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

Preventing Dog Bites

Another awesome post by Patricia McConnell over on her blog The Other End of the Leash A million years ago, my first Border Collie Drift lept up and nipped a man’s nose at the Wisconsin State Fair. Even though the … Continue reading

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My HRD 3 run

A couple posts ago I show a video of Scot and I practicing for this run. This is from the trial. The earlier post describes the course. We did ok, We got a score of 86 out of a 100 … Continue reading

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Nice shed

Shedding is when you and your dog ‘break’ a group of livestock into smaller groups. It is against the instinct of the herd and the dog to do this. Instinct is for the herd to stay together and even if … Continue reading

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My friend Dinky who is not . . .

At Eagle Rock Park this week. Dinky the English Sheepdog Totally goofy sweet. And yes, that’s what I said. It’s true -urbanherder

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Practicing for HTAD III

So my instructor told me I should enter an upcoming AHBA trial in advanced in both HTD and HTAD. Now keep in mind I have done one run in HTAD II and have had one run in HTD II plus … Continue reading

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It’s about ‘Balance’

A great new post on balance from Patricia McConnell on her great blog “The Other End of the Leash” “Balance is a term used by sheep dog handlers, but I find myself thinking of its value in so many other … Continue reading

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Another hike : Christmas Day

I had intended to hike the Lower Sam Merrill trail up to the Old Echo Mountain Hotel site, but there were so many people there I swung over to the Millard Campground hoping to hike up towards Millard Falls, but … Continue reading

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“Oh! You mean THAT awee.”

This past Sunday (12/18/2011) I went to an American Herding Breed Association trial held by my club and at my instructor’s place, Action K9 Sports Now to be fair to Scot we have had very little practice in the last … Continue reading

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Why don’t I do this more often?

I really meant taking the dogs on a hike, but it certainly could refer to how often I have been adding posts to this blog. For some reason I can’t seem to stay on top of it. Sunday afternoon I … Continue reading

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Terry, from Colorado, part 1

YIKES, THIS IS TOUGH! Sheep are winning! The end of NM trials, Bryce 1st, Zula 3 Rd. Moved pups to Open n/c. Duke took 4 th. Here at Colo, duke gripped off. Good grip and don’t think he should have … Continue reading

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