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Sheepdog Training FAQ – Training an Older Dog

Close up picture of a dog close behind a sheep.
QUESTION: We have an eight year old border collie and now live on a smallholding where we will soon get our first flock of sheep ... Read more

Featured tutorial – Inside Flanks (Circling the Sheep on Command)

Border collie maintaining the point of balance while working sheep in a field
Teaching inside flanks (circling on command) Once your dog's driving competently, teaching inside flanks (circling on command) is the next step. Make no mistake, good ... Read more

Featured tutorials – Introducing Sheepdog Trials

Sheepdog moving sheep
What to expect at a sheepdog trial The more prepared you are for your first sheepdog trial, the less nerve-wracking it will be; it's reassuring ... Read more

Featured tutorials – assess your dog’s progress

Photo of herding sheepdog Mo looking towards the camera. Behind her are two lambs.
There are plenty of ups and downs when you're training a sheepdog, so take the time to assess your dog's progress realistically. If you feel progress ... Read more

Featured tutorials – Putting a stop (or wait, or lie down) to it

Featured tutorials - Putting a stop (or wait, or lie down) to it
Stopping the Dog - Parts One, Two & Three take a detailed look at the problems surrounding the stop (or wait, or lie down, or whatever command you ... Read more

Featured tutorial – Tess in the Open Field

Maintaining control in the open field
Maintaining control in the open field An over-excited and strong-willed Tess first appeared in our Starting a Strong Dog tutorial. By the time we filmed ... Read more

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


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