The Training Stick

Correct use of training stick can drastically reduce the time it takes to train your dog.

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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.

The Golden Rule of Sheepdog Training

The most important rule when you train a dog on sheep or cattle.

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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. After all, whether we're beginners, novices or experts, nobody wants to make a complete mess of it, do they?

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!