Category – Training Stick

Video tutorials including information and examples of the proper use and importance of the training stick when training a working sheepdog.

Close up photo of Maisie, the dog used in this herding sheepdog training tutorial
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
Thumbnail image for the sheep and cattle dog training tutorial: Training Max the Gripper - part one
Not for the faint-hearted, this tutorial deals with one of the most difficult aspects of sheepdog training, how to cope with a very strong-willed dog ... Watch now
Thumbnail image for the sheep and cattle dog training tutorial: Sending the Dog the Wrong Way
One of the best ways to get a dog to give the sheep space when it's flanking is to use a technique we call "sending ... Watch now
Thumbnail image for the sheep and cattle dog training tutorial: Educating Gloria
This tutorial shows nine-month old Gloria, a bright, enthusiastic young dog, and her fourth training session with some well-dogged sheep. As well as showing a ... Watch now
Thumbnail image for the sheep and cattle dog training tutorial: Backwards is the Way Forward
It's boring - and it might appear pointless to the novice, but walking backwards with the dog bringing the sheep up to you is the ... Watch now
Thumbnail image for the sheep and cattle dog training tutorial: 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
Thumbnail image for the sheep and cattle dog training tutorial: The Outrun part one
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
Thumbnail image for the sheep and cattle dog training tutorial: 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
Thumbnail image for the sheep and cattle dog training tutorial: The Golden Rule of Sheepdog Training
There are a number important rules that you would do well to keep in mind when you train a dog to work cattle or sheep ... Watch now