Driving, flanks, pens, sheds, turnbacks

This proven cone exercise, “In and Out of the Dusty Blue Bells” is highly effective for improving your dogs overall precision as well as small flanks and off balance flanks.
This video teaches you how and where to move your dog to stop the ribboned or marked sheep and still encourage the plain ones to go, to help you accomplish your international shed or sorting needs on the farm. This technique specifically illustrates how and when to “open the gate” to encourage the momentum of the shed.
Our training system compartmentalizes the drive, breaking it down into 4 steps, making it easy to understand and enjoyable for our dogs. By dividing the instruction into parts, our dogs gain a better understanding of each piece of the training. It also enhances their confidence, proficiency and enjoyment and as a result, they prevail more often. Our system also provides the handler with what to do, how much to do, and when to do it. This video details the first step of teaching the Drive, “The Follow”.
This exercise, along with our foundation for teaching the drive, will help your dog to become more positive, confident and effective at pushing and applying pressure to sheep.
This video details our proven 6-step formula to effectively and intuitively teach pace to your dog while keeping your dog positive and confident in his work.
This exercise is for gently opening flanks and teaching dogs to drive straight line and then release, as you would with panels at the trials.
4 things to look for when working at hand -an analysis of Wisp’s flanks and shed.
Alasdair analyzes a shed by Nell in slow motion.
Four key tips to increase your dog's enthusiasm and confidence at the shed.
A comprehensive armchair conversation with Alasdair on the principals and standards of shedding, as well as how we start instructing this important phase of work with our dogs.
Working a single is both an excellent and important way to evaluate your dog (shed).
Why introducing turnbacks when your dog is young will increase his enthusiasm, confidence and proficiency.