We have been attending a dog school near Bungendore for the last year to improve our dog skills. It is easy to own a working dog but not so easy to get the best from it. When "Roy" came back to us he had been trained in regular obedience but not in stock work. So, off to dog school and the general comment was that he is a dog with heaps of positive potential. Now after helping out at the Bungendore Trans Tasman Dog Trials last month, we have decided to attempt to train him to a level that we can enter him in the trail next year. Very challenging, the dog has heaps of instinct and natural talent. The handler needs to learn everything. Now I am reading everything on trialling, dog training, practicing and listening. I am finding the main problem I am having is getting the practice right. I think I need to make sure the training set up such that I never lose control of the lesson. Every lesson sure teaches me something and Roy remains keen despite losing all the sheep in the tussock.