Tag: Control

  • The ‘Look Back’ command

    The ‘Look Back’ command

    In this video we show how to train your dog to look back for sheep that are behind it. These could be sheep that have separated from the rest, or we might want the dog to bring sheep from another location. When to use the look back Once the dog has learned the “look back”…

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  • Close work (2 of 2)

    Close work (2 of 2)

    Close work getting sheep into and out of a yard. Two trainee sheepdogs and ‘expert’ Kay Part 2: In the second of this tutorial, we’ll be watching trainee sheepdogs Carew and Tess, when they learn to do close work. They’ll be getting sheep into and out of a yard (which just happens to be where…

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  • Balance – what’s the point?

    Balance – what’s the point?

    Sheepdog trainers often refer to The Point of Balance but what exactly is it, and where can we find one? In this short tutorial, we discover that the point of balance is not always to be found where we might expect it to be.

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  • No excuses! Don’t ignore your sheepdog’s bad work

    No excuses! Don’t ignore your sheepdog’s bad work

    Take a realistic look while you train, and do not ignore your sheepdog’s bad work Take a close look as you train It’s very easy to fall into the trap of thinking your sheepdog’s work is better than it really is. Novice trainers are often eager to move our dog’s training on, and can overlook…

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  • Backwards is the way forward

    Backwards is the way forward

    Our best sheepdog training exercise, once you have control of your farm dog, and the dog has basic control of the sheep or cattle. Our best sheepdog training exercise It’s boring – and it might appear pointless to the novice, but walking backwards with the dog bringing the sheep up to you, is our best…

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  • My dog’s no good

    My dog’s no good

    Don’t believe your dog is no good, it just needs training. The dog just needs training If someone tells you your dog’s no good, don’t believe them.As long as your dog has the herding instinct, the will to work for its handler, and is physically fit, it’s capable of learning how to work stock. All…

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  • Calm but firm

    Calm but firm

    It’s not easy when things are going wrong, but stay calm when training your sheepdog if you can! Find out how you can be a cool sheep dog trainer! The most difficult dogs to train. A dog which is aggressive with the sheep, but runs away as soon as the trainer attempts to correct it,…

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  • Driving (1 of 3)

    Driving (1 of 3)

    How to teach your dog to drive sheep, cattle or other livestock. Teach your dog to drive sheep and other livestock PART 1. Some sheepdog trainers dread teaching their dog to drive and it’s understandable, because when we ask a dog to take the sheep or cattle away, it’s contrary to the dog’s instinct. If…

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  • Close work (1 of 2)

    Close work (1 of 2)

    Close work in yards pens and sorting races with a young dog can be difficult, particularly if the area is crowded or small. Learn about sheepdog work in tight spaces. Much more just than gathering sheep Part 1: Teaching a dog to bring the sheep to you in the open field, is a good first…

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