The training ring is ideal for keeping the action in easy reach of the handler, but some young dogs are unhappy when working in a restricted space. Confined with the sheep, and feeling under pressure, a dog can be uncharacteristically aggressive. We recommend you move your training sessions to the open field as soon as… Continue reading Featured tutorial – Moving out into the open field
How to get your sheep to go where they’d rather not be! New sheepdog handlers who’ve built themselves a training ring, are often faced with a seemingly insurmountable problem: “How can I put my sheep into the training ring if I don’t have a trained dog?” It’s a fair question! And one we should perhaps have addressed… Continue reading NEW Tutorial! – Getting the sheep into the ring!
Can anything be done if your collie doesn’t want to work? The short answer is “Yes!” and understanding the possible reasons why the dog won’t work is a huge help to finding the cure. It’s very disappointing to find that your collie doesn’t want to work sheep or cattle, but it doesn’t necessarily mean you… Continue reading Featured Tutorial: Starting a Non-Starter!
Sheepdog training tutorials focusing on the dog’s outrun
(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
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… Continue reading Featured Tutorial: Backwards is The Way Forward
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)
Have you been waiting to take the leap? If your new year resolutions included improving your sheepdog’s work – or your handling – or perhaps training your first sheepdog, make February 2020 the month when you take the leap! All new 12-month (one-off) subscriptions taken out during February 2020 will receive 13 months for the… Continue reading A February offer for new subscribers