Sheepdog training/herding lessons are available in Central Victoria with world renowned author, trainer, and breeder Tully Williams.
We are approx. 1 1/2 hours out of Melbourne, just a nice drive in the country! With clear, well thought out instruction, we cater to complete beginners/hobby handlers with no experience training sheepdogs, to stockmen and women and farmers, all the way to sheep dog trial competitors. Sheepdog training lessons are generally 1 hour sessions.
I highly recommend Tully Williams if you are having trouble with your working dogs, or are just wanting to improve your own training skills. Tully seems to have an exceptional talent when it comes to training dogs, and when training people to train dogs. A great setup which makes learning easy and fun.
At the start of 2016, I decided that I wanted to have a try at sheepdog work. Both sporting and practical. I had literally no idea where to begin. I purchased a dog, and was extremely lucky when the dog's seller recommended Tully for some lessons. From having no idea where to start, to managing to muster my sheep into a yard in 4 lessons was astounding! I have found my lessons with Tully to be fun, precise, and he has the ability to find a way to explain exactly what the handler needs to understand. Simply brilliant!
...very clear with his instructions
I am thrilled to be having lessons with Tully. I have made progress with my Border Collie in a matter of months, after having years of frustration. Tully is very clear with his instructions, ensuring I understand the methods/exercises correctly. I finally feel that being able to work sheep effectively with my dog is achievable.
...his rates are peanuts compared to what he delivers and what's out there!
After paying hundreds of dollars for another trainer to come out to my home for 1 hour, I had no improvement whatsoever. Then 1 visit to Tully & not a minute later all our troubles with pulling and walking on the lead were over! It's been weeks now and my dog has not faltered. Tully has given me the tools and knowledge to enjoy my dog as a pet, and now we are working on sheep so he will soon become a trusty work mate too. Thank you Tully for giving Buddy & I the chance to understand one another and develop a great partnership. I highly recommend Tully to help you train your dog (for work or as a pet). His rates are peanuts compared to what he delivers and what's out there! Thanks again,
...learnt so much in such a short time!
Hi Tully, thank you so much for our lesson last Thursday. I thoroughly enjoyed it and learnt so much in such a short time!
Sheepdog/herding training videos
If you looking for a comprehensive, step-by-step video series dealing in detail with every aspect of sheepdog training, then visit Tully’s video training website Beginners to Champions – Working Sheepdog Training and get started right away.