Category: Tutorial News

  • Featured tutorial – Sometimes Nice is Not Enough

    Featured tutorial – Sometimes Nice is Not Enough

    It takes huge self-confidence for a dog to lie down in this situation, but even a cautious dog can learn to assert itself. Sheep are natural “runners” when they’re being hunted, but certain situations, such as when held in a pen, or protecting their lambs, can make a sheep turn and fight back. While sheep […]

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  • Featured Tutorial – What Shall I Do Next?

    Featured Tutorial – What Shall I Do Next?

    Our recommended order for training sheep or cattle dogs When you first start training a dog to work livestock, it can seem daunting to say the least! With the dog whirling around and refusing to stop while sheep or cattle run in all directions, the beginner can be forgiven for thinking they’ll never regain control, […]

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  • New Tutorial: No 70 – The Training Ring (Part 2)

    The training ring can be used for much more than just starting a dog off We saw in part one of “The Training Ring” tutorials that getting your dog’s training off to a good start will be so much easier if you can confine the sheep and the action within an enclosure of the right […]

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  • Featured Tutorial – The Perfect Stop!

    Featured Tutorial – The Perfect Stop!

    Improve your dog’s stop without damaging its confidence A dog which will stop instantly on command is a great asset on any livestock farm. The most common fault among working sheepdogs is that they’re too eager, and their handler cannot stop them precisely when and where they need to, but over-intense training can damage a […]

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  • New Tutorial: The Training Ring

    New Tutorial: The Training Ring

    Correct size and shape of your training ring can make starting your dog far easier Not only is the training ring one the most useful assets you can have when you start to train a sheepdog, it can also be a great help when the dog moves on to advanced work such as driving, pen […]

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  • New Tutorial: How Can I Slow the Dog Down?

    New Tutorial: How Can I Slow the Dog Down?

    Many people ask us how they can slow their dog down when it’s working It’s essential that the dog learns to work stock steadily. During training, a dog which is calm is likely to learn much quicker than a dog which is excitedly racing around. If sheep or other stock panic as a result of […]

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  • New tutorial: The training area

    New tutorial: The training area

    For beginners and beyond The wide open spaces have their place, but NOT in the early stages of sheepdog training. For the best chance of success, and to save your legs and temper, keep the dog and sheep contained. We stress, in our training tutorials, that: “The closer you are to the dog, the more control […]

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  • New Tutorial: Sheep – Essential Facts for Beginners

    New Tutorial: Sheep – Essential Facts for Beginners

    Understanding sheep and their behaviour makes training your dog far easier As we approach the tenth anniversary of the release of our double DVD set “First Steps in Border Collie Sheepdog Training“, we’re busy updating it in anticipation of releasing a second, even more comprehensive version in the near future. A useful spinoff of this […]

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