Thinking Like Canines ™ is about natural communication - a day on the farm going back to basics and working with nature. Guiding the instincts of working dogs, reading their body language and adapting to their needs in order to gain optimum performance.
each day is adapted to suit individual client’s needs
For over one hundred years shepherds and their dogs have worked together, neither one afraid to take responsibility or to delegate. They form a partnership that has strength in its silence; peace in its simplicity yet is formidable in the face of adversity. Corporate Collies takes you into this world of observation and communication.
Our TLC Pack to Profession techniques are unique, each day is adapted to suit individual client’s needs, from the sole trader to team building, from management and leadership skills to confidence and focus. For clients who may have a concern about working in close proximity to dogs and sheep we can adapt your day accordingly to ensure that your team still work together balancing each other’s strengths.
Imagine you are given a small number of sheep in a ring fence and you and the dog have to keep them locked in the circle, the dog can understand human commands but not in your tone of voice. What do you do? You move and the dog immediately ‘reads’ what you have said and moves accordingly, but you don’t know what it was you said. Now you have to work really hard to try and decipher the dog’s language to enable you to communicate and you also have to learn all the moves of the sheep so you can tell the dog what you want.
This fascinating study of body language, the interaction of man and dog and the relevant parallels between pack and profession has been developed by Barbara Sykes MBIPDT at Mainline Border Collie Centre in West Yorkshire.
Thank you for the thoroughly entertaining, interesting and valuable day we spent with you yesterday. We shall spend tomorrow afternoon considering the 'lessons learned' in more detail and the overall view of the whole team was that the day was extremely useful and positive. There is a discernible spring in everyone's step this morning.
I would like to thank you for our corporate day last Thursday. I have had great feedback from all my team they all really enjoyed the day and felt it extremely worthwhile. The day was glorious weatherwise and from our point of view the company was great. I have never spent so much time laughing and learning at the same time.
I would just like to say a big thank you from all team for yesterday. We had a great day, learnt a lot and had a fantastic experience. We will certainly be recommending the day!