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About urbanherder

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

Terry’s Trip Pt3

WOW! This has been a rough few days. This is the BEST place to train dogs! HUGE fields and nice ewe range lambs. The dogs are getting tons of work. I trained for four hours on Wed a.m. Went out … Continue reading

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Terry’s Trip Pt2

safely arrived today. Truck pulled RV well. T storms and rain today. Will work tomorrow. Guess who is here? Alistair McRae & Hub Holmes. Competition tougher than Meeker WILL BE FUN Sent from my iPad

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Updates from the road to the USBCHA Nationals

My instructor Terry Parrish (Action K9 Sports) is on her way with 4 dogs, a brand new (to her) 5th wheel trailer to Carbondale, CO via New Mexico where she will compete ahead of the finals. She is sending reports … Continue reading

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She’s BACK!!

From my instructor Terry Parrish: It’s been a LONG, LONG time but I am pleased to announce the opening of another LA Herding Training Facility in Chino. It’s at Peak Performance Dog Sports, 5 minutes off I 60. The format … Continue reading

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Cows are fun!

Hey, not like that! This past weekend I participated in my first trial with cows rather than sheep. I have never had as much fun herding I as I did on this run. I had 12 minutes to move 4 … Continue reading

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Come on people Wolves are NOT dogs

Wolves are not dogs and should be treated accordingly. This should never happen. Not to dogs, wolves or horses! http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/06/man-sued-after-hybrid-wolf-dogs-fatally-attack-miniature-horse.html

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Lessons from stockhandling

One of my favorite things about have border collies and being involved in herding is stockhandling. I consider stockhandling the real part of herding. Trials are fun, but are all prep for 3-10 minutes of work. A few weeks ago … Continue reading

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ACDCGLA Cattle Classic & AHBA HTAD Cattle & Sheep Trials

ACDCGLA Cattle Classic The “Cattle Classic” presented by the Australian Cattle Dog Club of Greater Los Angeles, Inc. Licensed by the American Kennel Club Herding Test & Herding Trials Test and Trials open to all dogs nine (9) months of … Continue reading

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Herding trials for April 2010

Look what fun is coming in April and May!! It’s not to late the enter these trials: E-mail Jan McAninch if you re worried that your entry won’t arrive in time! April 1, 2011 AKC–Belgian Tervuren Club of Southern California … Continue reading

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Action K9 Sports “Rollin' In Clover” Trial

We had a GREAT weekend, Scot and I. We had 2 runs in Ranch (beginning) class on Friday, in Poway, CA. This was a USBCHA sanctioned trial and was a 3 day event. Ranch and Pro Novice each had 2 … Continue reading

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