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About urbanherder

border collie owner, dog lover, urban herder, cyclist, Mac guy, bikeguy, Red Wing and hockey fan

Dog mounted camera

I’ve had a Garmin VIRB for awhile now and mostly use it when I ride my bike, but with the new Fetch mount by GoPro I could do some fun stuff with herding. Get the dog’s point of view. Below … Continue reading

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Working Amber

One of the first times I have worked with Amber, at Action K9 Sports with my new Garmin Virb chest mounted camera.

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Step one and a lesson learned

I spent part of Thanksgiving working what will be my ‘new’ dog; Getting to know her and her to know, and trust me. I plan on running her in January at the SD Classic. Hopefully she will also be spending … Continue reading

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Um, OUCH?

Turns out that stockhandling can be dangerous. I think I knew that, but it was still something of a shock when I found myself flat on my back, breath knocked out of me and taking inventory of body parts. Seconds … Continue reading

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The next step

So yesterday I worked the young dog that is likely to be a new addition to my pack. Amber will be two in August and is a long-short hair mix. So not short haired, but not as much hair as … Continue reading

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The Next Dog Conundrum

I presently have two border collies, one is a working dog the other a “Barbie Doll Border Collie” and doesn’t work. She also has Canine Addison’s and has no interest in working although she did a little before she was diagnosed. … Continue reading

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Herding

IEHDA AKC Trial A Course Sheep

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Trials and Tribulations of Stockhandling

This weekend I learned a lot about pacing and that Scot is not as young and in shape as he used to be. But then again, who is? I have come enjoy working set out and general helping at trials … Continue reading

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Set up complete

The San Diego Highland Games start tomorrow (Sat. June 23). Myself and 5-6 others just finished setting up holding pens, obstacles and fencing to help control the paths of out-of-control sheep. It’s hot, sweaty work and oh, so worth it. … Continue reading

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Of Beds and Balance

As I have said before, one of my favorite dog blogs is The Other End of the Leash. Below are a couple of articles that just re-enforce that feeling. The first is right up the urbanderder’s need list about dog … Continue reading

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