Not Worth Getting Up For

Went to a trial yesterday. Good fun. I was entered again with just Chuck.  I had planned on entering Vaider but a little mix up on my entry form had me only in with Chuck. I did not not explain to Trudy that I was going to enter Vaider this time. He has been out with...

Some Days!!??!!

Have you ever sat at the end of the day and wondered,  why do you do what you do? Are you good enough? Is it worth it? As I work with people and their stockdogs, this is a question that frequently crosses my mind. Some days everything just goes right and I’m...

Are you ready for…THIS?

Saturday we went to a small trial up in Washington, called Shepherds retreat.  Vaider is about to be pulled off the recovery list but not for this one so I only ran Chuck. The photo is not this trial but it is Chuck! We are running Pro/ Nov with Chuck and I have been...

3 Ways To Fail A Stockdog?

1)  Rigidity: While a rigid training program can be good, too much rigidity within the training is not. When we look at a stockdog we are looking at an individual; not a machine, not a program, not even a group, but an individual with a mind and purpose. Thinking a...

That’s a little Personal isn’t it?

Yes, yes it is. It is personal, and it should be. I’ve been approached with a question a multiple times in the last couple days; is it worth it to train this dog? That is one of the hardest questions to answer. It is hard to answer because it is a personal...

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