Herding Breeds Foundations Dog Training Course

A group games based dog training course, suitable for hearding breeds and herding breed crosses

Course Focus

On Cloud K9 brings you the Herding Breeds Foundation Course.  There are 6 weekly training classes of 55 minutes designed for herding breeds of any age.  

On Cloud K9’s courses are suited to all learning styles.  Not only will you attend training sessions with other dogs and owners, but each week you’ll get access to information, lessons and videos to complement the training classes.  

This course is games based and teaches you how to use modern, fun and positive methods to train and bond with your dog, and also offers you a greater understanding of a herding breed’s mind and how they think.  Your collie-type dog will be better equipped to live in an urban environment.

The number of dogs in a class is strictly limited and the spaces are allocated to the first people to pay the 50% deposit.

These course is suitable for the owners of all herding or guardian dog breeds, or dogs that are crossed with herding or guardian breeds, including but not limited to

Border Collie

Welsh Sheepdog


Rough Collie

Shetland Sheepdog

German Shepherd

Mini American Shepherd

Herding Breed Crosses


Bring your dog's arousal levels down by promoting calm.

Novelty Awareness

Your dog will learn to cope with novel situations.

Teach your dog that you're fun to be around.
Impulse Control

Give your dog the skills to be able to show self control.


Teach your dog to ignore distractions in the environment.

Managing Arousal

Your dog can experience excitement without being inappropriate. 


If the current dates don't suit you, please click on the REGISTER INTEREST button below to be placed on the waiting list, or alternatively take a look at our private herding breeds dog training course.


  • 11:00-11:55 Sunday 26th March 2023 
  • 11:00-11:55 Sunday 2nd April 2023 
  • 11:00-11:55 Sunday 16th April 2023 
  • 11:00-11:55 Sunday 23rd April 2023 
  • 11:00-11:55 Sunday 30th April 2023 
  • 11:00-11:55 Sunday 7th May 2023

Ilston, Swansea


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Why on cloud k9?

Online Training Course

People only retain 20-40% of what they are told.   Our in-person training sessions are complemented by an online training course that you have access to for 6 months from the start of the training course.  The online dog training course includes videos of what we did in each training session along with essential information to help you better understand your dog.


In our dog training courses, we teach the dogs valuable life skills by playing games.  Games are essential for healthy development.  We shape the dogs' brain by playing fun 3 minute games.  Games based concept training teaches your dog valuable life skills, such as impulse control, focus, confidence, optimism, engagement and calmness.


We use fun, rewards and praise to teach the dogs great life skills, rather than force, fear or punishment.  There's no need to use something that your dog doesn't like in order to get their compliance, such as kneeing them in the chest to stop them jumping up.  We help you understand how your dog thinks and feels, so that you can feel more empathy for them.


The dog training world has come a long way in the last 20 years and we now know that dogs learn in the same way as humans do and that they have mental capabilities and emotional intelligence equivalent to a 2.5-year-old child.  We are continually educating ourselves so that we can provide the most up to date training methods based on scientific research.

Register Interest in the Herding Breeds Foundations  Training Course

Emma Badger