New Video Tutorial: Why Your Dog Should Work BOTH WAYS

Cover picture of sheep and cattle dog training tutorial showing why your dog should circle the sheep both ways

A good dog must circle fluently both ways

Just as most humans are left or right-handed, the majority of herding dogs favour working in one direction over another. Often, sheep and cattle dog handlers are not bothered if their dog will only go in one direction to gather the stock, as long as it brings them successfully.

In our latest sheepdog training video, (duration 5.5 minutes) Andy demonstrates a typical situation which would go horribly wrong if the dog would only flank one way.

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How Teach Your Dog to Work on Whistle Commands

Teach your dog to work on whistle commands

It's not as difficult as you may think!

Many sheepdog handlers think it's very difficult to teach a dog to work on whistle commands but in fact the tricky part is learning to blow the whistle in the first place!

Once you've mastered the "knack" of blowing the whistle (covered in part one of our sheepdog whistle tutorials) you need to practice a set of distinct commands which your dog will be able to hear at a distance or in a noisy environment such as near a motorway or close to trees where wind is rustling the leaves.

In our latest sheepdog training video, (duration 13.8 minutes) Andy describes how to get started and then he introduces Bronwen to whistle commands while she's working sheep.

You can find out more about our herding sheepdog training tutorials by watching the video below, or SIGN UP for full membership.

  • ONLINE SHEEP AND CATTLE DOG TRAINING TUTORIALS
    Clear, inexpensive, sheep and cattle dog training instruction

    Click icon at bottom-right of viewer for full-screen mode.

    For a very small monthly (or annual) subscription, watch many hours of expertly presented sheepdog training lessons. Not just theory - we show you what should happen, and what to do when things go wrong. Signup now
    You may cancel payments at any time and continue to watch for the period paid for.