A Day at the Office

    When people ask what I do for work, they all think it is GREAT to be working with animals, train dogs and have a Ranch.  While I DO agree my vocation is novel and full of challenge, it is NOT all bliss.  It is NOT boring…   For example, here is MY day […]

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The Art of Communication

Teaching a person to train a dog to herd sheep is a challenge.  After all, most of the  people we deal with have NEVER trained a dog nor have they worked with livestock.  How to break all the minutae into something resembling the BIG picture is a monumental task Much like teaching colors to blind […]

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Training and Trialing with Pups

Training and Trialing with Pups One of the best, and most important, elements of having successful competition dogs is TEACHING them HOW to trial.  We’ve all seen “trial-wise” dogs: go to a new place, blow off commands and generally have a rompin’ good time.  Not so the Handler. Taking pups to new places and keeping […]

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