Category: Bronwen and Scylla

  • Bronwen and Scylla (1 of 9)

    Bronwen and Scylla (1 of 9)

    Follow the progress of two litter sisters – Bronwen and Scylla – as they learn to become sheepdogs. They might have the same parents, but their temperaments are very different and the same goes for their attitude to working sheep.

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  • Bronwen and Scylla (2 of 9)

    Bronwen and Scylla (2 of 9)

    Part 2: Sheepdog Scylla’s introduction to training – she’s not so nice! Scylla’s introduction to sheepdog training! In part one we saw how good Bronwen’s sheep control can be. We caught a glimpse of Scylla’s antics too. In this tutorial, we find out just how difficult Scylla can be when she encounters sheep. When Scylla…

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  • Bronwen and Scylla (3 of 9)

    Bronwen and Scylla (3 of 9)

    Part 3: Compare training two young sheepdogs. Bronwen gets the sheep in. Scylla’s still horrible! Bronwen struggles, Scylla’s horrible! This third tutorial in our Bronwen and Scylla series, we compare training two young sheepdogs. Bronwen struggles to get the sheep into the training ring. Once the sheep are in, we see training sessions with both…

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  • Bronwen and Scylla (4 of 9)

    Bronwen and Scylla (4 of 9)

    Part 4: Bronwen’s no angel Scylla’s improving slowly. Nobody’s perfect… In tutorial number four, Bronwen proves she’s no angel when she’s under pressure during her sheepdog training lessons! She continues to be far ahead of Scylla in terms of reliability and sheep control though. Scylla’s still working much too close to the sheep. Her tail…

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  • Bronwen and Scylla (5 of 9)

    Bronwen and Scylla (5 of 9)

    Part 5: Bronwen’s erratic while Scylla’s awful! Sheep in all directions… Scylla takes an almighty aggressive charge, and scatters the sheep in all directions. Four of the sheep leave the ring but, once under control, Scylla was impressive at times. She’s particularly good at keeping the sheep off the hurdles. Unfortunately Scylla’s lesson was brought…

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  • Bronwen and Scylla (6 of 9)

    Bronwen and Scylla (6 of 9)

    Part 6: Is Scylla ready to work outside the ring? Is the dog ready to work in the field? Part six of our series comparing the training of litter sisters, Bronwen and Scylla. Scylla continues to make slow progress in the ring. Andy’s hoping to get her out of the training ring and into the…

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  • Bronwen and Scylla (7 of 9)

    Bronwen and Scylla (7 of 9)

    Part 7: A sheepdog flanking or circling too wide around stock Flanking or circling too wide! In part seven, of our Bronwen and Scylla comparison, we focus entirely on Bronwen. Although she’s far more advanced and reliable than her sister, Scylla, she’s developed an all-too common problem: a sheepdog going too wide around stock. When…

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  • Bronwen and Scylla (8 of 9)

    Bronwen and Scylla (8 of 9)

    Part 8: Recognising training progress. Scylla’s work is improving! Give praise where it’s due. When a dog’s proving slow to train, recognising training progress is particularly important. Dogs love to be praised, so it’s important to communicate approval and encouragement to the dog when it’s work is improved, even if it’s not fully up to…

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  • Bronwen and Scylla (9 of 9)

    Bronwen and Scylla (9 of 9)

    Part 9: Bronwen getting sheep out of a tight place (without drama)! Now for something more challenging! Bronwen’s been making great progress. Now it’s time to give her some more difficult tasks to work on. She’s already quite good at penning the sheep but getting sheep out of a tight place, or putting them through…

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