Category: Tutorial News

  • Featured tutorials – the dog and the handler

    Featured tutorials – the dog and the handler

    The Sheepdog Selection and Preparation and Sheepdog Handler tutorials provide lots of helpful tips and advice. Many handlers seem to find the early “puppy” months very stressful; they’re anxious to raise the dog in a way that will spark and preserve the all-important working instinct, but worry about balancing that with the entirely natural desire […]

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  • Revised tutorial – Stopping the Dog Part One

    Revised tutorial – Stopping the Dog Part One

    We’re continuing to revisit and revise the tutorials, adding information and improved footage as we go. Our latest revision is Stopping the Dog – Part One. Unsurprisingly it’s a popular tutorial, as problems with the stop are very common – almost to be expected. Of course there are things you can do to persuade your […]

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  • Featured tutorials – How to use a sheepdog whistle

    Featured tutorials – How to use a sheepdog whistle

    Learn how to blow a sheepdog whistle. If you’d like to use a sheepdog whistle, but don’t know where to start, there are two tutorials in the Online Training Tutorials library that will help. In The Sheepdog Whistle Andy demonstrates a tried and tested technique to get you blowing your whistle within minutes. Once you […]

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  • Featured tutorials – Considering sheep

    Featured tutorials – Considering sheep

    Don’t ever be tempted to think that sheep are stupid! They might not be deep thinkers, but they’re experts at protecting themselves from a dog – either by running away, or by standing and facing – and their size (and feet!) can be intimidating to an inexperienced or shy dog. We talk about sheep on […]

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  • Watch with subtitles

    Watch with subtitles

    We’ve already made our tutorials easier to watch when your internet connection is slow, and now there are improvements to the tutorials themselves. Existing subscribers will notice a slightly different format. There’s not only the choice between Standard (SD) and High (HD) definition, but instant access to English subtitles – just click on (CC) on […]

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  • A NEW Training DVD and a GREAT OFFER for BUYERS!

    A NEW Training DVD and a GREAT OFFER for BUYERS!

    We’re proudly announcing our FOURTH Sheepdog Training Tutorials DVD and a great offer to help you buy more than one copy! If you’re eagerly awaiting the next volume of our collected tutorials… HERE IT IS! PLUS, to celebrate Volume 4 and mark an amazing ten years since the launch of our first DVD, First Steps […]

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  • Does your internet connection hold you back?

    Does your internet connection hold you back?

    Try our new video player We’ve made a few changes to make our tutorials easier to watch when your internet connection is slow. Some subscribers have to live with this all the time, and others only have an issue when using a mobile device away from home. Either way, it’s a real nuisance if you can’t concentrate […]

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  • Featured tutorial – Get Off The Fence!

    Featured tutorial – Get Off The Fence!

    It’s hard to make progress if your sheep just “stay put” Sheep have a real talent for assessing a trainee dog, and for making life as difficult for it as possible. As a result, a very common problem for young dogs and inexperienced handlers is getting the sheep into the middle of the ring or […]

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