I started using and working with Stock Dogs back in 2011, when my husband bought his Border Collie "Mikey".
Due to the suitability of Border Collies to move Livestock, it was pretty obvious to combine working my Cutting Horses and using a dog to move the cattle for me, asap.
In 2016 I importet ".45 Peach", a female Boder Collie from the United States, which is my Co-Worker on the Ranch handling our Livestock and being my "Turn Back Dog" when training my Cutting Horses.
I acquired and extended my knowledge and skills in innumerable, several-week trainings with trainers in the USA, as well as at various clinics and trainings in Germany / Europe.
Throughout my stays in the United States and participating in various Stock Dog Clinics and Trials, I met and learned + still meet and learn from people having decades of experience in Ranch Work, working and training Stock Dogs / Sheep Dogs.
I will continue to visit clinics with different trainers,
´cause in my opinion, it´s the same as training horses:
You´re never to old or too good to learn and you never know enough!
I offer stock dog training on sheep and cattle for herding/stock dog breeds, training of your dog, stock dog clinics with me and external trainers from USA/Europe/other countries.
You have the possibility to purchase stock dog puppies, started or finished dogs (bred, started or trained by me, started or trained outside dogs from Europe or imorted from the US).
Wheter for herding in your spare time, for using the dog on your farm / ranch or participate in stock dog or sheepdog trials I either have or will find the right dog for you.
I keep dog broke Dorper Sheep, Forest Sheep and Skudden all year round and from April thru October a small group of cattle for more advanced dogs.
On sheep young or unexperienced dogs get their first experience, learn the basics and building up their self-confidence to get stronger and be a valuable ranch help later on.
I also use the sheep for some fine tuning on more advanced dogs and working all dogs during the winter time, when we don´t keep cattle.
For my training on the ranch I have a 17m diameter covered roundpen, a 20 x 40m inside arena, a 130 x 75m fenced in training field as well as a 2ha and a 4 ha field.
Low stress and respectful handling of the stock is a MUST and absolutely crucial for me! Basic obedience (stop command or call off command) of the dog is required, before working stock.
If needed, I´m more than happy to help you with that!
I will NOT tolerate uncontrolled chasing of my livestock.