“Natural Ability – The instincts of the high-calibre working dog”
The first and only comprehensive DVD analysis of the instincts of the working dog.
Unfortunately, the most successful trial dogs are RARELY THE BEST SHEEPDOGS. Usually, they simply have the best handlers.
So many past and current NATIONAL, or even INTERNATIONAL, champions, simply lack much real natural ability.
With so many of them, if their handlers stopped commanding them, things would look very different. In fact, with some of them there would be chaos.
And yet, so many people use these dogs as sires, or purchase pups bred from them. Why? Because they simply don’t know what they are looking at. They don’t understand the INSTINCTS of working dogs, and therefore they can’t tell the difference between TRAINING and BREEDING.
So often sheepdog buyers and breeders are deceived by STYLE over SUBSTANCE, or by TRAINING rather than BREEDING.
And very often also, they simply don’t know what is possible in a dog with truly superior NATURAL ABILITY. A dog that does things instinctively, with no (or minimal) training, where most other dogs require lots of training to teach and to maintain the same things.
When you buy a pup (or use a dog as a sire) you don’t get the training, you only get the instinct.
So whether you are a breeder or a buyer, understanding the instincts of sheepdogs and being able to differentiate between training and handing, is essential.
Unless, of course, you want to waste years (and thousands of dollars) buying or breeding unsuitable or second-rate pups, that simply won’t be what you hoped for!
In fact, I did just that. I wasted years and thousands (in fact tens of thousands) of dollars trying to buy good pups, and breeding to “successful” sires only to find their success was much more due to training than to NATURAL ABILITY.
But what I did get was a very expensive (and time-consuming) education, in a huge variety of bloodlines and breeds, and of all the various instincts (and combinations of instincts) that are possible.
On top of that, I have also not only now bred over 100 litters of pups in the past 30 years, but also, unlike other breeders who sell their pups at 6 weeks, I have reared every single one of these pups to working age, where I can see and assess their INSTINCT.
This hard-earned experience and knowledge is distilled into this 4 ½ hour DVD, so YOU don’t end up wasting years (and tens of thousands of dollars) like I did, or simply not getting the enjoyment out of sheepdogs that could be yours.
Produced over 11 years ago, and still the only DVD of its type, this classic DVD has already helped hundreds of breeders and buyers. Don’t waste any more time and money on unsuitable pups or sires – understand your sheepdog’s instincts and become a knowledgeable buyer or breeder today.
4 1/2 hours – $125 (AUD)
(NOTE: This DVD is best watched in conjunction with the book, and corresponds to the first section of that book.)