We cannot teach something just for fun, it can never be just a trick, ride a bike for fun? – it is only a trick.
The pathway ahead, a road map for success. Details of what, why, when, how.
Just because it is our intent to reward does not make it always rewarding.
What to ask before when we make a plan to teach
The classic training protocols are too often about supressing the annoying behaviours without realising that a sheepdog can no more stop being a sheepdog than you can stop being a human and become a hamster.
Time is my ninth generation of collies. He lives for being a collie and all that collies have done for generations – work in partnership and assist in what their Person likes to do. This ranges from collecting sheep off the mountain to toddling round the main ring at Crufts.