Here are some of my favorite Sheltie videos. Including a montage of Howard as a puppy and the hilarious Howard Woofintgton Moon in concert (naturally).
Our Shelties, Howard and Piper, are the subjects of many videos. I've built a collection on our YouTube channel. Here are a few of my favorites.
Sheltie Puppy Beginnings
The music, Sleeper, is by our very own Pete.
The First Year of The Woofington Moons
Here's another cute Sheltie video which Pete made for me for last Christmas. It features 150 rapid-fire photos of Howard and Piper in their puppy days.
Once again the music, Shelties, is by our multi-talented Pete.
Ok this is where it gets weird. Seriously. I feel I should prepare you for what you are about to see but there just aren't words. Introducing Howard Woofington Moon in concert.
I believe this is what doggy dreams are made of.
Obviously, you'll want to know the lyrics, yes?
Have you heard of me before? Have you heard of me before? Have you seen me on the stage? Have you seen my Facebook page? Have you heard of me before?
Excuse me! Have you heard of me? You must have seen me somewhere before! Otherwise, how did you know me?! I don't know. Do you have any bacon? Can I have it? You can put it in my bowl if you like, I won't mind. I'll just eat it, and then I'll be happy. And you can go about your life, rewarded in the knowledge that you've heard of me.
How to Care for a Shetland Sheepdog Puppy
All puppies are adorable. That's a scientific fact! But the Shetland Sheepdog puppy - with his big floppy ears, beautiful almond eyes, and silky soft fur - knows how to be deliberately cute on demand. Interestingly, sable Sheltie puppies usually have lighter fur when they're young, which deepens and intensifies as they age. In fact, it can take up to two years for the full adult double coat to grow, which is what gives this breed their distinctive look.
How to Clicker Train Your Dog
Clicker training is a gentle training method that uses only positive reinforcement to teach your dog new behaviors. All you need is a good clicker and an understanding about what makes this dog training method work so well, especially with intelligent dogs like Shelties. I'm going to help you get an overview of clicker training here, plus everything you need to get started.
How To Photograph Your Dog
One of the reasons I made Sheltie Planet is because I have an abundance of Sheltie photos I wanted to share. I love taking pictures of Howard and Piper and being able to capture them in a way that frames that moment forever. Today I'd like to share some general pet photography tips based on what I've learnt using my digital point-and-shoot camera. I hope this helps you get the most out of your pet photography and creates some great images that you will treasure forever.
The Top 10 Most Intelligent Dog Breeds
Dogs can be smart in different ways: a breed with an acute and wellhoned ability to work will be quick to learn how to do its job. Other breeds may be so eager to please their people that they're attentive and highly trainable. But intelligence alone doesn't make a good pet. Owners need to be willing to put in the work to channel a dog's inherent intelligence - and a good owner will understand a dog's natural traits to bring out his natural smarts.