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.

Jan 18, 2009

Week 9

I chose 3 more questions to answer this week, from all that were sent in. The number and quality of the questions I received was the genesis of my new remote training feature, Your Questions Answered. Everyone is welcome to participate and there are no poor questions. From time to time I will post the questions and answers here so everyone can benefit. This week's questions:
  1. How do you prevent a dog from chasing and gripping sheep?
  2. How do you stop a dog from barking?
  3. How do you stop a pup from working other dogs when let out to play?

I received a generous invitation recently that I would like to share with you. This country's oldest and largest border collie club, The United State Border Collie Club of Amercia, has asked me to write a feature article for their annual newsletter. I'm thrilled at the prospect and want to thank them for their kind request. For vast amounts of relevant information about the border collie breed, please visit their website.

Next week I will be writing about one of my favorite topics. I hope you will join us.

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