Category – Starting

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

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Stopping the Dog (Parts 1-3)

Stopping the Dog (Parts 1-3)
For English Subtitles click CC on player. Teach your dog to stop well on command (three part tutorial). The three completely revised tutorials delve into ... Watch now

The Training Ring (Parts 1 & 2)

The Training Ring (Parts 1 & 2)
For English Subtitles click CC on player. A training ring makes training your dog a lot easier A two-part tutorial. One of the most useful ... Watch now

How Can I Slow The Dog Down?

How Can I Slow The Dog Down?
For English Subtitles click CC on player. Things you can do to make your dog work more steadily Probably the most common question we get ... Watch now

The Sheepdog Handler

The Sheepdog Handler
For English Subtitles click CC on player. Chapter five from the First Steps in Border Collie Sheepdog Training DVD set It's all very well learning ... Watch now

The Training Area

The Training Area
For English Subtitles click CC on player. Chapter four from the DVD set First Steps in Border Collie Sheepdog Training The Training Area tutorial shows ... Watch now

Starting a non starter (Parts 1 & 2)

Starting a non starter (Parts 1 & 2)
For English Subtitles click CC on player. If your dog doesn't want to work, we can help you to change its mind! It's very disappointing ... Watch now

Starting a reluctant dog

Starting a reluctant dog
For English Subtitles click CC on player. Help boost your dog's confidence to start working sheep Most dogs are over-excited when they first encounter sheep ... Watch now

Top tips for easier training

Top tips for easier training
Valuable advice for sheep and cattle dog trainers For English Subtitles click CC on player. Nobody would claim that training a dog to work sheep ... Watch now

Training Max – the Gripper (Parts 1-3)

Training Max - the Gripper (Parts 1-3)
For English Subtitles click CC on player. Part 1 - A compulsive gripper can be a big problem to train Not for the faint-hearted, this ... Watch now

Bronwen and Scylla (Parts 1-8)

Bronwen and Scylla (Parts 1-8)
Eight tutorial videos comparing the training of two very different sisters Select the chapter you'd like to watch (1-8) from the playlist below this video.Watch ... Watch now

What Shall I Do Next?

What Shall I Do Next?
For English Subtitles click CC on player. Our suggested order for training your sheepdog When you start to train a sheepdog there are so many ... Watch now

Puppy Training Essentials

Puppy Training Essentials
For English Subtitles click CC on player. Important points to remember when bringing up a puppy Tempting though it may be to try your puppy ... Watch now

Starting a Strong Dog

Starting a Strong Dog
For English Subtitles click CC on player. Is your dog hard to control around sheep? In part one of the 'Starting a Young Puppy' tutorials, ... Watch now

Starting a Young Puppy (Parts 1 & 2)

Starting a Young Puppy (Parts 1 & 2)
For English Subtitles click CC on player. We take two eleven week old puppies to sheep Part 1. The usual age for starting a pup ... Watch now

Calm but Firm

Calm but Firm
For English Subtitles click CC on player. It's so important to appear calm, even when you're not A dog which is aggressive with the sheep, ... Watch now

The Training Stick

The Training Stick
For English Subtitles click CC on player. A training stick can drastically reduce the time it takes to train your dog By far the most ... Watch now

The Golden Rule of Sheepdog Training

The Golden Rule of Sheepdog Training
For English Subtitles click CC on player. The most important rule when you train a dog on sheep or cattle There are a number important ... Watch now

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