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What does it take to make a four-week-old kelpie puppy into an effective working dog?

Kelpies are the quintessential Australian working dog.

Their relentless work ethic, supreme intelligence and fierce loyalty has earned them this reputation over generations.

But what does it take to train a kelpie from puppy to professional in one year?

Peter Hogan has worked with kelpies for 35 years, and spoke with the ABC about how he prepares his dogs for life on the land.



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ABC Rural  8 February 2019