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Using a distraction rather than a correction when starting a dog[Video]


We employ the use of distraction, rather than correction, when starting our young dogs to help our dogs become the best sheepdog they can be! This article and video explain why it’s so important to be conscience of unintended consequences when starting your young dog.
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.


Figure 8s in the Round Pen [Video]

Alasdair demonstrates an exercise for teaching flanks and introducing structure to your young dog.
Balance Point [Video]


Balance point, the fuel that makes the engine run. Balance point is the foundation of the MacRae Way System and the key to helping your dog become the very best sheepdog he or she can be!
How the "Lie Down" can help you, help your dog [Video]


The lie down - how it helps you, help your dog at every stage.
Teaching the lie down, on and off sheep [Video]


A detailed illustration of how to teach the "Lie Down" command off sheep with our 4 step formula, and an example of how to transfer it to sheep.
Introducing the Lie Down on Sheep [Video]

An analysis and comparison when introducing the "lie down" on sheep, with Moss and Niamh.
Why a good "lie down" gets a bad rap [Article]
Good Sheep for a Good Start [Video]


It is especially important to have good working sheep to ensure a good foundation for your young dog.