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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

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

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