If you are serious about using and/or trialing your dog, this is a basic training program with which you can be successful.
1. The Perfect Stock Dog Training DVD
The Perfect Stock Dog Training DVD using a Border Collie on cattle, approximately 2 hours, $35.00 USD (includes postage. Foreign buyers please add $10.00 USD)
In The Perfect Stockdog Training DVD, Ben takes you step by step, day 1 through 30 of his training program. He teaches a solid stop, flanks, there, walk-up and inside flanks moving systematically from a small rectangular pen to the pasture. He starts a dog quietly and effectively with a slip collar and rope. In this tape he uses cattle start to finish.
When you grasp the beauty of Ben’s training philosophy and technique, and are able to apply it to your own dog, you will have a dog that breaks out nicely, stops on command, knows what “easy” means as well as “get out.”
Some folks believe he starts out teaching a drive. He does not. He starts out teaching the dog, “Down, stop, whoa, come by, away to me, there, get out, easy, walk up and that’ll do.” Your finished product will be able to use these commands to fetch or drive. This is a pretty intensive training program. Your dog must be old enough, have work and “want to.” It doesn’t matter what type of stock you use to train with – sheep, goats, cattle…even ducks.
How your dog works in a small pen or on 100 acres is the same. Ben believes in starting them right with a concrete foundation on which to build with working experience.
We receive many comments from individuals about how they have been able to start their dogs by following this video step by step. Put a solid foundation on your dog that will enable you to make the most of your “Perfect Stock dog.”
2. The Rookie Training DVD
The Rookie Training DVD using a Kelpie, ducks to cattle, approximately 1 1/2 hours, $25.00 USD (includes postage. Foreign buyers please add $10.00 USD)
In “The Rookie” training video, Ben starts a rough and rowdy Australian Kelpie day 1 through 15 of his “Perfect Stock Dog” training program.
While this training video is similar to his “Perfect Stock Dog” video, it is meant as a follow-up, in which he offers a few additional training suggestions. He starts with ducks and moves on to cattle.
3. The Perfect Stock Dog Training Book
The Perfect Stock Dog Training Book, 20 page paperback with photos and text, Published 1976, $7.50 USD (includes shipping. Foreign buyers please add $10.00 USD)
This book gives you insight into the nature of Border Collies, training acumen, etc.
All prices include postage. Please note that we do NOT accept credit cards.
Please make checks or money orders (US Funds) payable to Ben Means.
Be sure to include a note about which product/s you want, including your name, mailing address and telephone number.
Mail to Ben Means, 442236 E 140 Rd, Bluejacket, OK 74333
Our training videos are “homemade.” The resolution quality is not that of “store bought”, however, the content MORE than makes it up. If you are serious about using and/or trialing your dog, this is a basic training program with which you can be successful.
We thank you for your interest and your purchase.
Ben and Leslie