Diane Sobel Meyer Clinic – July 2022 – Upstate New York

This was a… much newer approach to handling for me. We have been working extremely hard on control, balance, and focus. Getting stops and square flanks. This was an exercise in controlled driving, understanding when to let go, and when to hold on, when to pressure, and how to move cows in a calm, controlled … More Diane Sobel Meyer Clinic – July 2022 – Upstate New York

Day 11 – 100 Days of Dog Training – A… Not So Great Day

January 23, 2019 Today’s Participants: Fiddle and Uke Sometimes, things don’t quite go as planned… I love my little blue dog… but sometimes, she is SO CONVINCED she is right, that she forgets to listen! Hahaha…. Gotta love my little toddler. Anyways, we set four of these platforms in each corner of the room. At … More Day 11 – 100 Days of Dog Training – A… Not So Great Day

Day 10 – 100 Days of Dog Training – Distance Foundations

January 17th Today’s Participants: Fiddle and Uke It’s been a process for the poor little Blue Booper. She’s a dog that is a lot of fun to operate…. and she hasn’t been worked in an eternity. Our obedience trainer, Donna, was ready for the nervous ball of energy! Uke did some distance work, driving to … More Day 10 – 100 Days of Dog Training – Distance Foundations

Day 8 and 9: Larry Painter Clinic – January 8th-9th

Sometimes, it is nice to have a breakthrough… I have been lucky to have some amazing instructors and mentors who are always willing to talk to me about herding. My current instructor, Cathy Hartley at Bear Run Farm, has been working with me, sometimes dragging me through the same thing over and over again. I … More Day 8 and 9: Larry Painter Clinic – January 8th-9th

Day 7 – 100 Days of Dog Training – Sheep Worming and Round Pen

Date: December 19, 2019 Bear Run Farm Participants: Fiddle and Ukulele   It has been awhile since I did a herding lesson, or a lesson of any sort. It has been a painful few weeks for me, with Black Friday and the end of the semester. The overall objective today was to get the entire … More Day 7 – 100 Days of Dog Training – Sheep Worming and Round Pen

Day 6 – 100 Days of Dog Training – Distance Foundations

11/26/2019 Today’s Lessons went to Fiddle and Uke After last weeks obedience disaster, I decided to reboot. One of the issues that my dogs happen to have in herding is that they “break contact” with the stock to look back at me. Part of this has to do with uncertainty toward the task at hand, … More Day 6 – 100 Days of Dog Training – Distance Foundations