So, a lot of what Miss Chunky has been working on has been mostly cattle. But, we don’t always have access to cattle, so we really need to start developing brakes and self control. So, at the Cathy Hartley clinic, we really wanted to focus on stopping, a with me command, and trying to get … More Azula – Cathy Hartley – Dayton TN – Road Trip Leg 1
Because I am out of my mind… and just managed to decompress from the last crazy and insane journey? Less cows this time! But we are looking forward to a lot of miles on sheep that are starting to make sense to the dogs, and continue to build our teamwork! We have some Cathy Hartley, … More Road Trip Again!
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
With Chunky right now, we are focused on gathering confidence. Working in the small pen, skirting the stock, staying on the rail and stopping and flanking without me having to direct her. We are definitely gaining confidence, and our independence and some bite on cows. I am really looking forward to stretching our metaphorical legs … More Chunky – Cathy Hartley Lesson
So, I have been meaning to make it to Dixie Roads Farm to see Tim and Tommye Ann’s property in Dayton, TN for a LONG time. They are some of my favorite people on the face of the planet. I spent a lot of time working sheep in the arena at this clinic. We had … More Road Trip Post #6 – Cathy Hartley Clinic