How to teach “Sit down” (lie down)
First step in teaching “sit down” away from sheep
Overview: In this video, I discuss and demonstrate one method of how to teach our pup to “sit down” (lie down) to command, AWAY from sheep (dry). (For teaching this ON sheep, see the episode “Introducing Sit Down”.)
Getting a great “sit down” (lie down) is one of the most important things we can do to help us train our sheepdogs (or cattle dogs) quickly and to a high standard. It allows us to prevent bad habits (something about to go wrong?! “Sit down!”) and also to establish good ones.
One key to good sheepdog training is to always train in a “controllable situation”. This starts with a smaller yard, quiet sheep etc., and then moves on from there. A good “sit down” gives us a controllable situation in bigger areas much sooner, and so allows our training to progress a lot faster.
In this episode, I demonstrate this with an older 11 month old pup in order to show the training when it is more difficult, so that you can get an idea of teaching it at its (almost) hardest.
Running time: 14 minutes
The ICEPIRP Process
The art and science of masterful sheepdog handling condensed into one invaluable process!
Overview: Shortcut your path to sheepdog training success: Learn in 30 minutes what takes most sheepdog trainers years to master (and many never do)!
Do you struggle with your working dog IGNORING you, or having to be told MULTIPLE TIMES to do EVERYTHING? Do you find sheepdog training slow and frustrating? Would you prefer that your dog did what it was told the FIRST TIME, quickly and easily? And that training was faster, easier, and more enjoyable, for both you and your dog?
This video by Tully Williams reveals A SIMPLE TO REMEMBER 9 WORD PHRASE, which when followed will revolutionize your handling!
So if you would like to shortcut your path to SHEEPDOG TRAINING SUCCESS, and learn in 30 MINUTES what takes most sheepdog trainers years to master (and many never do), then watch this video today and revolutionize your sheepdog training.
Running time: 25 minutes
Introducing “Sit down” on sheep
Keys to laying the foundation for a GREAT “Sit down” (or Lie down)
Overview: In this video we introduce the pup to the “Sit down” command on sheep.
“Sit down” (lie down) is really a foundational sheepdog training command, and having a reliable “sit down” will make future training much quicker and easier.
Running time: 22 minutes
Heel – The Sheepdog Way – Part 1 On Lead
Teach your sheepdog to stick to your heels like glue, wherever you go
Overview: In this video learn the 3 simple exercises to train your sheepdog to stick to your heels like glue wherever you go. This episode deals with the first stages of training this on lead.No more pulling on the lead, no more running around and making a nuisance of themselves and having to be constantly calling them back.
Once this is mastered, Part 2 will demonstrate how to transition to off lead.
Running time: 10 minutes
Commands as praise?
Why using commands as praise for themselves is simply POOR TRAINING
Overview: Over the years I have come across at least one quite well-known sheepdog trainer (and many pet trainers), who recommended using commands as praise. For example, if we sit our dog down, then instead of just saying “good dog”, these trainers recommend saying “good sit down”. In this video, I explain why this is simply BAD TRAINING and why it is a sign of a POOR TRAINER. Make sure you don’t make the same mistake!
Running time: 5 minutes