Herding training Victoria

One-on-one private herding training lessonsHerding training Victoria with Tully Williams

One-on-one private herding training lessons are available with world-renowned author, breeder and trainer Tully Williams. These take place on our property in central Victoria, an easy hour and a half drive from Melbourne. These cater for raw novices to seasoned professionals, with any breed of sheepdog, training for general farm work, hobby, or sheepdog trialing.

Dog friendly accomodation is available in nearby locations for those traveling from interstate (see below for more information). For those traveling from long distances or interstate, a popular option to make the trip worthwhile is to stay in local accommodation (Bendigo/Heathcote area), and come out for a lesson each day for a number of days while holidaying, or even morning and evening for a number of days. Keen handlers have even stayed for as long as a week and had 2 training lessons daily.

Sheepdog training videos

If you looking for a comprehensive, step-by-step video series dealing in detail with every aspect of sheepdog training, then look no further! Visit my video training website Beginners to Champions – Working Sheepdog Training and get started right away.

Simply brilliant!
At the start of 2016, I decided that I wanted to have a try at sheepdog work (both sporting and practical). I had literally no idea where to begin! I purchased a dog, and was extremely lucky when the dog's seller recommended Tully for some lessons.  From having no idea where to start, to managing to muster my sheep into a yard in 4 lessons was astounding! I have found my lessons with Tully to be fun, precise, and he has the ability to find a way to explain exactly what the handler needs to understand. Simply brilliant!
Melissa Harper
His rates are peanuts compared to what he delivers and what’s out there!
After paying hundreds of dollars for another trainer to come out to my home for 1 hour, I had no improvement whatsoever. Then 1 visit to Tully & not a minute later all our troubles with pulling and walking on the lead were over! It’s been weeks now and my dog has not faltered. Tully has given me the tools and knowledge to enjoy my dog as a pet, and now we are working on sheep so he will soon become a trusty work mate too. Thank you Tully for giving Buddy & I the chance to understand one another and develop a great partnership. I highly recommend Tully to help you train your dog (for work or as a pet). His rates are peanuts compared to what he delivers and what’s out there! Thanks again,
Thrilled to be having lessons with Tully
I am thrilled to be having lessons with Tully. I have made progress with my Border Collie in a matter of months, after having years of frustration when working sheep. Tully is very clear with his instructions, ensuring I understand the methods/exercises correctly. Thanks to Tully, I finally feel that being able to work sheep effectively with my dog is achievable.
Highly recommended
I highly recommend Tully Williams if you are having trouble with your working dogs, or are just wanting to improve your own training skills. Tully seems to have an exceptional talent when it comes to training dogs, and when training people to train dogs. A great setup which makes learning easy and fun.
Tarsha Walters
Very generous with advice and tips
I went to Tully to help me train my sheepdog pup as I wanted to learn as much as I could about training dogs, to improve my own training and handling skills and ensure my pup turned out the best she could. I have found Tully to be an excellent teacher and very generous with advice and tips; he has trained me as much as I have trained my own pup.
Lauren Hooper