Border collies were initially meant to be herding dogs on the farm. Although collies are now more of a domestic type, their breed is still one of the most intelligent and agile in the dog kingdom. This trainer from Monroe, Tennessee, had proven just how these pups could be easily trained when a video of his trainees in action went viral.
Meet Chad Collins, a patient dog trainer who raises border collies to help herd animals in the farm. He has been instructing canines for the past several years now that he decided to manage his very own dog training school and clinic, the Collins Stockdogs. He would often bring his smart pups in local schools and community activities to show off their impressive skills.
Just recently, he was in Cookeville, Tennessee for the Putnam County Fair, bringing with him three of his best students, Imported Lass, Imported Roy, and Celt. With only a whistle in hand, Chad demonstrated the canines’ herding abilities.
He challenged his trainees to herd a group of ducks into a hula hoop laid in the middle of the street. He then blew his whistle, and the show began. With every whistle, the pups would move in closer to trap the confused ducks.
They would crouch low and focus on keeping the target in sight. Every time the ducks would escape, the collies knew precisely what to do and how to react. They slowly contained the ducks until they had nowhere to go but inside the hoop.
No hand gestures or vocal commands were even given, but the trio managed to accomplish their goal. People cheered at the stunning demonstration. Thankfully, Candy Louis Collins, Chad’s wife, recorded their jaw-dropping herding demo and uploaded it on YouTube.
In a matter of days, the clip went viral and now at over 300,000 views! Watch their impressive exhibition here.
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