Category – Where to Start!

BEGINNERS!

Watch ALL of the tutorials on this page, STARTING AT THE TOP and working down. Possible exceptions could be "Starting a Young Puppy", "Starting a Non-Starter" and "Starting a Strong Dog" if your dog is obviously of the opposite type. However, for the best all-round knowledge, watch them all!

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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 or other livestock is an easy matter. But by understanding what is going on and ... 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 rules that you would do well to keep in mind when you train a dog ... Watch now

Sheepdog Selection and Preparation

Sheepdog Selection and Preparation
For English Subtitles click CC on player. Chapters 1 & 2 from the DVD set First Steps in Border Collie Sheepdog Training A tutorial packed with essential information to help you to understand, and look after your dog. For a ... Watch now

Sheep – Essential Facts For Trainers

Sheep - Essential Facts For Trainers
For English Subtitles click CC on player. Chapter three from the DVD set First Steps in Border Collie Sheepdog Training: "Sheep". People think sheep are stupid, but in some ways they can be very clever, as well as determined. When ... 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 you how to get the most out of the field, paddock or yard you train ... 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 issues that need attention, it can be quite daunting. You can't possibly address them all ... 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 with stock at a very early age, you should beware. Unless you can be absolutely ... 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 important tool we use for training sheepdogs is the lightweight plastic pipe. We call it ... Watch now

The Dog’s Confidence

The Dog's Confidence
For English Subtitles click CC on player. The dog's confidence is vitally important Understanding the factors which affect the dog's work is extremely important for a successful sheep or cattle dog trainer. Of those factors, the dog's confidence is probably ... Watch now

Learn Your Commands

Learn Your Commands
For English Subtitles click CC on player. Confusing your commands is very bad practice Attempting to train a sheep or cattle dog when you're not fully conversant with the commands can cause serious problems. It's completely unfair on the dog ... 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 about the dog, the sheep, and the training area, but it's just as important to ... Watch now

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 the thorny issue of getting your dog to stop, in much more detail than the ... Watch now