Lloyd Smith is one of New Zealand’s best known and consistently successful dog trialists.

He is also a proven and highly respected sheep-dog trainer who has developed a training system that many sheperds and farmers now use and achieve excellent results

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Pup Pen to Paddock DVD

Cost: $35.00 (includes P&P within NZ & GST)

A 'must have' for any dog trainer who wants to experience the satisfaction of training their own dogs.

This DVD is a follow-on from his successful training book which describes and demonstrates a system of ... read more

Pup Pen to Paddock Book

Cost: $35.00 (includes P&P within NZ & GST)

Since the first publication of Pup Pen to Paddock in 2005 there has been several adjustments and technique simplifications made to my dog training programmes which I believe have all helped to improve its delivery and make it more effective. ... read more

Training Day & Events

Lloyd's system is both effective and highly regarded and he regularly demonstrates this at field days and shows.

Check out the Training Days and News pages to find out when Lloyd is running one of his highly recommended Training Days or demonstrations near you ... read more


"I have watched Lloyd Smith training Sheep Dogs and would have to say there are very few people in New Zealand with his ability to achieve such great results as he has..." (Merv King) ... read more

"Lloyd Smith is well known as one of the best dog trialists in the country. What is not as well known is that these same trial dogs combine to make up arguably the best mustering team around..." (Johnny Bell) ... read more

About Lloyd

"Lloyd's association with working dogs goes back to 1969 when I left South Otago High School. My first job was with Bill Walker on Hazeldale, up the Clinton Gorge. I had intended to go on to Lincoln College and had attended a couple of pre-entry courses but along the way I found that I enjoyed stock work and had gathered up a team of dogs - a motley-looking bunch, but a team nonetheless.

I left the Clinton Gorge and went to muster on Nokomai Station, first under head shepherd Bob McKay, then Larry Murdoch. It was through ... read more