Category: Training Advice

  • Jet Joins the Dean Farm Set!

    Jet Joins the Dean Farm Set!

    Jet’s right on the ball with her first gather at Dean Farm With her mother Kay being out of action because she’s “in season” at the moment (Kay’s one of those females who’s work is sometimes affected by her seasons) it seemed like a good time to let young Jet try her paw at some […]

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  • Kelpie Molly earns her wings!

    Kelpie Molly earns her wings!

    Despite having little training to date, Molly’s reached basic Sheepdog Status! Sheepdog training sessions have been somewhat few and far between here recently, because we’ve been busy updating the sheepdog training tutorials as well as working on the website. So after a really good session with Scylla today, I thought it was high time Molly […]

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  • Wow! Kelpie Molly gets our ‘Man of the Match’ Award!

    Wow! Kelpie Molly gets our ‘Man of the Match’ Award!

    It’s taken a while, but Molly’s showing real commitment and keeping her sheep together very well If you’ve read our Kelpie vs Collie blog, you’ll know that we’ve had our ups and downs with Kelpies over the years, and I’ve personally been on the receiving end of some bitter comments from enthusiasts for what I […]

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  • Border Collie Sheepdogs Come in Assorted Colours!

    Border Collie Sheepdogs Come in Assorted Colours!

    We love coloured dogs and we’ve had a few over the years! Yesterday’s post about so-called mis-marked puppies sparked a lot of response, mostly on Facebook and Twitter. One of the questions we were asked was whether we train Merle or Red and White dogs. Yes, we’ve trained quite a number over the years, but […]

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  • New Tutorial: Teach Your Dog Whistle Commands

    New Tutorial: Teach Your Dog Whistle Commands

    It’s not as difficult as you may think! Many sheepdog handlers think it’s very difficult to teach a dog to work on whistle commands but in fact the tricky part is learning to blow the whistle in the first place! Once you’ve mastered the “knack” of blowing the whistle (covered in part one of our […]

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  • How you can save a sheep’s life

    How you can save a sheep’s life

    …it’s important to raise the BAA! Sheep don’t sleep or even lie comfortably on their backs, so if you happen to see one in this position you can be sure it’s close to death. If you know what to do, however, you might save its life. WATCH THE VIDEO! Free Video  –  DVDs  –  Books  […]

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  • Carew Shows How to Pen Sheep!

    Carew shows how to pen some reluctant sheep We came across this short clip from a couple of years ago, and thought we’d share it with you. Notice that the task is much more difficult because Carew’s pushing the sheep into the pen on her own. Penning sheep is far easier for the dog if […]

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  • Use a Reward to Get Training on Board

    Use a Reward to Get Training on Board

    Our latest Sheepdog Training Tutorial‘s about much more than how to get a dog into the car! Luckily for us, herding dogs have a huge capacity for learning, but in order to teach our dogs the things that we want them to do, there must be some kind of reward in it for them. When […]

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