Story: Farm dogs

Backing up

Backing up

In sheep yards, dogs are trained to ‘back up’ or run across the backs of sheep to make them move forward. These lambs are being backed up towards the drafting gate at the head of the race, while their mothers look on.

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Clive Dalton, 'Farm dogs - Traits and defects of working dogs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 31 May 2023)

Story by Clive Dalton, published 24 Nov 2008