Category – Distractions

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

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
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)
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
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 (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
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 (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 ... Watch now