Category: Training Articles

  • Sheepdog Training 25 – The dog’s first encounter with sheep

    Sheepdog Training 25 – The dog’s first encounter with sheep

    Taking your dog to sheep for the first time. When you take your young dog to sheep for the first time, remember he may have a very short attention span – sometimes just a few seconds but more usually a few minutes. The younger the dog, the shorter the attention span will probably be. If […]

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  • Sheepdog Training 26 – The dreaded supermarket trolley

    Sheepdog Training 26 – The dreaded supermarket trolley

    When is working a sheepdog like pushing a Supermarket trolley? Take my word for it, driving sheep is like pushing a loaded supermarket trolley The thing seems to have a mind of its own, and so do the sheep. If you push the trolley straight, it wants to go to one side or the other […]

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  • Sheepdog Training 27 – The magic cord

    Sheepdog Training 27 – The magic cord

    Control an over-enthusiastic dog with The Magic Cord! Sheepdog training relies on your dog seeing you as its leader, so it’s important to give the dog the impression that you are in control of the situation, even when you’re not. Being on a lead can have a psychological as well as a physical effect on […]

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  • Sheepdog Training 28 – How to teach a young dog to stop

    Sheepdog Training 28 – How to teach a young dog to stop

    The secret of getting a good “stop” is: LET THE DOG GO ! Our Online Sheepdog Training Tutorials include three videos to show you how to stop your dog without damaging its confidence. Find out more. It’s vitally important that the dog learns that you’re not necessarily stopping its ‘game’ every time you tell it […]

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  • Sheepdog Training 29 – Dog gripping or biting sheep

    Sheepdog Training 29 – Dog gripping or biting sheep

    What to do if the dog grips or bites or attacks the sheep. Our Sheepdog Training Tutorial Videos (see below) have chapters such as Training Max – The GRIPPER (3 videos) and Starting a Strong Dog, which will help you to get control of a dog which is attacking the sheep unnecessarily. Gripping is very […]

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  • Sheepdog Training 30 – Dogs with “too much eye”

    Sheepdog Training 30 – Dogs with “too much eye”

    Sheepdog “Eye” – Condition or Habit..? If the dog’s standing or even lying down and staring at the sheep as though it’s in a trance, rather than moving when commanded, this is commonly referred to as having “too much eye“. On the other hand, Eye is said to be a great asset for controlling sheep […]

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  • Sheepdog Training 31 – Teaching the dog to drive sheep

    Sheepdog Training 31 – Teaching the dog to drive sheep

    How to teach your herding dog to drive sheep away. Since writing this post, our sheepdog training methods have changed. In the case of driving, quite drastically. For the latest information on our much more efficient training methods, why not subscribe to our Online Sheepdog Training Tutorial Videos (membership required). As soon as time allows […]

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  • Sheepdog Training 32 – Sheepdog trials

    Sheepdog Training 32 – Sheepdog trials

    The Sport of Sheepdog Trials. Our Online Sheepdog Training Tutorials (see Preview video below) include two lengthy videos which will help you to prepare your dog and yourself for sheepdog trials. The body which controls sheepdog trialling is the International Sheep Dog Society (ISDS). Various types of trials take place throughout the UK and internationally. […]

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