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Producing my next video – Starting Your Border Collie on Cattle, Sheep or Ducks

 

StartingYourBorderCollie 211x300 Producing my next video – Starting Your Border Collie on Cattle, Sheep or Ducks

In the planning of Starting Your Border Collie on Cattle, Sheep or Ducks, I realized that I would need several young dogs. I had 4 young Border Collies almost ready to start but decided that I needed a 2 month old pup as well to show the early months. These early months are so important in the development of a young working Border Collie.

So the plan was that one of these young dogs would start on sheep and then continue her training on both sheep and cattle. Another would start on sheep and then move completely onto cattle, a common practice for many farmers and ranchers. One would start on dry cows in the winter and then continue through on both cows and steers. The young 2 month old pup ended up being the one to start on a small group of three steers in the summer months and then finally one would begin her training on ducks and then, once she was balancing and gathering, I would move her onto cattle, both cows and steers. And that’s how it all materialized. The filming was continual for about 16 months, with over 20 hours of footage.

As the last edit was being completed on my editing decks, I swore then that this was the last Border Collie training tape I was ever making. I didn’t care what the reviews were going to say, that was it! Finito! As many top handlers have found out, to make an in-depth video on training Border Collies is a long and arduous process and often never completed. Fortunately, soon after I released Starting Your Border Collie on Cattle, Sheep or Ducks, the magazine reviews were great. I couldn’t have wished for better reviews. I couldn’t have written more promising and praising comments as were written about my new tape. It was a huge relief!

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