Category Archives: Rants & Opinion

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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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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“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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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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Hmm, I was there, my dog was there . . .

So what the hell happened? Really good question and hopefully a semi-entertaining story. This weekend (Feb. 5-6) there was an AKC trial at my instructor’s place just outside Escondido. I have not worked Scot enough in the last few months … Continue reading

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This story is ‘doubly’ interesting to me . . .

Western ranchers seek new ways to keep hikers, bikers safe from the guard dogs that protect their sheep As an urbanherder, or someone that actively works around sheep I certainly understand the ranchers need to protect their sheep, but as … 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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A new kind of frustration and handler error

I participated in my first AHBA trial 3 weeks ago down at ActionK9Sports.com I had never done this type of trail before and I was told by my instructor that I should START with level 2 HRD. Unlike the AKC … Continue reading

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Braggin’ time!

Scot and I had a trial this weekend. Our very first AKC trial and 3rd trial in all orgs. We had a run each day in Course A Started, basically the beginning level in course work. We had GREAT results! … Continue reading

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