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Commands

BASIC COMMANDS FOR HERDING DOGS:

Away: Counter clockwise move around stock.

Come-bye: Clockwise move around stock.

Lie-down:  Used as a “Stop” for control.

Right there: Used to place a dog in a specific “spot” or position. 

Get ahead: To move ahead of stock (Used to stop, turn back, or bring stock back to the herd).

Easy: Used when wanting dog to work slower.  (Use a softer tone of voice when using this command).

Hurry:  To speed up a dog’s movement or “run”.

Bring’em on: Used to move stock, on the fetch, closer to you or destination.

Walk up: Used to call a dog closer to stock (in a straight line).  I use this command on the fetch to move a dog closer to the stock, without actually moving the stock.  It can be used on the “drive” to move the dog closer to the stock, and keep the stock moving.

Push’em:  Used to make “stubborn” or “sticky” stock move.  Used on the “drive” to move stock ahead.  Also used as the “bite” command for a dog to take hold of heels.

HitUsed as the bite command on the head end. 

Out:  Used to move a dog “on out” away from stock, or to increase outrun (on out wider around stock). It can also be used as an alternative to “back” to get a dog backed off stock in close quarters.

Look Back:  Used to have a dog “look back” at a stray cow or cattle that was not fetched with initial bunch.  They should look back and retrieve strays. 

Come thru or (go thru): Used to send a dog under a fence/panel or thru a gate, etc.

Here to me:  Used when calling the dog to you (or closer to you).

That’ll Do!:  Used when finished working stock.

Load up: Used to load your dog in the truck, etc.

 
BASIC COMMANDS FOR AUSTRALIAN CATTLE DOGS:

Away: Counter clockwise move around stock.
Come-bye: Clockwise move around stock.
Lie-down
:  Used as a “Stop” for control.
Right there
: Used to place a dog in a specific “spot” or position. 
Easy
: Used when wanting dog to work slower.  (Use a softer tone of voice when using this command).
Hurry
:  To speed up a dog’s movement or “run”.
Get ahead
: To move ahead of stock (Used to stop, turn back, or bring stock back to the herd).
Walk up
: Used to call a dog closer to stock (in a straight line).  I use this command on the fetch to move a dog closer to the stock, without actually moving the stock.  It can be used on the “drive” to move the dog closer to the stock, and keep the stock moving.
Bring’em on
: Used to move stock, on the fetch, closer to you or destination.
Push’em
:  Used to make “stubborn” or “sticky” stock move.  Used on the “drive” to move stock ahead.
Out
:  Used to move a dog “on out” away from stock, or to increase outrun (on out wider around stock).
Come thru or (go thru)
: Used to send a dog under a fence/panel or thru a gate, etc.
Here to me
:  Used when calling the dog to you (or closer to you).
Load up: Used to load dog in truck, etc.
That”ll Do
!:  Used when finished working stock

BASIC COMMANDS FOR BAYING DOGS:
Get ahead: To move ahead of stock (Used to stop, turn back, or bring stock back to the herd).
Go Get’m
:  Used to send them to stock.
Hurry
:  To speed up a dog’s movement or “run”.
Look Back
:  Used to have a dog “look back” at a stray cow or cattle that was not fetched with initial bunch.  They should look back and retrieve strays. 
Come thru or (go thru)
: Used to send a dog under a fence/panel or thru a gate, etc.
Here to me
:  Used when calling the dog to you (or closer to you).T
That”ll Do
!:  Used when finished working stock. Use in conjunction with a whistle.
Load up
: Used to load your dog in the truck, etc.  

  

ALWAYS down your dog when first presenting on cattle, and finish the day (or session) with That’ll Do!

 

 

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