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Featured tutorial – Get off the Fence!

getting sheep away from the fence
When confronted with a dog, one of the few ways sheep have to defend themselves is to crowd together onto a fence, or in a ... Read more

FAQ – How can I stop my dog attacking cattle?

Photo of a cattle dog jumping up aggressively towards a heifer's face
QUESTION: My dog works cattle quite well, but dives in and grips their legs for no apparent reason. How can I calm him down and ... Read more

FAQ – Should I take my dog to see sheep?

Photo of a man holding a sheepdog on a lead whilst the dog is staring at nearby sheep
QUESTION: Is it OK to walk my dog around the sheep every day? He's not ready to work them yet but I want him to ... Read more

Featured tutorial – The Outrun

A sheepdog handler sending his dog off on its outrun to gather sheep
Sheepdog training tutorials focusing on the dog's outrun ... Read more

FAQ – My dog goes out too wide

Photo of a sheepdog waiting to be sent off to gather sheep
QUESTION: My dog is generally working well but when I send her on an outrun to gather the sheep, she goes out too far. How ... Read more

Featured tutorial – Sometimes Nice is Not Enough

sheep attacking a herding dog
(Or, "Give your dog a bit more Grrr!" Building your dog's self confidence.) Self confidence is essential in a working dog. Sheep are natural runners ... Read more

FAQ – How do I know my puppy will work sheep or cattle?

FAQ - How do I know my puppy will work sheep or cattle?
QUESTION: I have a young Border Collie puppy which I want to use for herding our sheep. How can I tell if he's interested in ... Read more

FAQ – Calling the dog away when it’s working

FAQ - Calling the dog away when it's working
QUESTION: How can I call my dog away when he's working in the ring or in a yard? ANSWER: It’s natural for the trainee dog ... Read more

FAQ – My dogs killed a sheep today, what can I do?

FAQ - My dogs killed a sheep today, what can I do?
QUESTION: My dogs killed a sheep today. I don't want to have the dogs destroyed, they are working Kelpie X Collie dogs which we want ... Read more

Featured tutorial – Educating Gloria

Featured tutorial - Educating Gloria
Educating Gloria - encouraging the good, and making the best of the rest! Handlers who are new to sheepdog training can find it difficult to ... Read more


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