Featured tutorials – Introducing Sheepdog Trials

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 to know what to expect, and what will be expected of you. It seems unbelievable now, but when I entered my first competition (oh, so many years ago) it wasn’t… Continue reading Featured tutorials – Introducing Sheepdog Trials

Featured tutorials – assess your dog’s progress

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 has slowed (or stopped) then you probably just need to take a step back and give your dog some easier tasks for a while. On the other hand, if you set… Continue reading Featured tutorials – assess your dog’s progress

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 choose). They explain why your dog doesn’t want to stop, and what you can do to make it more likely that the dog will obey your stop command when you… Continue reading Featured tutorials – Putting a stop (or wait, or lie down) to it

Featured tutorial – whistles and whistle commands

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 can help. In The Sheepdog Whistle Andy demonstrates a tried and tested technique to get you blowing your whistle within minutes. Once you can make a sound, any sound, you’ll find you quickly… Continue reading Featured tutorial – whistles and whistle commands

Featured Tutorial: The Training Area

(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 early training sessions. It might seem like hard work, but taking the time to round off the corners and clear some obstacles will make it easier for your dog to… Continue reading Featured Tutorial: The Training Area

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 you’ll discover how to ease the dog into driving and reduce the stress involved when we ask the dog to take the stock away – the exact opposite of everything… Continue reading Featured tutorial – Driving

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