Practical Shepherding DVD by Nij Vyas

A Systematic Guide to Sheepdog Training (PAL Format)

Practical Shepherding provides comprehensive guidance on selecting and training a sheepdog for farm work and sheepdog trials. Nij demonstrates many techniques and methods which have proven so successful in building strong foundations and trust with his dogs.

International buyers, please be aware that the DVD is PAL.

Advice for clients in the USA

Some clients have reported that they have DVD players which play and support PAL and have experienced no problems at all. Depending on the age of the player older ones may have issues with fast forwarding or rewinding. This is not the fault of the DVD itself.

If you have a laptop or desktop computer running Windows 8.5, I am reliably informed that clients have been able to play the DVD using Media Player. Windows 10 also runs Media player. You may also be able to watch the DVD on VLC player. Please check that they are able to support PAL.

Alternatively we have a new Online Sheepdog Training Service available where you can access either individual chapters for 3 Months or all 11 chapters for 12 months.

Practical Shepherding Online Training

Practical Shepherding Online Training is available either by purchasing individual chapters for 30 days or the complete 11 chapters for 12 months. Thers is also accompanying notes, which offer greater detail and clarification on the different elements of training.

You can stream from anywhere from your Mobiles handset, Ipad or Desktop or Smart Television.

ABOUT THE DVD

Practical Shepherding provides comprehensive guidance on selecting and training a sheepdog for farm work and sheepdog trials. Nij demonstrates many techniques and methods which have proven so successful in building strong foundations and trust with his dogs.

There are clear diagrams, guidance notes and tips to make it easy to follow and apply the methods. There is also an accompanying booklet providing further notes and clarification of the points contained in each chapter. It is ideal for both newcomers training their first dogs and experienced handlers who are experiencing problems.

The DVD follows Todd and Mist over 18 months; from birth, their first time with sheep, and culminating in working on a sixty-acre park with a large flock. Whilst Mist lacks confidence early on, Todd is more feisty and challenging. The subject of gripping sheep, amongst many others, is discussed at length. There is something here for everyone.

This is the perfect accompaniment to Nij’s book: Sheepdog training and Trials. Give your dog the perfect start and order a copy now!

Update on the Stars of Practical Shepherding

We featured two dogs: Todd and Mist who were selected at 7 weeks of age, using the Volhard Test, both of whom have gone on to achieving significant success. Todd was part of the winning England Team at the World Sheepdog Trials in 2017 in The Netherlands whilst Mist won the qualifier at the English National in 2019 and finished third overall. Todd also ran in the singles and brace competitions on BBC’s One Man And His Dog in 2020.

Due to the huge success of the DVD we have decided to re-print and so it is available once more as a hard copy.

Testimonial by Gwyn Jones, Three times International Supreme Champion:

“Handlers and trainers alike will find this video of great value. It comprehensively covers important stages, from puppyhood to an adult working dog.

Nij uses many of his own methods in the video. He begins with choosing a pup using a process that he has found to be very successful over the years. I think we can all learn from this, as it is systematic and one I haven’t seen before.

The video covers a variety of training methods including how he deals with gripping; not completely stopping the gripping or taking it out of the dog but by controlling it, only gripping under command. A method I practice myself.

In all, this is an original, thought-provoking and beautifully filmed video showing useful methods and techniques not covered before on training DVD’s.”