One Step Away from Crazy

Did I just witness progress?!?!? Why yes, I believe I did.  CAR FANATICS, stay tuned. I have a gift for being able relate anything to dog training.  I had the most brilliant idea of comparing dog training to a car!  Now maybe my husband will love listening to my incessant dog training talk!!!  Right? Due…

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…

I Need A Job!

We are signed up to start herding lessons the first Sunday in February!  Very excited, we got in with a wonderful instructor.  Now, I must not obsess about getting Jedi past all of the people and dogs quietly, to get us into the pen.  I will admit, old habits, but I always tell my students…