Churhmount Working Sheepdogs Blog

An old hand or brand new to sheepdogs? Whatever your experience all welcome to join in.

 

You can ask or answer questions in the comments. Churchmount Working Sheepdogs is for sharing experiences of owning, training and breeding sheepdogs. Just another way of learning and sharing an interest in sheepdogs with others in the community.

 

[audio]  - in conversation with Toddy Lambe
27
Oct

[audio] - in conversation with Toddy Lambe

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How a World Trial judge sees it and his advice for newcomers to sheepdog trialling

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[audio] An insight on how top competitors think - in conversation with Eric Holmgaard
20
Oct

[audio] An insight on how top competitors think - in conversation with Eric Holmgaard

Eric Holmgaard is the kind of trainer who adjusts his training and thinking to whatever dog he is working with. This interview with Erik, a world class handler, has good insights and is worth listening to.

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Round Pen Sheepdog Training - Pro or Con?
18
Jul

Round Pen Sheepdog Training - Pro or Con?

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I was a bit too cool for all this round pen malarky. Now I'm eating humble pie. I tried to elaborate in this post about the benefits I found.

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If you're going to follow someone, make sure they know exactly what they are doing
15
Jun

If you're going to follow someone, make sure they know exactly what they are doing

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The goat is an independent fellow. He is not afraid of a bit of short-term discomfort in order to get the result he wants. Sheep on the other hand, when left to their own devices will take the easier softer route.

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Finding a needle in a haystack - did you ever underestimate your dog?
29
Jun

Finding a needle in a haystack - did you ever underestimate your dog?

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They were gathering ewes to bring home to run with the rams to have them ready to lamb for the following April. Here’s the story Dermot told me when we met for breakfast a week ago.

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Dog for sale
27
May

Dog for sale

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Sheepdog by Tomas Doherty's Sweep out of Doherty Tweed bitch. First time schooling on a hill. This dog is just coming 2yr old and is ISDS registered.

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