Category – Distractions

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

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
Bronwen and Scylla (Part 5)
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
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
How Often 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
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
Driving (Part 3)
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