Questions tagged [herding]

Herding is to move and control a number of animals, often with the help of a pet or pets trained in herding, usually using dogs from the Herding group.

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training a dog to herd

I am interested to learn how to train a dog (of course of specific breeds) to herd (ducks, other animals). Is there a guide, book, or research results available? I already made a cursory search in ...
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Is it OK to adopt unknown breeds?

I thank you all in advance for your answers. I am a dog-lover and I'm going to adopt my first dog in a few weeks (I couldn't do so before because of lack of time and space) Now I'm wondering if is it ...
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How to get my younger dog to stop pestering my older dog?

My older dog is an overly-tolerant purebred Newfoundland(True). She and my younger dog have lived together in the same house since we adopted the younger one at 5 months old. The Newfie is seven years ...
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How do you make sure a guard Llama stays protective but is also used to your own dogs?

I have a small hobby flock of sheep that I use for training my herding dogs. These sheep are pets and are pretty used to dogs. I recently added a guard Llama because the lambs were being prayed on by ...
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In herding, what is meant by a “flank” and what are the different types?

In herding, what is meant by a "flank" and what are the different types? It is easy to see that there are a couple of different types of flanks, one going clock-wise and one going counter clock-wise ...
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Should you teach different cues to help a dog know to go wider during an away and go-by inside flank?

Should you teach different cues to help a dog know to go wider during an away and go-by inside flank? Obviously we know we need different cues for the away and go-by flanks and those cues are also ...
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What would make a rabbit herd sheep?

If you search for "rabbit herding sheep" you will find multiple links on YouTube and to news organizations like CBS showing a cute little brown (dwarf?) bunny, herding a small flock of sheep. The ...