LSS Training Schools
2 Day Stockhandling Schools
The LSS Stockhandling School is relevant to all livestock production industries and the people who work within them. Past participants have varied in age from 4 to 73 with skill levels ranging from very experienced and competent stock people through to total beginners. All you need is a willingness to learn.
The Basic Animal Instincts and the Principles of Low Stress Stockhandling are universal. They have been observed and put into a framework that makes them easy to learn and they form the basis of the Stockhandling School content.
Methods relating to the Principles are taught through a combination of direct teaching and practical situations that allow each participant the opportunity to work livestock both inside and outside the yard. We pride ourselves on providing an atmosphere that encourages each person to feel comfortable to participate and learn through practise. Emphasis is placed on developing a sound understanding of the key information through experience and the majority of the school time is for this.
As a participant at an LSS Stockhandling School you will learn how your attitude can affect the outcomes from your stock. Imagine the feeling of ending each livestock working session feeling calm and satisfied with stress free animals!
Time is allocated to deal with specific issues and areas of interest relevant to the participants and their industries. Topics covered include, imprinting young animals, the weaning process and de-stressing. Our goal is that you leave the school with a broader knowledge and understanding of stockhandling which will help you make informed decisions to achieve maximum cost effective production gains with low stress livestock what ever your situation may be.
Working Dog School
Working Dog Schools cover the basic fundamentals of working a herding dog. Herding dogs are those that instinctively have a desire to go around their stock and keep the stock together and bring them back to the handler.
The schools are designed to give the handler an insight into how working dogs think and want to operate. The most important thing in a working dog is to have a desire to work. When that is established the handler must understand how to control that desire. Heavy emphasis is placed on letting the dog work as naturally as it wants in order to get the job done. Sometimes this takes a considerable amount of understanding on behalf of the handler. Understanding this process and putting it into practice can be very rewarding.
Participants will get the opportunity to work with their dogs both individually and with an instructor.