Daisy is a 5 year old Blue Heeler. She energetic, attentive, loving but worrisome . We have horse that she herds nipping at their back hoofs and when they kick she ducks (most of the time). But she heels everything else, vacuum cleaner, weed eater, lawn mover, raking the yard means she has to be put inside, the cats, and people. mainly me, When I go out to feed the horses I either shut her in or open the car door and ride from the house to the barn. She loves riding and goes most everywhere with me, so putting her in I usually ride her around the bloack so I won't feel guilty for tricking her. However if I leave the back of my car open se will sit in it waiting for me for hours. I have to literly drag her out. Are there any ides from some trainers or others with this great breed of dog that could give me some advice. I know I haven't show the dominance over her, for instance leaving the house she makes sure she gets out the dog first. But even at her age is there someeting I can try. She is also a loving dog that need a lot of attention.
what she is doing it VERY breed typical. You do have to let her know who the boss is and stop her from herding you and your family. the training method "nothing in life is free" is very good for regaining dominance daily and permanently. As for going out the door first, make her sit, open the door (keep her sitting), then tell her "okay" or "go". Letting her go out the door first is not a big deal, however it must be on your terms not hers. :)
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