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 – Working in a yard or pen

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. For help with this type of work, watch our Eve at the Pen tutorial. Watch Eve at the Pen for help with: A dog who circles the sheep after its outrun, instead of bringing… Continue reading Featured tutorial – Working in a yard or pen

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 there’s no experienced dog to lend a hand; the ring keeps the action within easy reach, and allows us to control or support the youngster, as needed. In time, of… Continue reading Featured tutorial – the Training Ring

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 one-year subscriptions, paid for between 7th November and 31st December 2020, will be valid until 1st January 2022. Regardless of when you buy, you can be sure your recipient will… Continue reading Special offer for November and December

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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: Backwards is The Way Forward

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 under some sort of control, this simple exercise gives you the opportunity to improve the dog’s stop, flanks, and working distance – all at once. Backwards is the Way Forward revisits Tess… Continue reading Featured Tutorial: Backwards is The Way Forward

Featured tutorial – The Stop (Part 3)

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 problems running Part Three of our Stopping the Dog tutorial. The entire tutorial has been taken apart and put back together again, and not only is it up and running as… Continue reading Featured tutorial – The Stop (Part 3)