Herding/Working Dogs

Stock Dog Training Secrets

Part 2 in a series of 3

By Margie Scott

No matter what level of training you are working at or wish to attain with your stock dog, there are a certain number of basic principles that apply to all stock dog training. These principles or "Training Secrets" can be categorized under the general titles of Canine Behavior, Livestock Behavior, Discipline and Common Sense.

In the previous article we took a look at the Common Sense principles involved in training. We learned to be aware of what to expect physically and mentally from our dogs as they grow in age and mental maturity. We learned the importance of using the right kind of livestock to train with. And we learned the importance of knowing when it's time to quit a training session. In this article we will be taking a look at the DISCIPLINE principle.


Just as a good parent would not allow a child to grow up without learning to behave in a disciplined way, a good trainer will apply the discipline principle to the young dog.

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