NEW Tutorial! – Getting the sheep into the ring!

How to get your sheep to go where they’d rather not be! New sheepdog handlers who’ve built themselves a training ring, are often faced with a seemingly insurmountable problem: “How can I put my sheep into the training ring if I don’t have a trained dog?” It’s a fair question! And one we should perhaps have addressed… Continue reading NEW Tutorial! – Getting the sheep into the ring!

Revised tutorial – Stopping the Dog Part One

We’re continuing to revisit and revise the tutorials, adding information and improved footage as we go. Our latest revision is Stopping the Dog – Part One. Unsurprisingly it’s a popular tutorial, as problems with the stop are very common – almost to be expected. Of course there are things you can do to persuade your… Continue reading Revised tutorial – Stopping the Dog Part One

New Tutorial: No 70 – The Training Ring (Part 2)

The training ring can be used for much more than just starting a dog off We saw in part one of “The Training Ring” tutorials that getting your dog’s training off to a good start will be so much easier if you can confine the sheep and the action within an enclosure of the right… Continue reading New Tutorial: No 70 – The Training Ring (Part 2)

New Tutorial: The Training Ring

Correct size and shape of your training ring can make starting your dog far easier Not only is the training ring one the most useful assets you can have when you start to train a sheepdog, it can also be a great help when the dog moves on to advanced work such as driving, pen… Continue reading New Tutorial: The Training Ring

New Tutorial: How Can I Slow the Dog Down?

Many people ask us how they can slow their dog down when it’s working It’s essential that the dog learns to work stock steadily. During training, a dog which is calm is likely to learn much quicker than a dog which is excitedly racing around. If sheep or other stock panic as a result of… Continue reading New Tutorial: How Can I Slow the Dog Down?

New tutorial: The training area

For beginners and beyond The wide open spaces have their place, but NOT in the early stages of sheepdog training. For the best chance of success, and to save your legs and temper, keep the dog and sheep contained. We stress, in our training tutorials, that: “The closer you are to the dog, the more control you… Continue reading New tutorial: The training area

New Tutorial: Sheep – Essential Facts for Beginners

Understanding sheep and their behaviour makes training your dog far easier As we approach the tenth anniversary of the release of our double DVD set “First Steps in Border Collie Sheepdog Training“, we’re busy updating it in anticipation of releasing a second, even more comprehensive version in the near future. A useful spinoff of this… Continue reading New Tutorial: Sheep – Essential Facts for Beginners

New Tutorial: Back to Forwards!

Once you can go backwards, turn around and go “Back to Forwards”! Don’t be confused by the title of our latest sheepdog training tutorial, “Back to Forwards” is the follow up to “ Backwards is the Way Forwards” which really should be one of our most popular videos because it teaches the herding dog so… Continue reading New Tutorial: Back to Forwards!