Welcome to the MacRae Way Academy.

The Academy is a platform for learning and sharing information with our members. The online service works on a subscription basis and is a compliment to our online courses. Sheepdog enthusiasts around the world can benefit from our educational material, which is founded on our intuitive, positive training methodology. Some of the content is available free of charge. Our Premium membership gives you unlimited access to all of our videos, articles, interviews and podcasts as well as significant savings on our online MacRae Way Courses. 

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Please take a moment to sign up for a membership.  We have Premium and Basic memberships – click here to learn more about the member benefits at the Academy.

Sheepdog Training 

This section contains articles, interviews, videos, and more – all pertaining to the training of sheepdogs. Premium members can access exclusive videos, podcasts and articles. The videos in The Academy range from 2.30-35.00 minutes and augment our comprehensive MacRae Way On-line Courses, which detail every aspect of training, from starting young dogs to the most complex facets.

Trialing Tips and Judging

It’s important to us that our dogs are confident and positive in their work, while effective at competition.  This section contains information about how we achieve that end, as well as how you can maximize your chances for good scores at trials, straightforward handling strategies and insights on judging.

Premium members can access videos of judging, tips for trialing and critiques of runs from some of the most popular trials in North America.

Livestock Care and Management

This section contains articles, interviews, and studies pertaining to the care and management of sheep and goats.

Life with Dogs

We share our tips and advice on how to raise a happy working partner who is nice to live with on and off stock. Puppy raising tips, multi-dog management, and general care of the dogs – it’s all about the dogs!

Under the Handler’s Tent

Here we share trial news and results, anecdotes about great dogs of the past and present, and all the news that’s fit to print!


Whistle While You Work Audio (originally released as CD)