Category: Tutorial News

  • Featured Tutorial: The Training Area

    Featured Tutorial: The Training Area

    (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 […]

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  • NEW tutorial – Flock Work

    NEW tutorial – Flock Work

    Is your dog ready to handle a flock of sheep? Once your dog can control a small number of sheep reasonably well in the training field, it’s natural to start thinking about working a flock of sheep. After all, that’s what the dog’s for, isn’t it! To us humans, flock work seems like a natural […]

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  • Featured tutorial – Eve at the Pen

    Featured tutorial – Eve at the Pen

    Many of our online tutorials include actual training sessions with a trainee dog. No training happens in isolation so, as well as the main topic of the tutorial, any training session can highlight other aspects of the dog’s work – good or not so good. A typical example is Eve at the Pen. At this […]

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  • Special membership offer for November and December 2021

    Special membership offer for November and December 2021

    A one-off 12 month subscription to our online training tutorials would be an ideal gift for anyone who’s training, or thinking of training, a sheepdog. New one-year subscriptions, paid for between 7th November and 31st December 2021, will be valid until 1st January 2023. So if you buy before the end of December 2021, you […]

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  • Featured tutorial: Backwards is The Way Forward

    Featured tutorial: Backwards is The Way Forward

    Wondering whether to work on flanks, stop, or working distance? Work on them all at once with this deceptively simple but effective exercise. 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 – […]

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  • Featured tutorial – Early training with your sheepdog puppy

    Featured tutorial – Early training with your sheepdog puppy

    Don’t make the mistake of thinking you’ll leave training until the puppy’s older – your sheepdog puppy will start learning from you the moment it meets you. But it needn’t feel like work for either of you. The early months with any puppy are invaluable for getting to know its personality, and for establishing a […]

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  • Featured tutorial – Moving out into the open field

    Featured tutorial – Moving out into the open field

    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 […]

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  • Featured tutorial – Why Your Dog Should Flank Both Ways

    Featured tutorial – Why Your Dog Should Flank Both Ways

    It’s important that your dog will flank both ways around the stock For day-to-day farming tasks you might be able to work around your dog’s shortcomings, but when the unexpected happens (as it surely will) you, your dog, or more likely your sheep, will run into trouble if the dog is reluctant to flank freely […]

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