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I asked Serge if he would mind giving me some insight into how he got started, which handlers influenced him the most, what advice would he give an open handler and how he prepares for a World Sheepdog Trial Final.
I asked John if our course this year would be as good as England was last year. John said why don't you come up and have a look and see what you think? So that's what I did over Christmas. While I was there I asked John for a few of his thoughts. I hope you enjoy our conversation.
The fact that the Hill Trial was postponed meant that on the Sunday myself and John Heffernan were delivering a bitch to Scotland, we also got to meet up with Neil for a chat and run a dog in his trial.
The thing that most impresses me with Tony, is just how much he can squeeze into a training session with a young dog. He must be the most efficient young dog trainer that I can think of. Tony thinks about what he is doing before he ever puts a lead on a pup, and from the moment it goes on, that pup is in training.
As Henry Ford once said, the secret of success – if there is one – is the ability to put yourself in another person’s shoes, and to consider things from his or her point of view as well as your own. In this conversation Sue helps me to see things from a judge's perspective