Judging and Analysis

Judging the Lift [Video]

In this nearly 10 minute arm chair conversation Alasdair discusses and explains why the 10 points for the lift are important.
He also details how to evaluate this phase of work and why it should not be regarded by handlers or judges as, “just a gimme” .

Analyzing the Fetch - Four Fetches from the 2019 Steve Munson Memorial Trial [Video]

Alasdair analyzes and details the running styles, point deduction, sheep reading and effectiveness of four fetches. This video helps to not only understand the content presented, but how to evaluate your own running style and effectiveness.
An Armchair Discussion About Judging [Video]

Alasdair discusses why being a “hard judge” reveals a lack of confidence, and how critical it is to have a balanced judging system as well as examples of what this means and anecdotes from his time judging in Scotland.

Alasdair does a split screen analysis, comparing the gather of Patricia’s Jim and Nell, at the 2018 NC State Championship. [Video]

While we all would like to run a dog smooth and easy, not all dogs permit that; this video addresses how you can adjust your running style, to adapt for your dog.

Patricia and Nell, NC State Championships [Video]

Alasdair judges and analyzes Patricia’s run with Nell at the 2018 NC State Championship.

Patricia and Jim, NC State Championships [Video]

Alasdair judges and analyzes Patricia’s run with Jim at the 2018 NC State Championships.
Judging the pen, shed, and the parts in between. [Video]

How you proceed from the pen to the shed is extremely important and this video illustrates how you lose points (and there as well as analyzing and judging both aspects of work.

Alasdair judges and analyzes his run with Tweed at the 2018 Bluegrass Classic [Video]

The Pen - an Analysis [Video]
In this video, Alasdair analyzes, judges, and reflects on his and Tod’s pen, with savvy dog-broke sheep from the Happy Hollow Trial.

Nite and Dot - Trial Debuts [Video]
This video includes their full runs, analysis of their performance and development, as well as next steps in their training.
An analysis of a single [Video]
Patricia analyzes 3 critical aspects of Jim's single at the Steve Munson Memorial SDT 2017.
An analysis of Alasdair and Tweed's pen and shed [Video]

Alasdair reflects and analyzes his pen and shed from the 2017 Cedar Stone SDT
Judging the shed [Video]

Whether you aspire to compete at trials or judge them, this video, in which Alasdair judges many competition style sheds, is an excellent and very valuable tool.
Alasdair and Bill [Video]

Alasdair analyzes his and Bill's winning run from the 2004 Blue Grass Classic Double Lift Final.