11-12-2017, 10:08 PM
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Originally Posted by DriveDog
Originally Posted by Come by
My goal for them is to not start learning on their own. My Red can push doors, my Blue has figured out how to pull doors. A tired Heeler is a good Heeler.
Then grab the bull by the horns and get busy with them. Dogs find wonderful ways to fill their empty time but maybe not so wonderful for you.[IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.dogforum.com/images/smilies/biggrin.gif[/IMG]
As with most dogs, a well exercised dog is more content and less troublesome.
How far do you think you will take the herding?
My Red is pretty drivey. We're now on our third training instructor, the last one accepted reactive behavior. And I couldn't keep up. He would eventually settle, by then I was sweaty tired and out of breath. Our new instructor has me working with him on focus at home, then he works with him in the ring. He's got a lot of potential, we're at very different skill levels.
My Blue, she's a dandy little herder. Very responsive and biddable (My Red is biddable too, once he gets his wig straight). She's easier for my skillset. Our instructor believes she's ready to go... Once I get more confident walking backwards, lol.
I'd like to title both, and am looking for another sponsor for ACDCA.