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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-18-2009, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
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Grimm, the Herder?

Grimm, our big dupa, is currently a few days over 10 months of age. He doesn't show a whole lot of interest in "fetching" or doing any sort of extreme work. He does, however, enjoy acting like a clumsy cutting horse and moving Gidget around the yard to where HE wants her to go and where HE doesn't want her to go.

This weekend we're headed up to a farm about 20 minutes away that raises and trains herding stock (mainly Australian Shepherds, but will train and test any breed). They have various pens and areas for herding:

60 x 60 pen
94 x 64 pen
240 x 170 arena
5 acre field
6 acre field

And they use geese and sheep for herding, but they will bring in cattle under special request.

They said that they would test Grimm's herding instinct on a long, loose line. They also train on a long, loose line until the dog can work solely off voice and whistles.

The farm hosts trials that are ASCA, AKC, and USBCHA on a monthly basis and has herding training classes on Saturday mornings from 8am - noon.

We're excited that Grimmies may have a "job" and so close, too. I will definitely post some pictures after this weekend.

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Re: Grimm, the Herder?

Have fun!

But as an fyi - your dog will have to outrun/lift/fetch to compete in AKC

article on outrun/lift/fetch
http://www.akc.org/events/herding/he...es.cfm?page=19

I think that is something that you would end up teaching the dog as you both got better. I know mine couldn't do that when we first started.

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Re: Grimm, the Herder?

We don't plan on competing in herding, just giving him something else to do/seeing if he even likes it He's already in training for Rally, Obedience, and Tracking

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Re: Grimm, the Herder?

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Originally Posted By: SouthernThistleWe don't plan on competing in herding, just giving him something else to do/seeing if he even likes it
Yeah...that is what we said too

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Re: Grimm, the Herder?

Trust me...no desire to compete in herding. His competition schedule is already chock full.

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Re: Grimm, the Herder?

Heck, after reading the link above, about the outrun, lift, fetch...I didn't know that stuff, but am sure we will get there eventually. I was thrilled today when the handler in the pen raised the pole and told Nadi to stay and got perfect results!! but we are beginners, and now off for 6 weeks.

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