Category: Tutorial News

  • The Sheepdog Whistle. Tune-in With Our Training Tutorials!

    The Sheepdog Whistle. Tune-in With Our Training Tutorials!

    Watch the “Sheepdog Whistle” tutorials to get your dog moving There are some common misconceptions about whistles and sheepdogs. The first, and very common, is that you must have a shepherd’s whistle to train and work a sheepdog – you don’t. If you have only a few sheep, and a relatively small area in which […]

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  • Too much eye? There’s a tutorial for that!

    Too much eye? There’s a tutorial for that!

    Watch the “Sticky Dogs” tutorial to get your dog moving Some years ago I kept my first training sheep in a small paddock behind a large country house. Sometimes the children of the house would come out to watch my efforts, and shout their approval from the sidelines. They also frequently dismantled my hurdle ring, […]

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  • New Tutorial: Back to Forwards!

    New Tutorial: Back to Forwards!

    Once you can go backwards, turn around and go “Back to Forwards”! Don’t be confused by the title of our latest sheepdog training tutorial, “Back to Forwards” is the follow up to “ Backwards is the Way Forwards” which really should be one of our most popular videos because it teaches the herding dog so […]

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  • New Tutorial: Train a Sensitive, Reluctant Dog

    New Tutorial: Train a Sensitive, Reluctant Dog

    The first training session for reluctant Maisie Our online tutorials include Starting a Young Puppy, and Starting a Strong Dog. Now it’s time to look at another common type of young dog – A Reluctant Dog – sensitive and apparently uninterested. Maisie’s parents (Isla and Ezra) could never be accused of lacking enthusiasm, so at […]

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  • Our Relentless Pursuit of Excellence!

    Our Relentless Pursuit of Excellence!

    With 60 tutorials in the library it’s time we made it easier to find what you want. In our relentless pursuit of the “Perfect User Experience” (is there such a thing as the “perfect user”) we’ve made it much easier to find your way around our Sheepdog Training Tutorials. Now you can scroll through thumbnails […]

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  • New Tutorial: Why Your Dog Should Work BOTH WAYS

    New Tutorial: Why Your Dog Should Work BOTH WAYS

    A good dog must circle fluently both ways Just as most humans are left or right-handed, the majority of herding dogs favour working in one direction over another. Often, sheep and cattle dog handlers are not bothered if their dog will only go in one direction to gather the stock, as long as it brings […]

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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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  • Does your dog cast out too wide around stock?

    Does your dog cast out too wide around stock?

    A dog which works too far off the sheep or cattle will lose control of them Although officially Part 7 of our Bronwen and Scylla comparison, this tutorial concentrates on a problem that’s Bronwen’s very own. While Scylla has been inclined to be too tight on her sheep, Bronwen’s flanks are often pointlessly wide. Worse, […]

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