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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

Featured tutorial – The Stop (Part 3)

Some sheepdogs stay on their feet, rather than lie down, when they stop
Stopping the dog is a great help, but don't rush it! A huge thank you to the subscriber who let us know they were having ... Read more

Watch Dulcie Working at Dean Farm Early Today

Herding sheepdog Dulcie controlling a yard crowded with sheep
Follow Dulcie as she gathers a flock of sheep in the open field, and then takes them to the farm, where she guides them through ... Read more

Featured tutorial – Driving

Featured tutorial - Driving
The Driving tutorials are among our most popular videos, tackling a subject that many handlers – and dogs – find challenging. In Driving Part 1 ... Read more

What’s Wrong With White Sheepdogs?

A predominantly white border collie sheepdog working a small bunch of sheep
Answer - NOTHING! (Well, almost nothing). A recent question from one of our members reminded us that white border collie sheepdog pups are not as ... Read more

Featured tutorials – Puppy Training

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

Featured tutorial – Why Your Dog Should Flank Both Ways

Featured tutorial - Why Your Dog Should Flank Both Ways
It might not seem very exciting, but DON'T skimp on flanking practice! For day-to-day farming tasks you might be able to work around your dog's ... Read more

Dulcie’s First Gather in Over Three Months

Dulcie gathering the sheep together and driving them towards the farm
Since the Covid-19 outbreak, we've been confined to working the dogs at Kings Green, so today's outing to Dean Farm was very welcome - and ... Read more

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