Improved video playback performance!
Have you found your video buffering, or even stopping, when you watch our videos online? If you have, you’ll be pleased to hear we’ve made some big improvements to our service. Fast or Slow connections We’ve re-encoded each of our tutorials to make them more accessible on slower internet connections. At the same time, they […]
Featured tutorials – Introducing Sheepdog Trials
What to expect, and how to prepare yourself and your dog for your first sheepdog trial A two-part introduction to sheepdog trials. The better prepared you are for your first sheepdog trial, the less nerve-wracking it will be. You should know what to expect, and understand what will be expected of you. It seems unbelievable […]
Maddie & Ezra’s pups at play today!
We thought you’d like to watch Maddie and Ezra’s pups at play today. This is just a short video with no commentary, but we know you’ll love it – especially the part when young Harvey decides he wants to take the dustbin lid from his big sister Portia. There are three male pups available for […]
Featured tutorial – Sticky Dogs!
It’s time to get moving if your dog has too much “eye”. To a greater or lesser degree, border collies use “eye” (a particularly intense and assertive stare) to move stock. In some dogs the look is very exaggerated while other dogs work with their heads up, and don’t appear to be using eye at […]
Border collie sheepdog puppy for sale (Sold)
Reuben has been sold The parents of this litter, Maddie and Ezra, are both home bred and we expect the puppies to inherit their parents’ high work drive, stamina, and excellent temperaments. The available puppy is rough coated, black and white, and a great character! All our dogs work sheep but will “switch off” and […]
Where did the Border Collie come from?
We’re often asked how and where the Border collie breed was developed. It seems that everyone has a theory, and there’s an undercurrent of dispute as to whether the Welsh collie is/was the Original and Best, or if the collie was developed in the Scottish/English borders. Here are my thoughts on the origins of the […]
Sheepdog Training 1 – How to train a sheepdog
A Beginners’ Guide to Training a Dog to Herd Sheep First uploaded Feb 8th 2003 – currently under revision (October 2022) Introduction Struggling on our hands and knees in the base of a very overgrown hedge one day, it occurred to Gillian and me that there ought to be more information for beginners to sheepdog […]
Sheepdog Training 2 – Basic requirements
Some of the details you should address if you wish to train a sheepdog Safety first! It’s the responsibility of the sheepdog trainer or handler to ensure the safety of the dog, the livestock, and most importantly, any bystanders or assistants in the vicinity. Dogs get very excited when they are first introduced to livestock, […]
Sheepdog Training 3 – What makes the dog keep working?
What motivates the dog to keep working? Some time ago, some neighbours stopped to watch a training session and asked me how I could get the dog to work so well and for so long without giving it some praise or reward. I know little of training other breeds but in the case of Border […]
Sheepdog Training 4 – The definition of a sheepdog
At what point does a trainee dog becomes a sheepdog? Some would say a dog becomes a sheepdog when it’s fully trained but we disagree. We believe there’s no such thing as a fully trained sheepdog! Dogs are learning throughout their entire lives and sheepdogs are no exception. Furthermore, who is to say when a […]