Category Archives: Odds & Ends

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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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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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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Interesting article on origin of dogs, or not

From an article from the NY Times genetic study of modern breeds does not “get us any closer to understanding where and when and how dogs were domesticated.” Interesting read . . .

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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 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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