Category – Starting

Tutorials that will help trainers to introduce a herding dog or puppy to stock work for the first time.

Stopping the Dog (Parts 1-3)
Teach your dog to stop well on command (three part tutorial). The three completely revised tutorials delve into the thorny issue of getting your dog ... Watch now
The Training Ring (Parts 1 & 2)
A training ring makes training your dog a lot easier A two-part tutorial. One of the most useful assets that help us to train a ... Watch now
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
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
Starting a reluctant dog
Help boost your dog's confidence to start working sheep Most dogs are over-excited when they first encounter sheep and it's up to the trainer to ... 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
Training Max - the Gripper (Parts 1-3)
Part 1 - A compulsive gripper can be a big problem to train Not for the faint-hearted, this tutorial deals with one of the most ... Watch now
Bronwen and Scylla (Part 3)
Bronwen gets the sheep in, but Scylla's still horrible The third tutorial in our Bronwen and Scylla series sees Bronwen struggle to get the sheep ... Watch now
Bronwen and Scylla (Part 2)
Scylla's turn now - she's not so nice! In part one we saw how good Bronwen's sheep control can be, and we caught a glimpse ... 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
Starting a Strong Dog
Is your dog hard to control around sheep? In part one of Starting a Young Puppy, we saw that with care, it's possible to begin ... 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
Calm but Firm
It's so important to appear calm, even when you're not A dog which is aggressive with the sheep, but runs away as soon as the ... Watch now
The Training Stick
A training stick can drastically reduce the time it takes to train your dog By far the most important tool we use for training sheepdogs ... Watch now
The Golden Rule of Sheepdog Training
The most important rule when you train a dog on sheep or cattle There are a number important rules that you would do well to ... Watch now


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