Preventing Sheep Worrying
Teaching You and Your Dog to Understand Sheep
All Breeds Welcome
The problem of sheep worrying is very serious, yet with training and understanding you can continue to enjoy your walks in the countryside. The truth is that all dogs are capable of causing untold damage to livestock. We are unique in offering this type of training in a safe and controlled environment using the very same methods which train Border Collies and other herding breeds to work sheep. You will find the training experience to be educational and enjoyable. My approach to sheep socialisation is unique and is supported by complete notes and handouts on a number of related themes; such as dominance, obedience, recalls etc.
“A dog attack is costly to the livelihood of a livestock farmer. We estimate that two dog attacks in Suffolk in 2004, and the repercussions from them, cost around £4000 in treatments, lambing difficulties, poorly and late finishing lambs and difficulties getting the ewes in-lamb again.”
Facts About Sheep Worrying
A typical session will involve:
An assessment of your home situation and handling style
A brush up of basic obedience and explanation of techniques / theories to be used
An introduction to advanced handling techniques and whistle training, where appropriate
A controlled session in a field with sheep depending on standard achieved
What to Expect:
Only kind methods used
A better understanding of your dog
A better understanding of livestock
An understanding of how to react if your dogs gets into a field full of sheep/cattle
Folder containing notes / reading material
Honesty and a friendly, professional service
Sheep-social training will over 4 sessions – approximately 6 hours or 8 sessions – approximately 12 hours
You will also need to gain an understandng of how sheepdogs are trained to herd sheep becasue the vast majority of the training you need to undertake to ensure your dog is safe around livestock is exactly the same as that of training a sheepdog to herd. This knowledge and understanding is essential. A copy of Practical Shepherding DVD will be included into the price as well as reading material. The DVD also prepares you to cope in case of an eventualty that your dog does chase sheep and how to stop it.
Rural crime experts have recorded attacks on sheep by 27 different breeds of dog in North Wales over the past two years.