Category – Working Instinct

Video tutorials with illustrations and examples of the dog's working instinct and its effect on the dog's approach to working stock.

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
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
Use a reward to get training on board
Odo doesn't want to get in the car! Working dogs have a huge capacity for learning, but in order to learn things that we want ... Watch now
Training Max - the Gripper (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 difficult aspects of ... Watch now
Sheepdog Selection and Preparation
Chapters 1 & 2 from the DVD set First Steps in Border Collie Sheepdog Training For a long time now we've wanted to update our ... 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
Get (the sheep) off the fence!
How to get sheep or cattle away from a fence or hedge. Getting stubborn sheep away from a fence or hedge during the early stages ... Watch now
The Dog's Confidence
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 ... Watch now
How Often (to Train) and How Long?
Regular training is excellent, but don't overdo it One of the questions we are most frequently asked is about the frequency and duration of sheepdog ... Watch now
Sheepdogs Time Out!
Get to know our sheepdogs Following on from the very popular video - and while we put the finishing touches to our latest sheepdog training ... Watch now
An Insight into Pack Behaviour
This tutorial's a little different from usual as we're looking at dog behaviour, rather than training. "An Insight into Pack Behaviour" was originally a chapter ... Watch now
Shedding (or Separating) The Sheep
To compete in sheepdog trials, you'll need to shed the sheep Shedding is one of those operations that contradicts the basic rules we've taught the ... 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