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 15, 2009

Week 52-1 year in training video

Almost one year ago today, on November 23, 2008, I traveled to San Diego Airport and collected Kensmuir Star after he was flown to me from Kensmuir Working Stockdogs in River Falls Wisconsin. His training began immediately. At 13 months of age, he is trained to nursery level and entered into his very fist dog trial. For the past year I have kept a weekly journal of his progress, The Real Time Canine, which has been my pleasure to write and provide for my subscribers. I appreciate you more than I can say. Thank you for being such an attentive, supportive and generous audience. In honor of Star's first year I asked my friend, Jan to make a video. I present it here with my deep gratitude for her generous efforts, her time and talent. Please enjoy the results of Star's first year in training.

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