Welcome to The Real Time Canine

My name is Amelia Smith of BorderSmith Kennel and with The Real Time Canine, I am providing training technique for Border Collie Sheepdogs. Beginning with 10 week old Kensmuir Star, I will document his daily lessons in words and pictures every Sunday. Previously subscription based, the complete working journal is now available here every Sunday.

From the moment I collected Star, his training began and you will be with us every step of the way. Good manners, willingness & confidence are necessary for him to attain my goal to become a useful working sheepdog and successful trial competitor. From the first lessons on manners & socialization to his first exposure to sheep, you will be a part of Star's journey to success.

After a lifetime with animals, dogs, horses and livestock, I am happy to share my expertise with you. I have found success in sheepdog trials at home and abroad and have trained dogs that went on to find success with others. To learn more about me and my dogs, please visit my BorderSmith website and my BorderSmith Blog! Cheers and thank you very much.

Nov 30, 2008

Week 2

I'm really happy with this pup. He is the cleanest pup I've ever raised and makes every effort to keep his kennel, his crate and my house clean and dry.

This week's lessons
  1. Keeping all 4 on the floor
  2. Vaccination protocol
  3. Socialization

Please join us and begin receiving your Real Time Canine every Sunday.

Nov 29, 2008

Week 1

Star has arrived and his lessons began the moment I picked him up at the airport. This is what he learned his very first week:

This week's lessons

How to wear a collar
How to walk on a lead
How to love the crate

Please subscribe to The Real Time Canine and begin receiving in words and pictures a digest of how Star learns his lessons.