Category – Pace (Slowing)

Tutorials which include ways to improve and control the dog's pace when it works stock.

Photo of a trainee Kelpie sheepdog excitedly splitting up a bunch of sheep
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 getting ... Watch
Back to Forwards - online sheepdog training video
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
Stopping the Dog (Part 2) The Perfect Stop
Every handler wants a dog that stops on command, on the spot; and a dog that will stay there is a real bonus. But be ... Watch
Training a dog which is aggressive with sheep
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
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
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
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
Bronwen and Scylla (Part 4)
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
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
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
Stopping The Dog (Part 1)
It's important to get a good stop on your dog, but there are pitfalls. Proceed with care. Too much emphasis on making the dog stop ... Watch
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