Tag: outrun

  • FAQ – Stop at the top of the outrun without command?

    FAQ – Stop at the top of the outrun without command?

    QUESTION: Should my trainee sheepdog stop at the top of its outrun without a command from me? ANSWER: It’s nice to think the young dog will stop at the top of its outrun without a command, and indeed, it sometimes happens. But I’m inclined to think the dog is likely to be stopping because its […]

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  • FAQ – Outruns (send the dog from your side)

    FAQ – Outruns (send the dog from your side)

    QUESTION: My dog’s doing lovely long outruns when I stand between her and the sheep, but how do I get her to do them from by my side? ANSWER: The reason for standing between the dog and the sheep when you send it on its outrun, is so that you can move towards the dog […]

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  • Featured tutorial – The Outrun

    Featured tutorial – The Outrun

    Sheepdog training tutorials focusing on the dog’s outrun

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  • Featured tutorial – Tess in the Open Field

    Featured tutorial – Tess 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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  • Watch Dulcie Working at Dean Farm Early Today

    Watch Dulcie Working at Dean Farm Early Today

    Follow Dulcie as she gathers a flock of sheep in the open field, and then takes them to the farm, where she guides them through the ‘sorting race’ so that the lambs which are ready for market can be ‘drafted out’. Dulcie works quickly and calmly as she brings the flock from the field into […]

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  • Featured tutorials – The Outrun

    Featured tutorials – The Outrun

    If there’s one aspect of sheep work that demonstrates the joy and convenience of a working dog, it’s a good outrun. When you no longer need to walk the length of the field (or up the hill) to drive your sheep to where you want them, you save your time, your temper and your legs. […]

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  • Kelpie Molly earns her wings!

    Kelpie Molly earns her wings!

    Despite having little training to date, Molly’s reached basic Sheepdog Status! Sheepdog training sessions have been somewhat few and far between here recently, because we’ve been busy updating the sheepdog training tutorials as well as working on the website. So after a really good session with Scylla today, I thought it was high time Molly […]

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