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Thread: New pasttime

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    Super Member Kimkankwilt's Avatar
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    New pasttime

    So the kids have moved out and me & my husband are left with the dogs, one of which is a Polish Lowland Sheepdog (we have a German Shepherd and a Maltese, too) The Sheepdog is definitely an "alpha male" and even though we try to socialize him, he's just not the most likeable guy. But, we have found an answer to help channel some of his energy and also allow him to chime in on his natural instincts...and it sure has helped. We've been taking him for sheepherding classes (who woulda thunk??)
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    One of my all-time favorite trainers once said "The best toy you can buy a Border Collie is a herd of sheep". Looks like the same applies to PON's
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    The working and/or herding dogs are happiest when working. If you can get in a bit of work for him all will be happier.
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    Wonderful that you recognized what he needed and are able to provide the activity for him. He will be a happier guy for it! Good doggie parenting!
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    Just what the doggie needed -- some one to boss. Great idea.
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    Cesar Millan, the dog whisper, has always said that high energy dogs need a job.

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    Love that picture!

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    We had a neighbor whose herding dog was bored and would nip at anyone who walked by. And if they ran it was a sharper nip. He has since found another home with someone who is working with him and giving him a job to do. Everyone including (or maybe especially) the dog is much happier now.

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    What a great picture. Happy for all of you...he looks like he's having a blast!
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    that is so good for him - working dogs love the work he looks so contented. Good for you.

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