Category – Preparation

Tutorials which include information on the preparation of dogs and puppies for sheep and cattle herding.

How Can I Slow The Dog Down?
Things you can do to make your dog work more steadily Probably the most common question we get asked about sheepdog training is how to ... Watch now
The Sheepdog Handler
Chapter five from the First Steps in Border Collie Sheepdog Training DVD set We look at some of the qualities required in a sheepdog handler ... Watch now
The Training Area
Chapter four from the DVD set First Steps in Border Collie Sheepdog Training The Training Area tutorial shows you how to get the most out ... Watch now
Sheep - Essential Facts For Trainers
Chapter three from the DVD set First Steps in Border Collie Sheepdog Training: "Sheep". People think sheep are stupid, but in some ways they can ... Watch now
Starting a non starter (Parts 1 and 2)
If your dog won't work, we can help you to change its mind! It's very disappointing to find that your dog doesn't seem to want ... Watch now
Use a reward to get training on board
Odo was returned to us because he wouldn't get in the car! Working dogs have a huge capacity for learning, but in order to learn ... Watch now
Top tips for easier training
Valuable advice for sheep and cattle dog trainers Nobody would claim that training a dog to work sheep or other livestock is an easy matter ... Watch now
Sheepdog Selection and Preparation
Chapters 1 & 2 from the DVD set First Steps in Border Collie Sheepdog Training A tutorial packed with essential information to help you to ... Watch now
Eliminate the Toilet Break
Discourage your dog from taking a toilet break while it's working. Not only is it not professional, but dog which has stopped to relieve itself ... Watch now
Bronwen and Scylla (Part 1)
Comparing the training of very different sisters We're going to follow the progress of two litter sisters - Bronwen and Scylla - as they learn ... Watch now
What Shall I Do Next?
Our suggested order for training your sheepdog When you start to train a sheepdog there are so many issues that need attention, it can be ... Watch now
Puppy Training Essentials
Important points to remember when bringing up a puppy Tempting though it may be to try your puppy with stock at a very early age, ... Watch now
Sheepdog Trials - Getting Started (Part 2)
Further information for would-be sheepdog trials competitors Competing in your first sheepdog trial can be a daunting experience. It's not just a question of training ... Watch now
Sheepdog Trials - Getting Started (Part 1)
Information for would-be sheepdog trials competitors Preparing your dog and yourself for your first sheepdog trial is not a simple task. There are so many ... Watch now
An Insight into Pack Behaviour
A tutorial to help you get a better understand your dog This tutorial's a little different from usual as we're looking at dog behaviour, rather ... Watch now
Starting a Young Puppy (Parts 1 & 2)
We take two eleven week old puppies to sheep Part 1. The usual age for starting a pup on sheep is between six and twelve ... Watch now

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