Little Miss Azula has discovered her bite! We worked a lot on these confrontational cows, holding our adrenaline under control, and now diving in and biting all willy nilly. But she really started to amp up a bit, wanting to bust in and bite heels, and hold head pressure, wanting to bite the face too. … More Road Trip Leg 7 – Rick Hardin – Chunky
Oddly, Uke had no issues with these cows. Everyone else had heads lowered, and were being challenging jerks to the dogs, but they didn’t really do that with this little blue monster! She’s less confrontational than most, and chose to remove the pressure from the stock with her posture rather than starting a fight. She … More Road Trip Leg 7 – Rick Hardin – Ukulele
Well… sometimes, you wait an entire year for a clinician that you love to return… AND YOUR DOG DOESNT LOOK LIKE THEY IMPROVED AT ALL! So, these cattle were very different from what Mazie is accustomed to. As roping cattle, they really were not afraid to lower their heads and challenge a dog, and she … More Road Trip Leg 7 – Rick Hardin – Mazikeen
Right now, Mazikeen and I have been working on learning how to drive. We have had some setbacks when it comes to understanding how to move and gather cattle. Mazie is really struggling with adrenaline control on cattle right now. On all other stock, she is doing much better as emotional regulation. With cattle, she … More Herding with Erin: Road Trip Leg 4 – Mazikeen
Chunky is a good egg. At about 16 months of age she is really starting to come into her own presence and power. We have been working VERY hard on foundations (setting up for the gather, holding pressure in the corners of the pens). She has had a few experiences in a larger area on … More Herding with Erin: Road Trip Leg 4 – Chunky
Well, I am but a girl with a dream! To learn everything I possibly can about the herding dogs brain and body! I am on a quest to learn how to be a conformation judge, to be the best herder, to be the best person in the show ring, and to be the best breeder … More March Road Trip!
Because I wanted something beautiful for my wall. I contracted my friend Bekki, who works for American Dog Fancier, and they created an absolute work of art for me. And I am in love.
I love me some Ukulele … But she was in standing heat, and I would send her on flanks, and she would just… Stare at me. I finally decided to go move the cows myself, and she came unstuck, but was then obsessed with controlling the heads, and kept stopping the movement and bringing them … More Ukulele – Cathy Hartley Clinic
Now that we have a fairly reliable stop here…. We are really trying to stretch our legs and trust my dog to get things moving right. Mazikeen has this really super strong sense of balance. She wants to be bringing the stock back to me at all times. So in this exercise, we are gathering … More Mazikeen – Cathy Hartley
This is the last weekend of work before Fiddle goes off to be bred. We worked the alley way on cattle. One of the things we have been working on is changing directions and covering and gathering without me supporting with the physical movement. She was doing ok with the driving and the inside flanks, … More Fiddle – Cathy Hartley