There’s nothing quite like the feeling you get when a puppy first takes an interest in sheep. On the 31st July last year, one of our best female sheepdogs produced a litter of pups. Kay’s litter was sired by Eli, a young dog who’s producing some exceptionally good puppies for us. We kept two of… Continue reading With Border Collie Sheepdogs, Things Can Change Quickly
For some months now, we’ve wanted to train a Kelpie. They’re very popular in Australia of course, but you don’t see them winning sheepdog trials here in the UK – at least, not to my knowledge. We’re fascinated to find out more about training a working Kelpie sheepdog, so we looked around for some good… Continue reading Our First Working Kelpie – RED!
I was thinking about dog training – on Saturday night, actually. Gill has long believed that the best thing to do about bad behaviour is to make it unrewarding, usually by simply ignoring it. This works well in the case of a first offence, especially with puppies that are really only craving attention. (This only… Continue reading Barking mad – a lesson in dog training