Lessons from the ONLINE course for Learning About Border Collies and Sheepdogs
The background and history of how our working sheepdogs evolved to manage sheep in the UK – particularly to the collie breed where wolves were long gone and the “silent worker” was becoming the favoured choice of working dog. The development of the breed collies, sports collies and tractor driver’s partner.
How the herding and gathering behaviours are developed and balanced within the dog. When these go out of balance and understanding that collies have needs that are impossible to ignore.
Making changes to lifestyle, learning what to live with and what can be changed. Building the skills to be able to live together and avoid conflict and challenges. Learning to select different rewards to suit different behaviours with sheepdog preferences.
Developing Sheepball skills for pleasure, for therapy and for necessity.
Learning to enjoy living together and relishing all that is collie-ness.