Category Archives: Instruction

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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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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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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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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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 cattle

Here is a friend with her young border Coty herding some cattle. This was his second time and you can see he is having a blast. This is also the first time I had seen cattle being worked in person … Continue reading

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A great post and the reason I tried herding

I started herding a bit less than a year after I got Beag as a puppy. I had already tried obedience and agility to work with her and to make sure we had a relationship I could use to make … Continue reading

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Disaster and getting yelled at

Yeah, I know I ended not only a sentence with a preposition but a headline, but it’s appropriate to this story . . . It’s a tale of getting in a bit over your head and having trust in your … Continue reading

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Where the hell have you been?

I really have no good answer for this question other than ‘right here.’ But I have been totally uninterested in updating this blog or my other one over at bike-guy.com. There has been stuff going on, but I’ve been too lazy … Continue reading

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