Tag Archive: farm dog training

Working Wild Bison: The Ultimate Challenge

Bison management problems had developed during the late 1970’s and 80’s in various national parks throughout the western United States. Part of the problem was tourist liability. Tourists don’t think of this huge,… Continue reading

Cowology – An Excerpt

“Working cattle effectively requires an understanding of bovine behavior*1.  Fifty years ago, the men and women who worked with stock still lived on the land. They were for the most part themselves a… Continue reading

International Sheep Dog News, March/April 2011

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Borderlines, February/March 2011

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A Natural Training System

Whether working with horses or stockdogs, pressure-and-release (also known as a conditioned response) is a training system – a natural method of teaching where the animal is taught to yield or move away from… Continue reading

Stockdog Training

A well-trained stockdog is among the most disciplined of all working dogs. An Australian Cattle Dog driving steers acrossthe wide-open plains, a Kelpie jumping over the backs of tightly packed sheep in a… Continue reading

Fall Roundup – How Cowdogs Saved the Day

Autumn is the time of the year when livestock is rounded up and gathered to be shipped to market.  Calves are collected and weaned and any that weren’t marked during the spring are… Continue reading

Western Horseman Magazine Book Review – October 2010

Stockdog Savvy  by Jeanne Joy Hartnagle-Taylor and Ty Taylor is a practical and useful handbook for ranchers as well as the hobbyist. If you want to learn to train stockdogs for farm and ranch work in the… Continue reading

Goats

Trivia: Cashmere is wool from Cashmere and other types of goats. Mohair generally refers to the yarn or silk-like fabric made from the hair of the Angora goat. It is similar to wool, but has a smoother… Continue reading

Cattle

Trivia: Feeder cows are heavy weight yearlings usually steers or heifers, raised for meat on high concentrate diets. Stocker cattle are lightweight calves in a grazing program to intended as feeder cows. The… Continue reading

Sheep-Herding Machine

            See also:   https://stockdogsavvy.wordpress.com/urban-herding-dogs/     To learn more about herding dogs and stockdog training please refer to the book, Stockdog Savvy  by Jeanne Joy Hartnagle-Taylor and Ty Taylor is a practical and useful handbook for ranchers as well… Continue reading

Turkey Herding

To learn how to train stockdogs to work turkeys please refer to the book Stockdog Savvy (Alpine Publications) by Jeanne Joy Hartnagle-Taylor and Ty Taylor: http://www.lasrocosa.com/education.html Copyright © 2009 – 2010 by Jeanne Joy Hartnagle-Taylor… Continue reading

Get Your Ducks In A Row

Trivia: Ducks are natural foragers. They eat insects, slugs and snails as well as fruits and tender grass, but they are not grazers like geese are. The light weight breeds are active birds. Medium… Continue reading

Cane da Pastore di Oropa

            Cane da Pastore d’Oropa Also known as: Cane da Pastore d’Oropa, Shepherd Dog of Oropa, Cane Pastore Biellese,  Biella Shepherd Origin: Northern Italy / Italian Alps Height at shoulder: 23.5 inches (60 cm) Weight:… Continue reading