Category – Working Distance

Tutorial videos showing the correct working distance for the dog, and ways to achieve it.

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
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 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
Back to Forwards
The essential sequel to "" Walking backwards with the dog steadily bringing the sheep up to you at the pace you choose to move back ... Watch now
Why Your Dog Should Flank Both Ways
The importance of teaching your dog to go both ways round the stock Just as most humans are left or right-handed, the majority of herding ... Watch now
Bronwen and Scylla (Part 8)
Scylla makes good progress When a dog's proving slow to train, it's particularly important to be able to recognise the areas where progress is being ... Watch now
Bronwen and Scylla (Part 7) - Going too Wide
Bronwen's flanking far too wide In part seven, of our Bronwen and Scylla comparison, we focus entirely on Bronwen. Although she's far more advanced and ... 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
Bronwen and Scylla (Part 6)
Is Scylla ready to work outside the ring? Part six of our series comparing the training of litter sisters, Bronwen and Scylla, sees Scylla continuing ... 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 5)
Scylla's still pretty awful - Bronwen's erratic Scylla takes an almighty charge, and scatters the sheep in all directions. Four of the sheep leave the ... Watch now
Balance - What's the Point?
The point of balance isn't always where you'd expect it Sheep and cattle dog trainers often refer to the importance of "the point of balance" ... Watch now
The Outrun (Part 3) Slingshot
Using a 'Slingshot' technique to widen the dog's outrun Part three in our series of Outrun tutorials demonstrates how we use a simple technique we ... Watch now
Sometimes Nice is Not Enough
Does your dog have difficulty moving stubborn sheep or other livestock? It's all very well training your dog to keep back from the sheep and ... Watch now
Tess in the Open Field
A complete training session, packed with lessons As well as learning specific sheepdog training topics, we like to show you complete training sessions. This helps ... Watch now
Sending the Dog the Wrong Way!
A useful technique to widen your dog out from the sheep One of the best ways to get a dog to give the sheep space ... 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
Backwards is the way forward
Our most useful exercise once you have control of the dog It's boring - and it might appear pointless to the novice, but walking backwards ... Watch now
Inside Flanks (Circle on Command) (Parts 1 & 2)
A valuable exercise for increasing control of your dog Dramatically improve your sheepdog or cattle dog's work with this important two-part tutorial. Even if the ... Watch now
The Outrun (Part 2)
Correct positioning of the dog and handler, in relation to that of the sheep The outrun marks the difference between a dog in training and ... Watch now
Sticky Dogs (too much eye)
"Too much eye" is nothing more than a confidence problem "That dog's got too much eye!" You'll sometimes hear this when a sheepdog, invariably a ... Watch now
The Outrun (Part 1)
A good outrun is essential if a sheepdog is to work efficiently. Fortunately, it's not difficult to train a dog to do an outrun, and ... Watch now
Driving (Parts 1 - 3)
THREE TUTORIALS to help you teach your dog to drive PART 1. Some sheepdog trainers dread teaching their dog to drive and it's understandable, because ... Watch now
Whistle (Parts 1 & 2)
Part 1 - Are you finding your whistle difficult to blow? If you work sheep at a distance, in bad weather or under noisy conditions, ... Watch now
Close work (Parts 1 and 2)
Moving sheep in and out of yards and fields can be tricky Teaching a dog to bring the sheep to you in the open field ... 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
Give the Sheep Some Space
Teach your dog to keep well away from the sheep when flanking If your dog's going to work sheep or cattle properly, it must learn ... Watch now


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