Could someone tell me some main sheepdog commands in Irish or Scots Gaelic?
I.e. what in English are "Away to Me", "Come Bye", etc.

Cheers!
John
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Could someone tell me some main sheepdog commands in Irish or Scots Gaelic? I.e. what in English are "Away to Me", "Come Bye", etc. Cheers! John'Come Bye' means "walk to my left"

'Away' means, would you believe, "walk to my right".

I don't know any others :-(

Frank Erskine
Could someone tell me some main sheepdog commands in Irish ... English are "Away to Me", "Come Bye", etc. Cheers! John

'Come Bye' means "walk to my left" 'Away' means, would you believe, "walk to my right". I don't know any others :-(

I know what they mean - I was asking for what the commands are in Irish or Scots Gaelic! :-)
"Come Bye" also has the meaning of "move around the sheep clockwise", with "Away" or "Away to Me" meaning "move around the sheep counter- clockwise". Clever animals, those border collies!
Other commands in English are:
"Stand" - stand still
"That'll Do" - return to handler
"Walk Up" - move straight towards sheep
"Get Back" or "Get Out" - keep or move further out to give the sheep more room
"Lie Down" - self-explanatory, but can also mean slow down "Look Back" - stop current working and turn around to look for more sheep
"Take Time" - slow down
But I would love to know them in the Gaelic...
John
Could someone tell me some main sheepdog commands in Irish or Scots Gaelic? I.e. what in English are "Away to Me", "Come Bye", etc. Cheers! JohnYou have posted to a special newsgroup set up by

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Could someone tell me some main sheepdog commands in Irish or Scots Gaelic? I.e. what in English are "Away to Me",

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"Come Bye", etc.

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Dave
"Stand" - stand still "That'll Do" - return to handler "Walk Up" - move straight towards sheep "Get Back" or ... look for more sheep "Take Time" - slow down But I would love to know them in the Gaelic... John

Use GOOGLE or any other search page and then a TRANSLATOR. The dog will probably ignore you anyway, most clever ones will know what to do with sheep.
Do you know any sheep dogs that understand Gaelic?
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Do you know any sheep dogs that understand Gaelic?

My brother-in-law's father bought a dog a few years ago, perfect breeding, but it wouldn't work, so he took it back to the trainer, who told him the dog spoke Irish. Sure enough, once given commands As Gaeilge, the dog performed as you'd expect from his pedigree.

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Do you know any sheep dogs that understand Gaelic?

My brother-in-law's father bought a dog a few years ago, perfect breeding, but it wouldn't work, so he took it ... the dog spoke Irish. Sure enough, once given commands As Gaeilge, the dog performed as you'd expect from his pedigree.

I once knew a cat that spoke Welsh, and wouldn't respond to English.

Owain
I once knew a cat that spoke Welsh, and wouldn't respond to English. Owain

My ex wife is from Slovakia and on one trip to Slovakia she spoke to her Mum's dog in English and wondered why it would not sit. She had no idea what she had done.
I also know a Welshman that speaks English perfectly well and will not respond to English.
Adam
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