Category: Training Advice

  • FAQ – Chasing cars and anything that moves!

    FAQ – Chasing cars and anything that moves!

    QUESTION: How can I stop my dog chasing cars tractors, motorcycles, cyclists, lawnmowers and anything that moves? ANSWER: Chasing cars and other vehicles is a big problem for some dog owners. It can be extremely dangerous, both for the dog, and any humans involved. The drivers amongst us know they shouldn’t swerve to avoid small […]

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  • How old is your dog?

    How old is your dog?

    There’s a new way to calculate your dog’s age! We were brought up to believe that a year of a dog’s life was the equivalent to seven human years, but it didn’t always ring true when we watched the development of puppies, young dogs and adults. With Border collies we expect adolescence to kick in […]

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  • Our suggested training programme

    Our suggested training programme

    Tutorials that guide you through the maze of sheepdog training – what to do, and when to do it. The early stages of sheepdog training, especially for a beginner, can seem daunting. There’s so much for the dog to learn, and it can be hard to decide on what to teach first – is good […]

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  • The essentials of sheepdog puppy training

    The essentials of sheepdog puppy training

    Spring time is puppy time! The promise of longer daylight hours and milder weather makes puppy ownership more appealing than during the cold of winter, and it’s a time of year when there are more puppies to choose between. We have our own puppies in the spring, and are eagerly awaiting our (Ezra and Meg) litter […]

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  • How to train a sheepdog to slow down

    How to train a sheepdog to slow down

    A dog working too fast and close, disrupts and stresses sheep and shepherd alike For maximum working efficiency and minimum stress to the sheep, the herding dog should work with a calm authority, keeping a good distance between itself and the sheep, but not so far off that it loses control of them. This topic […]

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  • Sometimes I Really Miss Carew!

    Sometimes I Really Miss Carew!

    Since Carew left here, Kay’s hearing has deteriorated badly, and occasionally we’re stuck for a skilled dog It’s hard to believe that it’s nearly two years since Carew left here and to be honest, there have been a few occasions when I’ve wished she was still here. One such occasion was only a week or […]

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  • Scary Place 2 (The Sequel)

    Kay shows her daughter Jet how to get sheep out of a Spooky Black Hole! Watch the VIDEO below! There was quite a strong response on social media when we posted a picture of a rather nervous looking Jet outside a dark hovel which was full of sheep. Jet was contemplating the task of going […]

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  • Is it wise to buy more than one puppy?

    Is it wise to buy more than one puppy?

    The short answer is “no – it’s a bad idea”. From time to time, people ask if they can buy more than one puppy from us. It’s very rare that we say yes. When you buy a puppy or even a trained sheepdog, it’s very important that the new dog ‘bonds’ with you as quickly […]

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