NEW – The Handler’s Position – in control, or out of control?!
|Overview: Knowing where to position yourself in relation to the sheep and the dog (and what to do in that position) in order to influence the dog in the way you desire, is vital to becoming a good sheepdog (and livestock) handler and trainer. I call this position the “position of control” or the “position of influence”.
If you are out of position, then no other sheepdog training methods or techniques will be effective!
If you are in the right position, then training becomes much quicker and easier.
In this video, I explain exactly where the “position of control” or “position of influence” is, how to get yourself into this position, and then how to maintain that position with everything (sheep, dog, you) constantly moving and changing. If we are in the right position, then everything else in our sheepdog training will work relatively easily. If we are not, then sheepdog training can seem almost impossible!
I also touch on some principles of livestock handling, and why I don’t find descriptions such as “behind the eye”, “on the shoulder”, “on the hip”, etc., to be of much value, either when handling livestock or when training sheepdogs.
Running time: 45 minutes
Most other videos and methods rely on us being in the correct position.