Page 14 of 14 – go to page 1 A 1-2-1 Training Session with a Kelpie In the picture, Kay’s keeping a careful watch as Working Kelpie Mollie learns to give her sheep more room. Kay’s exceptionally useful for keeping the sheep together for a trainee sheepdog, but she was hardly needed at all today,… Continue reading Kelpie v Collie (14) Hey! I like THIS KELPIE!
Page 13 of 14 – go to page 1 A further update from Mossie’s new owner Jon, at Skilgate, Exmoor. If you’ve been keeping up with this blog, you’ll know that Mossie went to her new home at the end of October. We’re deeply grateful to Jon from Exmoor for yet another update on Mossie’s… Continue reading Kelpie v Collie (13) Mossie Gets Better & Better!
Page 12 of 14 – go to page 1 Sorry – no more Kelpies for us! 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… Continue reading Kelpie v Collie (12) Red’s Gone Back to Wales!
Page 11 of 14 – go to page 1 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… Continue reading Kelpie v Collie (11) Red’s Recent Sessions Disappointing
Page 10 of 14 – go to page 1 Mossie Update (from her new owner). 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… Continue reading Kelpie v Collie (10) Update From Mossie’s New Owner
Page 9 of 14 – go to page 1 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… Continue reading Kelpie v Collie (9) A Rest Brings Out a Good Change
Page 8 of 14 – go to page 1 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… Continue reading Kelpie v Collie (8) Lack of Dedication & Inconsistency
Page 7 of 14 – go to page 1 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… Continue reading Kelpie v Collie (7) Red’s Promising, Mossie’s Unbelievable!