Driving, flanks, pens, sheds, turnbacks

Watch: Training Ted, Jake, Niamh, Moss and Chip under Foundation to learn how we apply our method  when teaching outruns, driving, flanks and sheds.


A highly effective cone exercise to ensure success at this very important aspect of the course.
With 5 variations, this is suitable for dogs just starting all the way to seasoned open dogs
Our incredibly effective method for getting dogs to come in positive at the shed
A very effective exercise for all levels cross driving
A super versatile driving exercise.
This video explains 2 key commands we use exclusively at hand.
This video analyzes and discusses our approach to successfully penning with breaking range sheep at the Bluegrass and difficult fine wools in Colorado at the National. 
How we compartmentalize the pen into 3 parts to increase success.
The “secret” to teaching this important phase of work.
“The Channel”, our 3 Step Exercise that develops the 5 essentials for success at setting up the shed.
“In and Out of the Dusty Blue Bells” is highly effective for improving your dogs overall precision, small flanks and off balance flanks.
Using teaching software, we analyze 3 critical aspects of Jim's single at the Steve Munson Memorial SDT
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.
This exercise will help your dog become more positive, confident and effective at pushing and applying pressure to sheep.
This video details the first step of teaching the Drive, “The Follow”.
2 full length International Sheds from the Bluegrass with analysis, judging & discussion.
Our proven 6-step formula to effectively and intuitively teach pace to your dog while keeping him positive and confident.
This exercise is for squaring flanks and teaching dogs to drive straight line and then release, as you would at the trials.
4 things to look for when working at hand -an analysis of Wisp’s flanks and shed.
Increase your dog's enthusiasm and confidence at the shed.
Alasdair analyzes a shed by Nell in slow motion.
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.
Why introducing turnbacks when your dog is young will increase his enthusiasm, confidence and proficiency.
Working a single is both an excellent and important way to evaluate your dog (shed).