IamA Sheepdog Trainer, AMA!
Hi! After answering a load of questions on a post yesterday, I was suggested to do an IAmA by a couple users.
I train working Border Collies to help on my sheep farm in central Iowa and compete in sheepdog trials. I grew up with Border Collies as pet farm dogs but started training them to work sheep when I got my first one as an adult twelve years ago. Twelve years, five dogs, ten acres, a couple dozen sheep, and thousands of miles traveled, it is truly my passion and drives nearly everything I do. I've given numerous demos and competed in USBCHA sheepdog trials all over the midwest, as far east as Kentucky and west as Wyoming.
Ask me anything!
Edit: this took off more than I expected! Working on getting stuff ready for Super Bowl but I will get everyone answered. These are great questions!!