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  • Featured tutorials – Bronwen and Scylla

    A variety of smooth and rough coated border collies

    A tutorial series to demonstrate the differences in young dogs. You can be forgiven for expecting that littermates would be very similar in temperament and working style, but we chose two home-bred puppies, Bronwen and Scylla, to demonstrate that even littermates can be poles apart. While both girls developed into keen, useful working dogs – just like their […]

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  • Featured tutorial – Educating Gloria

    Educating Gloria – encouraging the good, and making the best of the rest! Handlers who are new to sheepdog training can find it difficult to recognise what their dog’s doing, and take the appropriate action at the right time – timing is everything! Your timing will improve with practice, and watching a training session (such […]

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  • Featured tutorial – Tess in the Open Field

    Maintaining control in the open field

    Maintaining control in the open field An over-excited and strong-willed Tess first appeared in our Starting a Strong Dog tutorial. By the time we filmed “Tess in the Open Field” she’d made great progress, and proved she was quite capable of working to a high standard, but Tess was still young and sheer novelty and enthusiasm made her inconsistent.  However, it […]

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  • New Tutorial: Bronwen and Scylla (Part 5)

    Training a herding dog inside a training ring

    Part 5 of a Training Comparison Between Litter SistersMONTHLY OR ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED OUR LATEST TUTORIAL   –   Bronwen & Scylla, Part 5 In part five of our series comparing the training of litter sisters Bronwen and Scylla, we see the two facing the challenge of new, and “undogged” sheep. Some of the results […]

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