Working Dog Training

Is your dog causing you stress? Is it barking, chasing, not listening, pulling the leash? We can help! 

Can't get it to work stock, or can't get it to stop working? Being too forceful, or not able to get it to move your flock? Or have you just bought a kelpie and have no idea how to handle it or where to start the training?

From beginners to experienced handlers, 14 wk old puppies to old dogs, farmers to city slickers, our Working Dog Training caters for all working dogs. We have over 30 years of experience with all sorts of working dogs including rescue dogs and 'problem dogs', no problem is too big for us!

You and your dog will be able to move with stock through paddocks and yards, while having control of your dog. It is a hands on weekend, with plenty of time to practise the things you have just learned.

We strongly recommend watching our 2MIN YouTube Training Videos before the training. Click here to watch the videos

2 Day Dog School

Beloka working dog school

A two-day course from 9am until about 4-5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

For up coming dates please click on the "Enrol For Training" button.

Over a weekend you will learn a lot about your dog and its behaviour in general, how to communicate so your dog understands you, obedience, how to solve problems and of course everything there is to know about herding.

We use a ‘hands on approach’ starting with you and your dog on sheep, and back that up with white board instruction. We work in small groups and you learn understanding and developing the instincts of your dog and how to work with it, not against it. You learn communicating with your position and body movement: this foundation work will build strong working bonds with your dog and develop to a higher standard of ability. We will talk about and practice commands, obedience and stress free stock handling.

The course includes:

  • Instinct testing
  • Body language and position
  • Obedience on and off lead
  • Working in the paddock on a bigger flock of sheep
  • Commands, off balance
  • Backing and barking
  • Casting and driving
  • Stock Flow & Leaders
  • Getting rid of bad habits

Location is the Beloka Farm in Welshpool VIC

Camping is available from the Friday 3pm.

NB: ACD/Heeler owners: in order to participate in the herding exercises a muzzle is required. Please train your dog to wear a muzzle before your arrival. Contact us for more info.


Dog Training Beloka Friends

A lesson in a small group, once a week. Starts 11am and go 'until finished'.

For dates and availability click on the "Enrol For Training" button. New dates will be added every month. 

We generally take 90 minutes for one booking, but with multiple bookings we extend that time with how much time is needed.

We start with manners and obedience, walking on loose leash and any issues you are having. Paul will not only train your dog, he will TEACH YOU how to train your dog.

In the afternoon we will do herding.

Lessons are conducted at Beloka Farm in Welshpool.

All you need is your dog on leash, 'farm appropriate footwear' and lunch.

NB: ACD/Heeler owners: if you want to participate in the herding, a muzzle is required. Please train your dog to wear a muzzle before your arrival. Contact us for more info.




Note to the City Slickers

We find that 95% of sheep dog breeds work instantly and are easily trained. This training on sheep has huge benefits in obedience off lead training, mental stimulation and socialisation. When a dog is in prey drive (working instinct) at the park or on a walk it is almost impossible to stop this behavior. But when working on sheep in a safe environment with experienced instructors, this instinct can be redirected into a positive activity that your dog will love and accept the obedience because it will be rewarded with more herding.