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

Featured tutorials – My Dog’s No Good, and No Excuses Please!

If you can tell which is Boz and which is Phiz from the front, you're doing well! (Mew and Maddie in the background).

Sheepdog training – with a little help from Johnny Mercer? Take a look at two complementary short tutorials, My Dog’s No Good and No Excuses Please! My Dog’s No Good warns against falling into the trap of believing your dog will never make a good sheepdog. So long as it’s fit, healthy and keen, the… Continue reading Featured tutorials – My Dog’s No Good, and No Excuses Please!

Featured tutorial – Stopping the Dog Part 2 – Revised!

We’ve uploaded the latest tutorial to benefit from a lot of new footage and much more information. Now that part two of our “Stopping the Dog” series is available to members, these completely revised tutorials Stopping the Dog – Parts One & Two take a detailed look at the problems surrounding the stop (or stand,… Continue reading Featured tutorial – Stopping the Dog Part 2 – Revised!

Featured tutorials – basic training

There’s more to training a sheepdog than just sheep work. We know that sheepdogs love to work, so we can take advantage of that to teach our dogs other things that will make life easier for us – and them. We want to remind you of two tutorials in the library: Use a Reward to… Continue reading Featured tutorials – basic training

Featured tutorial – the Point of Balance

Everyone’s heard that the dog must balance the sheep, but what does it mean? You’ll often hear that the dog MUST stop at 12 o’clock. To understand where this is, you need to imagine that the handler is standing at 6 o’clock on a clock face with the dog directly opposite the handler (at 12 o’clock) on the… Continue reading Featured tutorial – the Point of Balance