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Humans can't drive hogs anywhere they don't want to go, but a good stock dog can very quickly give them an attitude ajustment that makes them decide that was where they wanted to go after all. I've seen a collie dog bring an old sow out of a standing corn field and put her right back through the hole in the fence where she got out. We had run her and several others right past that hole several times before we called the stray collie mix and the rat terrier dogs out to the field. The collie would clamp down on their ears, and the rat terrier would stay behind making ham sandwiches. Those hogs knew exactly where they were supposed to go.
 

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Stock dogs are born with the herding instinct. I don't aim to say which of these are best, but the Border collie is one of the prettiest, and is born knowing more than you could ever train breeds to do that weren't bred to herd animals.
We used to have collies years ago that looked like Lassy, but I don't see them much anymore. They were good around a farm because they knew where all the animals were supposed to be, and took it upon themselves to see that they stayed there. They would go long distances to bring home a herd of milk cows at milking time by themselves. I've seen several that only had to be told, "Get the cows" and they took off on a dead run and the cows didn't dispute their athority. The Border Collies are more talented when it came to working stock, and putting them into a small pen or gate.
I have a neighbor who had a Border Collie, and he hired a woman to train him to handle sheep. The dog soon was doing whatever she wanted him to, but she didn't train the old man who owned him. He brought him home but the dog didn't have any idea what he wanted him to do. The man kept a small flock of sheep to keep the large barn lots mowed. Every time he walked out that way, the dog jumped the fence and put the sheep in the barn then stood watch at the door until the old man went away.
There is an old saying that you have to be as smart as the dog to teach it anything.
 
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