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Featured tutorials – the Point of Balance

Border collie maintaining the point of balance while working sheep in a field
You've probably heard of the "point of balance", but what exactly does it mean? You'll often hear that the dog MUST stop at 12 o'clock. The ... Read more

Featured tutorials – Preparing yourself and your dog

Two sheepdogs looking happy between their handler's legs
Many handlers seem to find the early "puppy" months very stressful; they're anxious to raise the dog in a way that will spark and preserve ... Read more

Featured tutorials – gripping the sheep

Featured tutorials - gripping the sheep
Training a dog that grips can feel like a thankless task; it might seem that you take three steps forward in your training session only ... Read more

Featured tutorials – Looking at Sheep

Bronwen standing in the corner of the yard with several ewes facing her, very close, but she's not intimidated by them.
A short introduction to sheep behaviour can be very useful to a beginner in sheepdog training ... Read more

Featured tutorial – whistles and whistle commands

Sheepdog moving sheep
If you'd like to use a sheepdog whistle, but don't know where to start, there are two tutorials in the Online Training Tutorials library that ... Read more

Featured tutorial – Working in a yard or pen

Herding Sheepdog Kay shows her great courage as she calmly and confidently removes some sheep from a very dark confined space
As the photo shows, being close to the sheep in a confined space can be intimidating for any dog and, as usual, confidence is key ... Read more

Featured tutorial – the Training Ring

Featured tutorial - the Training Ring
In Part One of our Training Ring tutorial we demonstrate how the ring can be invaluable when starting a young dog or puppy, especially when ... Read more

Special offer for November and December

Special offer for November and December
A one-off 12 month subscription to our online training tutorials makes a super gift for anyone who's training, or thinking of training, a sheepdog. New ... Read more

Featured Tutorial: The Training Area

Trainee sheep and cattle dog Remus keeping a small bunch of sheep under control
(Not to be confused with "The Training Ring") IS YOUR TRAINING GROUND A HELP, OR A HINDERANCE? Your training area can make or break the ... Read more

Featured Tutorial: Backwards is The Way Forward

Sheepdog trainer Andy Nickless walking backwards as his dog brings the sheep up to him steadily
This deceptively simple but significant lesson can pay dividends in improved performance of your dog. As soon as your dog's working around the sheep, and ... Read more

SHEEPDOG TRAINING VIDEOS ON DVD

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