9 Apr 2015

Sheep dog triallist and trainer, Lloyd Smith

From Nine To Noon, 10:07 am on 9 April 2015

Lloyd Smith is one of the country's best known sheep dog trialists and dog trainers. He's won five New Zealand titles and been selected twice for the New Zealand Test Team competing against Australia, always with dogs he's trained himself. He and his wife Linda live on 400 acres at Palmerston in Otago, where he has a team of around 10 working dogs. Lloyd travels the country running dog training days, where he teaches his system for training working dogs to shepherds, farmers, vets and increasingly to townies. He's the author of From Pup Pen to Paddock and has a successful spin-off DVD which is sold around the world. He talks to Kathryn Ryan about how to train a good working dog and his love of sheep dog trials.