1
COME
TO YOU DIRECTLY
2
STOP
ON FOUR FEET
3 BACK ANTI CLOCKWISE
4 HERE CLOCKWISE
5 OUT WHEN CASTING
6 SPEAK TO BARK (TEACH ON CHAIN BY CLAPPING HANDS)
7 WALK UP TO FORCE SHEEP
8 STEADY SLOW DOWN S-T-E-A-D-Y
9 UP-RIGHT UP ON BACKS/ALONG RACE
10 LOOK CATCH DOGS ATTENTION FOR SHEEPS DIRECTION
1
MAINTAIN BONDING
MAINTAIN BONDING
2
COME - (Call)
Must come at all times
3
(STOP) The most important command-use hand
4
(Sides) Clockwise-Anticlockwise
5
(Walk up) With me, steady & controlled
6
(Keep off) Distance from stock
7
(Cast) Last-use fence
8
(Problems) Go back to basics
9
(Instinct) Develop-Bring Out its characteristics
1
Balance

6
Circles

2
Fence walk
(both ways)
7
Pen

3
Gap
(fence)
8
Off balance drives
(fence)
4
Arc
(fence)
9
Praise
for good work
5
Cover, hold & roll
(fence)



1
Yard-a mesh silo-8 mt diameter (dog proof)
5
Repetition-Repetition
2
Quiet Sheep (15-20)
6
Voice tone
3
Training stock
7
Position
4
Consistent commands 8
Control
GORDIE'S WAY
by Gordon McMaster

Pup Selection:
A Reputable, Well Established Breeder, Genetic Attributes, Job Suitability
and Temperament.

MY DOG COMMANDS - WITH VOICE CONTROL

USE YOUR HANDS TO GIVE COMMANDS & DIRECTIVES
WITH A WIDE PLASTIC RAKE. IF YOU CAN WHISTLE PROPERLY,
COUPLE YOUR COMMANDS WITH A WHISTLE

BONDING-SELF CONTROL BONDING-SELF CONTROL

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
Basic Training
SELF CONTROL AND BONDING

I CANNOT EMPHASISE THE WORDS SELF CONTROL AND BONDING ENOUGH.
IT'S BEEN MY EXPERIENCE THAT POTENTIALLY VERY GOOD PUPS HAVE BEEN
RUINED BY INEXPERIENCED HANDLERS,
BAD TEMPER, LACK OF BONDING AND
LACK OF OPPORTUNITY WITH STOCK.

THE BEST AND CHEAPEST INVESTMENT ON YOUR
PROPERTY IS A WYREEMA SHEEPDOG.

One good dog can replace at least three men

OVER CHASTISING A PUP WHEN STARTING WILL PUT IT'S PROGRESS BACK BY A
CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF TIME. REMEMBER THE ART OF TRAINING IS
CONTINUAL BONDING, WORKING LITTLE AND OFTEN IN THE COOL OF THE DAY.
TIE UP YOUR DOG OR PUP WHEN YOU'RE NOT USING IT

EXERCISES & ADVANCED TRAINING OF YOUR DOG
MOST IMPORTANT: ESSENTIALS
I STRONGLY RECOMMEND THE SUGGESTIONS BELOW:

1. Wyreema Kelpies need affection, bonding and work. They will not tolerate harsh handling and lack
of communication. The more opportunities you give your dog the better it will become.

2. After 4 months the pup should be handled and worked by only one person. Take it out of the pen
or off the chain every day to run, relax and familiarise.

3. All pups differ in the age they start to work, so don't expect too much too soon. Early starting
doesn't necessarily mean a better dog in the long run, and belting and bad tempered handling can
only retard progress,

4. Try to work your young pup when you have sufficient time to control it without losing your temper,
and allow it to do its own thing. This is very important and can make or break a young dog. Always
try to work your pup with a minimum of other dogs.

5. If your dog lacks stamina and you have checked nutrition and parasites then have him checked by a
vet for Heartworm.

6. Assess the potential of your pup for yard or paddock work and utilise these qualities to the fullest.

7. If you pup proves unsatisfactory, don't tell the world, tell the BREEDER, as it may be a
connmunication breakdown. All Wyreema Kelpies are fully guaranteed if you fulfil all the above

PLEASE READ THIS FULL PROGRAM A NUMBER OF TIMES TO FULLY DIGEST
GOOD BOY/GIRL-ALWAYS PRAISE YOUR DOG FOR CORRECT WORK
Build a round mesh
yard 2 metres high and
10 metres across.Use
5 quiet sheep
Stop & Look
Going to the
point of
balance
Lift off fence
Balancing to
you...using
rake to keep
distance
Balancing to
head
Going to the
back using
hands
Putting your
dog to head
using hands