We hear how to handle cattle with dogs along with how to get cattle settled and used to having dogs around them. Plus we have market information, hay for sale and lots more all wrapped into this all new episode of the Ranch It Up Radio Show. Be sure to subscribe on your favorite podcasting app or on the Ranch It Up Radio Show YouTube Channel.

WEBSITE Ranch It Up Radio Show S4 E192 Cattle Dog border collie. Beef Industry News & Markets Jeff Erhardt Tigger Rebecca Wanner BEC. Taylor Garcia PhD. Westway Feed Products

EPISODE 192 DETAILS

WORKING CATTLE WITH DOGS. 

Training Your Dogs To Work Cattle

Introduction

I have been training dogs to work cattle for most of my life. Growing up on a cow/calf operation, good dogs were essential.

Getting Started

While a round pen is nice, it’s not necessary. Using sheep or calves initially can help lay a foundation for your dog.

Teaching Your Dog To Shed Cattle

To sort cattle from a large herd, your dog needs to learn to “shed.” This requires patience, as dogs may initially feel out of control.

Shedding Exercise Steps

  1. Start with Calves: Place calves between you and your dog.
  2. Use the Fence: Back against the fence, letting calves string out.
  3. Create a Break: Use a cattle stick to split the group.
  4. Call Your Dog: Bring your dog to the head of the sorted calves.
  5. Assign a Job: Move the sorted calves away, giving your dog a task.

Handling Different Types Of Cattle

Dogs should be more aggressive with rougher cattle and gentler with quieter ones. If your dog is reluctant to work, you may be correcting too harshly.

Understanding Behavior

Both dogs and livestock have a “bubble.” Encourage your dog to find it for easier movement of cows and calves.

Pre-Training Importance

Train your dog before taking them to work to reduce mishaps and make tasks easier.

By following these steps, you can effectively train your dog to work cattle.

UPCOMING SALES & EVENTS

ISA Beefmasters: October 5, 2024, San Angelo, Texas

World Famous Miles City Bucking Horse Sale: May 15 – 18, 2025

BULL SALE REPORT & RESULTS

Churchill Cattle Company

Van Newkirk Herefords

Gardiner Angus Ranch

Cow Camp Ranch

Jungels Shorthorn Farms

Ellingson Angus

Edgar Brothers Angus

Schaff Angus Valley

Prairie Hills Gelbvieh

Clear Springs Cattle Company

CK Cattle

Mrnak Hereford Ranch

Frey Angus Ranch

Hoffmann Angus Farms

Topp Herefords

River Creek Farms

Upstream Ranch

Gustin’s Diamond D Gelbvieh

Schiefelbein Farms

Wasem Red Angus

Raven Angus

Krebs Ranch

Yon Family Farms

Chestnut Angus

Eichacker Simmentals & JK Angus

Windy Creek Cattle Company

Pedersen Broken Heart Ranch

Mar Mac Farms

Warner Beef Genetics

Arda Farms & Freeway Angus

Leland Red Angus & Koester Red Angus

Fast – Dohrmann – Strommen

RBM Livestock

Weber Land & Cattle

Sundsbak Farms

Hidden Angus

Wheatland Cattle Company

Miller Angus Farms

L 83 Ranch

U2 Ranch

Vollmer Angus Ranch

A & B Cattle

Carter Angus Farms

Roller Ranch

Montgomery Ranch

Jorgensen Farms

DLCC Ranch

Four Hill Farm North Country Angus Alliance

Spruce Hill Ranch

Wilson Angus

FEATURING

Taylor Garcia, PhD

Westway Feed Products

https://westwayfeed.com/

@westwayfeed

Mark VanZee

Livestock Market, Equine Market, Auction Time

https://www.auctiontime.com/

https://www.livestockmarket.com/

https://www.equinemarket.com/

@LivestockMkt

@EquineMkt

@AuctionTime

Kirk Donsbach: Stone X Financial

https://www.stonex.com/  

@StoneXGroupInc   

Shaye Koester

Casual Cattle Conversation

https://www.casualcattleconversations.com/

@cattleconvos

Questions & Concerns From The Field?

Call or Text your questions, or comments to 707-RANCH20 or 707-726-2420

Or email [email protected]

FOLLOW Facebook/Instagram: @RanchItUpShow

SUBSCRIBE to the Ranch It Up YouTube Channel: @ranchitup

Website: RanchItUpShow.com

https://ranchitupshow.com/

The Ranch It Up Podcast available on ALL podcasting apps.

Rural America is center-stage on this outfit.

AND how is that? Tigger & BEC Live This Western American Lifestyle.

Tigger & BEC represent the Working Ranch world and cattle industry by providing the cowboys, cowgirls, beef cattle producers & successful farmers the knowledge and education needed to bring high-quality beef & meat to your table for dinner.

Learn more about Jeff ‘Tigger’ Erhardt & Rebecca Wanner aka BEC here: TiggerandBEC.com

https://tiggerandbec.com/

#RanchItUp #StayRanchy #TiggerApproved #tiggerandbec #rodeo #ranching #farming

References

https://www.stonex.com/

https://www.livestockmarket.com/

https://www.equinemarket.com/

https://www.auctiontime.com/

https://gelbvieh.org/

https://www.imogeneingredients.com/

https://alliedgeneticresources.com/

https://westwayfeed.com/

https://medoraboot.com/

http://www.gostockmens.com/

https://www.imiglobal.com/beef

https://www.tsln.com/

https://transova.com/

https://axiota.com/

https://axiota.com/multimin-90-product-label/

https://nationalcattledog.com/

https://americanbordercollie.org/bc-information/

https://www.americanstockdog.org/

https://workingaussiesource.com/working-aussie-source-stockdog-library-developing-the-whole-cattle-dog-part-3-beginning-work/

 

Listen to Ranch It Up on the Radio

Subscribe to Listen on Your Favorite Podcast Player

Ranch It Up is on all Podcast Players!

Related Episodes

THANK YOU to our CREW;

Ranch It Up Partners & Sponsors!

National Day Calendar
NORTH DAKOTA HALL OF FAME
DAKOTA COWBOY
About You Photography
StoneXFinancial
http://prairie-crocus.com/
RanchChannellogo

Interested in Partnering,

Sponsoring or Advertising with us?

Want Tigger & BEC for your event?