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  • Cattle and sheepdog training video tutorials DVDs advice
    warned them about Alfie as they re extremely respectful of Alfie when he stalks past them through the porch That could just be due to the Chihuahua s natural air of authority of course Monday was a windy rainy and sometimes sunny day and this was the fabulous view that met us as we drove away down the farm drive Imagine waking to see this every morning Sheepdog Training Videos Online Sheepdog Training Tutorials For a very small monthly or annual subscription watch many hours of expertly presented sheepdog training lessons Not just theory we show you what should happen and what to do when things go wrong You may cancel payments at any time and continue to watch for the period paid for Pictures and text on this page are protected by copyright laws and must not be reproduced without written permission from the copyright holder Home Blog DVD Store Top Contact Author Gill Posted on February 3 2016 February 5 2016 Categories News Pic of the Day Sheepdogs Puppies Leave a comment on Pic of the day Tucker gets promoted Pic of the Day One last Kelpie fix Perhaps the Kelpies have been getting more than their fair share of Pic of the Day attention recently Trouble is they re so darned cute Will and Tucker are best friends and although Tucker s tiny and Will s adolescent Will could easily flatten Tucker if he felt inclined they get along really well Well perhaps not so easily flattened Tucker s nothing if not a plucky chap but he still likes to have Will on hand when they re out exploring with the Big Dogs William has been with us for a fortnight now and is beginning to settle in We can always tell when a dog s settling in because he or she starts to show signs of testing the boundaries Finding out whether he really REALLY has to come back into the yard with everyone else And once in the yard testing whether we really REALLY want him back in his pen It can be tedious for a day or two but you can t blame a dog especially a high spirited high drive dog for trying Coming to get yer I don t know if it s connected but I know that when I had all my collies living in the house well there were only five and needed to house train them regardless of age they would take about 3 days to house train if that After a couple days of being completely reliable there would be 24 hours when the dog could give the impression of never having had this house training lark explained at all Once through that one day the dog was house trained for good I used to think it was just the dog asking Now just let s make sure I m clear on this but perhaps it was really testing my resolve Anyway Will s testing might be inconvenient

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  • Working Border Collie herding sheepdog training beginner DVD
    by 1 step As i have said she isnt very strong powerful she works quietly and wondered if there is something else I can do to get her to drive sheep away I have watched your dvd which has been helpful in some areas since working with her and I have bought many books which havent been half as helpful any help advice would be greatly appreciated Log in to Reply Andy says June 26 2012 at 11 11 am Hello Helen It s a confidence matter and far too complex to describe fully here but keep trying to encourage the dog to walk ahead of you she ll get the idea in the end There will be a lot more information about teaching sheepdogs to drive on our new DVD when it comes out hopefully before christmas Meanwhile be patient and encourage the dog to walk a little way ahead of you and then very gradually increase it Log in to Reply Aidy Kimber says February 21 2010 at 6 38 pm A plea for help We have a superb 1 5 yr old collie bitch who rounds up our local sheep beautifully fence between her and them she can circle the field and move to another She ll keep crawling along very calmly for 20 mins I feel as a domestic dog that we are not helping her with her natural instincts I can t find anyone who can help me satisfy these instincts in a domestic situation or help me to control her hunting which when she does occasionally She killed her first rabbit at 5 months and has caught and killed 5 since She recalls everytime no problem but when she hunts she just goes and doesn t look back She ll be gone for 5 20 mins which is totally unacceptable Pleeeeeeese could you recommend a book site or something to help we really want to do the best for her and us Thank you very much in anticipation and sorry to contact you in this way Aidy Log in to Reply workingsheepblog says February 21 2010 at 7 23 pm Aidy You don t say where you are located but Sue Harper may be able to help you Her website s called Educating Rover Hope this helps Andy Log in to Reply patrick says January 19 2010 at 8 58 am Hi Andy and Gillian What great idea with this block I will follow this Greeting from your bigest fan from Switzerland Now England and Switzerland are the same See the snow smile Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment WordPress spam blocked by CleanTalk Sheepdog Training Tutorials Clearly Explained Improved Techniques More Fun Three hours long approx and with many improved techniques we ve learned since releasing our great First Steps DVD Sheepdog Training Tutorials is available now The Sheepdog Training Tutorials 2xDVD set is a collection of seventeen wonderful sheepdog training

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  • The Working Sheepdog Website - Links and Resources
    Courses We recommend the Chandlery for anyone who s visiting this area and needs somewhere nice to stay The Chandlery s a Worcestershire bed and breakfast just west of The Faithful City and not far from the Herefordshire border Be close to Worcester s Civil War Centre the Cathedral with King John s tomb Shakespeare s Stratford the Cotswolds and excellent motorway connections Stay at the Chandlery for country walking top class fishing and much more Downriver Farm and Training Facility British Columbia s all breed Stock Dog Training Centre Learn to Herd Love to Herd Live to Herd Sheepdogs Nan Lloyd has a passion for training and working sheep dogs and wants to share it Tony Ottesen Working Border Collies Sheep farmer International Sheepdog Trialler and 21st Century Viking Tony has a great website with wonderful pictures and videos The website s language is Danish but Tony s blog is in English Soerup Border Collies V Jens Laugesen Sheepdogs photos trial results videos and dogs for sale in Denmark English and Danish languages Border Collie Rescue Take in care for re habilitate re train and re home unwanted Border Collies and Working Sheepdogs All About SheepDogs Breeding Training Courses and information about Working Border Collies Wyoming Border Collie Rescue Wyoming Border Collie Rescue WBCR is an all volunteer organization working in and around the beautiful state of Wyoming Our mission is to rescue rehabilitate and re home Border Collies that have been abandoned neglected or are no longer able to remain in their current home as space permits The Shepherd s Dog Old Antique Rare Out of Print Books and other border collie and sheepdog ephemera post cards prints etc of interest to border collie and sheepdog enthusiasts Mawlch Border Collie Croatian Sheepdog Alen and Sara occasionally breed Croatian Sheepdogs and dual registered Croatian Kennel Club ISDS Border Collies from pure working lines under their kennel name Mawlch pronounced Molh All pups are sold exclusively for work and dog sports Fairy Idyll Border Collies Dennis Annette and daughter Iris Melhede live on a little farm in the south of the Danish island Fyn They got their first Border Collie in 1995 and started with agility but later found their passion was sheep herding PetTastic Pet Supplies The innovative online pet shop agility training aids backpacks outdoor dog gear UK Based Contact Us We prefer you to use our Contact Form as the first method of communication If you want to contact us please respect our privacy and be courteous enough to use this form first We try to answer all genuine messages but it s not always possible If you get no response within a few days you can telephone us during UK working hours if you d like to Tel 01886 888917 UK WORKING HOURS PLEASE Kings Green Farm Worcester WR6 6YS UK Home Blog DVD Store Top Contact Sheepdog Training Tutorials Clearly Explained Improved Techniques More Fun Three hours long approx and with many improved techniques we

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  • Terms, conditions and private policy – The Working Sheepdog Website
    mean we have received it Use the telephone number on our Contact Page to ensure we have received your cancellation Online Training Tutorial Refunds Note We cannot cancel your payment do it via your PayPal account Monthly tutorial subscriptions are non refundable Annual tutorial subscriptions will be refunded less a 20 per cent cancellation fee provided you notify us within seven days of your payment being made Alternatively provided you notify us within seven days of payment you may opt for credit of the full subscription amount towards another purchase from our website if preferred Sending an email does not mean we have received it Use the telephone number on our Contact Page to ensure we have received your request for a refund We strongly recommend the 2xDVD set First Steps in Border Collie Sheepdog Training It contains more information than any other DVD for beginners who wants to teach their dog to gather fetch control sheep More DVD info Buy it NOW Home Blog DVD Shop Back to the Top Contact Sheepdog Training Tutorials Clearly Explained Improved Techniques More Fun Three hours long approx and with many improved techniques we ve learned since releasing our great First Steps DVD Sheepdog Training Tutorials is available now The Sheepdog Training Tutorials 2xDVD set is a collection of seventeen wonderful sheepdog training video tutorials which are normally only available to our paid members English subtitles available on request More info Contact us Puppies for Sale to Suitable Homes It s difficult to maintain a steady supply of puppies for training as sheepdogs so we sometimes have surplus puppies available Location Nr Worcester 15 20 min from M5 J5 6 For the benefit of the dogs and owners alike we re careful about the homes our dogs go to Read our Puppy FAQ Contact us First Steps in Sheepdog Training From Chaos to Control Sheepdog training as it really is warts and all using the dog s natural instinct rather than imaginative ideas Learn how both dog and sheep are going to behave and how to get the best out of them and your training ground with special attention paid to correcting faults More info Preview Buy now Sheepdogs for Sale We usually have started part trained and trained dogs for sale suitable for working sheep cattle and other livestock We re training dogs all the time so it s worth enquiring even if no dogs happen to be listed here just at the moment Location Nr Worcester 15 20 min from M5 J5 6 For the benefit of the dogs and owners alike we re careful about the homes our dogs go to More details Contact us Sheepdog Training Classes and Courses Ideal Gift We run regular sheepdog training classes for complete beginners and intermediate handlers on Saturdays and Mondays throughout the year weather permitting for dogs and puppies over six months of age No previous experience necessary but dogs which are interested in sheep are at an advantage Vouchers available if

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  • Cookie Policy – The Working Sheepdog Website
    Nr Worcester 15 20 min from M5 J5 6 For the benefit of the dogs and owners alike we re careful about the homes our dogs go to Read our Puppy FAQ Contact us First Steps in Sheepdog Training From Chaos to Control Sheepdog training as it really is warts and all using the dog s natural instinct rather than imaginative ideas Learn how both dog and sheep are going to behave and how to get the best out of them and your training ground with special attention paid to correcting faults More info Preview Buy now Sheepdogs for Sale We usually have started part trained and trained dogs for sale suitable for working sheep cattle and other livestock We re training dogs all the time so it s worth enquiring even if no dogs happen to be listed here just at the moment Location Nr Worcester 15 20 min from M5 J5 6 For the benefit of the dogs and owners alike we re careful about the homes our dogs go to More details Contact us Sheepdog Training Classes and Courses Ideal Gift We run regular sheepdog training classes for complete beginners and intermediate handlers on Saturdays and Mondays throughout the year weather permitting for dogs and puppies over six months of age No previous experience necessary but dogs which are interested in sheep are at an advantage Vouchers available if bought as a gift Location Nr Worcester 15 20 min from M5 J5 6 More details Contact us Our Fabulous Online DVD Store Ideal Gifts There are now forty two fabulous titles in our Online DVD Store for dog and country lovers Ranging in subjects from sheepdog training obedience agility frisbee heelwork to music and flyball right along to nature programmes such as the wonderful Elan Valley disc by Iolo Williams Visit the DVD Shop How to Train a Sheepdog Article Struggling on our hands and knees in the base of a hedge one day it occurred to Gill and me that there ought to be more information for beginners to sheepdog training and handling We were vainly attempting to extract some Texel cross ewes Read the article One of our skilled working sheepdogs Carew Carew is the kind of sheepdog you dream about highly trained wonderful outrun excellent stop perfect flanks calm but powerful around sheep experienced with flock work penning pushing up and sorting ewes and lambs but probably most important she can think for herself and work on her own initiative More details MEMBERS AREA LOGIN Sign up WATCH SHEEPDOG TRAINING VIDEOS NOT JUST HOW TO DO IT See what to do when things go wrong Now approaching FIFTY instructional and entertaining sheepdog training videos Info Watch Preview Subscribe Subtitles Search SHEEPDOG TRAINING TUTORIALS Two volumes each on 2xDVD set Six hours of herding dog training instruction More info Tweets by SheepdogTeacher Categories Alfie s Blog General Interest News Pic of the Day SALES Puppies SALES Sheepdogs Sheep Sheepdogs Puppies Sheepdogs at Work Training Course

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  • About Alfie the mischievous rough coated red chihuahua
    I have see Jack and Dash on the latest blog Very nice and interesting to see these puppies fight play I am learning a lot not only from your Blog but also from your DVD s Sheepdog Training I have at last conquered the whistle Have a Montana bought from your store and find it very easy to use Follow your whistle instructions on DVD Thanks again Yvonne Choco and Kate Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment WordPress spam blocked by CleanTalk Sheepdog Training Tutorials Clearly Explained Improved Techniques More Fun Three hours long approx and with many improved techniques we ve learned since releasing our great First Steps DVD Sheepdog Training Tutorials is available now The Sheepdog Training Tutorials 2xDVD set is a collection of seventeen wonderful sheepdog training video tutorials which are normally only available to our paid members English subtitles available on request More info Contact us Puppies for Sale to Suitable Homes It s difficult to maintain a steady supply of puppies for training as sheepdogs so we sometimes have surplus puppies available Location Nr Worcester 15 20 min from M5 J5 6 For the benefit of the dogs and owners alike we re careful about the homes our dogs go to Read our Puppy FAQ Contact us First Steps in Sheepdog Training From Chaos to Control Sheepdog training as it really is warts and all using the dog s natural instinct rather than imaginative ideas Learn how both dog and sheep are going to behave and how to get the best out of them and your training ground with special attention paid to correcting faults More info Preview Buy now Sheepdogs for Sale We usually have started part trained and trained dogs for sale suitable for working sheep cattle and other livestock We re training dogs all the time so it s worth enquiring even if no dogs happen to be listed here just at the moment Location Nr Worcester 15 20 min from M5 J5 6 For the benefit of the dogs and owners alike we re careful about the homes our dogs go to More details Contact us Sheepdog Training Classes and Courses Ideal Gift We run regular sheepdog training classes for complete beginners and intermediate handlers on Saturdays and Mondays throughout the year weather permitting for dogs and puppies over six months of age No previous experience necessary but dogs which are interested in sheep are at an advantage Vouchers available if bought as a gift Location Nr Worcester 15 20 min from M5 J5 6 More details Contact us Our Fabulous Online DVD Store Ideal Gifts There are now forty two fabulous titles in our Online DVD Store for dog and country lovers Ranging in subjects from sheepdog training obedience agility frisbee heelwork to music and flyball right along to nature programmes such as the wonderful Elan Valley disc by Iolo Williams Visit the DVD Shop How to Train

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  • The Working Sheepdog Website › Log In
    The Working Sheepdog Website Username My Password Remember Me Register Lost your password Back to The Working Sheepdog Website

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  • Compare training an Australian Kelpie vs Border Collie
    and a very impressive session it was too Although he charged straight through the sheep I was able to stop him on the other side of them and he brought them calmly back to me Once the sheep were close I was able to get Red flanking in both directions and if I lost sight of him at any time I could tell exactly where he was by the barking Summary Our delight with this dog increases daily and his work shows great promise He s also one of the most courageous dogs we ve ever known but I ll tell you about that next time Mossie s 7 months old Next to working sheep Mossie loves nothing more than sparring with her best pal Red She s officially been to sheep twice in the past four weeks and is making very good progress Unofficially she s taken it upon herself to make sure they stay at the bottom of the field when we have all the dogs out If the sheep graze a little too close to the main pack of dogs Mossie will chase them back to their rightful place and then return to the other dogs without being told Summary Still growing fast Mossie s sheep work is excellent and Red s got a lot to live up to Next blog Previous blog First blog Most recent blog About the pups Top 14th September 2010 A few words about Red Red s five months old now The changes in him are noticeable almost daily Although he s very active and would apparently play all day he s curiously obedient Where collies may have to be told several times it seems Red learns immediately When corrected he ll sometimes look thoughtful for a few moments as though he s storing the information away From then on the most he needs is a gentle reminder if youthful exuberance causes him to forget the rules A point of particular note is Red s determination This comes to the fore whenever he s threatened either by a sheep or a bigger dog On these occasions Red will apparently back down but quickly comes back with more aggression and noise than before We first noticed it when he accidentally got too close to an aggressive sheep The sheep put its head down and Red turned away We thought he was beaten but he quickly came back at the sheep barking aggressively The sheep moved forward to attack I was too far away to intervene and could only watch as Red turned away and then come back with astonishing ferocity His hackles stood up not just on his neck and shoulders but all along his back to his rump Understandably the sheep fled and what might have been a disasterous encounter for a puppy became a huge boost to the young kelpie s confidence Red had won and he knew it He bounded back to me with obvious joy on his face More recently he s used his power whenever a bigger dog has attempted to take a bone or toy from him So far he s never attempted to steal another dog s posession and never been the aggressor but if threatened he has a ferocious defence and will chase away a dog twice his size Summary Of course courage in the face of sheep is a great attribute for a herding dog but we re just a little concerned that as he grows stronger Red might turn this powerful defence into a means to get what he wants So far there s no hint of him doing it Next blog Previous blog First blog Most recent blog About the pups Top 29th September 2010 An amazing little dog At just over five months of age Red s really taken us by surprise This picture shows him circling his sheep a couple of days ago Click the image for a larger version We ve taken him to sheep a few times and to be honest the last session was quite a disappointment because he barked a lot was easily distracted and quickly became bored Previously he s shown great courage but little working sense he just ran at the sheep aggressively and barked That s hardly surprising considering his tender age I wouldn t expect a collie of twenty or so weeks to be doing anything workmanlike but in his latest session Red was transformed Upon his release with no setting up of any kind the little kelpie simply ran out wide got behind the sheep then brought them to me at some speed What s more he repeated the proceedure several times just to prove it was no fluke I was even able to stop him on the other side of the sheep while I walked backwards away from them and he brought them up to me steadily Of course I kept this part of the session very short because it can confuse a young dog but probably most significant of all is that this was the longest session Red s had to date and he remained focused on his sheep nearly all the time and there was NO BARKING Summary Yes I m surprised how good this little dog is The advice I ve had about Australian kelpies working things out for themselves seems to be true at least in Red s case it does Mossie just gets better How can you conduct a training comparison if both dogs appear to be exceptional For the amount of training Mossie has had she s making meteoric progress She has more power than some of our older dogs does short outruns pretty well and is definitely getting to know her commands She s too tight when flanking but that s to be expected from a high drive dog At the stage Mossie is at now I like to teach the dog that it s OK to nip a sheep on command and only on command That way they retain their confidence if they meet an aggressive sheep Mossie s definitely got the idea and only occasionally takes the law into her own paws Mossie s great at getting sheep away from a fence or hedge another sign of confidence and will stay back and give the sheep some space when she s walking them up behind you well only just but she will stay back if you make enough fuss about it If I was pressed to find fault with her it would be that she s happier going anti clockwise around the sheep and she s a little sticky when given the Come Bye command but this is purely a lack of experience Once she s confident about flanking in both directions that will disappear Summary Despite her tender age Mossie shows every sign of making a first class sheepdog She s 100 focused on her sheep but also listening to her commands She ll nearly walk away from the sheep with me too Next blog Previous blog First blog Most recent blog About the pups Top 7th October 2010 Red s capable but can t really be bothered I m sorry if this isn t what you Kelpie fans want to hear but I m being absolutely honest here Yep he s a great character Yep he s a joy to have around Yep he s usually very obedient Yep he can be incredibly funny Yep he sometimes shows great courage And Yep he sometimes briefly works well But OH Red s SO FRUSTRATING He s perfectly capable of doing a great job but to be honest he can t really be bothered Gillian and I have watched kelpies working both on farms and in Gill s case at demostrations The overall impression we sadly gained was that generally kepies work OK but they give the impression it s a bit of a chore Years ago when I began training my first dog I mentioned to a very well known sheepdog trialler that it was rewarding to see the dog make a little progress nearly every time I took it to sheep He looked very surprised and replied that expecting progress every time was unrealistic and I should be satisfied with a tiny bit of progress occasionally Since then my training methods have improved considerably and these days I m actually a little disappointed if I don t see some kind of progress each time I take one of my dogs to sheep Occasionally I m astonished by the progress a collie can make during a training session Who knows how good Red will be when he s trained I m sure he won t be with me I m not actually complaining about his rate of learning after all he is very young but it s his lack of dedication and his inconsistency that I dislike His attitude to work When I train a collie of course we have our ups and downs but it s generally not difficult to see a gradual progression and at the least a constant determination to work Not Red He ll go at the sheep barking his head off and when I gently encourage him to go around the sheep he ll go to the opposite side of them and then bring them to me Wonderful Then for no reason apparent to me he ll literally wander off and occupy his mind elswhere for a few moments before darting back at the sheep with all guns blazing again Red s very young indeed but in my experience a collie pup s determination to work increases gradually and consistently unless something specific happens to dampen it I m told that kelpies like to train themselves Perhaps this is the problem I train dogs for a living so I need them to move on Otherwise we don t eat Farmers on the other hand can allow a kelpie to wander around and learn by themselves at their own pace while the other dogs on the farm do the work The interest in this blog has amazed me and I m convinced a kelpie trainer in the UK could do really well So I m disappointed by my findings Summary This kelpie s certainly not in the same league as an average collie as far as I can tell Maybe I don t understand Red but just at the moment I wouldn t have another kelpie if you gave it to me Next blog Previous blog First blog Most recent blog About the pups Top 31st October 2010 OK ok maybe I was wrong There appears to have been a fairly serious development in Red s training Since the last blog he escaped from the yard more than once and proved to us that he s quite capable of concentrating on his work when he wants to notice the tail What would you say to a border collie sheepdog trainer who Regularly tells clients never give up on your dog and then gives up on his Kelpie Brings out a DVD in which he tells his viewers never give up on your dog and then gives up on his Kelpie Tells his clients a dog under nine months old is too young to train seriously on sheep and then gives up on his 6 month old Kelpie Starts a blog about exploring the differences between a collie and a kelpie and then gives up on his Kelpie Well we all make mistakes don t we After posting my last blog on 7th October I was inundated with all kinds of well meaning advice from people interested in Kelpies I had no idea so many people were following this blog The main reason for my disappointment with Red was his lack of commitment I ve trained a great number of collies in my time and in almost every case once the dog became interested in sheep that interest only grew It was a shock to me when Red s interest seemed to wane for no apparent reason If I ve learned anything from this experiment it s how different these breeds are One suggestion which was put to me by a correspondent on Facebook was to rest Red from the sheep for a month I decided to try it and it has proved to be the best advice possible Yesterday Red gave us the slip and took off after the sheep He s a good chap and I knew I could probably call him back but as his month s rest was nearly up and after all he d voted with his feet I decided to let him carry on Red s performace was not copybook by any means but Gillian and I were very impressed by one thing He stuck at it Red eventually gained control of twenty sheep and brought them over to the gate where we were standing He then lost control again but by this time he d been working for some minutes and we realised his attention hadn t wavered once Today we took Red to the sheep in our training arena He was even more impressive than yesterday I was able to get him to stop flank both ways and walk up quietly behind the sheep in a straight line Again it was his undivided attention that impressed us more than anything OK Maybe I was wrong about the little chap so I ve taken him off our Sheepdogs for Sale page Summary Well you learn something every day Red seems to be much more businesslike now so we re more than happy to keep him and see how he progresses with more training I realise that Kelpies are completely different to collies Not so much in the way they work but in their attitude Red is a pure delight to have around and now that he ll concentrate on his work we hope he ll be a great asset too Mossie s a sheepdog on Exmoor now Amazing progress with her training and the right farmer coming along at just the right time means that at just under nine months of age Mossie has gone to look after a flock on Exmoor Mossie s a tough cookie and the farmer very nearly brought her back because she was giving the sheep a hard time but fortunately Mossie settled down quickly and is progressing well Next blog Previous blog First blog Most recent blog About the pups Top 2nd November 2010 Mossie Update from her new owner Mossie at work before she went to live on Exmoor Mossie s doing really well very rarely nipping and with a nicely developing outrun She s still a bit sticky on come bye occasionally but she ll walk up to the sheep and has got a great stop At the end of a session she ll walk away when I ve convinced her it s over Last Thursday I wanted to get 20 ewes into the shed to load for market It was the first proper test for her and apart from putting them back in the field after she d got them out which was purely my fault for not moving away from the gate she performed superbly The sheep went off unstressed A job well done She s a lovely dog and has fitted into family life and village life really well She s now the children s favourite dog too No mean achievement Our grateful thanks to Jon from Skilgate Exmoor for the lovely update on Mossie Next blog Previous blog First blog Most recent blog About the pups Top 7th December 2010 Winter s early this year Frosted Fran In recent years the UK has enjoyed relatively mild winters Anyone who was around in 1947 and I m not one of them I didn t arrive until two years later will tell you it s been relatively tropical here since then Even when we have had the odd cold snap they normally don t arrive until after but this year we have an exception The normally temperate UK is currently locked in what for us is a serious freeze Red and the other dogs are having a wonderful time though For them it seems to be all play and no work because we ve suspended sheepdog training while the weather is so cold This is not because we don t like going out into the cold in fact sheepdog training is a really good way to keep warm The problem is we have very little grass Red with some of the other dogs enjoying the hard frost The prolonged dry weather in the summer meant the grass never really grew well and now that it s frozen solid what little grass we have gets badly damaged really easily We need to keep a reasonable covering of grass over most of our ground otherwise it can quickly become slippery and unsuitable for our sheepdog training classes Red s progress report Red hasn t had any training for several days now but I feel I should point out that the signs of his increased concentration during training were premature His recent sessions have been disappointing because progress is virtually non existent Next blog Previous blog First blog Most recent blog About the pups Top 24th December 2010 Red s gone back to Wales Sorry no more Kelpies Red loves the frosty weather Through no fault of his own we ve returned Red to his breeder in Mid Wales We love the dog and will miss him but dogs are our living and training Red has proved time consuming and frustrating Red s breeder was very happy to have him back and we re sure it s the best option under the circumstances There are an awful lot of Kelpie enthusiasts around and I know it s probably unwise to judge the breed

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