Chianne Posted August 30, 2013 Report Share Posted August 30, 2013 I am experienced border collie handler and trainer, but not in herding although I have attended Jack Knox and Lyle Lad clinics. I have 3 border collies, two of which compete in canine sports. I clicker trained those dogs. I have a new puppy who is 10 weeks old. She comes from good imported herding lines. Since I would like to focus my attention herding with this pup I would like some advise from experienced people who trial on what type of training they do with a puppy who they intend to trial with, hopefully someday. I don't plan to start any type of training involving sheep until spring. My question is, other then the basics, what should I teach this pup? I have also heard that playing fetch, clicker training, training her to focus on me and doing those type of things with her will be a determent to herding, is this true? Do any of you have a dog, that trials successfully, that also competes in other sports? Thanks for your help. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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