Training Stock Dogs: Part 3

Part 3: Introduction to Livestock Continuing on from the article in the previous issue, a little more needs to be said regarding obedience and properly raising your pup before taking it to stock. With the long rope on your pup, as you are teaching him to “lie down”, “stay” and “come here”, you can also teach him what “get out” means. With the pup …

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Training Stock Dogs: Part 2

Part 2: Bringing Up & Starting Your Puppy Check out Part 1 of our Training Stock Dogs series! So, you have gone and purchased a well-bred pup from a reputable breeder for what at the time seems like far too much money. Believe me; it will pay off in the end. Providing you don’t mess …

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Training Stock Dogs Part 1

Check out Part 2 of our Training Stock Dogs Series! Part 1: Best Traits & Picking a Puppy For any farmer or rancher who has livestock to work, the greatest investment they can ever make is in a good dog. Not just a dog you can sic on cows to chase them, but one you …

Brian Kelly and Laura Thomson with horses Small Lights and Dually. Small Lights is by CD Lights, a world champion.
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Cutting Horses Down East

New Association, Old Sport The sport of cutting horses may have originated in the Old West, but it has its cowboys, cowgirls and fans in Ontario and Quebec too. Using cutting horses to separate, or cut, cattle from a larger herd is not only a skill still used on farms and ranches today, but as …