The training programme that we recommend

Trainee sheep and cattle herding dog Jet, calmly holding a dozen sheep in the corner of a yard

The early stages of sheepdog training, especially for a beginner, can seem daunting. There’s so much for the dog to learn, and it can be hard to decide on what to teach first – is good flanking more important than stopping on command? What needs to be taught now, and what can wait ’til later?

And, as we say so often, sheepdog training doesn’t happen in a vacuum; sometimes it will be almost impossible to concentrate on one aspect of the dog’s work because other skills are being called into use at the same time!

Our What Shall I Do Next? tutorial shows the order of lessons that, in our experience of sheepdog training, has given us the best results – by gradually building on a firm foundation.

A companion tutorial, How Often, and for How Long? answers a question we’re often asked – how often should I be training, and how long should each session be? Only you can be the judge of that, by knowing your dog and understanding the signs to look for in a dog that’s becoming mentally or physically tired. Tired dogs don’t make good pupils, so know what to look out for.

Promotional pic of our Sheepdog Training Tutorials 2xDVD set

What Shall I Do Next? and How Often and How Long? appear in the Where to Start category of the online tutorials library, where you can also see other essential basics such as Starting a Young Puppy, Learn Your Commands, and The Training Stick.

If you need (or prefer) to watch on DVD you’ll find What Shall I Do Next? and How Often and How Long? on the tutorials collection, Volume 2.

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