Featured tutorial – Sometimes Nice is Not Enough

(Or, how to give your dog a bit more Grrr!) Sheep are natural runners when they’re being hunted, but some situations, such as when held in a pen, or protecting their lambs, can make a sheep turn, challenge, and fight back. While sheep and dog welfare must always be a priority there are occasions when the dog,… Continue reading Featured tutorial – Sometimes Nice is Not Enough

Featured tutorial – Educating Gloria

A training session where we encourage the good, and make the best of the not-so-good! Handlers who are new to sheepdog training can find it difficult to recognise what their dog’s doing, and take the appropriate action at the right time – timing is everything! Your timing will improve with practice, and watching Gloria’s training… Continue reading Featured tutorial – Educating Gloria

Featured tutorial – Sticky Dogs! with “too much” eye

It’s time to get moving if your dog has “too much” eye. To a greater or lesser degree, border collies use “eye” (a particularly intense and assertive stare) to move stock. In some dogs the look is very exaggerated, while other dogs work with their heads up and don’t appear to be using eye at… Continue reading Featured tutorial – Sticky Dogs! with “too much” eye

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

Lift your dog’s skill from average to excellent! Once your dog’s driving competently, teaching inside flanks (circling on command) is the next step. Make no mistake, good inside flanks can be the difference between having an average dog, and a great dog! In the two-part tutorial, Train Your Dog to Circle the Sheep, we see… Continue reading Featured tutorial – Inside Flanks (Circling the Sheep on Command)

Featured tutorials – Introducing Sheepdog Trials

Have you ever felt tempted to try sheepdog trialling? The more prepared you are for your first competition, the less nerve-wracking it will be; it’s reassuring to know what to expect, and what will be expected of you. It seems unbelievable now, but when I entered my first sheepdog trial (oh, so many years ago)… Continue reading Featured tutorials – Introducing Sheepdog Trials

Featured tutorials – Bronwen and Scylla

It's difficult to take a bad picture of Bronwen

A tutorial series that demonstrates the differences in young dogs. We took two puppies, Bronwen and Scylla, from a litter and thought we knew what to expect: we assumed their work would be similar to their parents’ and that Bronwen and Scylla would be similar to each other. How wrong we were! Both girls developed… Continue reading Featured tutorials – Bronwen and Scylla