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

Day 5 – 100 Days of Dog Training – Obedience: Trying to Find a Voice

11/19/2019 Todays Victims: Ukulele and Fiddle First things first… Today was a difficult day as a trainer for me. I am trying to work and meld all of the different skills and schools of thought that I have been learning across multiple venues, from multiple instructors and people I respect, to try and find my … More Day 5 – 100 Days of Dog Training – Obedience: Trying to Find a Voice

Day 2 – 100 Days of Dog Training – Cathy Hartley Clinic Day 2

yes, I am behind about documenting progress and pictures of my dog… it just happens to be this way sometimes. Work is busy, and living off grid, without electricity the priorities just drop. I have notes that I wrote, so it is merely about updating them. Today, I just worked Fiddle. She had her first … More Day 2 – 100 Days of Dog Training – Cathy Hartley Clinic Day 2