Enough Already

What a week, we're falling apart over here. Last Friday Bright ended up with a deep gash on her stop pad, blood everywhere and it's going to be a pain to heal. 'Luckily' she's already broken anyway, but she is looking better with that injury but still not right in the rear. Monday Haku ran …

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Northwest Championship SDT

I went to my first USBCHA herding trial over the weekend down in Scio. I had been to watch a few ASCA arena trials many years ago, but that has been the extent of my actual trial experience. This really made me feel better about me and my dogs, maybe we're not as bad at …

Navarre Experiment #1

Nothing like a disconnected trial to give you motivation to train. This week we started a new experiment in agility. I really don't like constantly calling (yelling, really) to try to get my dog to come in. And besides that, it obviously doesn't work. So this week we looked at running silently and seeing what …

Baby’s First Outruns

There is a limit to Haku's farm usefulness. Gathering sheep he's good at, but holding or pushing reluctant sheep - not so much. He tries really hard, but the boy has no presence. Practiced a bit at Poodletopia this weekend, which involved separating out 2 of the heavies and the one lighter sheep to help …