kimkathan Posted March 13, 2005 Report Share Posted March 13, 2005 Anyone out there have any tips for "calming down" an overly ambitious young dog (2yo) and getting her to give ground/distance. She comes to me from good southern breeding, versitial (cattle, goats, sheep, ducks). She's working well, but is extreamly excited and pushing the limits/blowing me off, especially when it comes to a down/stay. I do have a working stop on her. I want/need her to stay in gate ways/holding sheep. She feels the pressure of the sheep shifting a little, and and is up and at it. I have taken her back to where I wanted her to be, over and over to no avail. She does know what stay means (away from stock she'll stay for over 20 min with no problem) I'm also looking for advice on how to get her to have distance off of her stock. When doing balance work, she can be in too close. Her outruns over 30 yds are very close at the top. I have tried to lie her down and re-direct with an "out", NOTHING....walking up the field as she leaves (she's fine when she sees me there, but as soon as I'm not, she's right back at it. Any help people may be able to provide in any of these areas would be much appreciated. And so would any warm, sunny weather people would be willing to send to the north-east (We got over 18 " of snow yesterday, but still trying to work in the fields) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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