Category – Setting the Dog Up

These are training tutorials which show examples of setting the dog up correctly before sending it to herding or gathering stock. Setting the dog up correctly can minimise the risk of failure.

The Training Ring (Parts 1 & 2)
A two-part tutorial. One of the most useful assets that help us to train a sheepdog is the sheepdog training ring. It's very much more ... Watch now
The Training Area
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
Starting a reluctant dog
Most dogs are over-excited when they first encounter sheep and it's up to the trainer to do their best to protect the stock. Occasionally though ... Watch now
Get (the sheep) off the fence!
How to get sheep or cattle away from a fence or hedge. Getting stubborn sheep away from a fence or hedge during the early stages ... Watch now
Eve at the Pen
A complete training session, teaching the dog good pen manners. Getting sheep into a tight spot, and then getting them out again, needs confidence and ... Watch now
Educating Gloria!
Watch a complete training session, full of valuable lessons! This tutorial shows nine-month old Gloria, a bright, enthusiastic young dog, and her fourth training session ... Watch now
Starting a Strong Dog
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
Outrun (Part 1)
A good outrun is absolutely essential if a sheepdog is to work efficiently. Fortunately, it's not difficult to train a dog to do an outrun, ... Watch now
The Training Stick
By far the most important tool we use for training sheepdogs is the lightweight plastic pipe. We call it the Training Stick - and we ... Watch now