Tag: Preparation

  • Bronwen and Scylla (1 of 9)

    Bronwen and Scylla (1 of 9)

    Follow the progress of two litter sisters – Bronwen and Scylla – as they learn to become sheepdogs. They might have the same parents, but their temperaments are very different and the same goes for their attitude to working sheep.

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  • What shall I do next?

    What shall I do next?

    Follow our suggested routine for training your sheepdog. Our suggested training schedule When you start to train a sheepdog there are so many issues that need attention, it can be quite daunting. You can’t possibly address them all at once, but some are more urgent than others. While there’s no simple rule for the order…

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  • Introducing a young dog to sheep (puppy training essentials)

    Introducing a young dog to sheep (puppy training essentials)

    Important points to remember when introducing a young dog to sheep Lead walking has consequences The more familiar your dog is with stock before it begins training, the easier it will be to train the dog. This is because the hunting instinct is not as strong in pups as it is in adult dogs. It’s…

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  • Sheepdog trials – getting started (1 of 2)

    Sheepdog trials – getting started (1 of 2)

    A beginner’s guide on how to start, and take part in sheepdog trials How to start and take part in sheepdog trials This is our two-part beginner’s guide to sheepdog trials, for people who want to learn more about sheep herding competitions.Preparing your dog and yourself for your first sheepdog trial is not a simple…

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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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  • How often (to train) and how long for?

    How often (to train) and how long for?

    How often to train a sheepdog and for how long? Lesson frequency and duration. Sheepdog training lesson frequency and duration We’re often asked about the frequency and duration of sheepdog training sessions, this is because there doesn’t seem to be much information available on the subject.There are no hard and fast rules, but it’s important…

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  • The golden rule of sheepdog training

    The golden rule of sheepdog training

    Keep the most important rules of sheepdog training in mind when you start training your farm dog on sheep, cattle or other livestock. There’s no shortage of rules of sheepdog training! The number of factors involved when you’re training a dog to work sheep is overwhelming, but don’t despair! Here are some of the important…

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