rushdoggie Posted June 4, 2017 Report Share Posted June 4, 2017 So, I am a rank novice. My dog and I have come a long way learning stuff and it turns out he knows more than I do. We are working on driving, and hes very comfortable pushing the stock ahead, and when I am not too far behind him if move laterally behind him, he uses the eyes on the back of his head to take my movements as cues to flank and keep teh stock on a more or less straight line. So now the sheep are further away and I want to flank him one side or the other, and while he is pretty good on inside flanks in other contexts he struggles here (not unexpectedly). But I have the problem of that he wants to turn back and look at me if I stop him or give him a flank he's not sure about. He usually turns his body back, loses contact with the stock and is curled in the wrong direction. Like for example if I ask for an away flank and he either keeps going straight or goes the wrong way, whether I stop him or continue to ask for an away, he will turn and stare at me, often turning counterclockwise so its even harder to get him to understand what I want. I have tried moving to try to get behind his eye but when hes far away and curled oddly its not something I can do quick or easy. Is there any obvious thing I don't know to get him to stop or accept a redirect while staying in contact? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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