I am a big believer in getting your dog out and trying new things. Puppies and dogs that are exposed to a lot of new experiences become stronger more confident dogs.
Dog Training Resources:
Downriver Farm Sheep Herding – Lynn Leech has been a trainer, competitor and judge for herding trials and has safe facility where you dog can experience working sheep. She has a vast knowledge of herding with a large number of breeds. Your dog doesn’t need to be in the herding group to try herding. Some dogs we have seen do really well include Standard Poodles, Boxers, Border Terriers, Samoyeds and pit bulls – not breeds that you would normally think of for excelling at herding. The dogs love it and this is definitely an activity that will help develop confidence in both the handler and the dog.