About Us

Online Sheepdog Training with Patricia & Alasdair MacRae

Our passion is to increase the mutual understanding between handlers and their dogs, making training more enjoyable for both, and helping dogs reach their full potential.

Alasdair won the coveted Supreme in 1993 with the legendary Nan; he also won  12 US National Championships, the Scottish National and holds the record for the most points ever attained on BBC’s esteemed, “One Man and His Dog”.  He is by far, the most accomplished handler in North America. I  attended my first trial novice trial in 2002 and won the US National in 2012. Our lives have been immeasurably enriched through the journey with our dogs.

In 2014 , with the IT expertise of our friend Kristi Oikawa, we launched, MacRae Way Online SheepdogTraining Courses  to make our intuitive, positive training methodology accessible to handlers throughout the world. These comprehensive courses address every aspect of training and are timeless in their relevance.

In March 2018, we launched MacRae Way Academy.  The Academy is a supplement to our courses, and a platform for learning and sharing information on sheepdog training, trialing, judging, handling and more. We believe that sharing our knowledge will empower improvement, enjoyment and understanding between handlers and their dogs.

Our basic membership is FREE.  Special Introductory Offer will start as low as $22 a month for Premium Membership. Learn more about the Academy.

Premium Members will immediately have access:
To over $1200 worth of sheepdog training media including,
40+ videos
30 + articles
30% savings on MacRae Way Online Courses (Annual and Six Month memberships)

What can you expect to see in NEW content? One of our upcoming videos is Alasdair judging and analyzing a run by Jack Knox.
We’ll also have new content on training young dogs, analyzing runs at trials, handling techniques, advanced training on our open dogs  and much, much more!

In addition to sharing our knowledge through online training and remote lessons, we also trial across the U.S. and provide lessons and clinics.



Photo by Kerri Black