shysheperdess Posted February 8, 2012 Report Share Posted February 8, 2012 Hello Amanda, I posted this over in the training section also, hoping to get some help with my dog. Have already given some advice and I will more than likely be traveling to seek out a good clinician...but in the mean time I would love your input as well!!! Here's my gig... "Need some advice here.. Bought this dog about 9 months ago, was a fairly succesful nursery dog, 3 years old. He seems to almost have TO MUCH eye when I want him to flank, he really lacks flexibility on his flanks and that's what cost us the most in trials. If we driving the sheep it is VERY difficult to flank him all the way to turn them, same problem on the fetch. He will not come off his sheep to give me a bigger flank. Yet sometimes he appears to be TO MUCH off his sheep..at the top of his outrun he will often times lie down(with out me asking) and just stick there..letting his sheep go where ever..not making contact. It will take all my urging to get him up and going. I am trying to not stop him at the top now but give him a steady..or a check, he will often times lie down and stick anyway!!! Also...when driving, even though he seems to have lack of flexibility when driving and fetching..he will, like I said, loose contact with his sheep and often looks back at me....which RRREEAALLLYYY bugs me.. SO...two issues here I'm not quite sure which is more important to approach or how to go about it...is this a confidence thing?? I've let him "take the reins" a little bit more to try and build his conficence..but then is almost completely unwilling to be flexible AT ALL!!! Any advice would be great..." Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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