the command too often with her just because I am trying to train the lie down. Am I looking for too much too early - and if I let it slide now am I looking for breaking a bad habit later? Off sheep she has a wonderful lie down but is so keen on the sheep we lose it. Any comments would be appreciated. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.