5Bordercollies Posted February 11, 2013 Report Share Posted February 11, 2013 Hi everyone, I hope someone has some advice for me. I have a problem with my four-year old BC girl. She is working bred, although not from very good lines, unlike the other four. She is a very nervous, high strung type of dog who seems almost unable to handle any pressure. Even me sitting outside in the yard with the dogs loose around me, the others will pass out, but Xena runs in circles around the yard. Thru the years I tried several times to take her to stock (unfortunatlely up untill now we've only had goats, sheep will be coming soon.the jackall are robbing us bankrupt on the other farm), but she doesn't seem to know what to do. If by accident she runs around the goats, they do respond by flocking, but she dosn't seem to understand that this is her doing and that is what is supposed to happen. she will just stop and look to me like "okay, so now what?" The goats sense her weakness and promptly scatter again, she will then just stnad there looking at them. Even if encouraged, she might sometimes not go around again. But let her loose in the pen alongside another dog and I swear the other dog tells her what to do. Then she seems to just know where to be and what to do. How can I train her to work alone? or should I just make my peace and let her work with the other dog(s)? I'm not looking to train a trail dog, just a good ranch dog who can give me a helping paw with the goats. The biggest problem is I don't have an finished dog to put her with. i'm finally getting round to training my dogs. Rising costs of workers' salaries means we have less help. I am currently training my almost two year old bitch, but she's still a bit fast and nippy. So not neccesarily a good example. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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