A Little Respect Please!

Training your reactive dog is the same as training your reactive spouse.   Herding Lesson #3: No herding.  The farm and field were unsafe to walk on for both people and animals.  It was covered with snow that had been compressed and melted into ice. I have been thinking about this all week, I broke…

Writhing and Slithering Down the Trail

Herding lesson #2:  This blog really isn’t about herding, it is about trying to get my dog to the herding pen.  It’s about trying to be a good leader.  It is about picking yourself up, every single time you stumble.  It is about listening, learning and upon failure, not giving up, but instead coming at…

I Got A New Dog

First herding lesson in a year…I got a new dog, probably not the way you are thinking however. I will start by saying that is going to be controversial.  Our first herding lesson was on a nice warm winter’s day.  It was in the 30’s, I was prepared wearing my Carhartt bibs, just in case…