Revised tutorial – Stopping the Dog Part One

Title page of training tutorial stopping the dog

We’re continuing to revisit and revise the tutorials, adding information and improved footage as we go.

Our latest revision is Stopping the Dog – Part One. Unsurprisingly it’s a popular tutorial, as problems with the stop are very common – almost to be expected.

Of course there are things you can do to persuade your dog to stop – wait until the dog’s on balance; raise your arms or the training stick; or get between the dog and the sheep to block it – but a good stop goes deeper than that.

The new Stopping the Dog – Part One goes into more detail about why the dog will or, more usually, won’t, stop. It encourages you to look at your entire relationship with your dog, at its general obedience, and at how the hunting instinct can both help and hinder your progress.

We hope you’ll find Stopping the Dog – Part One more clear, and even more helpful than its previous version, but we’re always happy to hear from you so please let us know what you think!


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