Herding Breed Toys

Border Collie, Australian Shepherd, German Shepherd, Australian Cattle Dog, etc.

Start early retrieve training with a toy that will engage the dog's natural instincts to chase. These toys bounce and skip when they hit the ground. Used properly in early training you can place those instincts under control. Since retrieving contains an element of chasing which most dogs love to do, we will not want to strengthen this behavior without putting some controls on this behavior. We want to make chasing permission based, and add brakes on the behavior by teaching the puppy to come back to us even when he is chasing something. Ideally we want to teach this by 16-weeks.

Toys to Entertain: Interactive treat dispensing toys to entertain and keep them busy.

Australian Cattle Dog

Australian Shepherd

Bearded Collie


Belgian Malinois

Belgian Sheepdog

Belgian Tervuren

Bergamasco Sheepdog

Berger Picard

Border Collie

Bouvier des Flandres


Canaan Dog

Cardigan Welsh Corgi


Entlebucher Mountain Dog

Finnish Lapphund

German Shepherd Dog

Icelandic Sheepdog

Miniature American Shepherd

Nowegian Buhund

Old English Sheepdog

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Polish Lowland Sheepdog



Pyrenean Shepherd

Shetland Sheepdog (Sheltie)

Spanish Water Dog

Swedish Vallhund