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  • Improved performance!

    Improved performance!

    Have you suffered video buffering – or even stopping – when you watch online? Then you’ll be pleased to hear we’ve made some big improvements to our service. We’ve re-encoded each of our tutorials to make them more accessible on slower internet connections. At the same time, they cater for those whose faster connections are […]

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  • Featured tutorials – Introducing Sheepdog Trials

    Featured tutorials – Introducing Sheepdog Trials

    What should you expect at a sheepdog trial? The better prepared you are for your first sheepdog trial, the less nerve-wracking it will be. It’s important to know what to expect, and what will be expected of you. It seems unbelievable now, but when I entered my first trial (oh, so many years ago) it […]

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  • Maddie & Ezra’s pups at play today!

    Maddie & Ezra’s pups at play today!

    We thought you’d like to watch Maddie and Ezra’s pups at play today. This is just a short video with no commentary, but we know you’ll love it – especially the part when young Harvey decides he wants to take the dustbin lid from his big sister Portia. There are three male pups available for […]

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  • Border collie sheepdog puppies for sale

    Border collie sheepdog puppies for sale

    We have two male ISDS registered puppies available from this year’s litter, born 30th April 2022. The parents of this litter, Maddie and Ezra, are both home bred and we expect the puppies to inherit their parents’ high work drive, stamina, and excellent temperaments. The litter includes both rough and smooth coats, black and white […]

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  • Where did the Border Collie come from?

    Where did the Border Collie come from?

    We’re often asked how and where the Border collie breed was developed. It seems that everyone has a theory, and there’s an undercurrent of dispute as to whether the Welsh collie is/was the Original and Best, or if the collie was developed in the Scottish/English borders. Here are my thoughts on the origins of the […]

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  • Sheepdog Training 01 – How to train a sheepdog

    Sheepdog Training 01 – How to train a sheepdog

    A Beginners’ Guide to Training a Dog to Herd Sheep First uploaded Feb 8th 2003 – revised May 2022 Contents Introduction (this page) Basic Requirements What Makes the Dog Keep Working? Definition of a Sheepdog A Dog is For Life Bond With Your Dog Firm Fair & Consistent Never Punish a Dog for Coming Back […]

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  • Sheepdog Training 02 – Basic requirements

    Sheepdog Training 02 – Basic requirements

    Basic Requirements for Sheepdog Training. There are a few basic details you’ll need to attend to if you wish to train a sheepdog. Apart from the dog, you’ll need something for it to work with. Sheep, ducks or cattle are the usual animals to start your dog with, but all manner of other animals including […]

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  • Sheepdog Training 03 – What makes the dog keep working?

    Sheepdog Training 03 – What makes the dog keep working?

    What motivates the dog to keep working? Some time ago, some neighbours stopped to watch a training session and asked me how I could get the dog to work so well and for so long without giving it some praise or reward. I know little of training other breeds but in the case of Border […]

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  • Sheepdog Training 04 – The definition of a sheepdog

    Sheepdog Training 04 – The definition of a sheepdog

    At what point does a trainee dog becomes a sheepdog? Some would say a dog becomes a sheepdog when it’s fully trained but we disagree. We believe there’s no such thing as a fully trained sheepdog! Dogs are learning throughout their entire lives and sheepdogs are no exception. Furthermore, who is to say when a […]

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  • Sheepdog Training 05 – A dog is for life

    Sheepdog Training 05 – A dog is for life

    Admirable though the maxim is generally, “A dog is for life” needn’t always apply to sheepdogs” This may seem a bad point to start discussing the negative side of training a sheepdog but it’s worth bearing in mind that dogs are individuals, just as we are, and not all dogs get along with their owners! […]

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