Driving, flanks, pens, sheds, turnbacks

Three-Step Exercise for Precision, Small Flanks & Off Balance Flanks [Video]

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.
The Secret to Practical Sheep Sorting at the International Shed or on the Farm [Video]

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.

The Follow [Video]
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”.

The Pressure Path: An Exercise for teaching your dog to push and enjoy applying pressure to sheep. [Video]

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.

Teaching Pace [Video]

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.

The Triangle - a Driving Exercises [Video]
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.

Important Advice When Starting to Teach the Drive [Article]

Avoiding A Common Mistake When Starting to Teach the Drive [Article]
Putting pressure on sheep - what it means and why it's important [Article]
4 Tips when working at hand [Video]

4 things to look for when working at hand -an analysis of Wisp’s flanks and shed.
An Analysis of a Shed [Video]

Alasdair analyzes a shed by Nell in slow motion.
4 Tips to Increase Enthusiasm at the Shed [Video]

Four key tips to increase your dog's enthusiasm and confidence at the shed.
A Discussion about Shedding with Alasdair [Video]

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.
The Importance of Working a Single [Video]

Working a single is both an excellent and important way to evaluate your dog (shed).

What working a single can tell you about your dog [Article + Video (shed)]

Teaching Your Dog to Turnback Shouldn’t Be an Afterthought! [Article]
Foundation of the Turnback [Video]

Why introducing turnbacks when your dog is young will increase his enthusiasm, confidence and proficiency.
An Overhead View of Nell's Turnback as Seen by a Drone [Video]

Watch a free preview of our online course, The Turnback.