Did you know that breeds in the Herding Group don’t tend to run off to look for adventures. Why? Because they have enough work at home! However, a working dog without a job may very well invent the job of their choice and that usually doesn’t turn out too well.
This is an in-depth discussion of this potentially problematic group. You’ll learn helpful tips and suggestions based on dog trainer and breed expert Steve Diller’s 45 + years of experience working with herding group dogs that can help you and your clients when working with these dogs.
In this insightful discussion of the Herding Group, Steve delves into specifics in 5 areas so you can better understand how to work with Hound Breeds:
- Intentions of the Breeding Goals
- Drive fulfillment and Enrichment for those specific breeds
- Specific health issues
- Behavioral tendencies
- Training approaches
IACP CEU Award Pending
Part 5 – Herding
Dog expert Steve Diller leads a discussion about the main differences of each AKC Breed Group. Using the 5 topic points above you will gain a better understanding of how knowing what those differences are can help you in your training.
This is the fifth in a 7-Part Series of the AKC Breed Groups.
STEVE DILLER has been training dogs for over 45 years and as he tells it, when he was 8 he knew all the AKC breeds and was “born to be a dog trainer.” He started out with a career as a licensed vet tech (one of the first in New York State) and has taught canine behavior at college level to vet tech students at Mercy College in New York. He ran his training facility in Elmsford, NY, The Center for Applied Animal Behavior and Canine Training, Inc. for 12 years where he had a dog trainer program many of whom have gone on to have successful dog training careers. Steve was also the President of The Society of North American Dog Trainers whose members included illustrious trainers such as Captain Arthur Haggerty. Steve’s current dog training business is http://www.stevediller.com/