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...

Check Your Settings

Recently I had an update to my operating system on my computer.  After the update I processed a photo and posted it. I looked at the post from another computer; it looked terrible. I quickly deleted the post. I re-posted the photo and asked what people saw. The...

Be the Bug

Well, tough day at the trial. There was nothing dreadful, just not how I envisioned it. Vaider was on the muscle so we missed our fetch panels and our drive lines were all over. Chuck ran very tight on his outrun shifting the sheep before he should have. He had to go...

It’s Not Who You Are.

Really, its not you! As I work with different people one of the most common things we deal with is discouragement. Often the discouragement is the result of looking at the low points of our progress. Trust me, unless you stop learning, the low points in your progress...

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