Starting the pup on sheep (Part 1)
Overview: The very first training for the pup on sheep. How to teach the pup to move away from us around the sheep, in either direction, and to remain on the far side of the sheep. (And no, I don’t use a garden rake or a round yard).
This is sometimes referred to as “counter-balance”. This is also a stage where we continue to evaluate the pup’s instincts.
Running time: 27 minutes
Starting the pup on sheep (Part 2)
Overview: Following on from the pup’s very first lesson on sheep, this video continues the pup’s early training.
Running time: 11 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
Introducing the directional (flanking/side) commands
Overview: This video deals with the first introduction of training the directional commands (sometimes called the flanking commands, or sides). This comes after having initially broken the sheepdog pup in to “go back”.
Running time: 23 minutes
The best age to start training your pup on sheep
Overview: In this video (aimed at newer handlers), I discuss the various considerations in deciding the best age to start training your sheepdog pup on sheep.
Starting the pup at the right time can help training go as smoothly as possible.
Running time: 8 minutes