02-18-2017, 08:06 AM
The low-high whistle is come-by, which means circle clockwise. The high-low whistle is away-to-me, which is counterclockwise. The high long is down, which really means stop, but can mean sit or down depending on how intently it is blown. The high-high is walk up and can also tell the dog how hard to push the livestock depending on how intently it is blown. This guy had at least one of his dogs working off of slightly different whistles, all lower tones or all higher tones. That's how he was able to get one dog doing the opposite of the others, so the cattle would go around so far then the other dog was there to block them from going further. I wish I could do that. My two are a complete disaster working together.
Gotta love 'em.