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...

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...

Video Debut of Chuck

This will be a little out of order simply because I do not have Vaider’s runs up yet. Chuck has a litter on the ground and actually at their homes. They are 10 weeks old now. I have been asked about video of Chuck but all I have had is photos. Trudy was nice...

MacDonalds Ewesful Acres winter series #2

Got away to Longbranch Wa. to a fun little one day trial.  A big thank you to George and Sue MacDonald for hosting the trial and to Ron Fisher for taking the time to judge. The stock was set by Sue and George, along with Ashley and Heidi. It was nice to get away to...

Trailing of the Sheep

This year Trudy and I again set sheep for the Trailing of the Sheep trial held in Hailey Idaho. This is fast becoming a trial we look forward to every year. As we pulled in this year we both suffered the pains of regret for not getting our entries in to also compete...

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