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Stopping the Dog (Parts 1 -3)
The two completely revised tutorials delve into the thorny issue of getting your dog to stop, in much more detail than the earlier versions. They ... Watch now
The Training Ring (Parts 1 & 2)
A two-part tutorial. One of the most useful assets that help us to train a sheepdog is the sheepdog training ring. It's very much more ... Watch now
How Can I Slow The Dog Down?
Probably the most common question we get asked about sheepdog training is how to slow the dog down. Of course, there's no "quick fix" for ... Watch now
The Sheepdog Handler
In chapter five from the First Steps in Border Collie Sheepdog Training DVD, "The Sheepdog Handler" we look at some of the qualities required in ... Watch now
The Training Area
In this fourth chapter from the 2xDVD set First Steps in Border Collie Sheepdog Training, "The Training Area" shows you how to get the most ... Watch now
Sheep - Essential Facts For Trainers
The third chapter from the 2xDVD set First Steps in Border Collie Sheepdog Training: "Sheep". People think sheep are stupid, but in some ways they ... Watch now
Starting a non starter (Parts 1 and 2)
It's very disappointing to find that your dog doesn't seem to want to work sheep or cattle, but it doesn't necessarily mean you won't be ... Watch now
Back to Forwards
Walking backwards with the dog steadily bringing the sheep up to you at the pace you choose to move back at, is one of the ... Watch now
Starting a reluctant dog
Most dogs are over-excited when they first encounter sheep and it's up to the trainer to do their best to protect the stock. Occasionally though ... Watch now
Why Your Dog Should Flank 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 ... Watch now
Bronwen and Scylla (Part 8)
When a dog's proving slow to train, it's particularly important to be able to recognise the areas where progress is being made, and to communicate ... Watch now
Bronwen and Scylla (Part 7) - Going too Wide
In part seven, of our Bronwen and Scylla comparison, we focus entirely on Bronwen. Although she's far more advanced and reliable than her sister, Scylla, ... Watch now
Use a reward to get training on board
Working dogs have a huge capacity for learning, but in order to learn things that we want them to do, there must be some reward ... Watch now
Top tips for easier training
Nobody would claim that training a dog to work sheep or other livestock is an easy matter. But by understanding what is going on and ... Watch now
Training Max - the Gripper (Part 3)
The third and final part of our "Training Max the Gripper" tutorials sees Max working well in the training ring but then Andy decides to ... Watch now
Training Max - The Gripper (Part 2)
After a quick recap of Max's colourful start to his training, this tutorial shows him making good progress in the training ring and even starting ... Watch now
Bronwen and Scylla (Part 6)
Part six of our series comparing the training of litter sisters, Bronwen and Scylla, sees Scylla continuing to make slow progress in the ring. Andy's ... Watch now
Training Max - the Gripper (Part 1)
Not for the faint-hearted, this tutorial deals with one of the most difficult aspects of sheepdog training, how to cope with a very strong-willed dog ... Watch now
Bronwen and Scylla (Part 5)
Scylla takes an almighty charge, and scatters the sheep in all directions. Four of the sheep leave the ring but, once under control, Scylla was ... Watch now
Sheepdog Selection and Preparation
The first two chapters from the 2xDVD set First Steps in Border Collie Sheepdog Training: "Sheepdog Selection and Preparation". For a long time now we've ... Watch now
Balance - What's the Point?
Sheepdog trainers often refer to The Point of Balance but what exactly is it, and where can we find one? In this short tutorial, we ... Watch now
Thumbnail image for the sheep and cattle dog training tutorial: Bronwen and Scylla part four
In tutorial number four Bronwen proves she's by no means perfect, but she continues to be a long way ahead of Scylla in terms of ... Watch now
Outrun (Part 3) Slingshot
Part three in our series of Outrun tutorials demonstrates how we use a simple technique we call "The Slingshot", to make the dog go out ... Watch now
Bronwen and Scylla (Part 3)
The third tutorial in our Bronwen and Scylla series sees Bronwen struggle to get the sheep into the ring. Once the sheep are in, we ... Watch now
sheepdog training video about improving the dogs confidence with stubborn stock
It's all very well training your dog to keep back from the sheep and not upset them, but what can you do if the sheep ... Watch now
Woolly Jumpers
Sheep which learn to jump out of the training area can be very difficult to cope with. No only do they disrupt the training session, ... Watch now
Bronwen and Scylla (Part 2)
In part one we saw how good Bronwen's sheep control can be, and we caught a glimpse of Scylla's antics too. In this tutorial, we ... Watch now
Eliminate the Toilet Break
It's important to discourage your dog from taking a toilet break while it's working. Not only is it not professional, but dog which has stopped ... Watch now
Bronwen and Scylla (Part 1)
Follow the progress of two litter sisters - Bronwen and Scylla - as they learn to become sheepdogs. They might have the same parents, but ... Watch now
Tess in the Open Field
As well as learning specific sheepdog training topics, we like to show you complete training sessions. This helps keep the topics in context and gives ... Watch now
Sending the Dog the Wrong Way!
One of the best ways to get a dog to give the sheep space when it's flanking is to use a technique we call "sending ... Watch now
Get (the sheep) off the fence!
Getting stubborn sheep away from a fence or hedge during the early stages of training can be very frustrating unless you know the "tricks of ... Watch now
No Excuses Please!
It's very easy to fall into the trap of thinking your dog's work is better than it really is. Novice trainers are often eager to ... Watch now
Eve at the Pen
Getting sheep into a tight spot, and then getting them out again, needs confidence and control. In this tutorial we see Eve, a keen young ... Watch now
Educating Gloria!
This tutorial shows nine-month old Gloria, a bright, enthusiastic young dog, and her fourth training session with some well-dogged sheep. As well as showing a ... Watch now
What Shall I Do Next?
When you start to train a sheepdog there are so many issues that need attention, it can be quite daunting. You can't possibly address them ... Watch now
Backwards is the way forward
It's boring - and it might appear pointless to the novice, but walking backwards with the dog bringing the sheep up to you is the ... Watch now
Inside Flanks (Circle on Command) (Parts 1 & 2)
Dramatically improve your sheepdog or cattle dog's work with this important two-part tutorial. Even if the dog's already competent at driving, teaching inside flanks or ... Watch now
Puppy Training Essentials
Tempting though it may be to try your puppy with stock at a very early age, you should beware. Unless you can be absolutely certain ... Watch now
Sheepdog Trials - Getting Started (Part 2)
Competing in your first sheepdog trial can be a daunting experience. It's not just a question of training your dog well. There are many things ... Watch now
Thumbnail image for the sheep and cattle dog training tutorial: Getting Started in Sheepdog Trials
Preparing your dog and yourself for your first sheepdog trial is not a simple task. There are so many things to remember. Where do you ... Watch now
Learn Your Commands
Attempting to train a sheep or cattle dog when you're not fully conversant with the commands can cause serious problems. It's completely unfair on the ... Watch now
The Dog's Confidence
Understanding the factors which affect the dog's work is extremely important for a successful sheep or cattle dog trainer. Of those factors, the dog's confidence ... Watch now
Teach Your Dog to Work on Whistle Commands
It's much harder to learn to blow a sheepdog whistle than it is to teach the dog to work on them! This totally remade tutorial ... Watch now
My Dog's No Good
If someone tells you your dog's no good, don't believe them. As long as your dog has the herding instinct, the will to work for ... Watch now
Moving Out - Into the Open Field
Getting your trainee sheepdog to bring the sheep out of the training ring without crisis can be a tricky affair. The sheep will usually grasp ... Watch now
How Often (to Train) and How Long?
One of the questions we are most frequently asked is about the frequency and duration of sheepdog training sessions. There are no hard and fast ... Watch now
Sheepdogs Time Out!
Following on from the very popular video - and while we put the finishing touches to our latest sheepdog training tutorial, we thought we'd give ... Watch now
An Insight into Pack Behaviour
This tutorial's a little different from usual as we're looking at dog behaviour, rather than training. "An Insight into Pack Behaviour" was originally a chapter ... Watch now
Starting a Strong Dog
In part one of Starting a Young Puppy, we saw that with care, it's possible to begin a puppy's training at a very early age, ... Watch now
Outrun (Part 2)
The outrun marks the difference between a dog in training and a dog in work. When you no longer need to walk to your sheep, ... Watch now
Starting a Young Puppy (Parts 1 & 2)
Part 1. The usual age for starting a pup on sheep is between six and twelve months, but if you have the right sort of ... Watch now
Sticky Dogs (too much eye)
"That dog's got too much eye!" You'll sometimes hear this when a sheepdog, invariably a Border collie, appears mesmerised by the sheep, and reluctant to ... Watch now
Shedding (or Separating) The Sheep
Shedding is one of those operations that contradicts the basic rules we've taught the dog so far. Previously, we've insisted the dog keeps the sheep ... Watch now
Calm but Firm
A dog which is aggressive with the sheep, but runs away as soon as the trainer attempts to correct it, is among the most difficult ... Watch now
Outrun (Part 1)
A good outrun is absolutely essential if a sheepdog is to work efficiently. Fortunately, it's not difficult to train a dog to do an outrun, ... Watch now
Driving (Parts 1 - 3)
THREE TUTORIALS to help you teach your dog to drive PART 1.Some sheepdog trainers dread teaching their dog to drive and it's understandable, because when ... Watch now
Whistle (Part 1)
If you work sheep at a distance, in bad weather or under noisy conditions, you need to use a shepherd's whistle, because the sound of ... Watch now
Close work (Parts 1 and 2)
Teaching a dog to bring the sheep to you in the open field is all very well, but your dog's capable of doing very much ... Watch now
The Training Stick
By far the most important tool we use for training sheepdogs is the lightweight plastic pipe. We call it the Training Stick - and we ... Watch now
Give the Sheep Some Space
If your dog's going to work sheep or cattle properly, it must learn to give them plenty of room. If the dog keeps well back ... Watch now
The Golden Rule of Sheepdog Training
There are a number important rules that you would do well to keep in mind when you train a dog to work cattle or sheep ... Watch now

English subtitles are available on all our tutorial videos.