Handlers Tent

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.  This section is dedicated to sharing trial news and results, anecdotes about great dogs of the past and present, videos, articles and all the news that’s fit to print!

Top handler, Tommy Wilson has been a joyous addition to the US handlers tent since 1987. If you’re looking for excellent humor, brilliant insight into the dogs or instructions on how to do the breast stoke on a pool table (Meeker, The Rustic, circa 1988), then Tommy is your man!!  (pictured from left: Michael Gallagher, Dee Penatzer, Tommy Wilson, Alasdair)

Videos, Articles and Podcasts

A Chat with Supreme Champion, Michael Gallagher [Podcast]
Sheds and Pens, Steve Munson Memorial SDT [Video]

Some sheds and pens from the 2017 Steve Munson Memorial -Ettrick Kennels SDT, Butler, MO
Alasdair and Bill, Bluegrass Classic [Video]

Alasdair analyzes his winning Double-lift run with Bill from the 2004 Bluegrass Classic SDT.
A Discussion About Power [Video]

Alasdair discusses the concept of power in dogs.

It’s all in your head! The mental aspect of sheepdog trialing [Article]

What working a single can tell you about your dog [Article]

Preparing for the US National: An Interview with 12-time Champion, Alasdair MacRae [Article]