Old or New

Old or New

Vaider is soon to be 10 years old. It seems he is beginning to slow down. The dog I knew as the energizer bunny is not as energized as he once was. Now don’t get me wrong. He is not done. Things just takes a little longer than they use too. He is a little slower...

These Three

A friend of mine took a photo a number of years back. It was my dogs lined up at the edge of my pick up against the tailgate. They were waiting to get out of the pick up. I have for years taught my dogs that if the tail gate is up they are to stay in. I would like to...

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...

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...

World Stockdog Championship 2016… Calgary Stampede

Well, another year has gone by and I have competed in another, the 2016,  World Stockdog Championship at the Calgary Stampede. How did we do…. average. Yes, three years at this trial and we have yet to get out of the average run category…  yet, somehow,...

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