Using a dog's purpose to give them a job.
Dogs that excel:
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Australian Cattle Dog (Also known as "Blue" or "Red" Heeler), Australian Kelpie, Australian Shepherd, Beauceron, Belgian Shepherd (Groenendael, Laekenois, Tervueren, and Malinois), Border Collie, Catahoula Leopard Dog, German Shepherd Dog, Rottweiler, Welsh Corgis.
Other breeds can be trained, but these breeds use years of purposeful breeding to have the natural gathering instincts to become a successful herding dog.
Don't have livestock? We do!
Here at TWFP we use our German Shepherd, Malinois and Border Collie Catahoula mix to bring in our livestock.
If you do not yet own livestock, or do not even envision owning a farm, that is okay!
Many people ask us the famous question "What can I do with my dog?" - if you have any of the aforementioned breeds, herding once weekly gives them something to do!
We start dogs with sheep, but we are able to challenge them with moving goats as well!
Going back to the question "What can I do with my dog?" - if your dog has an aptitude for herding, we can ready you both as a team for competitive herding. More information coming soon!