Preventing Chasing In Border Collies

preventing border collie chasing behaviour

Border collies have a strong predatory instinct, and it’s this drive that makes them ideal for herding sheep.  They rarely actually kill the chased object, they don’t have the final “kill” element of the predatory response – they are more driven to stop movement.  When first introduced to sheep, most border collies will instinctively hold … Read more

Recall Training – Fed Up With Having to Shout “Sausage”?

recall training

It often amuses me when doing recall training, that dogs won’t come to the recall cue that we think we have trained but will drop everything and come running as soon as we shout magic words such as “sausage”, “chewy” or “doggy swizzle sticks”.  We hate shouting these words because it’s embarrassing in front of … Read more