Category – Distractions

Tutorials including examples of dogs being distracted or using distractions to avoid pressure, and how to cope with them.

Thumbnail image for the sheep and cattle dog training tutorial: 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
Thumbnail image for the sheep and cattle dog training tutorial: Bronwen and Scylla part five
In part five we see how Bronwen and Scylla meet the challenge of new, and "undogged" sheep. Some of the results are predictable, and true ... Watch now
Thumbnail image for the sheep and cattle dog training tutorial: 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
Thumbnail image for the sheep and cattle dog training tutorial: How Often and for 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
Thumbnail image for the sheep and cattle dog training tutorial: 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
Thumbnail image for the sheep and cattle dog training tutorial: Driving part three
Unashamed deception! Calling the dog back onto line when it's determined to hook the sheep back to you can be difficult and frustrating. As it ... Watch now