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  • Featured tutorial – Sending the dog the ‘wrong way’

    Photo of a collie sheepdog working sheep in long yellow grass

    Our “Sending the dog the wrong way” tutorial introduces a great exercise for widening the dog’s flanks and outrun. Just as when we start to teach shedding we ask the dog to ignore one of its basic lessons (NOT to run through the sheep) this time we want the dog to work off balance. We’re […]

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  • Featured tutorial: Backwards is The Way Forward

    Sheepdog trainer Andy Nickless walking backwards as his dog brings the sheep up to him steadily

    Wondering whether to work on flanks, stop, or working distance? Work on them all at once with this deceptively simple but effective exercise. As soon as your dog’s working around the sheep, and under some sort of control, this simple exercise gives you the opportunity to improve the dog’s stop, flanks, and working distance – […]

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