Hi, and welcome to my website. My name is Nan Lloyd and I live in Darkan, a small town in the Southern area of Western Australia.
I have a passion for training and working sheep dogs and want to share it. I live on a farm and we raise Merino sheep mainly for wool. Working sheep is hard and time consuming and the use of good working dogs can make life a lot easier and the managing of sheep a lot less stressful.
Training a sheep dog to high standard can be frustrating and difficult. I hope to help others with the info on my site.
The site will be updated regularly so check back often.
Articles are written by me unless otherwise stated. Most of them are just observations I have made or training methods that have worked for me There are many methods of training and working dogs and sheep, none right or wrong, just different.
Most of the info and photos will be West Australian based but I hope to spread farther afield later on.
I welcome any training info, ideas, articles, or training tips that have worked for you. Authors will get credit for their words.
If there is anything you would like to know about training or trialing ask me and I will try to find out for you.
Also let me know about broken links or other errors on the site.
Articles may be distributed with permission.
You can also help support my site by buying from the affiliate links on this page. Fishpond has nearly 400 discounted dog books and Vet products Direct has pet supplies at great prices.
Its been a long time since I updated but have been busy with other things.
I have recently created a facebook page, where I will be posting videos and photos of sheepdog trials and of my dogs doing farm work. Search for Sheepdogs, photos and videos on facebook and you will find it.
Latest Diary entry. January 8th 2013
This website will showcase trialing in W.A. three sheep, yard and utility. All results, trial dates and other info will be here, and not on my site.
The Kelpie book by Tony Parsons is now back in print.
If you want to buy a copy for the cheapest AU price and with free post click on the fishpond link at the bottom of this page and search for The kelpie.( Fishpond also have lots of other great books and Cds)
The jade sheepdog whistles are now for sale in the product gallery.
If you are interested in selling a working dog on my site let me know