Let their instinct work for you
TRAINING a working dog takes time, persistence and dedication.
But Nicky Lorimer said the best advice she received about training dogs was learning to let go of the urge to make every command.
“You have to let them work to their individual strengths,” she said.
“It’s great to be able to place a dog where you want them on a mob, but you need to let them do some of the thinking too.”
Well-known Australian horseman, the late Gordon McKinlay, also gave Nicky some great tips.
“He was talking in reference to starting a young horse, however his words always come to mind when I am training young dogs – he said, ‘it takes as long as it takes’.”
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