All the articles were written by Candy Kennedy and permission to use granted as long as credit is given (either by link or name and source). These articles were published in either the Working Border Collie or the American Border Collie Magazine. I will occasionally add new articles so keep checking back.
Repetition vs Concept:
Through research teachers discovered that students have different “learning styles” (visual, auditory or touch).
I think one of the things that will make you a good trainer is understanding that dogs are not dissimilar. So, keep in mind it’s not only some learn quicker than others but also they need different methods in order to learn. Adjusting your training to HOW a dog learns will help you get the best out of him.
Some need structure and repetition to achieve their full potential. Often these dogs have a little too much chase or not enough eye to hold them off their sheep. Repetition creates a pattern which will allow them to develop a working method.
For instance: they may have talent but might not a “built it - guidance system” that tells them how far ...[Read More]