Our suggestions to improve your training area, for easier training.
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A wide outrun avoids the dog upsetting the sheep.
Starting the dog is the difficult part!
Starting in the open field can work, but…
A smaller area helps get control of sheep.
A yard’s OK. A training ring‘s better!
Training ring design.
How to mark out and build the training ring.
Getting the sheep into the training ring.
Moving out of the ring, into the open field.
When does a dog become a sheepdog?
How to prepare your main training area.
Things best avoided in your training area.
Take a look at our training field.
Widening the dog’s experience.
Remember the sheep need fresh water.
Small changes can make training easier
The size, shape and nature of the training area can make a massive difference to your training experience. The Training Area tutorial shows you how to get the most out of the field, paddock or yard you train your dog in.
With a few small changes to the original “First Steps in Border Collie Sheepdog Training” DVD footage to make matters even clearer, this tutorial will give you great insight into the type of ground you should train in and some great ideas for improving it quite dramatically.