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#1 Hope/P.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 04:28 PM

I have a 6 month old pup from an active working parent pedigree.  I would like to start him on ducks as he seems to be very active (like most bc's).  Is there any harm starting now instead of waiting.  The closest herding trainer is 1 hour away from my home.  He is willing to train us but I am not sure if he would do sheep or ducks.

 

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#2 ajm

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 03:03 PM

The ducks won't hurst him.  But working in spells longer that five minutes or so may.  Remember he has the concentration of a gifted kindergarten kid.  No way can they keep at it for long periods of time and have it be rewarding.  You might be able to teach him to lie down and left and right, but only if it pleases him.  If he worries about it, stop.



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Posted 01 July 2014 - 10:12 AM

Thanks for the reply.  I would keep the sessions very short and enjoyable.





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