Encouraging Confidence in Your Dog

The importance of encouraging confidence while training. An in depth analysis of how handling one as...

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Good Sheep for a Good Start

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

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Alasdair and Wisp shedding

Wisp is a fully trained open dog that we imported from Ireland. In this video, Alasdair analyses Wis...

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Teaching the Lie Down

How to teach the lie down off of sheep with our 4 step formula, and introduce the lie down on sheep....

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Judging Sheds

Alasdair judges several different sheds, and discusses how he would score each and why. These includ...

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It’s all in your head. The mental aspect of sheepdog trialing

You’ve put in the time and dedication required training your dog and now you are ready for the trials! The question is, is your mind ready?

A critical piece of trialing is the mental aspect. The most successful handlers follow the 3 C’s every time they step to the post:

Concentration
Calm
Co...

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