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Featured tutorials – Early training with your sheepdog puppy

Collies and Chihuahuas can be great friends
Don't make the mistake of thinking you'll leave training until the puppy's older - your sheepdog puppy will start learning from you the moment it ... Read more

Featured tutorial – Moving out into the open field

Sheepdog driving sheep into a paddock
The training ring is ideal for keeping the action in easy reach of the handler, but some young dogs are unhappy when working in a ... Read more

FAQ – Stop at the top of the outrun without command?

The top of the outrun
QUESTION: Should my trainee sheepdog stop at the top of its outrun without a command from me? ANSWER: It's nice to think the young dog ... Read more

FAQ – Sticky dog biting sheep’s faces

Photo of a working sheepdog very close to some sheep which are trapped in a pen
QUESTION: My dog has become very 'sticky' and recently started biting the faces of the sheep, instead of responding to my commands what should I ... Read more

FAQ – Outruns (send the dog from your side)

graphic showing the position the handler should adopt if the dog is too tight on the sheep towards the end of its outrun
QUESTION: My dog's doing lovely long outruns when I stand between her and the sheep, but how do I get her to do them from ... Read more

FAQ – Why’s the dog’s tail position so important?

photo showing the dog with its tail in the air as it's led into the training ring
QUESTION: I keep hearing people talk about the position of the dog's tail when it's working sheep. What do they mean? ANSWER: When dogs are ... Read more

FAQ – How to stop your dog barking

photo of a trainee dog jumping and barking whilst chained to a fence.
QUESTION: How can I stop my dog barking when I take him somewhere new, where there are sheep? ANSWER: Basically, there are two reasons why ... Read more

FAQ – Circle sheep both ways (outside flanks)

Photo of sheepdog Carew herding a bunch of ewe-lambs into a paddock.
QUESTION: "How can I make my dog go both ways around the sheep? She stops reasonably well, but insists on going anticlockwise all the time" ... Read more

Featured tutorial – Why Your Dog Should Flank Both Ways

Sheepdog in training flanking both ways
It's important that your dog will flank both ways For day-to-day farming tasks you might be able to work around your dog's shortcomings, but when ... Read more

NEW Tutorial! – Getting the sheep into the ring!

Title image of our sheepdog training tutorial - Getting the sheep into the ring.
How to get your sheep to go where they'd rather not be! New sheepdog handlers who've built themselves a training ring, are often faced with a seemingly ... Read more


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