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Demonstating directions that we teach are dogs
Kids petting the baby lambs
Niko getting attention from local spectator
Farm City Day 2012 Hendersonville NC
I will show how dogs are used to load livestock into trailers and corrals, used to sort, and how they can fetch livestock from a long distance. The public generally are not aware of the capabilities of the border collie. I enjoy educating the public in a fun relaxed way. It doesnt madder if you are a 2 year old or 80 year old you will leave with at least one thing they have never seen or heard of before.
Herding demonstrations are something i really enjoy doing. i bring sheep and ducks to your location and educate everyone on the history behind the border collie, quick overview of the steps i use when training dogs, and do entertaining things with the dogs to make it fun and enjoyable to everyone.
I will set up a miniature obstacle course showing how a normal cattle/sheep trial is run, going over what the objective of a trail is and how it helps farmerss that use there dogs on the farm.
I will demonstrate some of the techniques i use to train dogs from when they are on there first day of training to when a trained dog comes in and just needed polishing.