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Ideas for how to train your sheepdog to shed sheep

Ralf is a young sheepdog that I have in training at the moment. I want to prepare him to compete in nursery trials this season. I have him running out well to gather sheep. He has learnt his left and right, his off balance flanks and his inside flanks. you can see his...

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Dafydd

Dafydd

  Dafydd Davies Stick and Crook maker I was over in Wales working on some interviews for the new Away with Dogs series ( www.awaywithdogs.co.uk ) when a friend from America asked me if I'd mind collecting a stick from a maker in Mid Wales and take it with me for...

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Alasdair MacRae Part2

Alasdair MacRae Part2

audio - Alasdair MacRae in conversation (Part 2) In this Part II conversation with Alasdair, he talks about training sheepdogs to single and what singling can tell him about a working sheepdog. He talks a little about judging the single and aspects that he feels are...

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How I got started in training and working sheepdogs

Churchmount Sheepdogs - How it all started I started to train sheepdogs in 1997 to help me cope with the work that came with handling big numbers of sheep and a hundred or so cattle. In that same year I met my friend, coach, sheepdog trainer and international...

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A Supreme Stud dog

e A Supreme Stud ‘I’m giving you a bitch with a bloodline i think you’ll like’, he said. ‘Sure maybe she’ll be the one that will get you started again.’ This is what happened after my friend John Heffernan called me and told me to drop in to see him. The bitch John...

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Glyn Jones Bodfari

A Way of Life I think I must have liked the picture on the cover because when i bought the book, ‘A Way Of Life’ by Glyn Jones of Bodfari, I had neither sheep nor a dog. I was probably about 21 at that time and was more interested in drinking and socialising than...

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how I found my first sheepdog training mentor, Norman Deacon

European Sheepdog Trials Nursery Final 2015 This year I decided to slip down to the Three Provinces Nursery Final sheepdog trials. It was only an hour away in Borris Co. Carlow, home of the famous Borris Ewes. It was a lovely sunny Sunday morning that I had been...

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