The Training Stick



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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 the Training Stick - and we wouldn't like to have to train dogs without one!

This tutorial describes how invaluable the training stick can be in the early stages of training, for controlling the dog's direction, it's pace, and the distance it works from the sheep or cattle.

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Give the Sheep Some Space



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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 to give them plenty of room.

If the dog keeps well back off the animals, they'll be much calmer, and subsequently far easier to manage than excited or frightened animals will be.

In this tutorial, you'll learn ways of encouraging your dog to go out wider, and keep well back from the sheep or cattle.

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The Golden Rule of Sheepdog Training



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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 to work cattle or sheep.

In this tutorial, Andy takes a look at some of the more essential guidelines for establishing and maintaining order, protecting the stock, and improving the dog's confidence around sheep or cattle.

Finally, he confesses to breaking the most important rule of them all. Nobody's perfect!

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