Category: GETTING STARTED

  • Calling the Dog Away 1 – the uncatchable dog!

    Calling the Dog Away 1 – the uncatchable dog!

    Training a dog to come away from livestock can be tricky, especially if you can’t catch it! Here are some tips to help you to catch your trainee sheepdog. Catch your trainee sheepdog It’s very frustrating to find that you can’t catch your sheepdog when you introduce it to stock. What’s more, it’s extremely important…

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  • Training Max the gripper (3 of 3)

    Training Max the gripper (3 of 3)

    Getting an aggressive sheepdog under control is of paramount importance for the welfare of the sheep Getting control of an aggressive sheepdog PART 3: The final part of our “Training Max the Gripper” tutorials sees Max working well in the training ring but then Andy decides to move the action out into the open field.…

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  • Training Max – the gripper! (2 of 3)

    Training Max – the gripper! (2 of 3)

    Continuing training a sheepdog which is aggressive with sheep Can Max keep up the good work? PART 2. After a quick recap of the unpleasant start to Max’s training, this tutorial shows him making good progress. In the training ring he’s even starting to bring the sheep up to the handler but he’s difficult to…

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  • Starting a non-starter (2 of 2)

    Starting a non-starter (2 of 2)

    Ways to spark the dog’s interest in working sheep if it doesn’t want to! Find the reason, then apply the remedy Part 2: If your dog doesn’t seem to want to work sheep or cattle, it’s quite likely it does want to really, but for some reason the dog thinks it shouldn’t. It might be…

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  • Start training a young puppy on sheep (2 of 2)

    Start training a young puppy on sheep (2 of 2)

    Further training for puppy Ezra on sheep, out in the open field. Further training for puppy Ezra on sheep In part 2, we take young Ezra to the sheep again, but this time, give him a little more guidance and lots of encouragement. We also see signs of Ezra’s confidence growing and learn that nine…

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  • Stopping the dog (3 of 3)

    Stopping the dog (3 of 3)

    The third video in our series about stopping a border collie or kelpie sheepdog. Stopping a border collie or kelpie sheepdog The three completely revised tutorials delve into the thorny issue of getting your dog to stop, in much more detail than the earlier versions. The videos explain why stopping a border collie or kelpie…

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  • Stopping the dog (2 of 3)

    Stopping the dog (2 of 3)

    Teach your sheepdog to stop on command – the second video in our series about getting the dog to stand still. Teach your sheepdog to stop on command PART 2 of our three video series, showing how to train your sheepdog to stop on command. We assume you’ve already watched part one, and hopefully, the…

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  • Getting the sheep into the ring!

    Getting the sheep into the ring!

    How to get sheep into a training ring – if you don’t have a trained sheepdog! Can an untrained dog do a trained dog’s job? OK! You’ve built yourself a training ring – but now you need to get the sheep into it. If you don’t have access to a trained sheepdog, that can be…

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  • Stopping the dog (1 of 3)

    Stopping the dog (1 of 3)

    How to train your herding sheepdog to stop on command, without damaging the dog’s confidence. How to get your sheepdog to stop! These three extensively revised ‘stopping the dog’ videos deal with the common problem of how to get your dog to stop, and at the same time, avoid damaging the dog’s confidence. They go…

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