Category – Preparation

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

Picture of a sheepdog handler, with the title of our sheepdog training video The Sheepdog Handler
In chapter five from the First Steps in Border Collie Sheepdog Training DVD, "The Sheepdog Handler" we look at some of the qualities required in ... Watch now
Title banner for our Sheepdog Training Tutorial, The Training Area, with trainee sheepdog Kay watching Andy the trainer close a farm gate
In this fourth chapter from the 2xDVD set First Steps in Border Collie Sheepdog Training, "The Training Area" shows you how to get the most ... Watch now
Title picture of our sheepdog training tutorial video, Sheep.
The third chapter from the 2xDVD set First Steps in Border Collie Sheepdog Training: "Sheep". People think sheep are stupid, but in some ways they ... Watch now
Photo of a border collie clambering through a fence to get away from the sheep in the background
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
Top tips for easier training
Nobody would claim that training a dog to work sheep or other livestock is an easy matter, but by understanding what is going on and ... Watch now
Sheepdog Selection and Preparation
The first two chapters from the 2xDVD set First Steps in Border Collie Sheepdog Training: "Sheepdog Selection and Preparation". For a long time now we've ... 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
Bronwen and Scylla (Part 1)
We're going to follow the progress of two litter sisters - Bronwen and Scylla - as they learn to become sheepdogs. They might have the ... Watch now
What Shall I Do Next?
When you start to train a sheepdog there are so many issues that need attention, it can be quite daunting. You can't possibly address them ... Watch now
Puppy Training Essentials
Tempting though it may be to try your puppy with stock at a very early age, you should beware. Unless you can be absolutely certain ... Watch now
Sheepdog Trials - Getting Started (Part 2)
Competing in your first sheepdog trial can be a daunting experience. There are many things to remember. The learning curve can be steep and unforgiving, ... Watch now
Sheepdog Trials - Getting Started (Part 1)
Competing in your first sheepdog trial can be a daunting experience. There are many things to remember and the learning curve can be steep. Where ... Watch now
An Insight into Pack Behaviour
This tutorial's a little different from usual as we're looking at dog behaviour, rather than training. "An Insight into Pack Behaviour" was originally a chapter ... Watch now
Starting a Young Puppy (Part 2)
In part one of Starting a Young Puppy, we saw that with care, it's possible to begin a puppy's training at a very early age ... Watch now
Starting a Young Puppy (Part 1)
The usual age for starting a pup on sheep is between six and twelve months, but if you have the right sort of sheep and ... Watch now